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Windows 7: Problem with Homegroup

29 Dec 2009   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Unfortunately the version 5 has no support. I just went through this with someone else the other day who had the version 5. The release notes for the recent firmware update would show Windows 7 support if it had it.


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29 Dec 2009   #12
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

ok, guess I wont be using homegroup.

the only thing puzzling me is why it worked for 5 minuets and then stopped, surely it either works fully or not at all?
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29 Dec 2009   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes that firmware supports both the version 5 and 6 but it won't work with Windows 7. I have already been here a few times with the WRT54G, only two versions have Windows 7 support.
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29 Dec 2009   #14
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

So my WRT54G v5 allows me to do everything else with windows 7, except homegroups?
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29 Dec 2009   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Well the call is yours but many people have been here with that same router and similar complaints. Homegroup networking needs IPv6 to function correctly. They changed the network stack with Windows 7 so it's causing endless problems with IPv6 and older hardware. And believe me, I don't like having to purchase something unless I know for sure that I need it so I feel your pain.
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29 Dec 2009   #16
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

I think we've got our wires crossed.

I'm currently using the WRT54G v5.
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29 Dec 2009   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yep I'am well aware and that version isn't supported. I just helped a guy the other day with the same router and version, there was no way it would work until he replaced it with a compatible model. IPv6 is referring to the new network standard currently being used on the LAN by Windows 7 for Homegroup networking.

Here is the list, this list shows which ones are supported. It looks like to me that only the newer versions are getting support. Part of it is upgradablity, the other is that they want you to purchase new hardware instead of supporting the old stuff.
Routers
- WRT54G2 v1.5
- WRT120N v1
- WRT160N v3
- WRT310N v1
- WRT310N v2
- WRT320N v1
- WRT400N v1
- WRT610N v2
- WRT160NL
- WRT54GS2
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29 Dec 2009   #18
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

I do have a spare router, but I think its even worse.
Its a netgear WGR614 (version 9 I think). Would that be compatible?
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29 Dec 2009   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Hmm let me check. Ok there is support for that one right on the Win 7 compatibilty page so it should work, not sure if it might need a firmware update or not though.

Ok it says no action required so it should work right out of the box. It's worth a try I'd say.

See here compatiblity page for your Netgear router> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...R614&os=32-bit
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29 Dec 2009   #20
ownedandout

Windows 7: Home Premium
 
 

Ill give it ago.

Thanks for your time, much appreciated.
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