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Windows 7: Homegroup - IPv6 absolutely required?

23 Feb 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I don't even know if it has anything to do with routers. If you want to really find out, do a cross-over cabling network and try creating and joining W7 Homegroups. I'm not a fan of W7 homegroup so haven't played around with it too much.

Bottom line is, W7 Homegroup works in the capacity that MS has made it. No more no less. If you are having issues with it not working, more than likely there is something wrong with your settings.
I would agree.

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11 Mar 2010   #12
Mr PC Fixit

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hi Guys.
I was browsing another issue I have and stumbled across this thread. I know its old, but thought I would post the solution anyway for anyone who is still having this issue.

Homegroup replies on the follow configuration for it to work properly.

- IPv6 must be enabled
- ***** the Time / Date MUST be in sync *****
(i originally had this problem and after looking at the clock a few dozen times, i noticed the year was off.... It is easily overlooked)
- Homegroup Services have to be running
- File Sharing must be enabled
- Computers MUST be on the same Subnet.
- (as a test) Turn off your firewall. Once you see that its working, turn it back on.

If anyone is still having issues, let me know.
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11 Mar 2010   #13

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Spot on I'd say. :)
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