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Windows 7: How does my Homegroup work without IPV6?

05 Mar 2010   #1
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
How does my Homegroup work without IPV6?

I have seen in the forums at least twice that IPV6 is required for Homegroups.

As part of my elimination of anything I didn't need when Homegroups didn't work for me, I disabled IPV6 on both systems. I subsequently discovered that when I removed Norton 360, everything worked. I never went back and turned IPV6 back on.

I haven't done a lot with the home network yet, but I haven't had anything fail... I checked, and it is still saying that IPV6 is disabled in the network properties for both systems.

How is my Homegroup working if IPV6 is required?


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05 Mar 2010   #2
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Please correct me if i am wrong. To my knowledge IPV6 is not required for anything within the US as of yet, so i wouldnt think there would be an issue there.
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06 Mar 2010   #3
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

That was why I disabled it, but I have been surprised in two different threads about Homegroup, two different people said that IPV6 was required. The question was really more rhetorical, with a hope that someone would explain why some people are under the impression that IPV6 is required for Homegroup...

My initial guesses are that either a beta version required IPV6 and it lives on in some minds, or turning on IPV6 bypasses a potential configuration issue in IPV4 which has given some people the impression that IPV6 is required.

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