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  • I cant create a homegroup  on my Pc it keeps giving me answer saying cant join homegroup You need IPv6 .I created an homegroup on my Laptop

    and when I try to join it on my PC I get the same Message


    R Applegate
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:45 PM

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  • Hi,

    Your router and all computers must be IPv6 capable (hardware, firmware, and drivers)
    to use HomeGroup. Check the System Maker (Motherboard Maker for custom systems)
    or the actual device makers' sites for update network drivers. Also check the router
    maker's site for updated firmware. Check their support and ask in their forums for any
    known issues.

    How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista,
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (also includes ENABLE fixit).
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852/en-us

    Test IPv6
    http://test-ipv6.com/

    ---------------------------

    These should help :

    Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-HomeGroup-troubleshooter

    Why can’t I access some of the computers in my homegroup?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-access-some-of-the-computers-in-my-homegroup

    Why can't I access my homegroup?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-access-my-homegroup

    Why can't I join a homegroup?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-join-a-homegroup

    Why can't I create a homegroup?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-create-a-homegroup

    ----------------------------------------

    On a small HomeGroup (or network) it is usually easier to reset up the HomeGroup
    (or network) than to try to troubleshoot.

    Create a HomeGroup
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-homegroup

    HomeGroup from start to finish
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/homegroup-from-start-to-finish

    HomeGroup: frequently asked questions (also shows how to remove and delete homegroup)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/HomeGroup-frequently-asked-questions

    File sharing essentials
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/File-sharing-essentials

    Share files with someone
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Share-files-with-someone

    ===============================================

    Setting up a home network
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network

    Setting up a wireless network
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

    Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
    http://www.home-network-help.com/

    Windows Vista Tip: How To Setup And Connect To A Wireless Network
    http://www.watchingthenet.com/windows-vista-tip-how-to-setup-and-connect-to-a-wireless-network.html

    Home networking tutorial
    http://www.tehnomagazin.com/Computer/Home-networking-tutorial.htm

    Practically Networked - all you could possibly want to know.
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Control Panel - Network - write down make and model of Wifi - double click on it - Driver's tab - write
    down version - click Update Driver (may not do anything as MS is far behind certifying drivers). Then
    Right Click on Wifi Device and UNINSTALL - Reboot - this will refresh the driver stack.

    Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm

    Installing and updating drivers in Windows 7 (updating drivers manually using the methods 
    below is preferred to ensure the latest drivers from System maker and Device makers are
    found)
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/43216-installing-updating-drivers-7-a.html

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - Right Click - RUN AS ADMIN.

    You can download several at once however reboot after you install each one.

    After looking at the System Maker's you can check Device Maker's for even newer versions.
    (The ones from System maker become your fallbacks).

    Repeat above for network card (NIC) and is a good time to get other updated drivers as
    Windows 7 loves updated drivers.

    Hope this helps.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.


    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:16 PM
  • Hi SpiritX, yes surely the answer lies in there somewhere.. :)

    An excellent compilation of related & pertinent info there for sure! pkn 


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:34 PM
  • there is no problem with my network , my vpn work if i created but if i download it from any where , it doesn't work
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:52 PM
  • there is no problem with my network , my vpn work if i created but if i download it from any where , it doesn't work


    VPN connection problem, you are GROSSLY confused and LOST!!!

    This thread about HOMEGROUP, NOT VPN!!!!

    If you have a problem with VPN, then start your own thread and describe your problem!!


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:17 PM
  • Hi,

    Your router and all computers must be IPv6 capable (hardware, firmware, and drivers)
    to use HomeGroup. Check the System Maker (Motherboard Maker for custom systems)
    or the actual device makers' sites for update network drivers. Also check the router
    maker's site for updated firmware. Check their support and ask in their forums for any
    known issues.

    How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista,
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (also includes ENABLE fixit).
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852/en-us

    Test IPv6
    http://test-ipv6.com/

    ---------------------------

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.



    Router support for IPv6 is not required for Homegroup!  My router does not support IPv6 and my Homegroup has been working without problems for well over 2 years!
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:21 PM
  • really?
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:23 PM
  • Hi,

    IPv6 capable - see this link.

    IPv6 Support in Home Routers
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463251


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:38 PM
  • Hi,

    IPv6 capable - see this link.

    IPv6 Support in Home Routers
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463251


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.


    Your link does not mention that IPv6 is required for Homegroup.

    An IPv6 capable router is required if you want to access IPv6 internet addresses, but an IPv6 capable router is not required to use Homegroup.

    If it required IPv6 then my Homegroup would never have worked!  And it is still working!  I have 3 mini-towers and 2 portable systems all running Windows 7 and all members of my Homegroup.  I've had it this way for over 2 years.  My router does not support IPv6.


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:07 PM
  • Hi,

    A Home router has to allow transition of IPv6 for Homegroup to work. Some routers block it altogether
    and those will not work. Testing for IPv6 capable is a lot easier than trying to provide what would be
    a rather lenghty explanation of how to check a router.

    Please let me know how you would explain how to check for capability of hardware and then setup a
    Homegroup.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:29 PM
  • Hi Rick, you pronounced! "This thread about HOMEGROUP, NOT VPN!!!!"

     

    Thanks for clearing this up so definitively. ;-}

    ciao, pkn


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:32 PM
  •  

    this is my test result

    tYour IPv4 address on the public Internet appears to be 78.157.35.194

    No IPv6 address detected

    World IPv6 day is June 8th, 2011. No problems are anticipated for you with this browser, at this location.

    You appear to be able to browse the IPv4 Internet only. You will not be able to reach IPv6-only sites.

    Your DNS server (possibly run by your ISP) appears to have no access to the IPv6 Internet, or is not configured to use it. This may in the future restrict your ability to reach IPv6-only sites.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:03 PM
  • okay, cool. this is mine. :)

    Your IPv4 address on the public Internet appears to be 122.148.225.99

    No IPv6 address detected

    Regards, pkn


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 10:05 PM
  • so , how we can fix this problem?
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 10:28 PM
  • Hi, you wrote. "so , how we can fix this problem?"

     

    I got the impression from reading the IPv6 explanation from the test site, that it was due to a limitation of my ISP. so I'm unsure if at a LAN level  I'd be ready for the ISPs (future) implementation of the IPv6 or not.

    It'd be unlikely any 'Public' websites would be in a hurry to change to IPv6 only though..

    Regards, pkn


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:03 PM
  • HI,

    Your ISP will not prevent you from setting up a HomeGroup. It can prevent you from reaching
    IPv6 enabled sites if your setup was otherwise IPv6 enabled.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:13 PM
  • how should be this setting? and how i can change this setting?
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:27 AM
  • does the kaspersky prevent me from enabling IPv6?
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:01 AM
  • Hi,

    A Home router has to allow transition of IPv6 for Homegroup to work. Some routers block it altogether
    and those will not work. Testing for IPv6 capable is a lot easier than trying to provide what would be
    a rather lenghty explanation of how to check a router.

    Please let me know how you would explain how to check for capability of hardware and then setup a
    Homegroup.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.


    You need to provide some reference for this "IPv6 capable router" requirement!

    My router has no IPv6 comaptibility at all and I doubt most people using HomeGroup have "IPv6 capable routers" either.

    You are the first one to make this statement, please back it up!


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:20 AM
  • Hi, you wrote. "does the kaspersky prevent me from enabling IPv6?"

     

    Well no this isn't likely. :)

    What you need to do is go into the properties of your Network adaptor.

    Look at the list of Protocols it is using.

    Check that TCP/IPv6 Protocol is ticked

    And that IPv6 address is configured as Automatic.

    Here's a Pic.. Snapped from Network Adaptors here.


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:50 AM
  • yes , its okay but the problem isn't fix . isn't there any way?
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:40 PM
  • what problem? this perhaps? "my vpn work if i created but if i download it from any where , it doesn't work"

    I've no idea what it is you're saying isn't fixed. Try Explaining. pkn


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:53 PM
  • The article I posted above outlines a router's requirement for IPv6 transition.

    Professionalism is always appreciated.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:55 PM
  • Hi,

    Actually Kaspersky and other antivirus/security programs have been known to cause IPv6 issues
    though those should have been cleared up since Windows 7 has been out a while now. Are you
    running the latest version of Kaspersky? Check with their support and any forums.

    Did you use the link to the Fixit in the top reply above?

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:57 PM
  • The article I posted above outlines a router's requirement for IPv6 transition.

    Professionalism is always appreciated.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.


    Yes, the article you posted definitely describes a router's reqwuirement for IPv6, but what is the correlation between IPv6 and HomeGroup?

    HomeGroup functions perfectly well without an IPv6 router.

    If you want to be professional, then please provide some references that state an IPv6 router is "required" for HomeGroup use instead of just repeating something that is apparently just a rumor.


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:28 PM
  • Hi Rick, you ask. " but what is the correlation between IPv6 and HomeGroup?"

    Perhaps if you refer to the OP's original message you'll appreciate WHAT.. :)

     

    OP: "I cant create a homegroup on my Pc it keeps giving me answer saying cant join homegroup You need IPv6"

    imo; Indisputable proof that your continued affirmations are incorrect.

     

    Regards, pkn


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:42 PM
  • How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista,
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (also includes ENABLE fixit).
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852/en-us

    Test IPv6
    http://test-ipv6.com/


    i use this post of SpiritX MS MVP  and test my TPv6 , result :

    Your IPv4 address on the public Internet appears to be 78.157.35.194

    No IPv6 address detected

    I check my network adapter and it was Ok.

     

    I have a question : if the problem is with my homegroup , no VPN should work , BUT i say that if i downlaod the connection doesn't work and if i created it work . so i think the problem isn't this ( i don't know as much as you , just i say my thinking )

     

    This is my adapter setting:




    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:25 PM
  • Hi Rick, you ask. " but what is the correlation between IPv6 and HomeGroup?"

    Perhaps if you refer to the OP's original message you'll appreciate WHAT.. :)

     

    OP: "I cant create a homegroup on my Pc it keeps giving me answer saying cant join homegroup You need IPv6"

    imo; Indisputable proof that your continued affirmations are incorrect.

     

    Regards, pkn


    If my post was helpful - give it a Vote. If it helps solve your problem - propose it as Answer. ;-)


    I am fully aware that HomeGroup uses IPv6, but an IPv6 capable router is not required to use HomeGroup.

    I have 5 system in my HomeGroup, but my router has absolutely no IPv6 capability, it fails the IPv6 tests, and my HomeGroup functions as it is intended.

    So, if an IPv6 capable router is "required" then why has my HomeGroup been functioning correctly for the past 2 years?

    People are confusing apples and oranges!


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Hi, you said..

    No IPv6 address detected

    I check my network adapter and it was Ok.

     

    The test is checking at a remote site - whether you present an IPv6 address. Like with me - my ISP prevents the remote site from seeing my local configuration as the ISP isn't passing thru any IPv6 data on my behalf..

    The Network adaptor is more relevant to the Homegroup and to VPN generally. As these rely on the local settings to function. If your adaptor looks right. And you've determined Kaspersky ISN'T the problem by testing your Homegroup/VPN with Kaspesky disabled. Then it is your Homegroup/VPN settings that are configured incorrectly. 

    If you use FTP for instance - it needs to be setup correctly too. Your local security settings need to be appropriate. Your firewall will need to allow your local IP for the homegroup to pass thru. a range like 127.0.0.0 to 127.255.255.255 or similar perhaps. The VPN will have a different range of addresses that your firewall(s) needs to allow for etc.

    Regards, pkn


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:26 PM
  • but it should support IPv6 , i think the problem is with my modem setting , my modem is Linksys , do you know how should be the setting of that?
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:51 PM
  • Hi you said.. " i thing the problem is with my modem setting , my modem is Linksys "

     

    If you can connect to the internet using a browser - the modem is probably fine for homeGroup and VPN.

    Search the internet for LinkSys info.. eg.. http://www.linksysbycisco.com/ANZ/en/home

     

    Cheers, pkn


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:59 PM
  • no , my modem is OK , now I'm sure that there is problem with my windows setting . i have 4 connection , 3 of them has made with me ( i have created them ) and one of them has downloaded , 1 of the 3 connection connect correctly , another has error 741 and another one 641 . as you know the one that i have download it says: the phone book is empty

    All of the problem has solution but " the phonebook is empty " no.

    Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:02 AM
  • Hi,

    Your modem is not involved as you do not even have have internet access to setup the HomeGroup.

    The router has to allow the IPv6 through it (capable) though it might not natively support IPv6 and
    some routers actually will block the transition and therefore block the HomeGroup from setting up.

    Check the setup using the troubleshooter in the top reply above or even start over and use the
    setup methods in that reply.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 2:16 AM
  • Hi,

    A little language issue - you are thinking I meant "cable" and I said "capable".

    Capable - I meant it in the sense of having the ability.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capable

    -----------

    Realize I would probably have even more problem trying to understand your language.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:47 AM
  • Sorry , I'm Iranian and my language is Persian , this is my second language and i don't know English as well as you . Forgive me if I understood wrong.
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:49 AM
  • Hi,

    No problem and we are happy to help as much as we can. I understand nothing in Persian and your
    English is actually pretty good.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:03 AM
  • Hi, you wrote.. "I don't use capable , i have WiFi ."

    hehe. :), very good! pkn


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    Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:54 AM
  • I need answer , no body help me?
    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:11 AM
  • Hi, all the answers and more are already here above, eg as posted by SpiritX..

    Setting up a home network
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network

    Setting up a wireless network
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

    Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
    http://www.home-network-help.com/

    Windows Vista Tip: How To Setup And Connect To A Wireless Network
    http://www.watchingthenet.com/windows-vista-tip-how-to-setup-and-connect-to-a-wireless-network.html

    Home networking tutorial
    http://www.tehnomagazin.com/Computer/Home-networking-tutorial.htm

    Practically Networked - all you could possibly want to know.
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:35 AM
  • Hi,

    Please Windows 7 homegroup is based on IPv6. Please check IPv6 status on your network adapter.

    1. Click start button, click Control Panel.
    2. Move to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections.
    3. Right click the network adapter icon, chose Properities.
    4. Check whether IPv6 is enabled.

    If IPv6 is enabled and this problem still occurs, please try following method:

    1. Start the following services:

    Peer Networking Grouping
    PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

    To start these services, follow these steps:

    a. Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, type Services.msc in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
    b. Right-click Peer Networking Grouping, and then click Properties.
    c. On the General tab, check whether the service is started. If the service is not started, click Start.
    d. In the Startup type list, select Automatic.
    e. Click OK.
    f. Repeat steps 1b through 1e to start PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

    2. Modify a registry key entry to enable IPv6. To do this, follow these steps:

    a. Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
    b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters
    c. Double-click the DisabledComponents registry entry, and then type 0 in the Value data box.
    Note: If the DisabledComponents registry entry is not present, you must create it. To do this,point to New on the Edit menu, click DWORD Value, type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
    d. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:56 AM
  • I got exactly the same way. But there is still problem.
    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:56 AM
  • I did all the work, but the problem is still unresolved.Connection must be opened by rasphone.pbk and have a similar connection, but for me it is not. I download that connection, it's icon is   . it means that my computer doesn't know my connection.When I click on that , shows 

    and in this slide , i didn't find my connection name , they are the connection that i have made them , NOT the one that i have downloaded.


    Friday, August 26, 2011 12:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Are you trying to join a HomeGroup via Dial-up (rasphone.pbk was a clue)? You can only join via
    a Wired or Wireless connection.

    Windows 7 HomeGroup: Frequently Asked Questions
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449408(WS.10).aspx



    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Friday, August 26, 2011 5:54 PM
  • no , Before asking questions in this place I search in internet and one of them was this : use rasphone.pbk to open your connection . i have connected to my home WiFi & just i need to use this connection.

     

    Excuse me for my spelling ( i don't know English as well as you )


    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:23 PM
  • NO BODY WANTS TO HELP ME?
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 8:33 PM
  • Hi,

    We have covered all the possible issues so either you missed something or its a hardware issue.


    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 8:43 PM
  • Okay, so there is some amazing troubleshooting info in this thread. I compiled and posted here (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/homegroup-and-ipv6-troubleshooting-guide.aspx), giving credit to Rob and Zhen.

     

    It's on TechNet Wiki, so please edit it, add links, refine, etc. Plus if you participate on the Wiki, you can unlock more achievements, get more recognition points, and find new ways to collaborate. =^)

     

    Thanks! (and Thanks PKN!)


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:21 AM
  • Hi Ed, you said. "It's on TechNet Wiki, so please edit it, add links, refine, etc"

     

    I Just had a look at the wiki page. Excellent work! :)

    Regards, pkn


    Wiki Discussion forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tnwiki/threads
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:32 AM
  • Hi Ed,

    This is my glory. Thanks 


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    Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:05 AM
  • You need to rt click and go to properties for your network adapter then select properties. From there you may have to install the IPv6 support if it's missing, otherwise check and see if the IPv6 protocol box is unchecked. Also ensure that the Client for Microsoft network is installed/box checked.
    Saturday, August 11, 2012 2:10 PM
  • Homegroup connections will fall back to using IPv4 if there is no IPv6 connections availalbe, which is the correct way for it to work due to the large number of routers that still do not support IPv6.

    As I stated in my first reply to the OP, the first thing he needs to do is check and see if his networking/sharing is configured for a private network. If it's setup as public, then AFaIK, Windows actively prevents homegroup sharing for security reasons. This only applies if on Win7 Starter/Basic/Home

    Saturday, August 11, 2012 2:24 PM
  • See :

    MSDN IPv6 Support in Home Routers
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463251

    HomeGroup and IPv6 Troubleshooting Guide (Note that Ed Price of Microsoft published the article with
    my reply earlier in this thread used as the reference for the top section and Zen Than's reply was the
    reference for the lower section.)
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4515.homegroup-and-ipv6-troubleshooting-guide.aspx

    "Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup" error message when you try to create a homegroup in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983276

    Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.07.cableguy.aspx






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    Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:48 PM