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HomeGroup problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    HomeGroup problem


    Hello I am new to this forum and I have been having a problem when I cannot create or Join a home group.
    I have IPV6 enabled and the other machine is running windows 7 is this a problem?
    If not could any sloutions below be basic because I am such a newbie when it come to windows thanks


    And If its needed I own an acer Aspire NC-V5-122P-42154G50NSS

    Image showing that IPV6 is enabled Click image for larger version

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  2. #2


    I can't say what the problem might be with limited information but the link below has a Homegroup trouble shooter which may help you to narrow down the problem. The other machine being Windows 7 isn't a problem.

    After going through the trouble shooter, let me know if you have any questions.

    Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Why did you disable LLDP? I suspect that may be required for HomeGroup to function.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Why did you disable LLDP? I suspect that may be required for HomeGroup to function.
    For some reason the LLDP stays disabled on wireless connections, and stays on for wired connections by default, not sure why but it doesn't appear to have an effect on Homegroups for me.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Sorry for not mentioning this earlier but I have zone alarm free firewall and ipv6 is apparently disabled but as it says in the screenshot it is.
    So I am really confused
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by windowz View Post
    Sorry for not mentioning this earlier but I have zone alarm free firewall and ipv6 is apparently disabled but as it says in the screenshot it is.
    So I am really confused
    You will want to disable or uninstall the zone alarm firewall as it will most likely cause problems in setting up the new Homegroup.

    You can't set up a Homegroup without IPv6 but it's showing as enabled according to the screen shot, what makes you think it's disabled?
    Last edited by chev65; 26 Sep 2013 at 13:33.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Wifi driver update fixed the problem
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