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How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi

  1. #1


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    How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi


    Hi,

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop and following is the screen shot of the network information:

    1. Basic Network information and setup information.
    2. Properties of TIC/IP 4 connection under Advanced/WIN tab

    Although, I can connect to other laptop if both are wired, but if other laptop is not wired then I can only see its name appearing in the homegroup connection but cannot connect to it.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks for your kind help in advance.
    How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi Attached Files

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by bbhanushali View Post
    Hi,

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop and following is the screen shot of the network information:

    1. Basic Network information and setup information.
    2. Properties of TIC/IP 4 connection under Advanced/WIN tab

    Although, I can connect to other laptop if both are wired, but if other laptop is not wired then I can only see its name appearing in the homegroup connection but cannot connect to it.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks for your kind help in advance.
    If you can unzip then click on the file below it will place a network info .txt on your desktop, please upload the .txt from both machines so I can have a look.
    How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi Attached Files
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows8


    After unzipping and running your file the screen display is as per attached document. When started it says BAT to EXE converter.

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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by bbhanushali View Post
    After unzipping and running your file the screen display is as per attached document. When started it says BAT to EXE converter.

    Click image for larger version
    Yes, I need the file it places on your desktop. The .bat to .exe is just the program I used to convert it from a .bat to a .exe.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows8


    I ran the file again but it ends there and there is no file created on the desktop. The above snapshot is the last screen seen. If you want any specific details please let me know. Thanks once again for your kind help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Does the wireless connection show IPv6 listed as a protocol?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows8


    I have pasted the screen below of Wi-Fi connection settings and IPv6 is not connected. Please let me know how to go about. Thanks in advance.

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  8. #8


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    As homegroups use IPv6 , I think that is probably the issue.

    unfortunately I haven't found an easy solution to it.

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  9. #9


    Actually IPv6 always says no internet access, this doesn't mean that IPv6 isn't working. If IPv6 wasn't working or was disabled then Homegroups wouldn't work using a wired connection either.

    For the wireless Homegroup access problem you should try resetting the router or updating the firmware on the router.

    Also, make sure the router isn't using some sort of guest wireless which would set up the wireless outside the normal network.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    IPv6 says 'no connection' , not 'no internet access'.
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