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Solved How to connect homegroup in Windows 8 over WiFi


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#1
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.
 

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    Windows8
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    Inspiron 15R
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    Intel
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    8GB
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#2
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. :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
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    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
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    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
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#3
After unzipping and running your file the screen display is as per attached document. When started it says BAT to EXE converter.

Screen.jpg
 

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  • OS
    Windows8
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Inspiron 15R
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
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    AMD Radeon Graphics
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#4
After unzipping and running your file the screen display is as per attached document. When started it says BAT to EXE converter.

View attachment 35639
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
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#5
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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    Windows8
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Inspiron 15R
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    IE11
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Wullail

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#6
Does the wireless connection show IPv6 listed as a protocol?
 

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#7
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.

IPV6 Screen.jpg
 

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    Intel
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Wullail

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#8
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
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
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    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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#10
IPv6 says 'no connection' , not 'no internet access'.
 

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    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
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    Antivirus
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#11
IPv6 says 'no connection' , not 'no internet access'.
No actually the screen shot says No Internet Access, just like mine does, the Op said IPv6 show's No connection which is not true, it says No Internet Access which is exactly what it always says. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

Wullail

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#12
IPv6 says 'no connection' , not 'no internet access'.
No actually the screen shot says No Internet Access, just like mine does, the Op said IPv6 show's No connection which is not true, it says No Internet Access which is exactly what it always says. ;)

It says 'no network access' if you look at the screen capture.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
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#13
If we could only see the ipconfig then we can tell for certain if IPv6 has been disabled.

I tried to obtain that information in my first post but unfortunately it never happened.

Maybe just an ipconfig/all because I guess the .exe automatic one didn't work for the first time ever.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
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#14
I have been able to solve my problem by first removing the wireless network driver from the device manager and on restarting the PC Win8 installed it automatically and when tried to connect to my router it asked if I wanted to connect to local devices on private network, which if selected "YES" I was able to connect to my other laptop on Wi Fi. Many thanks to all for your kind support.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Inspiron 15R
    CPU
    Intel
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    McAfee