Can't create homegroup

I am running a Toshiba satellite pro laptop with Windows 7 home premium 32 bit and a Dell Inspiron with windows 7 home premium 64 bit and can't create a homegroup.

I started with "create homegroup' in Network and Sharing Centre and summarise  steps as  followed.


Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled

 – start Homegroup troubleshooter

Detecting problems

– troubleshoot network problems

– problems found  with wireless adapter or access port

- fixed

but it isn't fixed. Some help will be much appreciated.

TIA :)

 

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 541 Applies to:
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Hi,

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

Would also be a good idea to update the network drivers on both computers - see methods below.

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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

Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Sharing with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and other operating systems
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=17168

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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

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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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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.

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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.


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Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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