Windows 7 requires IPv6 for Homegroup
Posted on 2009-07-04
I've set up Windows 7 on two of my computers. The main computer hosts 6 external hard drives that I've added to the libraries to share in the homegroup on that computer.
I have a laptop that I want to share it with. It's set up wirelessly to connect to the homegroup. In the network sharing page, it displays my wireless connection and says I'm eligible to join a homegroup. When I click on the link and input the homegroup password, I get the error message below:
"Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup. To enable IPv6, start the HomeGroup troubleshooter."
I've done that a dozen times with same result. Nada.
I've checked the network settings and both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled.
Any idea how to correct this so I can join the homegroup?