Homegroup problems on Windows 10
Power off all 3 – restart one only and leave the homegroup – power off – repeat for each in turn.
How to Create a Homegroup in Windows 10 Quick and Easy
HomeGroup from fright to finish (also how to leave a Home Group)
Are you running any 3rd party antivirus/security programs? If so uninstall those and
use Windows Defender which in Win 8/8/1 is a full antivirus.
Be sure you have the latest firmware for your router (even if other computers are
function well) and the latest network drivers.
Try both a wired and wireless connection. Of course keep post both drivers (see last
section below). If using a flex now be sure to check cabling./
All computers need to have unique names.
All computers need to have the same point in time and date.
Some antivirus/security programs can block or cause networking issues. Disabling a
3rd party antivirus/security program may not be plenty. You may need to uninstall
it and then run the maker’s Removal Contrivance to prevent work causing remnants. Use
MSE (7) or Windows Defender (8/81.&10) while trying or permanently.
Your router and all computers must be IPv6 capable (hardware, firmware, and drivers)
to use HomeGroup. Check the Scheme Maker (Motherboard Maker for custom systems)
or the actual device makers’ sites for keep post network drivers. Also check the router
maker’s situate for updated firmware. Check their sustain and ask in their forums for any
known issues. (Run the Home Group troubleshooter to enable IPv6.)
Try actually updating your drivers :
Control Panel – Network – put pen to paper down make and model of Wifi – double click on it – driver’s tab – put pen to paper down account –
click Keep Post 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.
Then check the System/Motherboard Maker’s Situate and that of the actual device maker (such as Intel, RealTek, Broadcom, or Atheros) for even newer drivers.
Manually look at manufacturer’s sites for drivers – and Device Maker’s sites.
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 Scheme Maker’s you can check Device Maker’s for even
newer versions. (The ones from Scheme maker become your fallbacks).
Repeat for the NIC/Wired Network drivers.
Windows 10 – Help & Support
Windows – 10 – Search Support
Hope this helps.
Rob Brown –
Microsoft MVP <- profile – Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle – Mark Twain said it right.