How to set-up Windows® 7 Home Network
What is the way to set-up a Home Network in Windows 7?
Windows 7 operating system provides much better networking options for the users with the various network options provided with the software. The computers running Windows 7 systems can be grouped together into a network using the HomeGroup feature. The computers running different versions of Windows systems can be grouped together using Workgroup functionality. Likewise, the user can enable home networking feature upon the Windows 7 systems through the network place option at the control panel. Open the Control Panel and click on network connections option. Inside the window, the user should click on setup a connection or network option under the network and sharing center. Then follow the instructions of the network set-up wizard and add the next computer to the network after configuring the network. The Home Networks are set-up within a small space using limited number of computers included in the network.
Discussed below are some points related to the detailed description about the Home Network set-up in Windows 7:
- Enable sharing
There are various components needed to be installed upon the Windows 7 system before performing the Home Network set-up process. The network adapters are the essential components that should be included into the computers for enabling the networking options. The needed routers and other networking devices should be installed properly. All the computers that are needed to be connected using the home network should be configured separately for enabling the network. Internet connection if available should be provided to each of the systems.
The network connections topology and the connection type should be designed before enabling the networking. The user can create home networks both as wired and wireless options. In wired networks, the computers in the home network would be connected each other through the Ethernet cables and in wireless connections, the computers would connect each other using any wireless devices for enabling the connections. Use ‘Add a new computer to the network option’ for enabling the connections upon the Home Networks.
The primary function of setting up a home network with the Windows 7 systems is to share the files and data or to share the devices like printers. The computers that are included in a single Home Network can thus enable printing work or Internet connection with a single printer or single connection using the sharing option. The sharing should be enabled through the properties window for the particular connection network by right clicking on the network icon at the network connection window.
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