Methods of network sharing on Windows® 7
What are the ways to share a home network over Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system developed for all kinds of users. You can set-up a home network on Windows 7 and share data, printers with other users on the network. There are two ways to set-up a network on Windows 7. Either you can set-up a wireless or a wired network. Network cables and hub are used for wired networks and a wireless network router is used to form a wireless network. Once the network connection is set-up, you can go to 'My Computer', right- click on each drive that you want to share and enable sharing. A shared drive can be accessed by network users based on their user rights. You can even share a Internet connection over a home network on Windows 7. You may have many computers on the network and signing up Internet accounts for each computer needs lots of money.
Tips to share a Internet connection on Windows 7 at home:
- Set-up the Internet connection
- Share the Internet connection
Set-up the Internet connection
First of all, you need to set-up the Internet connection on your Windows 7 computer and make sure that you are able to open websites and use an Internet connection on the computer to which the Internet modem is connected. The next thing, you need to check is the network connection, make sure that the client computers are in sync with the computer you have the Internet connection on.
Share the Internet connection
Once the Internet account is set-up and the network connection is running, you need to share the Internet connection. To share the Internet connection, you need to go to the Control Panel, 'Network and Sharing Center' and then 'Manage Network Connections'. All the network connections will be displayed in the 'Manage Connection Screen'. You need to right-click on the Internet connection and select 'Properties'. In the sharing tab, you need to put a check mark on “Allow other network users to access Internet connection through this network" and click 'Ok'.
If you are using a wireless Adhoc network, you can click on the 'Start' button and type 'Adhoc' in the search bar and press 'Enter' to run the network setup wizard. You can share the Internet connection through the network setup wizard. Once the Internet connection is shared, you can open up the web browser on client computers and go online.
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