Method of creating a home network on Windows® 7
What are the steps to be followed for creating a home network on Windows 7?
You may be using a system for daily uses. In this situation, you may need to get good home network access on your system. There are new networking technologies that have been introduced which can be used to fulfill your needs. You can use both wired or wireless networks for this purpose. Home networking is useful for home-based network sharing needs. You can share it among a number of home PCs. A home network allows you to share resources like printers and scanners and share documents and other files also. To set-up a home network on Windows 7, you need to follow a series of steps.
Steps to set-up a home network in your system with Windows 7:
- Plan your network
- Necessary hardware
- Set-up router
Plan your network
The first step in the set-up of a home network on your system with Windows 7 installed is to plan your network. You need to decide which type of network you want on your system. You can use both wired and wireless networks on your system and you can use a wireless connection which gives you the most mobility. Before you decide on what hardware can be used, you need to plan type of network technology to be used for your system.
It is important to provide the system with minimum hardware requirements for a home network like network adapters, network hubs and switches, routers and access points and modems. Network adapters are used to connect the system with another and network hubs and switches are required to connect two or more systems with an Ethernet network. Routers are needed to connect systems and networks to each other and an access point allows your system to connect to a wireless network. Modems are used to send and receive information over cables and network cables connect systems to each other and to other related hardware.
After purchasing an appropriate router for your system, you need to set-up the router on your system properly. This can be done automatically with some simple steps. For this, you need to plug in the router and turn it on by clicking its icon in the notification area to open the network window on your system. There you will see a list of available networks from which you need to click the default network of the router and follow the instructions on the system screen to set-up a router successfully.
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