How to Network-ing Home Computers Using Router

Posted: August 20, 2011 in PC and Notebook
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Have you ever thought about networking your laptops or computers at house? If you have a tiny collection of computers around the home (plus a little collection of laptop or computer users), you’ll be able to connect each and every one of these computers to one an additional and share information, software program, and hardware such as a single Internet connection. There are numerous creative uses for residence network-ing, nonetheless it is an perfect situation when upgrading every pc towards the identical potential is financially out of the question. On a house network, each and every pc has access to the equipment of the far better machine within the group as if that equipment were their own.

Joining laptops or computers with either an Ethernet cable or a Wireless network can generate a house network. The easiest and cheapest technique utilizes an Ethernet connection, which requires several network cards, a cable for each and every laptop or computer, along with a router. The ‘network ‘ card is comparable to the old modems we utilized in the past for connecting to the Web, however in a home network, it’s used to communicate with each computer that is connected to it.

You’ll need to very first, pick the computers that can connect with each other and then set up the network cards inside each and every of them. Then you’ll be connected a cable to each and every computer that will communicate with the server. These cables will not connect to the server directly. Instead, they’ll connect towards the router. To allow Web access for every laptop or computer, this router will have to connect having a modem of the host device.

When the hardware is set up correctly (you will must read the guidebook from your equipment for particulars), you’ll be able to then setup the network from Windows on every machine. Inside Windows, you’ll be able to set up a house networking similar to the way which you setup an Web connection. Only this time, you will setup a LAN (Local Area Network) connection.

Windows should walk you via setting up a LAN after starting the laptop or computer and when complete, you are able to begin to connect 1 of your machines towards the network. You are able to do this through Internet Explorer by writing inside the address and password necessary to access the router (the address and password needed to access the router will likely be inside the router guide book).

Connected towards the network, each computer can send out files back and forth, open applications on a remote computer, play the sound files and videos situated on another pc, and share an individual Web account to browse the web, download documents, or chat with someone in an entirely distinct nation. If an individual printer is obtainable on only 1 pc within the network, each and every connected PC can send documents to it and print them out. Kids will enjoy the capability to play multi-player online games and adults will enjoy the capacity to blast a single message to everyone at once or sustain an organization schedule.

Because we’re explaining a home networking that will connect to the Internet, you’re strongly advised to install a safety firewall program to combat Web viruses, worms, or other destroying spy ware code. Firewalls avoid – but they don’t fix. Only anti-virus and anti-spyware programs can reverse harm. So you need to install a firewall on the pc that grants access to the computer, and then use an anti-virus and anti-spyware program on each of the remaining computers in the networking system.

If you have files that shouldn’t be shared (bank statements, credit card info, etc.), you are able to restrict their access in one of numerous techniques. You are able to put them in a brand new folder after which eliminate the “read” permissions for that folder. Or you are able to specify who can (and who can not) access certain files with a password from inside Windows Control Panel.


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