Monday, April 18, 2011

Tips: How to setup a home network as a private network in Windows 7andVista

This article is about configuring a home network as a Private network type. The Public Network type is the most secure option and should be used when connecting to a public network, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot or library. Now, let’s start configuring a home network as a Private Network type.
•    First, click on the start button and then select network.
•    Now, in the Network window, on the menu bar, it is required to click the Network and Sharing Center button.



•    After that, it is required to select the current network and click Customize.
•    Now, click to select Private next to Location type and then click the Next button in the Set Network Location window.



•    Here, if you’re prompted to enter the administrator password or a User Account Control prompts, it is required to accept the setting by clicking Yes and click Continue.



•    Now, click the Close button.
•    Under Sharing and Discovery next to File sharing, it is required to click the down arrow button to expand the selection.



•    Then, click to select Turn on file sharing in the File sharing section.
•    Now, click the apply button.



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