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HP PCs - Creating a Wireless Home Network (Windows 7)

This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers with Windows 7.
Windows 7 supports connection of multiple computers in a home network. Creating a network can be a convenient way to share files and printers in the home. This document provides instructions for setting up a wireless home network and sharing folders and files on the network.
Setting up a local network and file sharing in Windows 7
Creating a network can be a convenient way to share files and printers between computers at home. Use the steps in this section to set up a home network using wireless hardware.
 note:
To perform some of the steps in this document you must be logged in to Windows 7 using the main administrative account. Normally this is the first account that was created when the computer was first turned on.
Step 1: Before you begin setting up a wireless home network in Windows 7
Confirm that you have the following hardware. Click the heading or the accompanying plus (+) sign to expand the information.
Follow these steps before continuing with the other steps in this document:
  • Disconnect from the Internet. If you have a DSL or cable modem, disconnect it.
  • Disable any firewall software. Firewall software might interfere with network setup and can reenabled after network setup is complete.
Step 2: Set up and connect network hardware for a wireless home network
Set up and turn on the power for the wireless network router or other networking device.
Step 3: Running the Windows 7 network setup wizard
Use the Windows 7 network setup wizard to help add computers and devices to your wireless network.
Step 4: Connecting to a wireless home network in Windows 7
Depending on the type of computer you are using, follow these steps to connect each computer to the wireless network.
Step 5: Turning on network discovery and file and printer sharing for each computer (Windows 7)
Turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing on each computer that you want to access on the network.
Step 6: Share drives, folders, and files in a wireless network (Windows 7)
Set sharing options for files and non-public folders on the computer you want to share from.
Step 7: Testing a wireless network in Windows 7
Check your network by browsing through the shared folders on each computer on the network from the Windows 7 Network window.
Step 8: Enabling Internet access and firewall for a wireless network
Once you have verified that your home network is capable of transferring files, connect and enable Internet connections for computers with Internet access.
 caution:
Make sure that each computer with Internet access is well protected from security threats. At the minimum, each computer should have its Internet connection protected with a firewall and Windows should be updated with the latest critical updates from Microsoft Windows Update. If malicious activity comes though one computer, the activity can quickly spread through the entire network.

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