Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lan Solution | How to Set Up Home LAN Network on Windows XP

Setting up a home network
It is important for those who have Internet Shop or Internet Cafe, It will allow you to Communicate every PC. and it is also good if you have 2 or more Computer on your home or office. Also it will allow you to transfer files at a very fast rate (varies according to your Ethernet card speed). it makes sense to have them on a network. Setting up a home network is no longer a tedious task once you go through our following tutorial.









Things you will need:
  1. Ethernet card with driver installed on both of your computers.
  2. At least 2 computers.
  3. Wireless router: this may be optional if you only want to network between two computers.
  4. Ethernet Cable: you can buy it from the local computer parts shop.
Here we go, Step by Step Tutorial with Pictures:
  1. You need to run network configuration wizard on all computers by going to Start->Control Panel. at the left side panel click "Switch to Classic View". See the picture below.
    Setting up a home network
  2. On the Control panel click "Network Connections"
    Setting up a home network
  3. At the Left side panel click "Set up a home or small office network"
    Setting up a home network
  4. Click next and then follow the screenshots.
    Setting up a home network
  5. Click Next
    Setting up a home network
  6. Tick the the "Other" radio button, then click Next.
    Setting up a home network
  7. On the next window choose "This computer connects to the Internet directly or through a network hub. Other computers on my network also connect to the internet directly or through a hub". then click Next button.
    Setting up a home network
  8. Click Next again.
    Setting up a home network
  9. At this Point enter your own workgroup name must be match to all computers and also match to your workgroup on your "My Computer -> right click Properties->computer name tab->Change->workgroup". After you input your workgroup name just click Next.
    Setting up a home network
  10. At this point tick "Turn on file and printer sharing" if you want to share your printer. then click Next button.
    Setting up a home network
  11. Another window will popup the you're asking for "Are you sure you want to turn on file and printer sharing?", just click Yes.
    Setting up a home network
  12. Just click "Next" again
    Setting up a home network
  13. Please wait while the wizard configures this computer for home or small office networking.
    Setting up a home network
  14. After the wizard configures, tick the radio button "Just finish the wizard: I don't need to run the wizard on other computers". then click Next button.
    Setting up a home network
  15. You're done!! just click Finish button. you need to restart you computer to take effect. Do it as well on all computers that connected to your network hub or router or Switches.You need to assign a different IP Address to each computer. Just make sure that they are all on the same Subnet Mask.
    Setting up a home network
  16. If you have different Windows OS on your home or office, eg. Windows XP and Windows 7, I will refer you to this page "How to Connect Between Windows XP and Windows 7 Through LAN".
 However if you need to setup the IP addresses of all computers follow these steps
Setting up different IP addresses:
  1. Go to "Start->Control Panel->Network connections", on your Local area connection right click on it, click on properties, see the picture below.
    Setting up different IP addresses
  2. Another window will popup, Select on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click on Properties.
    Setting up different IP addresses
  3. In the box check on Use the following IP address and set IP address and Subnet mask. IP address by default can be 192.168.1.110 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0. Make sure that the fourth number section of IP address is different on each computer. For example, if first computer’s IP is 192.168.1.111 then the second computers must be 192.168.1.112, the 3rd must be 192.168.1.113 and so on. Then click Ok.
    Setting up different IP addresses
  4. then click Close, Restart all computers if needed.
    Setting up different IP addresses
  5. Now you can connect both or multiple computers.

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