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Windows 7: 2 Homegroups on the same LAN?

15 Jul 2009   #1
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 
2 Homegroups on the same LAN?

Is this possible? I am renting a room out to another person and absolutely do not want them to access my files.

If it is possible, please explain how.


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15 Jul 2009   #2
metalmaster

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
Is this possible? I am renting a room out to another person and absolutely do not want them to access my files.

If it is possible, please explain how.

What equipment do you have right now? Do you want to share the LAN or just the net? If just the net do you have dsl ?
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15 Jul 2009   #3
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I need 2 different homegroups in the house. The internet is already shared, both of us have more than 1 computer each wanting our own homegroup.
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16 Jul 2009   #4
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

nope, no can do currently... not on the same subnet/network atleast. This SHOULD have been implemented by MS imo. Like having different workgroups on the same subnet/network.

This is why i am disappointed in the quick release of 7, and the lack of support that MS paid to Homegroup... they pretty much set it and forgot it imo
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16 Jul 2009   #5
metalmaster

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
I need 2 different homegroups in the house. The internet is already shared, both of us have more than 1 computer each wanting our own homegroup.
I don't know what equiptment you have but if you have dsl and a modem with at least two lan ports then you can put the modem in bridge mode and have one LAN connection go to one router's WAN and another LAN connection go to another router's WAN.
Set both routers to PPPOE and put in your user name and pass on both. Each router will grab a different WAN IP. Put one router with a LAN IP as 192.168.1.1 and the other to 192.168.2.1. You will both have internet and you will be seperate and secure.
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16 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
2 homegroup lan

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
Is this possible? I am renting a room out to another person and absolutely do not want them to access my files.

If it is possible, please explain how.
yes its possible, but why would you want to. If your pri
mary security need is to keep your data safe make your uid and pword secure and as long as it is wired your all set. If wifi you need to encrypt it.
Actually encryption is always a good idea.

Hope this helps

Ken
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20 Aug 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
If it is possible, please explain how.
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