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Windows 7: How many computers can you connect to a windows 7 homegroup?

24 May 2012   #1
Toastfacehell

windows 7
 
 
How many computers can you connect to a windows 7 homegroup?

I am ripping the hair out of my head and screaming at my PC. Why can I not find a simple answer to this simple question on google?

I have posed this question in so many different forms, using so many different synonyms on google search that I have run out of words in the English language! The only thing I have not tried yet is spelling words backwards or putting them up side down

Could someone please tell me exactly how many Windows 7 PC's can be connected together in a homegroup?


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24 May 2012   #2
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Read 'Em and Weep

If you can believe this here is a definitive answer.

HomeGroup - Network Size Limit
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24 May 2012   #3
Toastfacehell

windows 7
 
 

Well... clearly I was a bit silly because I didn't use the word "limit" (and there I was saying that I had used all the words in the dictionary).

I thank you kindly for your response and solution to my query.
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24 May 2012   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
No Limit?

On paper maybe. I would rather think there is a limit. Hardware and software is not infinite.
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24 May 2012   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Well, I think there is a limit. It would be the limitation of the network addressing. Something like 256^4 minus 1 or the like. Or as we say down here, "Bazillions"!

(256^4) - 1 = 4,294,967,295
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24 May 2012   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Boo Coo (French?)

A Bazillion is uptheYingyang divided by 10.
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10 Jan 2013   #7
docmartin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Networking with windows 7

I have 12 computers networked with Windows 7 and it runs flawlessly so far. Interested to know what the maximum capacity is though before I need to get a 'true server'.
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10 Jan 2013   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
I have 12 computers networked with Windows 7 and it runs flawlessly so far. Interested to know what the maximum capacity is though before I need to get a 'true server'.
Re-read this thread.
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10 Jan 2013   #9
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Well, I think there is a limit. It would be the limitation of the network addressing. Something like 256^4 minus 1 or the like. Or as we say down here, "Bazillions"!

(256^4) - 1 = 4,294,967,295
That would be a mess of subnets, but it sounds like fun lets try it.

I though that windows 7 had a limited number of connections at a time (the higher the edition the more you simultaneous connections you can have). I though server was like this too but with a higher limit.

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I am a volunteer "system administrator" for a 500+ member computer club. We recently decided to set up a classroom trial of Windows 7 for the next year using 17 computers, all about 4 1/2 years old. (8 wireless, 9 wired - all connected a 6 year old Belkin wireless"G" router.

I expected to encounter difficulties with more than 5 or 10 PC's, especially since my networking experience is minimal. I was pleasantly suprised to get the networking setup working well in an afternoon!
source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...f-90a668522c6b

Setting up the network should never be a problem. The only problem I could see is if to many PC's are connected at the same time.

Or....

are you guys just talking about getting internet connection?
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15 Nov 2013   #10
Dunadar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
win 7 limit to connecting computers

I have been using win 98 since, well ,1998. Win 98 is my server and i have 28 computets connected to my server with about 10 neteork switches branced all over the place. This is in my classroom by the way. I purchased win xp when it came out only to find out that it limits the number of computets that can be connected in an intranet. Yes i spelled intranet not internet. My computers are not connected to the internet. The data or lessons work etc that i want students to do is on my server win98 computer. I was recently informed win xp pro can connect 10 computers at a time. I am curious about win 7 also. I upgraded my computer with a better processor and motherboard but am not taking advantage of its speed because win98 was 10 years prior to this tech. I alsowonder if win 7 is limited to 5 or 10 computers like win xp was. Many networking so called experts say an unlimited number of computers can be connected but i dont think they understand how the connections can be limited in an intranet. There really isnt many comments or anyone who seems to be able to answer this question knowledgeably without making an ignorant comment like a million can be connected. Of course, millions of computets can be connected at one time, but how many computers can access information off of a win7 computer simultaneosly? Its 2013 and im still using 98 because it was not limited to 5 or 10 computers like xp.
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