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Windows 7: What will be my correct network type ?

18 Dec 2012   #1
inwell

Windows 7 Pro x64 ,Windows 8 Ent x64 and Windows Xp SP2
 
 
What will be my correct network type ?

Hello,

I have 3 PCs at my residence right now.. (all with win7 Pro) (ESET SMART SECURITY installed) .
All of them connected to a 8port switch (wired connections). My ADSL modem is connected via LAN cable to the same SWITCH (so all the PCs share the same internet modem directly)

Now while sharing my files over LAN,what network type should i select ? HOME , WORK or PUBLIC ?
(PUBLIC options says that if you do not reco. all the PCs, select this option..so if my Broadband is connected to the PC directly,is that a PUBLIC network?)

best wishes


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Inwell,

Since they are all home PCs, creating a HomeGroup on one of the PCs, then have the other PCs join the HomeGroup may work best to allow them to share files with each other.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Dec 2012   #3
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi select Home and follow Brinks advice and join them all using homegroup it will make it easier to share files.
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18 Dec 2012   #4
dale5351

Win 7 pro x64
 
 

Would the advice change if the computers were a mix of Windows 7 and XP Pro?
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18 Dec 2012   #5
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use the tutorial below for files sharing between xp and 7.

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

Please create your own thread if you have further questions as we cannot help you further in this thread as we are helping the OP asking for help in existing threads is not allowed.
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19 Dec 2012   #6
inwell

Windows 7 Pro x64 ,Windows 8 Ent x64 and Windows Xp SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Hi select Home and follow Brinks advice and join them all using homegroup it will make it easier to share files.
hi,

sharing files and folders was not a difficult issue... the security provided by windows to the diff types of networks was the main concern....

(I may be wrong but what I thought was ,if my pc is directly connected to the internet Broadband modem..im on a public network)

best wishes
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19 Dec 2012   #7
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Setting computers to a Public network prevents sharing files or even being able to see each other.

If you wish to share files between computers that are connected to the same network set them all to home and use homegroup.

You are welcome.
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20 Dec 2012   #8
inwell

Windows 7 Pro x64 ,Windows 8 Ent x64 and Windows Xp SP2
 
 

ok..

thank you all for the help..

regards
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20 Dec 2012   #9
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad to be of a help to you.

Merry christmas.
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20 Dec 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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