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Windows 7: lending internet to a friend and homegroups

04 Apr 2014   #1
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 
lending internet to a friend and homegroups

hello! A friend is asking me to lend her an internet
connection Cause hers wont work 2days. Id like to
know if i tell her my wifi password will she be
able to have access to my homegroup data too?
Or she needs my pass there too? (i know
homegroups got them) so i dont want her to access my data, so is there 100% if i give her my
wifi pass that she wont also get access to my
data? I need a quick answer please


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04 Apr 2014   #2
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 

also how much will that effect my net speed? H already got brother surfing on other pc with same net. And she wants to play some rpg games online
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04 Apr 2014   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If she doesn't have the password, I don't think she can access it.
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04 Apr 2014   #4
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 

she would have my wifi pass. It means to access she would also need my homegroup password?
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04 Apr 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Yes.
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05 Apr 2014   #6
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 

thanks a lot. I hope this is 100% 4 sure
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05 Apr 2014   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

One option that you may have available, depending on your hardware, is the use of a Virtual second wireless SSID, some modern routers will allow you to set-up more than one SSID, which have completely different subnets, and use different wireless passwords, and are therefore isolated from each other, I use this to allow visitors to share my internet, I also have the facility to limit the bandwidth available to each SSID. I use this to limit the visitor network to 10Mb/s so I will always have control over the system.

Check the manual for your router to see if you have this option
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05 Apr 2014   #8
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 

where in my router should i find these settings?
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05 Apr 2014   #9
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

In mine it's under advanced DHCP Settings, but could be anywhere, (if it is available
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05 Apr 2014   #10
ap0calyptic

win 7
 
 

okay, thank you. It should write sth along the SSID Lines
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