Advice 1: How to connect a computer to local network

Local or home network today is present in virtually any house in which there are multiple computers, and in any organization, as it allows you to quickly and efficiently share files and documents within the network, providing access to any intranet computer. The local network makes life easier in a room with multiple computers and eliminates the need to move from one machine to another mass of data on disks and flash drives. To install a local network and connect to it the computer is not as difficult as it seems at first glance.
How to connect a computer to local network
Instruction
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In order to connect computers in a local network, make sure they are all current network cards with working drivers.
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For network installation you will need a network hub or switch, which is sold in computer stores and is selected depending on the type of network – home or work, and the number connected to it computers.
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For home LAN, you can use a normal ADSL modem with multiple connectors for cables. For connection take a straight network cables of sufficient length.
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Connect computers via cable through a network card to a common hub, plugging it into the network.
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After all the bulbs will light up, notifying you about the successful connection, start to configure network settings on computers. On each computer set the IP address manually, which must be: 192.168.2.
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After two fourth parameter can be anything – often it corresponds to the number of computer network, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on.
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On each computer, please configure the working group. Make sure that on each computer the working group had the same name (with different computer names – this is needed for correct display within the network.
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Configuring a workgroup, restart the computers. Then restart, go to control panel Network places and click Show workgroup computers". In the folder window you should see all the computers connected to your local network.
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After that, you just have to configure access to files and folders on each computer. Right-click the hard disk icon, which should be available to computers on the internal network and click "Properties", then in the tab "Access", click "share this folder".
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The files on the current disk can be exchange within your local network.

Advice 2 : How to set Internet connection on LAN

The majority of users create a home LAN with only one ultimate goal – to provide access to the Internet all computers and laptops and the network. To implement this task, you must know how to configure the local network.
How to set Internet connection on LAN
You will need
  • A network hub.
Instruction
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You can come up with a huge number of schemes local area network with shared Internet access. We consider a situation in which for the connection of computers together to use for a network hub, and one of the PCs included in the network will function as a server and router.
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Just want to note that this method is one of the cheapest but not the most convenient. Purchase additional network card for the computer and network hub for network creation.
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Place the hub in the most convenient location. Remember that you'll need to connect it to AC power. Connect all the computers and laptops that will be part of a local network, with the network hub.
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The computer to which you connect additional network card, connect with cable Internet access. Configure the connection in accordance with the provider's recommendations.
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Open the properties of the created connection to the Internet. Select the tab "Access". Allow me to use the Internet connection of the computer to the local network. Specify the network that is built using hub.
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Go to network connection properties. Open the data transfer Protocol TCP/IPv4. Set a static IP address which should be 192.168.0.1.
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Perform a similar configuration of the network adapters of other computers. Each time, change the last digit of the IP address in the field "Preferred DNS server" and "default gateway" enter the IP address of the computer.
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If you did everything correctly, then all the LAN computers will have access to the Internet. A prerequisite for this: computer-router must be enabled. Naturally, the Internet connection he should be active.

Advice 3 : Network neighborhood: how to find the settings

Network environment in modern operating systems is called desktop element, which graphically displays all the computers connected via LAN (wired or wireless). Using network neighborhood, you can make the exchange of files between computers, if transmission access is opened.
Network neighborhood: how to find the settings
You will need
  • Primary skills of personal computer.
Instruction
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Usually when you have a local network components the network environment are displayed in the start menu". In order to find them, click "start" (located on the left side of the taskbar). In the right column should be under "my Network places". Click on it once with the left mouse button. Folder opens network environment.
If the start menu" no lines "my Network places", then you can add it there. To do this, call the task Bar and click on the "start" button once the right mouse button. In the popup action menu, select the line "Properties". In the opened settings window, activate the tab "start Menu"". In front line with the name of the selected menu is "Configure" button, click it. In the menu settings select the "Advanced" tab. In this tab there is a block "menu Items "start", the bottom of which has the line "my Network places", you want to activate. After stitching you will be activated, close the Windows settings by clicking them in the "OK"button.
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There is another way to open a folder "Network neighborhood". To do this, open the folder "My computer" (from desktop or from the start menu). In the left part of the window normally displays a list of typical tasks for folders. In drawer unit "Other places" find the line "Network neighborhood" and click on it with the left mouse button once. This will open a window with the network environment.
Useful advice
If the folder "my Network places" is empty, check the LAN settings.
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