Windows® 7 Network Discovery
Get to know more about discovering the network in Windows 7.
In a network involving many computers, it is essential to have some facilities that can enable a computer to see other computers that are present in the network. In order to make this possible, the operating system must have such facilities to detect and display the computers found in the network. Windows 7 has such facilities that can help a computer in the network to scan the computers that are available. Due to this reason many networks use Windows 7 as the key operating system for performing various functions like sharing files and devices among many computers in a network. Moreover the usability of Windows 7 is a great advantage that made it essential for the purpose of networking. In Windows 7 many advanced settings are available to configure various settings that can enable a network to function effectively in various aspects. Windows 7 network discovery option is very useful for computers in the network.
Here is how to configure network discovery in Windows 7:
- Networking in Windows 7 Computers
- Network Discovery
- Toggling Network Discovery
Networking in Windows 7 Computers
In many workplaces and educational institutions where wired and wireless connectivity are enabled, Windows 7 is the ideal OS in many computers. In both cases Windows 7 OS is very helpful in efficient networking. In some workplaces it is very difficult to get access to the network and find other computers that are available in the network. Even is such scenarios, it is very easy for Windows 7 to assist computers to perform various functions that are to be performed among the computers.
Windows 7 network discovery is a setting that helps various computers and devices in a network to witness the presence of other devices that are connected to the network. It is up to the user of a computer to know the presence of the other computers that are present in the network. Accordingly, the user of a computer or device can change the settings in Windows 7 OS. There are three options provided by Windows 7 for customizing the computer to witness the presence of the computers. They are On state, Off State and Custom state. The first two states are easy to understand by their names. The last state is to enable some particular setting for enabling some particular devices to be visible in the network discovery option. Moreover, the options for sharing the files and folders can also be customized.
For enabling the visibility of the computers in a network, go to the 'Control Panel' folder and look for an option called 'Advanced sharing' settings. In the search box of this folder type the word 'Network'. Now the search result will show Network and Sharing Center and then click on this option. You can find an option called 'Change advanced sharing settings' which is placed on the left pane of the folder. Just click it and find the option called 'Network discovery' by expanding the network profile. If you want to turn on or off the network discovery option, select the appropriate option and save the settings.
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