Wireless HomeGroup on Windows® 7
What are the features and uses of wireless HomeGroup on Windows 7?
The latest operating system launched by Microsoft is the Windows 7. Its exciting features make for a great computing experience for the users. Snap, HomeGroup, improved taskbar, new turn on, turn off features are some of the attractive features of Windows 7. Using this operating system, you would be able to connect the printers and other personal computers at your home. Without much problem you can share music, movies, and other files. It connects only if you decide to connect, otherwise the data remains private. By using wired or wireless network, you can join your personal computer to HomeGroup. In order to set up HomeGroup, you would need at least two PCs that have Windows 7 installed on them.
Some of the features and uses of wireless HomeGroup on Windows 7 system are:
- To share libraries
- Sharing of media
- Helps to share printers
To share libraries
With the help of HomeGroup feature on Windows 7 system, you can share libraries. For that you would have to follow certain steps. You would need to go to the 'Control Panel' by clicking on 'Start' menu, and then click on HomeGroup. From the 'Share libraries and printers', you would have to select the check box for each library that you want to share. As a final step, save the changes.
Sharing of media
The HomeGroup feature on Windows 7 system would help you to share media with other devices on the network. Thus you can share pictures or you can share music with the network media player. But this shared media is not secure. So in case anyone connects to your network, then they can receive your shared media.
Wireless HomeGroup feature on Windows 7 system help you to share printers that are connected with a USB cable. After the printer is shared, you can access it through the 'Print' dialog box. In order to share your printer with HomeGroup you would have to follow certain steps. Go to the 'Control Panel' on the 'Start' menu and click on HomeGroup. After that you need to install the printer. Select the printer’s check box and save changes.
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