Going Home? Take your Group Along!
Home Networking made easy with Windows 7 HomeGroup.
It’s incredible how technology has crept into our lives and changed the way we live.Â For instance, you can now sit in the comfort of your room and be in cruise control while sharing your music, videos, printers, and pictures et cetera across your home network computers.
HomeGroup in Windows 7 gives the user dual benefits. Apart from its primary feature, which is to enable easier sharing of files and information across multiple computers on a home network, it also protects these shared files and data from hackers and other wireless-network users which are not from your network.
HomeGroup is not altogether exclusive to Windows 7 alone. Local Area Networking (LAN) in Windows has been featured in previously released Microsoft operating systems, only to end up as a dinky little icon on a computer.
However this time around, the new HomeGroup has a friendlier User Interface, which makes it a lot easier to share files and data, including printers, across multiple Windows 7 computers.
That’s not all. HomeGroup in Windows 7 is also password protected. Which means you can decide what you want to share and what to keep as private.
The HomeGroup feature is quite the simplification of the, now obsolete, Windows filesharing. However, one can still set up sharing for older Microsoft operating system computers with the old Windows filesharing.