Add Network Place in Windows® 7
What is the role of network place in Windows 7 and what are the ways to add a network place in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System available. This has got so many extra features when compared to other Operating Systems. My Network Places is a standard feature of Windows 7. My Network Places would allow you to find network resources. It would also support creating descriptively-named shortcuts for network resources. My Network Places could be a useful troubleshooting tool in situations where two local networked devices could not be able to communicate with each other. Resources that do not appear in the Microsoft Windows Network are likely networked improperly. Resources would not appear in My Network Places for any of the following reasons like firewall interference, workgroup naming, other Windows software settings and TCP/IP address settings.
Following points explain about network places and tips to add network places:
- My network places
- Tips to add network places
My network places
My Network Places is a utility for browsing network resources (places) in Microsoft Windows ME, Windows 2000 and newer Windows operating systems like Windows 7. The network resources would include shared file folders on other computers, networked local printers, Web links (URLs). This could be accessed from Start menu. When you open this window you could add, search for and remotely access these network resources. My Network Places would have replaced the 'Network Neighborhood' utility found in Windows 98 and older Windows operating systems. My Network Places would also offer additional functionality not available through Network Neighborhood.
Network browsing is a feature of 'My Network Places' you would use most often. Through My Network Places, Windows could search for shared network files, printers and other resources present on network. 'Add Network Places' is a wizard which would define a network resource by entering folder name, web link etc. Removing a network resource from the 'My Network Places' list would work as in Windows Explorer. This would represent any network resource could be deleted. The 'View Network Connections' in 'My Network Places' would launch Windows Network Connections window.
Firstly, right click on Start and then choose 'Open all Users'. Then next choose 'My Network Places'. Then click 'Add a Network Place' on the left toolbar. This would start the Add Network Place Wizard and click 'Next'. You need to make sure that 'Choose Another Network Location' is selected and then click 'Next'. In that, you have to type the address and click 'Next'. Now, you would be asked for login information. You have to type in your mail login for the Username and your password for the password and click 'OK'. In the box, you have to type the name of connection. This is end of wizard.
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