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Windows 7 Networking Tips

You can find tips for doing Windows 7 networking in this networking page. I'm still in the process to write more networking articles in Windows 7, so you should come back to this page again to find out more.

Windows 7 End of Support
Windows 7 will be end of support after January 14, 2020! This means technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your computer will no longer be available after this date.

How to Enable Windows Firewall in Windows 7
Let’s explore on how to enable Windows Firewall in Windows 7 quickly! Firewall is basic security feature that you need to have on computer nowadays, so that it will block those unauthorized network access that includes virus, worm or hacking attempts from other computers or Internet.

How to Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7
If you are interested to know how to enable or disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7, then you have come to the right place.

Checking Network Connection Status in Windows 7
Let me show you a quick way to find out network connection status of connected network connection in your Windows 7 computer, it provides useful connection information for you to understand the network status and also ease you on network connection troubleshooting.

How to Disable or Enable Network Adapter in Windows 7
How to disable or enable network adapter in Windows 7? This is fairly simple and handy task. Here are some scenarios that you might want to perform this task.

Network Troubleshooting in Windows 7
Let’s explore network troubleshooting in Windows 7 here! This is built-in feature in Windows 7 that assists you to troubleshoot and resolve Internet connection, network adapter, file sharing, printing or other network related problems.

How to Open Network Connection List Quickly in Windows 7
How to open network connection list or network adapter list quickly in Windows 7? As you know there are several ways you can use to open network connection list or modify network adapter settings in Windows 7, so here I would like to show you the ways to open it.

Public Folder Sharing in Windows 7
Public folder sharing in Windows 7 is suitable for you if you wish to share files with many users on your computer or network quickly. This is one of many file or folder sharing methods that you can use in Windows 7.

Homegroup – Sharing File Easier in Windows 7
Would like to give some introduction! Homegroup is new feature in Windows 7 to make file, printer, picture, music, video or other documents sharing easier and faster.

Windows 7 Homegroup Creation
Let's explore on Windows 7 homegroup creation here, so that you can share file, image, picture, music, video, printer or other types of documents with other Windows users easier and faster.

Using Windows 7 to Join Homegroup for File Sharing
Let's use Windows 7 to join homegroup for file sharing! Homegroup is new feature in Windows 7 to ease file, printer or other media file sharing in secure method.

Quick Way to View Homegroup Password in Windows 7
You might want to view homegroup password again if you have forgotten after creating the homegroup some time ago, so that you can still share this homegroup password with other users on your home network.

How to Change Homegroup Password in Windows 7
How to change homegroup password in Windows 7? You might want to do this if the original password is not easy to remember and you want to set it to the one you prefer. If you want to stop homegroup sharing with some users, you can also achieve this objective by changing the homegroup password.

Simple Way to Delete or Leave Homegroup in Windows 7
Let's explore how to delete or leave homegroup in Windows 7 here, so that you could stop library, document, media file or other sharings with other users on homegroup.

Cannot Leave Homegroup in Windows 7! What to do Next?
If you cannot leave homegroup in Windows 7 by receiving the message "Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup" after trying to do it in homegroup window, check out more here on what you can do to solve the problem.

PPPoE Dialer Setup in Windows 7
PPPoE dialer setup is required in Windows 7 if your DSL modem is in bridge mode, so that you need to use this dialer with username and password information to manually connect to Internet.

How to Set Up PPTP VPN Server in Windows 7
This article will show you how to set up PPTP VPN server in Windows 7, you will then be able to connect to it securely and access your home network resources from Internet.

Windows 7 Network Card Configuration
Let’s talk about Windows 7 network card (network adapter) configuration here, so that you could connect to Ethernet home network with wired connection.

Password Protected File Sharing in Windows 7
If you are not aware, password protected file sharing in Windows 7 is useful to only allow limited users to access shared file/folder after having successful username and password authentication. This is recommended file sharing method to avoid unauthorized file access.

Dial Up Internet Connection Setup in Windows 7
Although dial up Internet connection is not popular anymore due to slow speed (up to 56Kbps only) if you compare to cable, DSL or wireless Internet connection, but it’s still used in those rural areas that do not have much faster Internet connection.

How to Disable File Sharing in Windows 7
Let's talk about how to disable file sharing in Windows 7 here. It's pretty simple! There are two ways to do it, you can disable all file sharing or just disable the file sharing on specific file/folder.

Networking Windows 7 and Windows XP
Talking about networking Windows 7 and Windows XP, there are several ways you could do it, I will briefly explain here.

Simple File Sharing in Windows 7
Simple file sharing in Windows 7 is pretty easy and common to be used to share file/folder with other users that use Windows XP, Vista or 7 in same workgroup.

Changing the Network Location Type in Windows 7
You will be required to select network location type in Windows 7 when you first connects that computer to network, this will automatically set the appropriate firewall and security settings on computer.

Enabling or Disabling Network Discovery in Windows 7
Network discovery in Windows 7 is the similar feature you can find in Windows Vista, which allows your computer to find and discover other computers and display them in network map. If this feature is disabled, other computer will not be able to see your computer too.

How to Disable IPv6 in Windows 7
How to disable IPv6 in Windows 7, the feature which is enabled by default? Most of the Windows users might ask this question as this IPv6 feature is not popular yet and not in used by most of the users.

Network Icon Explanation in Windows 7
This is simple network icon explanation in Windows 7 article, and this icon useful to give you visual indication of network connection status of your computer.

Simple Methods to Access Shared Files or Printer in Windows 7
Here are some simple methods to access shared files or printer of other computers on same network in Windows 7, and you can always choose the method which you prefer.

Assigning Computer Name and Workgroup in Windows 7
Assigning computer name and workgroup in Windows 7 is highly recommended, because it allows other computers to access your computer to access shared file or printer easily by using computer name.

Quick Way to Configure IP Address and Other Network Information in Windows 7
Let me show you how to configure IP address and other network information in Windows 7 here. As you know IP address must be configured on computer in order to communicate with other computers.

Checking Network or Wireless Adapter Driver Status in Windows 7
Hello! You are advised to check network or wireless adapter driver status in Windows 7 after installing the driver.

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