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Can 1 computer be part of 2 workgroups at the same time?

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    Windows 7 home x64

    Can 1 computer be part of 2 workgroups at the same time?


    Hello everyone.

    Currently I have a home network and need to do some rewiring but wanted to know if a software solution exists.

    Right now I have the following setup

    Code:
      +------+           +--------------+       +--------------------+
      |Modem|----------->|Wi-Fi Router |+-------->|Desktop Computer|
      +------+           +--------------+       +--------------------+
                              +       +
                              |       |
                              |       |               +------+
                              |       +-------------->|Server|
                              v                       +------+
                              +----------------+
                              |Laptop Computer| (wifi atapter is OFF)
                              +----------------+
                                    +
                                    |
                                    v
                              +---------------+
                             |Network Storage| (security storage computer NAS200)
                              +---------------+
    My laptop computer is the only computer has 2 NIC and thus I have set it up so that no other computers on my network can reach the network storage. I will be changing how things are wired together so that the network storage will now be connected through the Wi-Fi router, however I want to maintain the security of not allowing other computers on my network from reaching the network storage.

    Is there a way that I can do this? Can I put the network storage computer on a different workgroup from the other computers? Can I have my laptop see 2 work groups so that it can see both the network storage and my home (unrestricted) LAN?

    I am running windows 8 (not 8.1) x64 on all my computers. My router is a Linsys E4200.

    Thanks
    -S

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  2. #2


    You can't really do this with workgroups but you can do this if you create a Homegroup just for the laptop.

    The Homegroup works like a Domain on the Workgroup, once you set it up then none of the other workgroup machines could access the laptop or the storage drives unless you enable the "Everyone" share for a Library or it's connected storage drive.

    This way you would still have access to all the other machines from the laptop but they can't access any shared folders or drives on the laptop.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 22
    Windows 7 home x64


    Thanks for the reply. So the homegroup for the laptop will work to connect to network storage computer if the network storage computer is a linux based os?

    Here is what it is
    http://www.digital-transition.com/wp...AS200boxed.JPG
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by nzdreamer55 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. So the homegroup for the laptop will work to connect to network storage computer if the network storage computer is a linux based os?

    Here is what it is
    http://www.digital-transition.com/wp...AS200boxed.JPG
    Not sure about with Linux. I assumed the laptop was Windows 7 or 8.

    Where is the Linux machine in this system?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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