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Network install step by step

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 pro

    Network install step by step


    Please edit this if needed or post a better or different document. Thanks


    Basic rules of networking on Windows (I'm assuming this includes 8, 8.1)

    1. Computers need to be in the same WORKGROUP

    2. Computers in the same network need to have different IP numbers

    3. Computers should be able to ping each other (CMD ping \\192.168.0.9) and enter your user name and password)

    4. No 2 or more computers in the same network should have the same computer name

    5. Just because you can't see a computer in the networking window doesn't mean it's not there, try "//xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" in Windows Explorer

    6. Private networks should consist of the following IP numbers: 10.0.0.0-10.255.255.255 or 172.16.0.0-172.31.255.255 or 192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255

    7. Turn on File Sharing and Network Discovery, check use user name and password to connect to other computers

    8. Every computer that a user needs access to in the network should have them as a user on it

    9. Share the folders or drives you want to have access to on the network

    10. If you still have problems it could be possible hardware networking is bad in one of the computers

    11. You may need to have your user name and password on the computer you are going access??

    12. If it asks for user name and password (under the heading of Account) use the computer name and password on the computer you are accessing??

    13. Check to see if there are any other networks installed and for remove HomeGroups, these may need to be removed.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What is the purpose of this list? Are you asking if the assertions are correct?

    As far as I know:

    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    1. Computers need to be in the same WORKGROUP
    Not necessarily, no.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    2. Computers in the same network need to have different IP numbers
    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    3. Computers should be able to ping each other (CMD ping \\192.168.0.9) and enter your user name and password)
    ping, yes. You don't enter name and password for ping though
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    4. No 2 or more computers in the same network should have the same computer name
    yes
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    5. Just because you can't see a computer in the networking window doesn't mean it's not there, try "//xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" in Windows Explorer
    yes but you already pinged it.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    6. Private networks should consist of the following IP numbers: 10.0.0.0-10.255.255.255 or 172.16.0.0-172.31.255.255 or 192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255
    depending on your router.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    7. Turn on File Sharing and Network Discovery, check use user name and password to connect to other computers
    don't have to turn on network discovery.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    8. Every computer that a user needs access to in the network should have them as a user on it
    no, not required.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    9. Share the folders or drives you want to have access to on the network
    yes
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    10. If you still have problems it could be possible hardware networking is bad in one of the computers
    ok
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    11. You may need to have your user name and password on the computer you are going access??
    not necessarily. A user - needn't be yours.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    12. If it asks for user name and password (under the heading of Account) use the computer name and password on the computer you are accessing??
    or workgroup/computer name or domain/computer name or microsoft account.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjantz1 View Post
    13. Check to see if there are any other networks installed and for remove HomeGroups, these may need to be removed.
    don't know what you mean.
    Last edited by adamf; 13 Sep 2014 at 08:55.
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  3. #3


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    I am thinking the same thing AdamF. I am trying to figure out what the OP is trying to get across.
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