How to set-up a Home Network:
- Click Start and choose Control Panel
- Click Network and Internet Connections
- Choose Network Connections
- Right-click the Local Area Connection and choose Properties
- Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button
- Tick: Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
- Click OK to close the box, then OK on the next to apply the setting.
- Configure the workgroup settings per the next section.
|Note: If you have a My Network Places icon somewhere, you can right-click it and choose properties in substitution of the first three steps
|Workgroup and Computer Name Settings:
- Click Start then right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
(This can be done if you have the icon on your desktop also)
- Choose the Computer Name tab and click the Change button
- Under Member of: tick the Workgroup option and type in a network name, or leave it as the default.
(Keep in mind, for your computers to see each other on the network, the workgroup names must all be identical)
- Click OK to apply the settings, then OK again to close the remaining box.
- You're Finished!
3 responses to “How to Set Up a Home Network”
Great “how to” article! thanks a bunch!
My work laptop is on my work’s network i.e. when i go to My Computer-> Properties-> Computer Name-> Change it has my work’s domain in the Domain text box. I want to use this on my home network however i dont want to lose the domain as I need this for work. Is there anything I can do? Thanks
Nice tutorial, very detailed and for sure lots of us can easily follow it and set up our own Home Network connection. Thanks for this article Josh.