This Geek School class will teach you everything you need to know about sharing files and resources like printers in a Windows-based network.
This How-To Geek School class is intended for people who have their own home network with at least one Windows PC or device. The end objective is to give you the knowledge you need in order to set up sharing in Windows and be able to share files, folders, and devices with other PCs or devices in your home network, regardless of the operating system.
In this lesson you will learn several networking concepts: the workgroup, the computer name, the IP address, the network location and the Homegroup. Our objective is for you to understand what these concepts are and what their role in network sharing is.
The objective for this lesson is to explain all the network sharing settings that are available in Windows and what they do. It sounds simple, isn’t it? But unfortunately it is not.
The objective for this lesson is to explain the Public folder concept, what it is and how it works. As you will see, this folder can be used both for sharing with other people that use the same computer and with others on the network.
The objective for this lesson is for you to gain a complete understanding of the Homegroup concept and how it works for network sharing.
The objective for this lesson is to explain in detail what the “Sharing Wizard” in Windows is, how it works, and how to use it in network sharing.
The objective for this lesson is to explain the concept of “Advanced Sharing” and how it works in Windows.
The objective for this lesson is to explain what network drives and network locations are, what they do, why they are useful, and how to use them.
The objective for this lesson is to explain how to share your printer and external hard drives with others on the network.
For the last lesson in this Geek School series, we will talk about accessing everything that’s shared on the network.