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Hands On: Configuring Windows XP Home for Networking Chapter 1b Panko’s Business Data Networks and Telecommunications, 6 th edition Copyright 2007 Prentice-Hall.

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1 Hands On: Configuring Windows XP Home for Networking Chapter 1b Panko’s Business Data Networks and Telecommunications, 6 th edition Copyright 2007 Prentice-Hall May only be used by adopters of the book

2 1b-2 Windows XP Home Networking Windows XP –The dominant client operating system from Microsoft today –Strong security features make it a wise upgrade for older computers –Strong networking features –Windows XP Home is fine for home networks –Windows XP Professional is used within firms Has similar basic networking setup

3 1b-3 Topics Network and Internet Connections dialog box –Your starting point for almost all networking setup tasks Setting up an Internet connection Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file and printer sharing –Allowing your directories and printers to be shared –Using shares on other computers

4 1b-4 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box (Figures 1b-1 and 1b-2) To bring up this dialog box, Hit Start, then Control Panel. Select Network and Internet Connections

5 1b-5 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued Set up or change your Internet connection Begins a Wizard for that task

6 1b-6 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued Create a connection to the network at your workplace is for setting up a VPN

7 1b-7 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued Set up or change your home or small office network is for setting up file and printer sharing among PCs in your home

8 1b-8 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued Network Connections lets you see and manage your existing network connections

9 1b-9 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued My Network Places Shows network resources you can use. Troubleshooters is for diagnosing networking and Explorer problems Internet Options is for customizing your use of the Internet

10 1b-10 Topics Network and Internet Connections dialog box Setting up an Internet connection –Hardware Options –The Process Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file and printer sharing –Allowing your directories and printers to be shared –Using shares on other computers

11 1b-11 Hardware Options Using an Access Router (Gateway) –Simple and relatively inexpensive Access Router

12 1b-12 Hardware Options Internet Connection Sharing –Computer connected to the Internet has two NICs –One NIC runs to the Internet, the other to a switch –Other PCs connect to the switch –Saves little money Ethernet Switch Cable Modem NIC 1NIC 2 Due to price changes, This option no longer makes sense

13 1b-13 Hardware Options Internet Connection Sharing –Computer connected to the Internet has two NICs –If there is only one other PC, the second NIC can connect directly with the other PC’s RJ-45 jack with a crossover cable (which reverses pins) –Avoids cost of access router Cable Modem Crossover UTP Cable Due to price changes, This option no longer makes sense

14 1b-14 Network and Internet Connections Dialog Box, Continued Set up or change your Internet connection Opens a Wizard

15 1b Internet Properties Connections Tab 2. Click on Setup to create a broadband connection

16 1b-16 Setting Up or Changing a Connection, Continued Click on Next button

17 1b-17 Setting Up or Changing a Connection, Continued Select “Connect to the Internet”

18 1b-18 Setting Up or Changing a Connection, Continued Select “Set up my connection manually”

19 1b-19 Setting Up or Changing a Connection, Continued Usually Select “Connect using a broadband connection that is always on”

20 1b-20 Setting Up or Changing a Connection, Continued Finish the connection

21 1b-21 Topics Network and Internet Connections dialog box Setting up an Internet connection Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file and printer sharing –Allowing your directories and printers to be shared –Using shares on other computers

22 1b-22 Turning on Sharing 1. Set up or change your home or small office network is for setting up file and printer sharing among PCs in your home 2. In Microsoft Windows terminology, files and directories, and printers that are shared are called shares.

23 1b-23 Turning on Sharing, Continued These options turn on file (and directory) sharing and printer sharing

24 1b-24 Turning on Sharing, Continued Go through this checklist

25 1b-25 Turning on Sharing, Continued You must give your computer a name. Others will access it via this name.

26 1b-26 Turning on Sharing, Continued You must specify a workgroup name for your home network. All computers on the network must be given the same workgroup name. This common workgroup name is how computers in the workgroup find one another

27 1b-27 Turning on Sharing, Continued Do NOT use the default workgroup name MSHOME. This lets hackers break in easily

28 1b-28 Turning on Sharing, Continued The computer will apply the settings.

29 1b-29 Turning on Sharing, Continued What is Shared? –By default, ONLY the Shared Documents directory (SharedDocs) is shared automatically Anyone using the same workgroup name can read, change, delete, and add files to this directory! To share files, copy them here from your other directories, which are protected by default –You may share other directories –You may share printers Warning!

30 1b-30 Turning on Sharing, Continued You can share another directory through Windows Explorer (My Computer, etc.) –Right click on the directory –In the directory’s Properties box, select the Sharing tab –Under network sharing and security, click on “Share this folder on the network” –Enter a share name by which others will access it –Click on “Allow network users to change my files” if you want more than read-only access

31 1b-31 Turning on Sharing, Continued Designating Specific Printers to be shared –Click on Start / Printers and Faxes –Right-click on the printer you want to share Select Properties –Continue on the next slide…

32 1b-32 Turning on Sharing, Continued Click on the Sharing tab. Select “Share this printer”. Give it a Share name. Others will access it by this name. If other computers run older versions of Windows, you may need to add drivers on those computers.

33 1b-33 Topics Network and Internet Connections dialog box Setting up an Internet connection Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file and printer sharing –Allowing your directories and printers to be shared –Using shares on other computers

34 1b-34 Accessing Shared Files Click on Start / My Network Places –Select the directory share you wish to use –All shares whose computers have the same workgroup name will be found automatically

35 1b-35 Accessing a Shared Printer Step 1: Make a Shared Printer Accessible to You Select Start / Printers and Faxes The Printers and Faxes Dialog Box Will Appear (Next slide)

36 1b-36 Accessing a Shared Printer Select “Add a printer”

37 1b-37 Accessing a Shared Printer A Wizard will be activated

38 1b-38 Accessing a Shared Printer Select “A network printer …”

39 1b-39 Accessing a Shared Printer Select “Browse for a printer”

40 1b-40 Accessing a Shared Printer Select a printer from the available printers. Then select “Next” The printer will then be available to you.

41 1b-41 Accessing a Shared Printer Step 2: Printing after you have added the printer –In any application … Select Print Choose the network printer from the Name: drop- down menu


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