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Creating a home wireless network using 3 different windows versions

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    I have 2 laptops, one is running VISTA and one is running Windows 8. They are connected to my wireless router. I also have a desktop running Windows 7 that is wired to router. I have searched the internet and cannot find how to set up a new network without using a HOMEGROUP? If there is a question already posted about this just send me a link. I am so frustrated. I am usually pretty good at this stuff.

    thank you in advance
     
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    If they are all connected to the same router they are already on the same (local area) network. If you mean file and printer sharing the above links should help, and maybe my short descriptions ...

    Short description for Vista file sharing.

    Go into the network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private.' In the Sharing and Discovery section you can configure File sharing, Public folder sharing (similar to Shared Documents in previous Windows), Printer sharing and Password protected sharing.

    Vista requires that a user account be password protected before it will permit file sharing.

    You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

    Short description for Windows 7 file and printer sharing:

    Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Home' (or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

    You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

    You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

    Windows 8: when I first booted up my Windows 8 I accepted the default settings, which automatically enabled file and printer sharing. If it's necessary to do any configuring it's probably very similar to Windows 7, but I haven't yet looked at this aspect.
     
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