If you have several computers at home or at work and you want to access a single printer, you might find this hard to. In fact, many people will just throw their hands up and just settle to saying and believing that the printer can only be connected to a single computer. However, this is not true. You can connect the printer with each and every computer and enjoy the benefits that come with that. This is how great modern technology is. No need to worry about connecting a printer to every computer.

Network HomeGroup

If you are using Windows 8.x, the task of knowing what is shared with you in a Homegroup is pretty easy. All you have to do is open the File Explorer and see all the accounts that share with the Homegroup. It is good to note here that a single account may exist across different computers. To access stuff that has been shared within the group, all you have to do is double click on the item.

The story is not much different in Windows 7. You will however need to go to the Windows Explorer and open the Homegroup folder. Here you will see all the accounts and computers that share anything with the Homegroup.  You can access anyone of the folders in shown in the Homegroup. However, this will mainly depend on the permission and the extent the creator of the said folder allowed.

You can view all that is shared within a network by just clicking on the ‘Network’ section. Here you will find all the computers that form part of your network and which form part of your Workgroup. In case you want to know what each of the computers shares with the network, you should double click on its icon.  If that particular computer is not sharing anything with your computer, a security prompt will pop up.

You should enter the username and the password as appropriate so as not to be blocked from accessing the computer that prompts for a security check. If you have a windows email, you should use it and use the appropriate password to accompany it. You will then be able to access the contents that the said computer has shared with the network.

Network Computers

Running a networked office is easy and it only takes a few minutes to get your computers networked. It is quick way to keep work going without interruptions as employees share information.

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