Network & HomeGroup
Setup for Microsoft Windows 10
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The presence of multiple computers in the home or the formation of small development teams have created a demand for a simple networking system in order to share information.
This document will focus on a network configuration that uses the homegroup function of Windows 10. The system complex includes four (4) laptop computers, a router and three (3) Hard Disk Drives (HDD's of 2 terrabytes each). The laptops access the HDD's via a wireless connection. The HDD's are attached to the router via an Ethernet or USB connection.
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The following describes the multi-system environment that is currently used for small development projects.
The following diagram shows a multi-system environment that uses the Home Group Function of Microsoft Windows.
|Note: The Configuration as of April, 2017|
|Overview of a SIMOTIME Multi-System Network|
The following sections will describe each of the components in the preceding diagram.
The router is the hub (or center) of the multi-system environment.
A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a hardware device that uses (or modulates) a carrier wave to encode digital information for transmission over a telephone line or other data exchange medium. Also, a modem is used to receive the information and demodulates (or restores) the signals back to their original digital format.
For our purposes a modem is simply used to provide access to the Internet.
The following describes the five (5) laptop systems that are included in the network.
This is the primary system in the network. The Homegroup is created using this system. During the fourth quarter of 2015 we decided to create a small network where 3-7 developers would be able to work on smaller or specialized projects. Also, we needed to increase our focus on Windows 10 as a primary system environment. We acquired a Microsoft Surface Book with Windows 10 and created a Homegroup.
During the first quarter of 2015 we decided to increase our usage of ultralights and tablets. We acquired a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8. During the third quarter of 2015 we upgraded this system to Windows 10.
This system has been in use since the first quarter of 2014. It is an ACER Ultralight running Windows 8.
This system has been in use since the first quarter of 2012. It is a DELL Latitude E6520 running Windows 7 Ultimate.
This system has been in use since the April of 2017. It is a System/76 Serval WS running Linux Ubuntu 16.04.
The following describes the Storage Devices attached to the router and shared with all members of the Homegroup.
This is a Toshiba, 2TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) attached to the router using a USB3 connection.
|C:\>net use U: \\Readyshare\USB_Storage|
This is a Western Digital, 2TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) attached to the router using an Ethernet connection.
|C:\>net use W: \\WDMYCLOUD\UNITST01|
This is a Seagate, 2TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) attached to the Netgear Wireless router using an Ethernet connection.
|C:\>net use S: "\\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public\SIMSYS01"|
Note-01 The shared device name in the preceding NET USE command is encased between a set of Double Quote characters because the name contains space characters.
The shared printer of the multi-system environment is an Epson XP-630 Series.
This section will focus on leveraging the resources of a networked environment and using the the individual utililities and resources provided by the various components that make up the network.
When we first installed NETGEAR Genie for Windows 10 it did not work when we clicked on the Desktop ICON. We discovered that NETGEAR Genie could be started using the following process. Also, this process provided additional information that we found very useful.
|1.||Hover over the "Windows Start" and press the "Right" Mouse Button.|
|2.||Select "Control Panel"|
|3.||Select "Hardware and Sound"|
|4.||Select "Devices and Printers"|
|5.||Under the "Devices" section the "R8500(Gateway)" was displayed. By clicking on this item a window with the current version of the Netgear Genie should be displayed.|
The preceding steps should display the following window.
The following is accessible from the Windows Control Panel.
The preceding is accessible from the Windows Control Panel by selecting the "Hardware and Sound" option and then selecting the "Devices and Printers" option.
The NET command provides a user with the ability to view or manage the activities and functions of a network. The NET HELP command will provide additional information about the NET command.
In response to a NET HELP request the following information is provided.
The syntax of this command is: NET HELP command -or- NET command /HELP Commands available are: NET ACCOUNTS NET HELPMSG NET STATISTICS NET COMPUTER NET LOCALGROUP NET STOP NET CONFIG NET PAUSE NET TIME NET CONTINUE NET SESSION NET USE NET FILE NET SHARE NET USER NET GROUP NET START NET VIEW NET HELP NET HELP NAMES explains different types of names in NET HELP syntax lines. NET HELP SERVICES lists some of the services you can start. NET HELP SYNTAX explains how to read NET HELP syntax lines. NET HELP command | MORE displays Help one screen at a time.
The NET VIEW command displays a list of resources being shared on a computer. When used without options, it displays a list of computers in the current domain or network.
In response to a NET VIEW request the following information is provided.
Server Name Remark ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \\READYSHARE readyshare \\SIMOACER ACER Ultralight \\SIMODELL DELL Latitude E6520 \\SURFBOOK Surface Book for SimoTime \\SURFPRO3 Surface Pro 3 \\WDMYCLOUD WD My Cloud The command completed successfully.
The following table shows the theoretical maximum data rates for USB connections or interfaces.
|Low Speed||1.5 Mbit/s||USB 1.0||Jan-1996||White|
|Full Speed||12 Mbit/s||USB 1.0||Sep-1998||White|
|High Speed||480 Mbit/s||USB 2.0||Apr-2000||Black|
|SuperSpeed||5 Gbit/s||USB 3.0||Nov-2008||Sky Blue|
|SuperSpeed+||10 Gbit/s||USB 3.1||Dec-2014||Teal|
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