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I'm pretty amazed with Windows 7. Windows 7 includes new features that can make your network easier to set up, easier to use, and is more secure. Whether you are connecting to a small office or home network, Windows 7 makes connectivity easier than previous versions of Windows. With two or more computers in a small home or office, a network is a ideal solution and there are numerous ways of networking with Windows. There are lots of reasons to consider a network. Get the information you need here to set up a network.

Solve networking problems with the Network Diagnostics Tool

Networking problems? See how the Network Diagnostics tool for Windows Vista or Windows 7 can help you diagnose and correct many common networking issues.

Wireless Networking

Windows Vista improves wireless network experience in number of ways. It now has enhanced support to keep you data secure with the latest wireless security protocols, including WPA2. Windows Vista can help avoid to connect to unwanted networks. You don't even need a wireless router or wireless access point. Windows Vista makes it easy to setup ad-hoc meeting networks.

Enhancements in the Windows Firewall

Microsoft Windows Vista include a new and enchanced version of the Windows Firewall. Like the current Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Windows Firewall supports firewalling for both incoming and outgoing traffic. A network administrator can configure a set of rules to block traffic to specified ports or to specific addresses.

The New Windows Firewall in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0106.mspx

Set Up File and Printer Sharing

This article explains how to set up file and printer sharing on a home network with computers running different versions of Windows.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-windows

Last Modified: 2013-07-14.