When you have a lot of computers or when you have a huge house, it may be a minor annoyance if you have to go to one computer to another just to get certain files. Fortunately, there are ways around this now. You can use the Internet and send a special e-mail message to another computer so that the file could be retrieved there for instance. The problem is, what if you don’t want to move across the hall to get the message? What do you do then?
This is where home network software comes in. Networking software could easily make your computers at home (in different floors and rooms!) function as one super computer. Well, not really like super computer – more like a very big web of data and files that could be easily accessed from anywhere within the house. This should be a great reprieve for those who may have to get up a flight of stairs (or two) just to get a small file. If you have a small office in your home or if you have collaborative projects with the people you live with, it would be a great idea to install home network software on your computers. Here’s how you do it the right way:
- First and foremost, you have to select the network software that would best suit your needs. It’s not enough to just get the first one that you see. Carefully analyze the features of each program package to see what is the best fit for your requirements and demands.
- Once you have purchased the bundle that appeals to you the most, study the manual and the other reading materials that comes with the product. This should help you get familiarized with a lot of the processes involved in the software including actual installation and real time use.
- Most programs would only need to be installed via a plug-and-play application in the case of an installer CD or a simple one-click installer like in the case of a downloaded file. This would be fairly self explanatory.
- The software would be guiding you on how to set the designated permissions and codes to make sure that the software is actually putting your computer on a network.
- Test the connection a couple of times and if the network is incomplete, repeat the process as stated in the manual. Chances are, you skipped a step or did something wrong that made the link incomplete.
- Should you have any other problems promptly contact the technical support crew of the company who manufactured your software. You may either call them via a telephone or send an email via your computer.
Setting up a home network is quite easy. Just make sure that you set it up securely so that your files and personal privacy will not be compromised by those with malicious intentions.