HomeGroup is a new feature of Window 7. Before Window 7 workgroup was used for networking. In this article we will check the key difference between Homegroup and workgroup.
- All computers are equal no computer has control over another computer.
- Workgroup have a limit of twenty computers.
- Workgroup cannot be password protected.
- On workgroup every computer need its set of user accounts. To log on to any computer in the workgroup, you must have an account on that computer.
- There are typically no more than twenty computers.
- A workgroup is not protected by a password.
- All computers must be on the same local network or subnet.
- Workgroup works on all window versions.
- Workgroup works fine on both IPv4 and IPv6.
- In workgroup every computer requires same workgroup name.
- Workgroups require security and sharing permissions to be set. This make workgroup configuration harder for a non technical person.
- In HomeGroup you can join as much computers you want.
- HomeGroup is password protected.
- HomeGroup only works on Window7 or higher versions of window.
- Homegroup requires IPv6 to work.
- A homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people on a home network. No additional configuration is required. All sharing options are enabled automatically.
- Computers can be span over the subnet.
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