How to change the workgroup name of a Windows-based computer to share files using Linksys router

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In our last post we have explained you the different issues faced by Linksys users during file sharing. Our Linksys technical support experts have listed three expert ways to overcome this problem. In this article we present to you details on one of the three ways – Altering the workgroup name of a Windows-based PC.

Steps to change the workgroup name of a Windows-based computer

Check out the steps shared by Linksys technical support experts.

In order to enable File Sharing, you first need to create a Workgroup name for your computers so that you can see and access your files and data from all your computers and laptops within the network.

 

Check out the steps as per your computer’s OS.

 

Windows 10 – If you are using Windows 10, follow the below steps carefully.

  • Click the Search  icon on the system tray and enter computer in the Search field.
  • Click the Computer  icon.
  • In the window that opens, right-click on Computer and select Properties.
  • Select the Advanced system settings option.
  • Select Computer Name and click the Change button.
  • Enter a unique Computer Name and Workgroup name then click OK
    *IMPORTANT NOTE:  All computers in the network should have the same Workgroup name.
  • You will be prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.  Click OK.
  • You can now go to the Folder Sharing steps.

 

Windows 8 – In case you computer works on Windows 8 operating systems, follow the below procedure.

  • Summon the Charms bar and click the Search charm.
  • Enter computer in the Search field and press [Enter]
    QUICK TIP: Make sure you select Apps.
  • Right-click on Computer and select Properties.
  • Select the Change advanced sharing settings option
  • Select Computer Name and click the Change button
  • Enter a unique Computer Name and Workgroup name then click OK
    *IMPORTANT NOTE:  All computers in the network should have the same Workgroup name.

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