Home network issues
Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:09 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:17 PM
you might need to configure your system to have this access, or you could get a new modem =]
OK I am trying to share files and printers between my laptop running xp pro and an older machine using windows 2000 and for the life of me I can not get them to show in workgroups or on the win 2000 I can not see the laptop in "computers near me" or "entire network". I have them connected by a wireless router.. meaning I have them both hardwired into the back of the wireless routher using ethernet cable rj45. Any tips on what I can do to share folders and printers here?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:12 AM
I shall be helping you setting up your file sharing.
First off please make sure you have the wireless network secured with either a WEP or WPA code.
Leaving the wireless open means that people can start snooping around in your files which you really don't want
If you need help doing this feel free to ask and I'll guide you through.
First could you give awnser to a few questions.
From which computer to which computer do you want to share files, or do you want 2 way sharing?
What sort of files do you want to share?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:30 PM
Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:30 AM
Once the folder is created, right click it and hit properties.
On the properties window go to the "Sharing" tab.
Tick the box "Share this folder on the network" and in the text box type: "Shared Files".
Do this on both computers.
At this point you can start sharing files.
But first you'll need the addresses of the computers.
Open Start then hit run.
In the box type: "cmd"
Once a black box pops up type in "ipconfig".
Write down the "IP address" of both computers.
Then to open the folder on the other computer follow the steps below.
Open My computer and in the top hit "Tools"
In the menu click on "Make Network Connection"
A new window will open and you will see 2 boxes.
1 with a drive letter (Let that as it is) and a text box.
In the text box type: "\\<IP>\Shared Files" without the quotation marks and
where <IP> is the Address of the computer you want to open the folder of.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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