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romedi

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Hallo!

I'm wondering if this is possible.

We have three computers in the house, og we are all connected to the internet by a switch.
But we want to sort of making a private network, so we can exchange files and so on. A way so we can "visit" each others computers.

But can we do that? And more important - how?

Thanks in forward

- Romedi
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samiko

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you will have to create a shared folder, just make a new folder somwhere on your machine and right click on that folder then Sharing, share this folder with a name you specify then make sure everyone has permissions to read from it (in your security tab).
you can access it vy navigating yout network places or open Run from your start menu and type the following

\\host_computer_name\shared_folder_name

by replacing host_computer_name with the name of the pc you are trying to connect to and...
shared_folder_name with the name of the share you have specified earlier.
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romedi

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Thank you :tazz:

It worked.

One question:

If somebody knew the name of my pc (and my shared folders), wouldn't they have access to my pc, no matter where in the world they are?

Edited by romedi, 11 July 2005 - 05:06 AM.

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well it doesn't work like this, it depends how you are running your network. If you have a router then no, they won't be able to. But if you are connected directly to the internet then yes if they know your IP address.
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