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Setting up a Wireless connection.


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OK so I need to set up a wireless network with about 5 computers. (in an office) and I need to know exactly what to do...

I have a wireless router and the wireless reciever things. What do I do after that. I already have them connected to the internet through the router (not all is wireless though) and I'm not exactly sure how to get them where they can view the same files, etc. Is there something else that i need. I've never really done this before....

Any help/pointers would be very helpful!
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OK so I need to set up a wireless network with about 5 computers. (in an office) and I need to know exactly what to do...

I have a wireless router and the wireless reciever things. What do I do after that. I already have them connected to the internet through the router (not all is wireless though) and I'm not exactly sure how to get them where they can view the same files, etc. Is there something else that i need. I've never really done this before....

Any help/pointers would be very helpful!


Set them all to the same workgroup in order to use My Network Places.

Then just pop to each computer, right-click the stuff you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security". You can share entire drives like this, though Windows will moan a lot about this. But as long as your router firewall is on you should be okay.
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Hey
Along with what Neil wrote, i would suggest two more things.
The first is to make sure that the guest user account is
activated on all 5 computers.
The second thing is to run windows network wizard, which will
set all computers to work one with the other over the network
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Thanks for all the help! I havn't been down there yet to see if it worked right or not yet, I will be soon enough!
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steamhead....i would suggest actually disabling the guest account...if those machines are on the internet....do not have a guest account enabled...and i would also suggest renaming the administrator account
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