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aaronhm16

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Here's how my house is set up. I have a DSL connection that is fed into a router. It has one line to a PC.. and another line that goes to a wireless router. I have 2 computers connected wirelessly... a laptop and aonther PC. The internet works fine and all three have been using the internet for the past couple months. I would like to connect them using a network to do file sharing and remote printing. Can I do this even though I am using wireless and cabling together? All three computers have XP. The main desktop is called desk1. the wireless pc is called desk2 and the laptop is called lap1
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Yes, all those computers can be networked together.
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okay... how would I go about doing it.. .and could I do it securely
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As long as the NAT firewall is turned on in the router's setup panel, you'll be fine as everything happens this side of the firewall you see, not the internet side.

Just basically right-click on what you want to share on the network and choose Sharing and Security and there you go.

Only thing to be aware of is that your computers all must have the same workgroup name to make life easier.
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alright... I set up all 3 computers by going into Create a Home Network then setting it up... but when I try to access Network Places on the wireless computers... it says I don't have permission... contact the network administrator. Also... how do i check to see if my router has the NAT firewall on?
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