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Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

Question: Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

I have a group of computers in a small office without a server that are connected and share via homegroup. When I added a new laptop with win 8.1 to the homegroup, I couldn't ever access the shared printer which is attached to the win 7 desktop. I deleted and recreated the homegroup multiple times from different computers and nothing seemed to change the situation. I deleted the homegroup completely and just tried to share the printer separately connecting via computer share name and still not good. Now if the win 8.1 computer can recognize the printer, none of the win 7 computers can print to it and vice versa. I need them all to be able to share the printer at the same time and share 2 folders between all of them. How can I accomplish this besides down grading the 8.1 to win 7 and installing win 7 on it. Thanks for the assistance

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Answer: Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.

I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...

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I have a desktop PC and a laptop. I have one printer and would like to be able to share the printer between the 2 computers using usb.What I was thinking of doing is connecting a USB hub to the computer with the printer installed, connecting the printer to the hub, using an a to a usb cable to connect the laptop to the hub thus giving access to the computer and printer.The limitations I can see with this is that I could only use the printer with the computers with the USB hub is turned on.Maybe I could use a powered USB hub to get over this and have the printer installed on both machines.Am i talking crap? can anyone advise me on this situation?

Answer:2 computers 1 printer. Sharing using usb

Can you not just swap the printer usb connecter between your pc and laptop when you need it.Then you dont have to have your pc on to use the printer on your laptop.

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Hello, everyone.

I have a really quick question here, but I will first give the situation and setup.

At my church we have a little lab which contains a few computers. The pastor wants to have two computers share a printer (a Canon ImageCLASS D320). The two computers which would share the printer are both running Windows XP Home Edition; neither of these computers are connected to the Internet. There is no router at the church, and the pastor does not wish to purchase one if it does not have to be purchased. One of the computers is connected directly to the printer via a USB port.

My question is this: Is it possible to share the printer from the computer that is directly connected to it with the other computer through an Ethernet cable (i.e. connected between both computers)? If so, how would this be accomplished?

Thank you very much for any help that can be provided.

Please take care.
 

Answer:Printer Sharing Over Ethernet (Two Computers)

As far as I am aware, you need to set up a network which can be done through the settings in windows XP. Then both computers have to have "file and printer sharing" turned on. I have always used a USB hub/network switch to set up a network:

The computer connected to the printer is connected to the network switch via an ethernet cable. The second computer is connected to the network switch via an ethernet cable but at a different port. If you go into network settings and set up a "small home or office network" making sure it is called "WORKGROUP" (case sensitive) on each computer, turn on file and printer sharing for both, I'd imagine you'd be on the right track.

Hopefully this helps. I'm not sure if connecting the second computer to the network port of the first will work, it may, but the network still will need to be set up.
 

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Hi,

I have a desktop computer running windows xp, it is wired to my router. I am trying to network it together with my laptop that is running windows 7 and connects wirelessly.

Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Network 2 Computers for printer sharing

If both PCs have internet access through the same router they are networked. For printer sharing you can see Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition and/or ...

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select ‘Properties.’ If not already there, install or add a check mark for “Client for Microsoft Networks, “File and Printer sharing …” and “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”

Right click on My Computer, select Properties, and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-Windows firewalls (security suites) on each machine.

If using the XP SP3 firewall: Control Panel – Windows Firewall – on the General tab it should be “On” and on the Exceptions tab “File and Printer Sharing” should be selected. (When using this PC on a public network set it to “No Exceptions.&#8221

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and shari... Read more

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Hi! I have a 20 computers running windows xp home amd I have a HP laserjet 1000 printer connected wia USB at one of those computers. I also have a 24 ports Netgear switch that I use to network the computers.

I am trying to share the printer over the network, but the sharing does not work with more than 5 computers at the time. I know that the network is wired properly. Pinging with large packets from each computer on the network to the computer wit the printer returns steady response, but, when are more than 5 computers connected to the switch, I cannot add the shared printer. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Sharing a printer over a network of 20 computers?

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Oh how frustrating.

Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines describes some agonies I had in December, getting XP computers to print, over my home wireless network, on a printer USB connected to a Windows 7 computer. The information at How to Enable Printer & File Sharing between Windows 7 and Windows XP | Windows 7 finally solved my problem and I've been printing happily ever since.

Until last night when I replaced my 10-year-old HP 920C with a Canon iP4800 Series XPS printer.

My home computers are two Win7 64 bit ones, plus three XP 32 bit ones.

Let me run through the computers and my experiences getting them to print to the new printer.

My computer (64-bit Windows 7): Printed first time after following installation instructions.

64-bit Windows 7 laptop: Once I added the new printer by typing its remote name (\\win7box\canon ip4800 series xps) it found the computer, found the driver, and printed fine.

32-bit XP Dell netbook: This computer has no CD drive, so I copied the contents of the installer CD to a flash drive. Adding the new printer was as simple as typing in the remote share name, then searching for the driver on the flash drive (okay, finding the driver on the flash drive was tricky). Took no more than five minutes.

32-bit XP Lenovo laptop: I never got farther than being asked to enter a password to access the remote printer. And the password I entered, it wouldn't accept.

32-bit XP desktop: This worked ... Read more

Answer:Oh blast, here we go again - sharing Win7 printer w/XP computers

Okay, replying to my own post.

Using the installation disk to install the drivers to each computer did the trick.

In the case of the Lenovo laptop, that was weird. The thing was not a part of my home network, somehow. Then I somehow made it a part of the home network, and it connected correctly the first time.

Probably three hours of work to do what should have taken 15 minutes, but it's done. I am now ready to wait another decade to buy a printer.

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Can virus attacks computers by sharing a printer?I run a small business and had 2 computers in my office. I used one computer to do all the office work like keeping record & data, letters etc and the other which is connected to internet for email, research, etc. Both computers are sharing same printer. If the computer that connected to internet get attacked by a virus, does my other computer will be attacked too?

Answer:Can virus attacks computers by sharing a printer?

Best protection is a good firewall between your systems and internet and daily virus update definitions and scans from a good antivirus, as well as daily or weekly data backups depending on how critical your data is to replace if wiped out. Most businesses go with daily backups minimum as well as shadow copying with MS Server and use of RAID 5 etc setups for protection against total data loss via infection or hardware damage and/or failure.Is this printer a shared USB connected printer or a stand alone Network Printer in which the systems are both connecting to it as its own identity?  Shares and Pass thru authentication are your biggest concerns. Shares can allow for one system to spread the problem to the next. Pass Thru authentication can be a problem if the same user/password is valid on both systems, so as to where the infected system could call out to the next system and use same credentials to infect the next system.It is VERY rare for a virus to spread via shared printer, but its not impossible. The most common points of entry are removable portable drives that connect between systems inside and outside of a business that can get infected and spread virus's, as well as e-mail attachments etc. Most creators of virus's go for the easier attacks like removable portable drives and e-mail attachments tying to get someone to unzip and execute or execute the attachment and then initiate the attack. They generally want it to spread more rampant and a shared pri... Read more

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Guide: Troubleshoot XP File/Printer Sharing Part1 - Finding Network Computers?
Troubleshoot XP File/Printer Sharing, Part 1 of 3
Computers all visible? (v1.1 10./08)​​Windows File and Printer Sharing (FPS) must be configured for a ?mix-and-match? of machines / components / options. This guide helps troubleshoot XP File Sharing visibility and access problemsVisibility Errors. Some of your computers can?t see/find all others on your Windows Network
Access Errors. A user can?t connect to or is denied access when attempting to use a remote resource​This guide has 3 parts

Part 1 (this post) troubleshoots most visibility issues
Part 2 explains/troubleshoots Computer Browser Service which may also cause visibility issues
Part 3 troubleshoots access errors
NOTES

Visibility problems must be fixed before tackling access errors. Successfully complete the visibility tests outlined in this document before proceeding to another part
Control Panel Classic View is assumed (applets display in single list).
See upper left Control Panel to switch between Classic and Category View
This guide is specific to XP Home and XP Pro tho many ?things to look for? apply to Vista as well

BASIC CONCEPT: Windows File Sharing uses a client / server model to control shared access

User logs on to their computer (client) and requests a resource (on server)
Server authenticates the client request. It completes a client to server network logon and establishes the client/serve... Read more

Answer:Troubleshooting: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers not found?

the checklist you sent me

Thanks so much. I began doing the items and came to a stall at the run: cmd: ipconfig\all. I got the message "the system cannot find the specified path" What does that imply?

I will continue down the list and will post any other issues.

Thx
Sheila
 

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Hi

hardware: linksys router, toshiba satellite laptop w/ wireless centrino, a sony vaio desktop pc, and a dell all in one printer wired to the desktop pc. both computers use xp sp2

Our goal: we do have internet connection wirelessly through the router to the laptop. We want the laptop and the desktop pc to communicate, share files, and share a printer...to network essentially.

Problem? well...yes, the laptop connects to an access point, our router. we have zero communication and sharing happening between the two computers.

what we have tried:

network connection wizard, wirelss network connection wizard, turned on printer/file sharing on both computers, checked ip addresses and gateways...all seems good there. in "network places" neither computer "sees" or recognizes the other.

we're early learners, so the more step by step the tips, the better...thanks so much!
blue
 

Answer:Solved: any tips? network computers not communicating...no sharing no printer

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
 

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Hey guys,I'm trying to move some mp3 files from my desktop to laptop, they are connected on the same network through a router and they are in the same workgroup MSHOME. The desktop is running the Windows XP Pro operating system and the laptop is running Windows XP Media Center. I've turned off the firewall for both machines. When I go to access the desktop (XP PRO) from the laptop(XP Media Center), it says that I do not have the proper rights to access this network resource and to talk to my administrator, i am admin on both of the machines. Now, when i try to access the laptop from the desktop i get a dialog box that asks for a username and password, now I'm not even sure what to use as the user name for this, but I do not even get this dialog box to come up when i try to access the desktop from the laptop. And ultimately I want to move the mp3 files from the desktop to the laptop so i need to get around these permissions or whatever and I have no idea what to do , I'm stuck....anybody got any knowledge?

Answer:sharing files between computers

When you setup the Network did you have both computers turned on? If not, that is the problem. As I had the problem and someone in PCA Networking Forum put me on the right track to modify it.This should do it.In the "problem" PC, check out this setting in the registry. Navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Lsalook for a DWORD "restrictanonymous" and see what the value is. If it is anything other than 0 (zero), right click the DWORD, select MODIFY and change the decimal value to 0 (zero).A word of warning, there is a DWORD "restictanonymoussam" just below the one you want - DO NOT change this.Close regedit and reboot the computer.

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This office has two computers that are linked so that they can share files.  After upgrading to Windows 10, they are unable to view files unless on the Main PC.  Nothing seems to work to reconnect them.  Please help!

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I am trying to link 2 computers together to share files. I currently have them going through a Linksys WRT54G router for the internet. I have installed a seperate nic card for each computer, so I have 2 in each. One for the internet and the other for sharing files between each other. I was thinking of running the second nic into a Linksys hub I have for the file sharing. How would I go about all of this? I tried a few things in Windows XP, but I can't seem to figure it out. Can someone please explain how I can accomplish this. Thanks.
 

Answer:Sharing files between computers?

Why do you need two separate networks for internet vs file sharing? Why not just plug both in to the router's built-in switch and share files over their existing connection?
 

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I've made A crossover cable out of A old cat5 ethnal cable,what I did was took some of the pvc outer sleeving off, enough to exposs the wires and snipped the green, orange ,orange and white stripped and green and white stripped wires,then I bridged orange with green from one side to another and the other orange and green from the other side to another.

Then I bridged the white striped orange with the green stripped white. And the other orange stripped white to one another and the other green striped white to orange stripped white.

Have I sussessfully made A cross over cable?????
Then, I connected the cross over cable to the ethnal port of both the pcs I want to share files between and went to create home networkgroup in networks In windows 7,picked home network,It loaded choose what files I wanted to share,printers,Documents etc.Then It gave me a pass code,I wrote It down and went to my other computer,Clicked on homegroup In networks and was looking to join my existing network I just created on my other computer by typing in the pass code I wrote down,but instead of It saying joine network It said create network?

I'm stuck and I don't know If I'm missing anything,can anyone help out please?

DJK

Answer:Sharing files between two computers

Try reading this link when making a cross over cable.
CAT 6 Network x64

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Looking for DETAILED instructions on how to move files from one computer to another using ONLY the Ethernet ports.
 

Answer:Sharing Files On Two Computers

You need to set up a peer-to-peer network with a crossover cable which connects two computers directly. Try this website for details

http://www.makeitsimple.com/how-to/simple.htm

good luck

dins
 

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I have a desktop computer connected by ethernet (VISTA) and a Windows7 laptop by wireless. I am trying to share folders have got the share saying no passwords and yet when I click on a folder it asks for user name and password, no passwords have been set to open either computers. Any ideas please

Answer:SHARING FILES BETWEEN 2 COMPUTERS

Hi
You may have set up password protected sharing.
Have a look at this
It may help.

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I had this working fine up untill a couple of days ago and I don't know what has happened to the settings to make this happen.

I right mouse click on a folder that I want to share between my computer and my laptop and select 'Sharing & Security' I can then see the folder on my other computer, but I can't open it. This message comes up...



Of course it looks like it's a problem with the permissions. But what?

Now, like I said, it was working up until a few days back so I can't figure out what might of changed?! :?

A couple of other points about this:

It's the same in both directions. Ie Computer to Laptop & Laptop to Computer.

Strangely - If you look at the picture again, you'll notice a folder called 'Shared Docs' (which is a default folder) If I drop anything in there, I can access it in the other computer.

Both Computers are running XP pro With SP2 installed (and up-to-date Updates)

I can access the internet perfectly ok on the laptop (wirelessly) So I know there is nothing wrong with the wireess connection.

Thanks in advance.

David.
 

Answer:Problem With Sharing Files Between Computers...

Check the SP2 firewall and make sure its either off or allowing the proper ports.
 

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HelloI have recently set up a wireless internet connection for my laptop and desktop. I used a Netgear DG834G wireless ADSL router. I have a WG111 USB network adapter on the deskopt and a wireless network card in the laptop. So far so good.I now would like to know how to link the two pcs so that I can share files and folders between them and also use the same printer for both. The laptop has Windows XP professional SP2 and the desktop has Windows XP SP2 Home installed.Can anyone tell me what to do next. I am assuming I should use the network set up wizard in windows but I am not sure what options to use.Thanks Willo

Answer:Sharing files and folders in 2 computers

If the two computers have internet access via the router, then they are already "networked". You should set any folders that you want to have available over the network as "Shared" by right clicking them and selecting the Sharing & Security option. In any case, at least one folder in each PC should be set as "Shared". Any Firewall software needs to be configured to allow access to the networked computers.That basically should be it, although to access files in XP Pro, you may have to be logged into the 'client' PC with a Username/Password that matches an Account set up in the XP PC. More about that at click here This is my standard "blurb" on network printing:1) Connect the printer to the ?client? PC, as though it were to be used with that computer, and install it. This ensures that it has all the necessary software/drivers on board. 2) Reconnect it to the "host" PC and, in its Properties, set it as "shared". In the client?s "My Network Places", the printer should then appear as a shared resource of the "host" PC along with any shared folders. Double clicking the printer in the remote PC should automatically install it as a "network printer" in the ?client?. This means that the ?client? now has the same printer installed twice ? once as a ?local? printer and again as a ?network? printer (with a bar under the icon to indicate a network device). Otherwise, have a look at this Microsoft article. It is an old article written for Windows 95, but the basic ... Read more

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I'm a total noob so sorry in advance.
I currently own a PC and a laptop. I have an external HD on my PC and I'm trying to be able to access those files through my laptop via XBMC. I've followed many tutorials online to no avail. I don't know much about networking or file sharing so there's my first downfall. I've tried setting up a home group on my main PC but the join home group option is grayed out on the laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PC is windows 7 Professional x64
Laptop is Windows 8 x64

Answer:Help with sharing files across computers (XBMC)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SomethinAmazinn


I'm a total noob so sorry in advance.
I currently own a PC and a laptop. I have an external HD on my PC and I'm trying to be able to access those files through my laptop via XBMC. I've followed many tutorials online to no avail. I don't know much about networking or file sharing so there's my first downfall. I've tried setting up a home group on my main PC but the join home group option is grayed out on the laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PC is windows 7 Professional x64
Laptop is Windows 8 x64


Getting into drives on other machines sometimes requires adding Everyone to the NTFS permission settings "Security Tab".

You also need to put the check mark for read/write access using the Sharing tab as well.

It's a bit safer to work from the User folder rather than the actual C: drive but it depends on the level of access that you require.

HDD sharing

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Ok, let me try to explain my situation I have been working on. I have been helping somebody I know get there network setup. He has two computers, a laptop and a desktop in a shop. The laptop is connected to the internet wireless from a router. The desktop does not have internet, he does not want it too. He wants the laptop and desktop connected together via a ethernet cable so he can share files between the two. He is using a program called Quickbooks for parts inventory and wants to store the file on the desktop and be able to access it on the laptop. If he makes changes to the file on the laptop, he wants the desktop to be able to recognize those changes and vice versa.

Now I think I got him working. Although, sometimes if the cable becomes disconnected or the desktop is shutdown, it doesn't want to work right.

This is the part I am having trouble with. Should I be able to join a homegroup on the desktop even though the desktop does not have internet? I have tried to enter the password for the homegroup that the laptop created and it will not let me join. When I go to the homegroup page, sometimes it will say there is no homegroup available and other times I can join one but it will not let me. And other times it will let me create one. I don't see how I can create one when the desktop is not connected to the internet.

So on the laptop there are two networks, one that the internet is connected to and the other is for the two computers connected. The n... Read more

Answer:Sharing files between two computers without internet

The network between the 2 machines should be set to Private. That way you can share folders between them without entering a password. As far as syncing the files I would use the program on the Laptop to manipulate the files on the Desktop machine. Copy changed files to the Laptop when done. Saves all that local caching of files that probably won't work right on a reverse ethernet cable.

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Hi guys. I'm having some trouble here. My situation is this: I have a desktop connected via ethernet cable and a laptop connected wirelessly. I read that in order for them to be on the "same" network, they have to either both be connected by cable or both be wireless. So I plugged in the laptop and now they are both connected via ethernet cable.

I went through the Network Setup Wizard on both computers and that seemed to work fine. When I go to "My Network Places" on my desktop it shows a folder called "Shared Docs on Johnjsal" (which is my desktop name). When I go to "My Network Places" on my laptop it shows this same folder, as well as the folders I've tried to share from my laptop.

But the folders I've tried to share from my laptop do not show up on my desktop. It seems like they are each simply reading from themselves and they aren't actually connected or sharing anything.

Is there a step I'm missing to get this to work properly?

Thanks!

EDIT: When I go to "View Workgroup Computers" in the left side panel of My Network Places, it shows both my computer and my laptop. But when I double-click on my laptop, I get this error, where "X" is my laptop name:

"X is not accessible: You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found."

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Answer:Sharing files between two computers on a network?

Nevermind! It was because Windows Firewall was somehow "On" on my laptop!
 

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I just built a new computer and I am trying to transfer files from the old computer to my new one. They are networked using a D-Link DI-604 router and they are both able to access the internet perfectly. When I go to Windows Explorer and click on My network places, entire network, Microsoft Windows Network, then on MSHOME(the workgroup) it gives me a message saying "MsHome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently accessible." So do I need to change a setting on one of the computer so I can have permission to view the files and transfer them over. They are both running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 with all the updates. Thanks in advance for your help.

Michael
 

Answer:Sharing Files Between 2 Computers--Not Working

ya know.. i had many troubles with that.. long ago with 98 and even in 2k and xp.. just annoying and even when i fixed it.. problem would come back

so i took the ftp route.. setup ftp server on both machines to transfer files.. much easier.. faster.. and secure

just a suggestion..
 

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I have a wireless laptop running XP and a standard PC running XP. I used to be able to share files and folders no problems between the two, however i reinstalled windows on the PC and have no longer been able to share the folders.I have both computers set up on the same workgroup MSHOME. I then go into share options for the folder i wish to share and tick the 'share this folder on the network' and 'allow network users to change my files' boxes.From the PC when i click on 'view workgroup computers' i can see both the laptop and the pc computer. From the PC i can acess the shared laptops files no problems. However when i use the laptop, i can click on 'view workgroup computers' i can see both the laptop and the pc, but when i double click on the PC icon it tells me that the '\\computer is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administratot of this server to find out if you have access permissions. access is denied'.I must be doing something simple wrong. can anywone help?

Answer:Network between two computers - sharing files

Do you have any firewalls running (either Windows own or a third party program)? If so, try disabling firewalls temporarily to see if sharing works.

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Hi am having problem sharing files and veiwing my workgroup computers. pls help
 

Answer:sharing files and viewing workgroup computers

More info please.  The more info we have the easier it is to help.

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I have 5 computers on my home network..4 PC's and 1 Mac. I want to share video files between the computers and when I try I get the screen that wants my user name and password. Trouble is, I don't know which ones they mean. I know I'm a noob here but others setup my main computer and I had an extended health issue And I can't remember the user name or password. Is it the network password? I have that but I have tried every user name I can think of and I can't get it to work. Thanks in advance!
 

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I need to keep encrypted a large number of large laptop files and to copy them to my PC when back at the office.

Am I right in saying the windows 7 encryption strategy doesnt support this very well? This is where I have got to
- export the encryption key from the PC to the laptop
- import this key onto the laptop
- encrypt a file on the laptop by right clicking, selecting Advanced and Encrypt, then selecting both the PC and laptop keys.
- copy the file to the PC when required, where it can be read.

First question: Is this right?

Second question: Should I put the encrytion keys on a memory stick and off the laptop? If someone got hold of the hard disk from the laptop, would they not have the keys they need to decode the files?

Third question. This does not work on a directory level, right? Step 2 has the Options button greyed out. So you can only do this file by file, totally impractial with a large number of files.

Fourth question: What is the alternative? I have throught of encrypting the whole disk on the laptop. Advantage: Encrypts all files in a simple way. Against: copying from the laptop to the PC would be a problem - you cant copy an encrypted file from one machine to another without telling at encrypt time the enryptor about alterntive readers - can you do that with Bitlocker whole disk encryption?

Also looked at Truecrypt, but that seems to need to know the max space you will need and then takes that from the get go. Thats a lot of waisted space for me, 95% of... Read more

Answer:Sharing encrypted files between computers - what are the options?

I would use TrueCrypt, but I don't know what your maximum size is. If that's a big issue maybe you could use a volume that is large enough to work 95% of the time and for the other 5% create another volume to hold that extra large data.

I know nothing about the Windows 7 encryption but have used TrueCrypt, so that colors my view at least a little bit.
 

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I have a windows 7 desktop computer that I am trying to setup to share folders with a windows 7 laptop. On the desktop computer I am able to share any folder, apart from those on the desktop (if I try and share these I get: ?you do not have permission to access?). On the laptop the only place I am able to share folders is in C:\Users directory. If I try and share folders from any other location I get: ?you do not have permission to access? I can?t understand this as I have setup folders share preferences to share with ?Everyone? and have enabled full control with change , and read. I have disabled windows firewall and have no programs interfering with this. I have also disabled password requirements.
Does anyone know how I can enable my laptop to share any folder and not just those in C:\Users directory?

Answer:Problem sharing files between 2 windows 7 computers?

First, enable the firewall. That's not causing the problem. Now, are you using a homegroup or are you using a workgroup?

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I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop, and I have (successfully) connected/shared my old Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 10 laptop (via an Ethernet cable) so that I can copy files from the old to the new. An odd problem has occurred: When attempting to copy some folders (e.g., "My Pictures", "My Music"), only a portion of the existing files are getting copied. When I look at the "Properties" of the folder on my old computer, I see the true folder size and number of files in that folder. However, when I view the properties of that same folder on my new computer (via the shared network; and before I initiate any copying to the new computer), the folder size and number of files is far less. For other folders I've shared between the two computers, all files are present and accounted for (e.g., "My Documents"). For the folders on my old laptop where the folder size and file count don't match what I see on the new laptop, I have "unshared" those folders and "re-shared" them to see if that made any difference, and it didn't (even after rebooting both laptops). Any ideas why I'm not seeing the same folder size and number of files for the same folder when viewed on my old laptop and when viewed as a networked/shared folder on my new laptop (before any copying)?

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I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop, and I have (successfully) connected/shared my old Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 10 laptop (via an Ethernet cable) so that I can copy files from the old to the new. An odd problem has occurred: When attempting to copy some folders (e.g., "My Pictures", "My Music"), only a portion of the existing files are getting copied. When I look at the "Properties" of the folder on my old computer, I see the true folder size and number of files in that folder. However, when I view the properties of that same folder on my new computer (via the shared network; and before I initiate any copying to the new computer), the folder size and number of files is far less. For other folders I've shared between the two computers, all files are present and accounted for (e.g., "My Documents"). For the folders on my old laptop where the folder size and file count don't match what I see on the new laptop, I have "unshared" those folders and "re-shared" them to see if that made any difference, and it didn't (even after rebooting both laptops). Any ideas why I'm not seeing the same folder size and number of files for the same folder when viewed on my old laptop and when viewed as a networked/shared folder on my new laptop (before any copying)?

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I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 on the same login.

I have been modifying network settings, and I have noticed that if my laptop has network discovery totally disabled, but I enable it on my desktop, my desktop can start accessing the laptops files. The same thing works vice versa.

Is this because both computers use the same login? Otherwise this seems like a big security flaw! How do I fix this?

Answer:Two Windows 10 computers can access others files with sharing disabled

Do your tweaks for networking - how you want it - in both computers and then reboot both.

Greetz

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I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 on the same login.

I have been modifying network settings, and I have noticed that if my laptop has network discovery totally disabled, but I enable it on my desktop, my desktop can start accessing the laptops files. The same thing works vice versa.

Is this because both computers use the same login? Otherwise this seems like a big security flaw! How do I fix this?

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Hey guys,
So my company is finally getting new computers!!! (the ones we have are very very old in computer terms, like 8 years).
Now the question is what is the best way to move over all of our files from the old computers to the new ones. We have 3 new computers.
We are going to purchase a new external hard drive to help keep track and organize the files, as well as thinking about using online file/ back up management like Carbonite.com (what do you guys think about that company?)

Is it fine to Backup all 3 computers and then just transfer over the files and data that we need to the new computer? Please help!

Also, We need to somehow set up a network where we can share all the important files and a good address book. I want to set it up so that if I update one file, when so-and-so needs that file on her computer, its the newest version. there has to be a better way to update a file and have it available on all systems, rather then my updating it and having to put it on a thumb drive and upload it to all the other computers, making sure to delete the old file... Right!?? As well as our address book.... got to have that.
Any info would be great, I'm not a computer dummy. But I have never had experience with trying to configure networks, and I have never had to transfer very important files from one computer to another...
Thanks guys!!
 

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My computers, one downstairs and one upstairs, see the other computer in the home group, when they are both on and I can access files between them. Is there a way to access the other computer depending on whether we are upstairs or downstairs when the other computer is not on and is in standby or sleep mode.

Answer:Sharing Files between 2 computers on a network if one is in sleep mode

Not as far as I know, both computers must be turned on to be used, as being in sleep mode means that the computer don't respond to any commands other than to wake it.
An alternative would be to setup and use WakeOnLan feature, so that you can turn on computers remotely.

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I was wondering if there is a way to only share certain files/folders with selected PCs on a HomeGroup. For example: Main PC has all the files/folders + printer attached ... PC2 only gets printer + some folder access and PC3 only gets printer access but no access to shared files/folder on the homegroup and so on ... I would appreciate a helpful response.

Answer:HomeGroup: Sharing Printer only w/1 PC & files + printer with another

Don't allow PC3 to join the Homegroup, use the same Workgroup name on all PC's and share the printer through the Workgroup for PC3.

You could also turn on password protected sharing in the Advanced Sharing Options, then don't give out the passwords to the person using PC3. You would need to have different passwords on those machines for this to work.

You can also set up separate User groups and add only the trusted Users to that group but the set up for that is a bit more complicated.

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I have a hp desktop and an acer laptop both running windows Vista, I have a d link wireless router and both computers are running fine on the internet. Where my problem lies is in file sharing between the 2 computers, all file sharing is turned on in network and sharing centre on both computers and i have disabled the password protection, My desktop shows up on my laptop and visa-versa and my laptop can extract files off my desktop via public folder which is fine, but when i try and extract files off my laptop to my desktop this is where i hit the problem as it won't let me into the laptop and causes both computers to crash!! also when i check the laptops public folder on the laptop it is only showing 2 folders (Public Documents and Public Downloads) the picture, music and video folders are nowhere to be seen!! I would greatly appreciate somebodys help with this as i have already wasted 2 days trying to correct the problem!! I would also like the oppurtunity to say hello to everyone on the site as i have only just joined!!

Yours Sincerely
Stephen x
 

Answer:Problems sharing files between my laptop and pc via wireless both computers on VISTA

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I just did a fresh install on my daily/media streaming pc. First thing I did was install the newest mobo drivers/software. Then I hit Windows update. At the end like an idiot I had the notice to use the upgrade assistant to install the Creators update. So instead of ignoring it I went ahead and did it. Along with that fired up my game rig and did it there also.

I'm assuming the issue is because of the creators update but who knows since I just reinstalled win 10 pro on my daily. My sharing settings are all proper and I've manually gone through and shared the folders I want with everyone (private network).
Because of the problems I'm having I reset ESET SS to default on both computers and went through line by line configuring them identically to each other on both computers.

Here is where the crazy shit is that I don't understand happens.

Daily computer
This PC/Network/Computer I have the wifi networked printer (Canon Memory) listed and My Game rig with the one folder I have manually shared to everyone showing once I open my game rig through network.

My game rig
This PC/Network/Computer I have my game rig listed and I can view the one folder I have shared with everyone and that's it. I should have my daily listed with about 10-12 different folders and it also doesn't show the printer (Canon Memory).

I was able to access my daily from my game rig just fine before. I'm not really sure if it's the creators update that caused this o... Read more

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Hi,

I am looking for a way me and my colleges can share files over the internet. we all are in different offices but we would like to be able to access the same files. aswell as syncing our files online when we have an intenet connection we also need to be able to work on them whilst offline.

I have been searching for a solution but i have been unable to find one.

Please could some one help.

Thanks,

Billy.
 

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How do I make it to were on my network I cant share Files but I can still share my Printer.
 

Answer:Sharing Printer BUT not sharing Files

Don't specify any drives and or folders to share.
 

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I have set up Netgear ADSL DG 834G wireless router and share a destop and laptop internet,regret unable to figure files and printer sharing,could some one help thanks

Answer:printer & files sharing

1) Set any Folders and/or Printers that you want to be available over the network as "shared" by right clicking them and selecting the Sharing option.2) If using Windows 98/ME, in Network Properties (right click Network Neighborhood and select Properties), click the "File & Printer Sharing" button and ensure the appropriate boxes are ticked.3) If using a software Firewall, put the IP addresses of the networked PCs in its "trusted" area.4) For Printer sharing:a) Connect the printer to the laptop, as though it were to be used with that computer, and install it. This ensures that it has all the necessary software/drivers on board.b) Reconnect it to the "host" PC and, in its Properties, set it as "shared". In the laptop's "My Network Places" (or Network Neighborhood), the printer should then appear as a shared resource of the "host" PC along with any shared folders. Double clicking the printer in the remote PC should automatically install it as a "network printer" in the laptop. If you are always going to print via the network, you may want to set the "network printer" as the default.Otherwise, have a look at this Microsoft article. It is an old article written for Windows 95, but the basic principle for installing the network printer should still be valid.click here;en-us;141839

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I have reviewed previous postings but still no luck accessing my printer from my laptop. Setup I have is as follows;

Desktop running Win 98SE directly connected to Epson 400 Color printer (prints OK). I have Norton and Zone Alarm installed.

Have High Speed Internet access using Bell Sympatico Leased Modem Type Speedstream 5260 Ethernet ADSL Modem).

Wireless Router 802.11b is a Type INEXQ (Model ISW050t) which transmit OK around the house with strong signal to Laptop (have Internet access).

Laptop is Syntax A530CD Notebook (Transmeta TM5600 599 MHz, 240 MB RAM) 30 GB Hard Drive, running Win XP Professional 2000 c/w Service Pack 1. Anti-virus program is PC- Cillin Version 9.05.

I don't know if I have a problem with setup, firewalls or what.

Can anyone offer advice & hopefully walk me through the proper set up?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Sharing printer and files

There are quite a few steps to ensure that you are set up correctly. Check out the following URL for the basics:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/Sections-article64.php

After you have completed the tutorial, post additional questions or let us know that you're now ok.
 

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With regard to sharing files and printer... is there a risk of making ones' computer vulnerable to hacking at the time of sharing?
 

Answer:Sharing files and printer.

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I understand this question has been asked many times and I have read the article by "How-to-Geek" still I am having problems win 7 and XP communicating.

I have 2 Laptops running under XP and 2 Laptops running under Win 7, I run the XP under workgroup with Mshome name and these 2 laptops can access files from each other, similar under Homegroup, the Win 7 laptops can see each other.

The XP laptops CANNOT see the laptops under win 7, and vice versa. I read the How-to Geek article a few times , I tried to change the name MShome under XP to Workgroup, even then the win 7 and xp cannot see each other. Even worse the XP laptops cannot access each other.

Any suggestions.

Answer:Win 7 and XP sharing files and printer

How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.
Sharing a printer on Windows 7 Vista XP network

If all else false turn your firewall off.

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Okay so I'm new to this networking thingy. My set up is;Desktop connected to web via belkin modem\router wireless, but connected via cable, with USB printerLaptop connected via built in wi-fi through routerAll work with no problems. My question is how do I get to print to the printer from the laptop, and how can I see files on one machine on the other.Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you

Answer:Sharing Printer - Files etc

Firstly put all the computers in the same workgroup then, secondly, choose the folders on each machine that are to be shared. Repeat this on all PCs, use the same workgroup name but, of course, a different computer name for each of your computers. ADD A COMPUTER TO WORKGROUPAdd an XP computer to a workgroup by right-clicking My Computer > Properties > Computer Name and change the default Workgroup Name to something more meaningful in your household, also make the Computer Name recognisable, e.g. MainPC or IBMPC. The computer should reboot. SHARE FOLDERSTo share a folder, right-click it and select Sharing & Security > Sharing Tab > Share this? and optionally, Allow Network users to?.. You only need to share the highest level folder, e.g. not every sub-folder. A little hand should appear under those that are shared. Alternatively, drag the folders you want to share to the Shared Documents folder.SHARE PRINTEROn the machine that the printer is connected to, go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes, right-click the printer, click Sharing, check ?Share this printer?. On the other machine go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes > Add printer and follow the wizard. Bear in mind that the printer and the PC that it?s connected to must be switched on, unless you have a ?proper? wireless printer/adapter.GENERALWindows firewall is normally set to allow file and printer sharing but if you have a third-party firewall make sure file and printer sharing is enabled so that each mac... Read more

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Hello, haven't posted here in a long time, glad to be back

But straight to the issue.

Currently I have one computer on Windows XP (the computer I primarily use) and another computer that was given to me yesterday and has Windows 2000 Professional SP4 on it.

I currently have a Lexmark 4200 Series printer connected to the computer on XP and a Linksys WRT54GX Wireless - G router in order to share my internet connection between the Windows XP pc, my Xbox 360, and now the Windows 98 pc using ethernet cables.

I want to share the contents of one of my hard drives and the printer between the XP and Win98 pcs. is it possible with this current configuration?
 

Answer:Sharing files and a printer

Possibly. The windows 98 computer will not recognize the NTFS partition though, thats the only issue I can see. Also, I do not know if Windows 98 can support network shares. If it can, then ya as long as the contents of one of your hard drives are setup using FAT32 instead of NTFS, and the printer drivers have been installed on the Windows 98/XP. Then, yeah, shouldn't be any issue. If you have any problems, let me know.
 

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The Windows Me pc is going to be the computers with the files and printer. I want to share the files and printer with a XP computer. Where can I learn to do this files and printer sharing.

Thanks!
 

Answer:sharing files and a printer

Here ya go: http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net.asp
 

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I have a PC running vista and a laplap running XP. how can I share files and a printer with them?

Answer:sharing files and printer

For file sharing this looks the easiest to understand as its a Youtube video but haven't tried it.click hereThis requires a little reading click here

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I have set up a wireless connection between my Dell PC and a Toshiba Laptop using a Netgear DW834G and a Netgear WC111 USB connecter. Both machines run Windows XP Home with SP2 loaded.I can connect to my broadband from both machines and everything is fine but I cannot see any shared folders or printer, the printer is connected to the PC.I have tried to set up a network using the Windows network wizard but because I have used the Netgear installation disc it appears to have disabled the wizard. I saw in another magazine that enabling ?Zero Windows ?.? Something via the services should correct this but it hasn?t. I have tried various solutions from various sites, such as Homenethelp.com, but they do not resolve the problem. Netgears instructions only seem to cover the wireless set up. Any help would let this old man die in peace

Answer:Help with Sharing Files and Printer

There are a few basics which have to be in place to be able to share.First, both pcs have to be in the same workgroup and have different computer names. Check this by right-clicking on My Computer - Properties - Computer Name.Secondly, file and printer sharing must be enabled on both pcs. Check this in Control Panel - Network Connections - [Network Icon] - Properties.Thirdly, there must be something to share (a file, folder, drive or printer on each pc).Finally, the firewall must be configured to allow communication with the IP addresses of the networked pcs.

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Until recently my home network was fine; I was able to share files and use a printer over the network. However, after some recent computer problems I have not been able to do this. Here is the thread for my recent problem which is fixed:
http://forums.techguy.org/security/518412-hjt-log.html#post4175207

I have ran the network setup wizard on my computer and the computer I am trying to access. I have also made sure the printer is set to be shared. But, neither of these helped. Any ideas on what could be wrong or what I could do to fix this?

Thanks,
Nick
 

Answer:Problem sharing files and printer

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How do you share two pc's using the printer connections on both pc's ?
Instead for sending files using email, how do I set this up ?
Using XP on both pc's and got the cable connected between the two.
This shows up in control panel ( printer section)


When making a document on say pc # 1 and then press "print" a box shows up making a XPS document, but isn't possible to just send info between the two without XPS ?
By the way I got one HP printer connected to PC# 2 using USB port.
The 'regular" big printer connection is between the two pc's.

Please help
 

Answer:Sharing files between 2 pc's with printer cable?

Anyone ?
 

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my roommate has a G5 iMac running Tiger, i'm running XP Pro.

the college has WiFi, we are trying to share a printer hooked to my computer. if possible, we would like to share files between just us. preferably over a direct LAN connection, so my harddrive isn't churning all night, sharing files with the whole campus. thanks [H]ard guys.

if you want more info, ask.


 

Answer:Sharing files and printer over college Wi-Fi

Setup a share with NTFS permissions to only certain local user accounts. Therefore when you first connect you can type in the password and have access. Everyone else will not know the password/userid and you can monitor who tries to access it if you so desire.

Well that's the XP way, I'm sure you can do something similar with a Mac. Sry, I'm no Mac expert but it can't be that hard to find. Make sure you have the right client protocols setup for sharing btwn the systems.
 

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Hi,
I've written before and you've been a great help...thanks a lot! I have two questions regarding a small network in my home. I have a wired Dell PC with Windows XP with a Westell VersaLink router/modem. I also have a Dell laptop (Windows XP) which accesses the internet (Verizon DSL) wirelessly. My questions/problems are:
1) When I go into My Network Places and view workgroups from the wired desktop, I see both computers and a SharedDocs file. But when I do the same from the laptop, I do not see the wired desktop (only the laptop) or any SharedDocs file. I'm obviously doing something wrong but I don't know what. Also, when I finished forming the network from the desktop, it asked me if I want to make a set-up disk or use the one that came with the pc to run on other computers (paraphrasing). I chose to not make a disk because I don't know if I should do this. Is this contributing to this problem? And,
2) I have a printer wired to the desktop and want to set up the system where the laptop can access the printer wirelessly (and the files on the desktop as well.) Do I need to have a wireless adapter on the printer for the laptop to use it wirelessly? Also, do I need to install the printer software on the laptop?
Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!!-Joe
 

Answer:Sharing printer and files & another question

Your printer problem is a subset of the problem of not being able to "see" the desktop. Please see if anything below helps. If not, we gotta start troubleshooting.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP and in My Network Places? in Win 2k Pro). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC without the above versions.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a ... Read more

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When I read the specs and description of this router, it seems to only talk about internet firewalls and VPN related features and nothing about sharing files, and printers.

Does it do that as well? I'm confused.

LINKSYS BEFSX41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124007
 

Answer:Does this router allow sharing files, printer, etc.?

The operating system(s) does that, not the router.
 

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Hi,I've just set up my wireless network. I've connected my pc to the netgear router via ethernet cable and my laptop via the usb adaptor. There are no problems in using the internet and connecting wirlelessly through the laptop. What I want to do is be able to share files and printers also but I'm not sure how to set this up. I've fiddled with settings and things. Can anyone give me simple instructions on what to do please.Thanks

Answer:sharing files and printer wirelessly

1. Make a new folder in 'my documents' and call it something like 'shared files' - right click it and select the tab for sharing, select the option to share.2. Open control panel and then printers and faxes - right click the printer icon and select sharing, place a spot in the circle to share the printer...All done

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I have a desktop running XP Pro and a Laptop running XP Home; they are connected together using a Linksys Wireless Router. I can share a printer but not the files on either computer. BTW the printer is on the Laptop. The desktop is connected to the router via cabled Ethernet. The laptop is connected via wireless to the router. When I try to access either computer I get the message in the attachment. To debug this I ran with NO firewalls.

The ipconfig /all and the nbtstat -n for each computer are as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconig /all
'ipconig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : YOUR-LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ph.cox.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Eth
ernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-AC-1E-71

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ph.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11 Multiband Network Ad
apter
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Answer:Solved: Sharing Printer But Not Files

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I have a PC running Windows XP and a laptop running vista. They are networked using a Belkin router. I can only share files and the printer if Windows Firewall is turned off on the PC. Firewall on the laptop remains on. I have looked at previous similar problems but cannnot find the answer!Brian

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Hola wonderful people. I want to thank yall for your help in getting my wireless connection set up some weeks ago, I completely forgot to come back and thank yall. Anyway on to my new problem. I read somewhere that I can somehow netowrk my laptop with my Dell PC so that I can access files that are saved on there and that I can also somehow be able to print from my laptop with the printer that we have hooked up to our Dell. How would I go about doing this? I tried something but I don't think I was doing the right thing. All help would be appreciated, I don't know anything about this stuff, so easy simple terms would be helpful. Thanks.
 

Answer:Questions regarding a laptop sharing printer and files with another comp

somebody help me please
 

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I have 2 computers running Windows XP. One is Pro, one is home.

Trying to set up your usual file / printer sharing...simple nothing advanced...

they are on the same network..at&t uverse router....

the problem I am having is that they simply do not see each other...

I have enabled sharing on both computers, I have set them on the same Workgroup, firewalls are off, and I used the network setup wizard to setup both with the same options.

Now usually this has worked for me on just about every computer I have worked on in the past..

for some reason, it won't work on these 2. when I go to "add network place" and input the local IP's, it just says "the folder you entered does not appear to be valid. please choose another".

when I navigate to the workgroup in my network places, neither computer sees the other one.

I am able to ping them through CMD.. so I know it is not a hardware problem...

It was working fine until I sent one of the computers out to have some spyware removed, when it got back I started having this issue...

Could it be that something was deleted along with the spyware, which is keeping that computer from having the ability to be on a network?

any ideas?

thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Networking Problem sharing files / printer

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ok guys here is what I did I followed the direction from cnet's weekend project about how to share files/folders and printers thru a home network

the link can be found here http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11334_7-6232456-1.html?tag=nav
I have two computers a desktop and a laptop. I have comcast high-speed cable and i use linksys router to have wireless internet on my laptop. I want to share files and printers over the network. Both computers run XP.

I made a workgroup by going to control panel, network connections,"setup home or small office network" and followed the guidelines. My computer name is *** for my laptop and *** for my desktop. The workgroup name is ***. I did the setup for both computers.

I went to the default shared folder on my laptop and put some files in there to share and set it up so the hand icon displayed meaning that im sharing. I also did this w/ my printer connected to my laptop and desktop.

The problem is it doenst seem to work. When I go to control panel,add printer on my laptop it shows the workgroup name and the two subcatorgies which our the laptop computer name (***) and the desktop computer name ( ***) but shows no printers

if someone could help figure this out I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
 

Answer:Help w/ sharing files/folder and printer over home network

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I have to ask this because I haven't been able to do this for almost a year.
I have a netgear wireless USB adapter (MA111) I need to be able to share my mom's printer, computer and files over a home network, but I am unable to do this because my mom's dell will only allow internet access via through the router but won't let me share files or the printer from the Dell PC to my Gateway PC.
On monday afternoon I had stumbled across a option in netgear utilities that say's network mode. It would let me switch from infrastructure (access point) to computer to comupter (HOC) forgive me if I got the last part wrong.... But will that option allow me to share my resources and file's with my mother's dell using that option ? if so please let me know something and how to do this. NOTE: here is a screenshot of my netgear configuration utility.

Answer:I need help sharing my mom's computer, printer and files over my home network

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...lesharing.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx

Found this in <1 min

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Hi,

I have a WEP 128 with 2 desktops and 2 laptops, all with Zonealarm installed, and connected to the Orange Livebox router, by wireless.

On 1 laptop, I have a printer connected and have enabled it for Printer Sharing. I also have shared documents on each of them which I have allowed access. If I disable ZoneAlarm I can access the workgroup, \\MSHOME.

Otherwise, I can't. I have to turn Zonealarm off.

I have tried:
Allowing the IP range of 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.255 to the trusted zone... doesn't work.

Any one have any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Sharing printer files over Orange Wireless Network and Zonealarm firewall

PING is a useless test for this condition.

I'll refer you to a Vista Page, but everything except the Public vs Private comments
apply to ALL Windows systems.

For firewall control, you need special ports to be allowed, but only for YOUR lan addresses.

IF your lan is 192.168.1.1 thru 192.168.1.255, then

Code:

allow TCP/UDP in src iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 ports 135-139,445
allow TCP/UDP out dest iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 ports 135-139,445
allow UDP in src iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 port 631
allow UDP out dest iprange 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.255 port 631

the first two are file sharing and will work for Mac, Linux and Windows,
the last two remote print spooling
 

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Hi all,

I have a client who would like 2 computers already connected to a router for a shared DSL connection to be able to share files. My problem is this: This is an office and the 2 computers are quite a distance from each other. I am trying to figure out the most cost effective and efficient way to link these two together for enabling file sharing? What kind of cables would I need and what are the steps I should take on each PC to set them up properly? They are both fairly new Dell computers with Windows XP. (I'm thinking Pro edition)

Please help me with this. Detailed steps and information would be much appreciated. My usual method of NIC cards and connecting cables just won't work here. I'm puzzled what the best way would be. Thank you so much in advance for your reply!
 

Answer:Solved: File sharing question for 2 computers sharing DSL

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!
 

Answer:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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I have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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Hi

I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

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I have recently set up a wireless network to 2 laptops and to a desktop (ethernet connection from XP desktop to wireless router, broadband modem to router). I can access the internet from all 3 computers, but I am unable to share any files.The laptops run on Windows Vista & the desktop on XP. I can view the map of the network including the XP desktop (had to download software patch from Microsoft for this). I want to use the printer attached to the desktop as the network printer; however I cannot do this. The Vista message is that it cannot find the printer. I cannot see how to do this from the laptops or from the desktop. Please can you advise?

Answer:Allowing file sharing/printer sharing on network

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guys...
now that i have already know how to share windows xp to 2k or vise versa..
now i want to try windows 7 to windows 2k...
can somebody help me?

tnks...
i need reply asap..

basically..
i first need to know about the printer sharing....
and so on.
tnks

Answer:Windows 7 to windows 2k sharing internet/files/printer

its not that i havent try it yet...
i did..but im having some trouble of trying it in process...

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Basically I can get everything to work in my home network, just not all at once. Let me explain:
My tower/desktop is running XP sp2.
My (wireless) laptop is running Vista Sp1.
My 360 is hard wired to router
My PS3 is hard wired to router
Printer connected to tower via USB
I have had no problems setting up my PS3 and 360 for online gaming and enabling access to my tower&#8217;s HD media files. I&#8217;ve also always had internet on my laptop but I really NEED is my laptop to be able to access my tower
Here is the crux of the situation: When I turn on Windows Media Player&#8217;s &#8220;Media Sharing&#8221; (and ps3/360/laptop do all show up) it shares the media files BUT it kills my laptop internet access. Seems I can get internet back on laptop but never back any file sharing with tower and never access to my printer anymore.

**Right now the status is wireless laptop DOES have internet and access to all files on Tower.
360 and Ps3 have internet access, but not MEDIA access because I have to keep that off.....

What the *%$# am I doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

Answer:HELP with Media Sharing & File /Printer Sharing !

ever thought of using remote access to log onto the tower for internet use and using the ps3 or xbox as storage givin that they a hard wired in yes i have used vista as a media/server as well and know that you cant connect remotly to vista from xp but there a tools tomake this able
 

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Hello,
Im sorry if this question has already been posted, i tried searching and couldn't find the answer in this forum.
I have a question, maybe someone can direct me to a tutorial somewhere, or to another topic that contains instructions on how to do this....

well, I just got a new router, and 2 desktops are connected to it, and i have 3 wireless laptops.
They are all connected to the internet via the router.
I have also connected my hp office jet 7310 printer to my router since it has an ethernet port.
how do i make it, so every computer on my network can print from this one printer?
the other thing is since its connected to the router directly, i dont want to have the printer connected to any computer via usb, so can someone please direct me to a tutorial in which all my computers can print from this one printer which is connected to the router via a direct Ethernet cable?

thank you so much!

Answer:How Do I Connect Printer To Router, And Let Several Computers Print From This Printer?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...182&lang=enyou'll probably need the network drivers installed on each computerdidn't the printer come with a manual?

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Hello there,

My name is Ed.. I have a Widnows XP with my HP Color Laserjet printer connected, which is Share on my Network Workgroup.

I also have new Vista Computer, I've got the Vista connected to the Share Printe from XP, but, once, I shutdown and restart my Vista computer I loose the printer share connection to my Windows XP/Hp color laserjet printer. I try to access the printer from my Vista it said access denied.. I have to delete the printe and locally again reconnect the printer.

I thank you in advanced for your help with this dilema.

Regards
 

Answer:Printer sharing access denie Windows Vista to XP Printer

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I have an older IBM Aptiva 333 M Hz that I just upgradedfrom Windows 98 Basic(with all updates) to Windows XP SP2. The Aptiva is hardwired to a router and Lexmark X6100 Printer. A laptop and homemade computer are connected via wireless to the router, both are running Windows 98 Second Edition. The network works properly for File Sharing. Network Neighborhood on both the wireless computers see that there is a shared printer on the Aptiva. To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE. The printer operates properly with the XP updated Aptiva Prior to the upgrade, with the Aptiva on Win98 Basic and the two wireless computers on Win98 Second Edition, all network functions operated correctly, including printer sharing.
 

Answer:Printer Sharing on WinXP sp2 always shows the Printer as OFFLINE.

"To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE."

And you can't right click on the printer and change it to ONLINE?
 

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i got this message when i was on my xp computer saying my computers are sharing the same ip adress.

im on my vista my machine right now, and i keep losing connection.

i reset my router and released and renewed my ip settings in CMD prompt, but nothing changed.
 

Answer:Two computers sharing the same IP

Turn off everything on the network, ALL the machines and any other network device like network printers and NAS drives.
Turn off the router and modem.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady data light.
Turn on the router, wait two minutes.
Turn on the network devices and computers, one at a time.

This issue is usually caused by resetting a router without resetting all the network connected devices.
 

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Question: Sharing computers

My wife and I were networked through Comcast,but after her passing,I contacted Comcast to get "unnetworked" to get out of that monthly fee, which they did. Now,how do I set her computer up to the internet so I can have a backup in case mine is down? I use a hub to connect us,and we are both using 98se. Have attempted to run winipcfg on her system,but had no luck. Thanks Papat1
 

Answer:Sharing computers

Try a Router>>> http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=16143170768&action=UFNQcm9kdWN0U2VhcmNoUmVzdWx0cw==&order=ASC&order_col=sell_price
 

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I am about to get DSL, we have 2 computers in the office here that are connected via an Ethernet switch to share a printer. The printer goes to the desktop, the desktop to the switch then the laptop to the switch. With DSL, to share the DSL connection, can we go from the phone line to the DSL modem to the Ethernet or do we need an additional router?
 

Answer:Sharing DSL on 2 computers

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Question: sharing computers

Hello, and thanks for reading this and hopefully addressing my concern.
My son's computer, in another room, has sort of crashed. He cannot access the internet. Since Bleeping computer has been so effective with a previous problem I'm hoping someone will help me with this.
First of all, how can I connect (share..not physically move) his computer with mine so I can feed to you all the pertinent information regarding his computer? Can someone lead me through this?
Second, before I do (and assuming I can), if his computer has a virus, will mine get the virus if we share? Don't want that to happen.
I would appreciate any help anyone can provide with this.
Thanks very much for your past assistance and hoping, future as well.

Yepytzme

Answer:sharing computers

Hi .

IMO, I would never want to connect my system to known infected computer...unless I'm pretty sure of two things:

a. My system is well-protected...and I have backups since protection is an after-effect of new malware. I want to be prepared for a possible delete/clean install operation, just in case my defenses are lagging whatever may have infected the other system.

b. I don't mind it if I have to do a clean install. I know how to do such and I have everything I need to effect such.

That was the approach I used last year when I decided to try to clean a couple of infected systems for a friend. I'm not in the business, I'm just a user, with two systems in my apartment .

<<My son's computer, in another room, has sort of crashed.>>

That's not a very descriptive statement, since "crash" means different things to different users. It obviously boots or you would not be ccntemoplating obtaining any info from it.

Exactly what are the symptoms of it malfunctioning? Can you boot into safe mode? Does it boot normally into XP?

Any onscreen error messages?

System manufacturer and model?

As for connecting to provide info about the system...if it boots, just connect to the forum from that system. If it doesn't boot, you can remove the hard drive and connect it to another system...and thereby obtain certain info that may be useful.

The more pertinent info concerning the circumstances...the better suggestions can be m... Read more

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HiI have 2 computers that i want to share with the same keyboard/mouse and monitor.I have heard about the Belkin 2-Port KVM Switch and was wondering if anyone has any comments about this or know a better way?Any input would be useful.Thanks in advance.

Answer:2 computers sharing

The KVM switch is the way to do it.

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Hey,

I want to set up a wireless home network where I can share my internet connection, printer, and also share files among computers.
For the past year, I have been using a dlink wireless router to share my dsl connection. The set-up is currently as follows: modem to router and from the router one pc is connected with wires and three laptops are connected wirelessly. This has been fine to share the internet, but I don't know how to share the printer connected to the pc.
I would really appreciate anyones help.

Thanks
 

Answer:printer sharing/file sharing

You didn't say what operating system(s) you use, so I guess I get to choose.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
 

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Hi
I have just bought a new computer, and wish to transfer files from the old to the new; win98 to XP. I started on Monday with a parallel connection and got some instructions from the net. I failed to complete the task. I returned the cable and bought a USB Cable direct connect, much more expensive, it has a disc as well, I seem to have achieved some sort of configuration with the win98 machine but utterly failed with XP. I have spent a fortune on premium help lines but seem to be no nearer of achieving the objective! I have promised the old computer to my daughter who leaves for Ireland on Friday but I would like my files on my computer first. Can anyone talk me through it, please.

Regards Barry
 

Answer:computers sharing info.

I had a similar problem when I was trying to build a network. It's possible to get 98 to communicate with XP but it's hard. If you are technical at all I would just open up your old computer case, unscrew and unplug the harddrive. Then open up your new computer case, there should be two different cords going into the harddrive on your new computer. One is the power cord and the other is the data cord. There should be an extra cord attached to the power cord just hanging around and there should be another connector on the data cord. Just plug the extra power cord and data cord into the harddrive from your old computer and boot up win xp and it should recognize your old harddrive as well as the one originally installed. Then you just transfer your files as if your old harddrive is a floppy drive. I know it sounds complicated but before I had any experience with computers I was able to do it because you just need to look at how the harddrive that is already attached is connected and just connect the new harddrive in the same logical way. Your other alternatives are to buy two network cards and network the computers together. However, this may run you into the same problems you are already having. A final solution would be to go out and buy a zip drive, install it on both computers and transfer the files that way, then take the zip drive back to the store. Hope this helps, the way that computer shops transfer the files is the way I explained about connecting both harddr... Read more

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Hello,

I have a network system that consist of 4 computers (2 desktops with one being the main server and 2 netbooks that share internet connection). They all have Windows XP on them. I have a software that is on the main compter that I downloaded for free use. I want to put it on all the others. I've got the printer to share. Is it the same process? If so can you please give me the steps on how to do it.

thank you
 

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I have created my share folders with "everyone" permissions to read, write, and modify as explained (well) here:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

But when I go to copy a file from the XP computer to the W7 computer I get the "Cannot Copy: Access is Denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use" message. I can copy files from the W7 computer to the XP computer.

What more do I need to do to create "Easy File Sharing" between my home networked computers?

Answer:File Sharing between XP-W7 Computers

Make sure your firewall and anti-virus programs (on the XP) aren't preventing you from copying. From the Win 7 machine, you also, may have to 'take ownership'

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what would be the easiest way to link three computers together just for purposes of file sharing. Would a router do the trick? I use a router right now but it is for internet sharing. I have the network cable come off the modem and into the router. How would I do this without a modem?
Thanks
Jerry
 

Answer:file sharing three computers?

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Hello, I was wondering if I plugged an ethernet cable from my laptop (which has wireless internet) into a nearby computer (which does not have internet) if they would share the internet? i did plug in the ethernet cable, and my computer acquires a network address but has limited or no connectivity. it has an IP address, but no internet access.
 

Answer:sharing internet between computers?

You will need to use Internet Connection Sharing. Since you didn't specify which OS you are using:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing
 

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My roommates and I decided to set up sharing between the computers on the wireless network. So I managed to stumble my way through it and get the correct setup using a user profile with the same name and password. Everything works fine on other computers, but I managed to click something to the effect of "Remember my credentials" on my computer while trying to access the other computer with my normal user details (hadn't figured out all of the sharing at this point). I don't particularly want to log into that profile anytime I want to see what is shared, it defeats the purpose of setting up the network. So how do I get it to stop remembering my credentials?
Using Windows 7 Home btw.

Answer:Sharing between users on different computers

Are you asking that you want to break the automatic connection to other computers? And have it request a password? If so open Windows Explorer find the connection to the other computer(s) and highlight it right mouse click and select disconnect. Then make new connections as you did on the other computers, without the remember credentials.

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Hi I have two computers a laptop and a desktop. They both are Windows XP. Verizon DSL service. I bought Belking 54G wireless router. I was able to connect them. I am able to share the internet connection. Now I want to be able to share some programs and files and folders. I checked the other threads I found some info but they were a little advance for me. Can anybody please tell me what to do step by step. Or at least point me another thread or website. Thank you so much in advance. Mike
 

Answer:Two XP Computers Sharing DSL Connection

EzLAN, Practically Networked, and HomeNetHelp are all good places to do some browsing.
 

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I have not tried to set this up because I don't know what I am doing.I have two computers running windows 98 with etherlink III netcards in both and I have cat5 cable with RJ45 connectors. I have a dial-up modem. My question is how do I get these two computers hooked up to share the same internet connection?
What I need is for these two computers to be able to get on the internet at the same time. Thanks for any help that you can give.
 

Answer:Sharing internet between two computers

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I think I have very good 'basic' computers skills, but I've never gotting into networking stuff. I have 2 desktops in my house and have one with windows 10 pro now and I'm upgrading the other one to 10 also. I've never tried this before but I'm wanting to know can I have these 2 computers set up where I can get/look for files on one computer while I'm on the other?
Tks!

Answer:2 computers sharing information

It is the same way since XP for Network Shares & 7 for Homegroups or Network shares. Nothing has changed.

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Ok, here is what I have.
A desktop running XP, connected via ethernet to a linksys E1200 router that is connected w/ethernet to satelite modem. And a Laptop running Windows 7 that is communicating wireless to the router.
Question: Can I share files between the two computers this way, or do I have to get a cradlepoint router?
 

Answer:File sharing between computers

I don't see problems.. Both PCs connected to same router, both have IP addresses in the same network. Shouldnt be a problem to use fileshare. Just needed to be put in the same workgroup to more convinient use. No blank passwords for users, and most likely it will work by syntax Start > run > \\ipaddress\sharename
 

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I want to share files between computers on a home network. The setup is,Main Computer wired to router.Computer connected wirelessly.Laptop connected wirelessly.Obviously the two wireless computers have to connect to the wired one via router.How do i set this up please.

Answer:file sharing between computers

You haven't said which OS you're using, so:Win XP sharing click hereWinVista is slightly different click here

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Hi,

I am using Vista Home Premium.

I have been trying for a long time to share the C drive of my desktop with my laptop where I can view and change files on my laptop. However, I cannot seem to do it.

The workgroup name is the same.
It is a private network on both.
When i go to "view full map", I can see that the two computers are connected to the router!

However, when i share a folder such as C drive, I cannot see my laptop name in the location.

Please please help!!!

Thank you,

BT123

Answer:Sharing my whole C drive between two computers

Originally Posted by BT123


Hi,

I am using Vista Home Premium.

I have been trying for a long time to share the C drive of my desktop with my laptop where I can view and change files on my laptop. However, I cannot seem to do it.

The workgroup name is the same.
It is a private network on both.
When i go to "view full map", I can see that the two computers are connected to the router!

However, when i share a folder such as C drive, I cannot see my laptop name in the location.

Please please help!!!

Thank you,

BT123




You cannot really share a "drive". But you can share the folders within a drive. Here is a pretty good guidance ( Windows Vista Annoyance #3: File / folder sharing between computers on a network ? Proud Geek ), but there are a lot more on the web.

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Hello,

I have one computer that is connected to the internet via dlink wireless and i am trying to direct connect to another computer. All i really want to do is connecto the two computers so that they can play games, share files etc.

I have a crossover cable connecting the 2 computers and i have tried setting up via the home network wizard (xp pro). But alas, I have failed. I have also tried to setup ICS but i get an error message telling me that 192.168.0.1 is being used on another computer and i cannot setup ICS.

so, i have tried installing sygate...and i setup a 'client setup floppy', ran it on the other computer without internet and it said that the ip config. was successful. BUT, when i go to the computer with the internet and click start on sygate sharing, it says that it failed and has this log posted with it"

****** Sygate Home Network troubleshooting log file ******

Sygate Home Network 4.5 build 851
Installed on Sunday, July 11, 2004

Product Key:
License to:
User email:
Max users or connections allowed: 3
Upgrade protection: No

Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600)

RRAS: installed
IP forwarding: not installed
Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing: not installed
- Sygate Configuration -
Auto-detect new version: No
Auto-start Sygate service: Yes
DHCP server enabled: Yes
Dynamic IP range enabled: Yes
Activity Log enabled: No
Sock5 server enabled: No
Enhanced security enabled: No
DNS forwarding enabled: Yes
Sygate Personal Firewall install... Read more

Answer:Sygate sharing between 2 computers

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I've just noticed my PC and laptop are sharing files.
I can access all the files on my laptop from my PC and vice versa
(using the Network menu in windows explorer). Both use Windows 7.

I dont understand why this is as I have sharing turned off and Ive
Selected Share With -> Nobody on my User accounts.
Also left Home group and set advanced sharing settings to off.


Any ideas how to turn it off? Makes me worried somethings wrong with my computer security.

From my Laptop I am able to access files on my PC doing these steps:

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:

So for example from my laptop I can access all the files in My Document on my PC. I can also do this the other way round from PC to laptop.

My issue is I have file sharping turned off on both machines so I don't understand what happening here.

Answer:My computers are sharing when I dont want them too

Welcome to the forum russ85,

There are two options in the advanced network sharing settings.

One is Home of Work {Current Profile} the other is simply Public.

Are you sure you've turned of both of it? You could try and see that if it works.
IT: How to Turn Off File Sharing: Microsoft Windows 7
Enable or disable network discovery - Microsoft Windows Help

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I have my new laptop hooked up on a wireless internet with my old computer and need my files from my old one. When I had my old crappy laptop i was able to transfer files without much trouble but with this new laptop the tranfers don't work. It doesn't start to transfer at all and then finally it saids that the file is not supported. Also I have tried Windows Easy Transfer that came with the Windows 7 and it also does not work.

Any help is greatly appreciated...

Thanks,
SGW
 

Answer:File sharing between two Computers

The title of your topic is File sharing between two Computers. But, in your post, you're talking about Windows Easy Transfer. Windows Easy Transfer and File Sharing are not the same thing. So, I'm not absolutely sure what you want accomplish.

Do you basically want to do a one-time migration of files and settings from one computer running Windows to another? Or, do you want to set up File Sharing so that you can share files on a daily basis between two computers?

If you aim is Windows Easy Transfer, this may help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Transfer-files-and-settings-from-another-computer
 

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