Thread: Wireless Network Problem
January 15th, 2006, 04:07 AM #1
Wireless Network Problem
ok i just bought a new router linksys wireless (WRT54G) and a new Sony Vaio laptop with intel centrino. I can get to the internet on both computers (desktop and laptop) but want to be able to file share wirelessly.
I called up linksys and they say that no linksys products support filesharing. i found that somewhat ridiculous.
is this true? can anyone tell me how to completely figure out this file sharing thing? ive tried setting up a network but dont exactly know if im doing it right and all that...
help. please.Macbook Pro 15"
23" Apple Cinema Display
January 15th, 2006, 04:42 AM #2
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An alternative found lately is to setup a additional email account at: http://www.inbox.com
where the free account can hold up to 2gb of data when receiving email with files attached.
You could then download the attachment with either desktop or laptop to disk by clicking on
the "save to disk" option. File sharing itself is an option in Windows. That is either enabled
or disabled generally upon installation.
"File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks The File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks component allows other computers on a network to access resources on your computer by using a Microsoft network.
The component is installed and enabled by default. It is enabled per connection ising TCP/IP and is necessary to share local folders.
The File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks component is the equivalent of the Server service in Windows NT 4.0.
The above is found in the Windows help section. The following link provides a series of MS
articles depending on the OS you are running. Generally this is a default service on NT OSs.
January 15th, 2006, 06:04 AM #3
Why of course you can share files.
Here's what you'll need to do:
First off, turn off any software firewalls you may be running. You'll have to configure them later on once you get the network setup.
Next, go to the Control panel and start the Network setup wizard. Follow the OSD. When it asks if you want to turn on the file and printer sharing option, select yes or on (whatever it is, hehe).
You'll need to do this to each computer you want to share files with. You'll also need to make sure that all PC's are on the same workgroup. If they're all WinXP, leave the default of MSHOME.
Then just right click on the folder you want to share and enable sharing or place the files you wish to share in your shared documents folder.
January 15th, 2006, 06:28 AM #4
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Creating an email account as a way to share files is lame and inefficient.
Sharing files is pretty easy. I'm assuming you've got Windows XP. I haven't ever used or needed to use the wizard rrcn mentioned, but that may be a great place to start. If you have XP HOME, the default workgroup is "MSHOME" if you have XP Pro, the default workgroup is "WORKGROUP"
To find out your exact workgroup name, as its enterily possible you may not be using the default names, simply right click on "my computer" and go to "properties" then the "Computer Name" tab. This tab shows you not only the workgroup name, but the name of that individual computer. If you want to name the PC or even the workgroup something else, this would be the time to do it. You will want to do the same step on the other PC, making sure the workgroup is the same but that the computer name is different.
After that its simply a matter of right clicking on the drive or folder you wish to share and click on the "sharing and security" option. Once you get there it should be pretty self explanitory.
You can then go to the other computer and brows the network through "my network places" find the PC with the shared resources and viola, you're there. Once you find it you can also map a drive letter to it so that you can access it from "my computer" just as easily as you would your local hard drive. Simply right click on the shared resource and click on the option that says "map network drive""Opinions not based on knowledge are ugly things"
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