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Solved: A million times.... Network folder sharing over Wireless Vista &XP

Q: Solved: A million times.... Network folder sharing over Wireless Vista &XP

I'm sure this has been asked a bajillion times, but I can't make heads nor tails out of the information I've read so far on this subject. (One forum suggested using 2 routers and disabling DHCP one one of them and all this other stuff. That one really hurt my tired head)
I know minor bits and pieces of networking, so hear me out.

Setup:
Wireless DSL modem (Broadcom ADSL Modem/Router all in one) hardwired to Vista32 bit machine.
XP Machine w/D-Link USB Wireless adapter. (Using the D-Link wireless connection software, not the Windows Wireless Network connection manager)
Nothing going on in Workgroups XP machine except that it used to be on a wired network so it has shared folders set up.
All I want to do is use the wireless connection and access the Vista machine from the XP machine so I can get my music off the Vista comp.
I can't figure out the Vista file sharing stuff in Network and Sharing center, too many options, too unsure of what they do.
Neither computer shows up in the other's network. How do I make them see each other?
The "Broadcom ADSL router" does show up under My Network Places on the XP machine, but that's as far as it goes.
In case it matters, in the wireless connection manager for the D-Link USB wireless adapter on the XP machine it shows Network Type:Infrastructure, not AdHoc.

A: Solved: A million times.... Network folder sharing over Wireless Vista &XP

Never mind, I'm just a moron. I figured it out in like .25 seconds.

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Hey there everyone.

Hoping you guys can give me a hand here and tell me what im missing or doing wrong...

Basically, theres 4 of us in a house and were hoping we can share files with each other. Weve SKY broadband (UK ISP) and they give you a netgear wireless router.
as far as i know, theres 2 people on XP and 2 on vista, all connecting wirelessly to the wireless router for internet access

What I want to know is how to allow us all to share folders with each other...we can do the sharing part so the files are visible on our own machines. however, we cannot see each others machines.

What else on top of all joining the same workgroup do we need to do to be able to see each others shared folders?

Ive tried using the wireless network for home or small office set up wizard in XP but get to the stage asking me to shove a flash drive in the back on my router. there are no usb ports on my router so I cannot do it this way...Does this stop it being possible?

kinda outta ideas

Any help is much appreciated

cheers

Alex
 

A:setting up file/folder sharing on a home wireless network

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I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.

A:Sharing Win 7 folder with Vista user on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Solo


I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.


The following link shows how to add read/write access for the Users folder, you wo... Read more

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I have a total of 4 computers in my home and have them all on the same network. Here is the break down of my situations.

Computer A: Desktop computer running windows vista, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer B: Desktop computer running windows xp, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer C: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer D: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can ONLY access computer B and C....Computer A shows up but I get an error message while trying to access it....\\pca-pc 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 address is invalid.

Now computer C & D are in the same workgroup because they are both windows 7, but while computer C can access computer A, Computer D can't???

I've made sure they are on the same workgroup. I opened command prompt and typed ipconfig all and they all have the same IP. I've changed Computer A's computer name. I'm at a loss and I don't know what to do.
So if someone can help me, let me know what information you need and I will gladly supply it. There seems to be something wrong with just Computer D the windows 7 laptop.... Read more

A:Windows 7 & Vista Wireless Networking File/Folder Sharing

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I'm using Dell laptop with Vista. it has Wireless lan network card. I use mobile network as my default connection (not wired, not local area connection).
I'm trying to make my laptop to be an accesss point for my nintendo DS using
ad-hoc function.

I create ad-hoc network, name it, set wep password (or even no pass), and when I finish, there should be a button ,,Turn On internet sharing''. But it's not there. I turn on nintendo DS, I see that network, full connection, but when I try to connect, it fails.

I think the problem is that i'm using mobile network, not wired connection.
I tried to bridge connections, but I cant bridge my mobile network with wireless (it's only possible with Local area connection). Please help me.

P.S. my IPconfig /all

Tunnel adapter Vietinio tinklo (LAN) rysys* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{23F5BCAF-8B96-42CE-9B61-1C0613995

B27}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Vietinio tinklo (LAN) rysys* 8:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{23F5BCAF-8B96-42CE-9B61-1C0613995

B27}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfigura... Read more

A:Vista , wireless network sharing

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I want to setup my network to play x-link kai and go to the step that it need to turn on the wireless sharing and I can't change for some lesson and then I do some thing wrong I said The IP of my computer is the same as other or some thing like that then I change the IP and I come back to the Network connection the I found out that my sharing tab is disappeared Can any body help my please
Sorry for my broken english
 

A:Help me please about vista wireless network sharing

anybody help?
 

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Just getting my knickers in a twist about File Sharing through a Wireless router between 2 vista computers

Is there an online resource that explains it for idiots - even a video

Does there have to be a Vista log on password for both computers - one computer has one, and the other doesn't

Thanks
 

A:Wireless Network File Sharing in Vista

Create a password on each machine, the default is to inhibit file sharing with no password.

You can run control userpasswords2 from a command prompt to automate the login to the desktop if that's your reason for not having passwords.
 

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Have home network, 3 desktops, internet through wireless router hooked to windows XP via cables, other two pc's are wireless, new gateway pc has printer that i want other two pc's to be able to print on, i have allowed sharing, verified that all are using same workgroup name, i do have other pc seeing the vista pc but when i double click to see items shared says access not allowed, see system administrator, path not found, on the vista it shows connected to network, printer shared, so i am completely at a loss, anyone able to help, that has had this problem. thank you in advance for any help
 

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Never mind I fixed it
Thanks
 

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Wireless Router: Linksys WRT54G2
Encryption: WEP

I had just got my HDMI cables and new monitor for my PS3 and hooked everything up. Everything was working fine: I could go online on my PC, and then change the monitor input and be online on my PS3.

In the morning, however, I could not connect to the wireless network with my PC or PS3. In Windows it just times out on the first step. Testing the internet connection in the PS3 fails on the first step as well. My landlord (who owns the router) said that he could not get on the internet either.

After uninstalling and reinstalling my wireless adapter (D-Link DWA-552) in my PC, all the saved network settings were gone, and instead of just timing out when trying to connect to the network, it then gave an error message after a few seconds. The message was something like "Windows cannot connect to the wireless network." After entering the setting and key for the network, it went back to just timing out trying to connect.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network Times Out

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I have a wireless network setup comprising of a Windows 7 desktop and a Vista laptop

Everything worked fine but I suddenly have found that my computer sharing network setup is no longer working.

When I try to access my Desktop PC from my laptop the Desktop Computer PC icon shows,but when I click on it I get a message
?Windows cannot access Desktop Windows has sent the request to the DNS server and that name was unknown"

When I try to access the laptop from my Desktop?s Windows7 (control panel>network sharing center) the Laptop icon no longer shows as it did previously.
Any suggestions on what is wrong and how to fix the problem greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless W7/Vista Homegroup sharing network suddenly doesnt work

If all computers on your network are using Windows 7 you need to use a Homegroup.

If you have computers with earlier versions of Windows on your network, all the computers need to be in a Workgroup.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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Wireless network sharing was working fine 2 days ago, its not working anymore.
I was using "connectify" to share my connection.

Below are some additional info.:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

D:\Users\MACJO>ipconfig /All

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MACJO-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-C4-96-5D-D9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-F9-CB-47
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::249c:7c3e:1662:502b%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.12(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167780889
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-3... Read more

A:Solved: wireless network sharing

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Hi

Just purchased and installed a Linksys Wireless Broadband Router and Wireless PC Adapter Card.........the card is for a laptop. I have a desktop connected to the the router, which is connected to the broadband modem. I am able to get internet access on both computers. What I want to do is be able to print wirelessly from the laptop to a printer that is connected to the desktop. I have enabled printer and file sharing on both computers, and have tried to set up a network in which I could share the resources of the desktop on my laptop, such as printers and files, etc...........none of what I have tried is working.

Any ideas on what I can do to make this work?
Do I have to buy a "printer server" or something?

Any suggestions appreciated

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: sharing printer over wireless network

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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I've got two computers in my house running off a wireless network. Up until now I've had no problems with it, short of the usual start-up hitches. Then this morning, I've tried to print from one computer and it says unable to connect.

The router is connected to the computer called 1. The printer is connected to the imaginitively named 2. Comp 1 can ping the router, and itself, but not comp 2. Comp 2 can also ping the router and itself, but not comp 1.

I've got no idea why this has suddenly changed; I haven't added or edited any programs or settings that can alter these settings.

Comp 1 is using Norton Internet Security (which has recently expired - but I've used the printer since the expiry date) and comp 2 has Zone Alarm. Both IP's for the computers are in each others trusted zones.

I'm really stumped as to why this has happened! Can anyone help me?!
 

A:Solved: Lost printer sharing on wireless network

Not to worry guys, I've managed to work this one out on my own. Don't ask me how though!!!
 

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Hi, I've somehow managed to lose printer sharing on my home wireless network. I had trouble with my router yesterday and reconfigured my port forwarding for it, and today I try to print and I'm getting the message "Unable to connect" in the print window that opens.

The way my network is set up is:
The computer I am using now is called 1. This has the router connected to it via cables. The printer is connected to the other computer, imaginatively called 2. 2 connects to the internet using a wireless receiver. Both router and receiver are manufactured by Belkin.

When I set up my network, I needed help and got everything I needed from this site, including activating File and Printer Sharing. However, after getting in touch with my broadband provider, the technician I spoke to managed to screw with my IP addresses (I was using two static IP addresses, one for each computer) to such an extent that they have somehow been reversed! i.e. computer 1's IP address previous to my phone call to the ISP is now somehow the IP address of computer 2!

I tried deleting the printer and then re-finding it, only to discover that the wizard cannot even find the printer!

Can anyone help me sort this mess out?! I'm only trying to print a few pages!!
 

A:Solved: Lost printer sharing on wireless network

Not to worry I've managed to sort this myself. All that was needed was to add the new Ip addresses to each of the firewall's trusted list. Simple really - problem solved.
 

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Bought a new laptop with wireless card. Can connect to the internet through the Linksys broadband router. This router is connected directly to my desktop. (Both run on XP home edition)

I think that I have done all that is needed to set up the in-home network. I have some folders in the desktop that I set up as shared and I can access them using the laptop. I had set these up as shared files quite awhile ago so that I could share with my old windows 98 PC.

Last night I decided to add more folders for file sharing,so I right clicked on them, went to sharing and security and turned them into shared files. But using Windows Explorer on the laptop, I do not see these new folders. How is it that some old files are shared yet the new ones I want to add don't want to cooperate. What have I overlooked ?

Thanks,

Jay
 

A:Solved: file sharing - wireless home network

I don't know about using Windows Explorer, but what happens (if you have these in the same workgroup) if you (on the laptop) go into My Network Places, click on view workgroup computers, and then double click the desktop's icon?

Or, if you're not using same workgroup, what do you get with
Start - Run - \\desktop - OK where 'desktop' is the desktop's name or IP address?
 

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Hi everyone.

I have two computers I would like to share files between over a wireless network. One computer is a desktop, the other is a laptop. Both computers use Windows XP. All afternoon, I have been reading about how to share files, but I cannot get it to work on my computers.

My laptop uses my Linksys wireless router successfully to get Internet access, so that is not a problem. My desktop is wired to the wireless router, so it also has Internet access. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to set up a network between the two computers successfully.

When I "View workgroup computers" on my desktop, the desktop computer itself shows up and I can view its shared files. But when I click "View workgroup computers" on my laptop, I get an error message that says:

"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 available"

I have been trying to troubleshoot this myself all day, with no luck. Does anyone have any idea what I need to do to get these computers networked?
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network File-Sharing Trouble

Ping each computer from the other and see what you get. More than likely this is a firewall issue since both are using XP. What firewalls are running?
 

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I just added a 5th computer (xppro) to an unsecured wireless network running on an SMC router with an xphome and 3 98se computers that's worked flawlessly for years. The 5th computer gets the internet fine and can access files on the existing units, but I get a "log in/access denied" message when I try to transfer files to it.
Configuration of 5th computer:
Given to me so already had an admin account with no password;
I added another admin account with password-didn't help;
It's running Mcafee security which I can't turn off;
Windows firewall is turned off.

What's preventing the other computers from accessing the 5th computer?

Edit:The 5th computer is connected with a LinkSys usb adapter.
 

A:Solved: File sharing issue on wireless network

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HELP!

with lots of love , hugs , and kisses ,
xoxo mimi oxox​
 

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this is my first time here , i was really intrested how problems can be solved by posting them ! so.... iv got the sims2 complete collection, and after inserting disc 2 , a few minites and theres an eror , eror is I/O device erorr wut dose that mean plz help tried it a million time !!!!!!!!!!
HELP!

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A:tried a million times

Closing duplicate.
 

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HELP!

with lots of love , hugs , and kisses ,
xoxo mimi oxox[/COLOR]​
 

A:tried a million times

Closing duplicate.
 

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this is my first time here , i was really intrested how problems can be solved by posting them ! so.... iv got the sims2 complete collection, and after inserting disc 2 , a few minites and theres an eror , eror is I/O device erorr wut dose that mean plz help tried it a million time !!!!!!!!!!
HELP!

with lots of love , hugs , and kisses ,
xoxo mimi oxox​
 

A:tried a million times

I would have to hazard a guess that you have a problem with your CD's or your drive. Of course, it's very difficult to know with the limited description...
 

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Hi

I'm having 2 computers: a Desktop and a laptop, both has Windows XP. The desktop is connected to the wireless router with LAN cable and the laptop connects using wireless connection.

I want to share files and printer between those computers but although I entered both computers to the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing I can't access one computer from the other.

Can you help me find what other settings should I change?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Sharing files in a mixed(wired+wireless) network

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My situation sounds similar to Partha's ( http://forums.techguy.org/networking/685600-setting-up-wireless-lan.html ), with some different elements in the network set up.

Here at work we have a wired network. Using our specified range of IPs and manually assigning them on the workstation computers, we're able to access the shared files on our "server" machine (just an XP pro machine hosting files) and we can also share our itunes libraries, printers, locally shared files, etc.

We have several wireless routers set to use an internet IP within our range, and set to DHCP to provide access to visitors. They provide flawless internet access but no access to our LAN (which is perfect).

Now we have a need to allow a wireless computer access to our LAN (namely iTunes library sharing). The router it connects to doesn't need to allow other connections (without LAN access), although that would be a perk.

I wasn't around when the system was installed, so I don't know it too intimately, but I'll do the best I can:

-All the wired computers and routers are connected to a 24 Port Linksys switcher.
-The "server" machine is running a VPN
-All the computers in question are running XP Pro SP2

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

--eric
 

A:Solved: Wireless/Wired network & file sharing troubles

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A:Probly asked a million times

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So i just completed my first computer build and everything went fine, until i had to install windows. I am using Windows XP with SP2 its an oem version, and i am getting the asms problem. The only problem is, i can't use the microsoft solution because of the fact that my keyboard and mouse are not functioning when the problem goes off. I can't figure out how to just start the installation over and i don't really know where i should go from here. I hear that getting a new cd drive may help, i'm using the ones from my old computer. I also hear to borrow a windows disk and use a different disk. Help Please! Thanks.
 

A:Probably seen it a million times, but i need help with this asms problem.

What is the "asms problem"?

Are you using PS2 keyboard and mouse or USB?
 

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Hello all my helpers!
I want to share my internet between 2 computers, but I dont want to buy a wireless router. I know that it can share the internet with each other in this situation, if both is running on the same operating system. But I have 2 computers which are running on different OS, one is Mac OS X and other is Windown Vista.I dont know they can communicate to each other or not?Can anyboby please help me to carry out this problem?
Thank you very much!
 

A:Solved: Sharing the internet between Mac and Windown Vista without a wireless router?

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I have 3 pc's one wired to modem and router, the other 2 are wireless. The printer is connected to one of the wireless pc's and prints fine from this pc, the printer is set to shared on this pc, i cannot print at all from the other pc's and the printer software and drivers are installed on all. xp home sp2 on all pc's Its like i am missing something
 

A:Solved: Solved: Solved: help: printer sharing on a wireless network

When you go into Printers and Faxes on the "host" computer, the printer has a hand under it, indicating shared, right?

In Printers and Faxes on the other two computers, does the printer have a pipe under it, indicating a network printer?

What error message do you get when you try to print? If no error message, does the print job go into a queue on that computer?
 

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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hello

i am trying to setup a home network : 1 desktop connected with ethernet cable to router/modem, and one laptop connected via wifi to same router/modem
both computers have access to the internet, and I have setup a shared folder on both computers.
the desktop pc can browse the laptop's shared folder, but the laptop can only see the desktop but gets denied access. I tried disabling both firewalls but it didn't fix the problem.

both computers are running windows xp pro sp2

any suggestions ?

thanks
 

A:folder sharing over network

i solved the problem, but i did several actions and can't figure out what did it
 

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I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Share".

I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Specific people" then added "Everyone".

My computer name shows up as a list item on the left panel but does not show up as an Icon in the Main Screen.

My other computers on the network do not show the Icon or the left panel entry.

What am I forgetting?

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I am trying to share a folder over a home network. The problem is I can share it, but everyone on the network has access to it, which I dont want. So I attempted to set permissions for the users on the network that I want to have access to it, but XP cannot find the users, I can only find users on the local machine. All of the computers are on the same workgroup.

How can I set up this share so only certain users are able to access it?
 

A:Need help sharing folder over network

How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP
 

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Hi guys

Im trying to share the folder of one computer with another computer on a local network, however the second computer has had issues accessing the folder on the first computer.

"Share this folder on the network" has been clicked and "Allow network
users to change my files" has been clicked as well

I have tried to remedy the problem using the following approaches

- Re-setting the aforementioned folder settings
- Rebooting the first computer
- Rebooting the second computer
- Plugging the first computer's network connection into another port
on the network router
- Plugging the second computer's network connection into another port
on the network router

None of these have solved the issue at all

what could be the problem?

A:network folder sharing

What Operating Systems are on each computer? (eg Windows XP Pro or Home? Or Windows 7 or 8? Are you using Simple File Sharing?
Make sure each computer has a user name and password associated with it and you do not login without a password.
On the computer you want to share, find the computer name of the computer.
On the remote computer go to Start/Run (XP, Search in later versions) and type the computer name of the computer you are trying to access, (eg) \\ComputerName and press enter. If the file is shared on the other computer, it should show the computer with the shared file and/or printers. If you cannot access this computer, then turn Simple File Sharing Off.

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Hello Im New Here

Why i Cant See the Wireless Network Connection And if i Search Manage Wireless Networks in Control Panel It Says

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I have set up a network shared folder on my Win 7 machine and I can see it and copy files to it using windows explorer. I'm trying to use this folder as a sync or transfer folder for other computers on the network, only they cannot see/find the folder, even though they hook to the network and ping just fine. The network name is "OFFICE". I am pretty sure I have all the folder sharing permissions set correctly.

In the command prompt of the network machine, I type in \\192.168.1.1\folder_name\ , but I get the message: "The system cannot find the path specified". Basically, I cannot find any of the network shared folders using the command prompt on the network machine. None of the other networked computers can see the folders either. The folder properties tab indicates that the shared path is: \\OFFICE\Droid Docs, but entering that into the command prompt does not work either.

Network Info:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

D:\Users\Dick>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Office
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

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If I change the folder properties accessing a shared folder (say pictures) over my home network, will it alter the folder's properties on the drive on which it resides or just the folder on the machine I am using to access the folder?

I am accessing my pictures folder on my desktop from my laptop from the other side of my house. The pictures and videos folders are set to "general items", the customize tab of the properties on the folder is set to "general items" when I access it from the laptop. If I switch the pictures to "pictures" and videos to "videos" on the laptop, will it alter the folder in the desktop on which the folder resides?

Hope this is clear enough, Thanks for any help, I have a hard time with sharing and permissions.

A:Folder properties when sharing over network

If you are able to connect to the folder, either locally or over the network, and managed to change it, then it will or should be changed. I'm sure you are not referring to doing ith with different user profiles, right? Best way is to try it and find out

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone would like to try helping me with this problem. I hope I can explain it well enough to make any sense. I am not computer literate, so please bear with me.

I have a network with win XP pro on computer (1) and win 98SE on computer (2). Connected to an Ethernet Cable/DSL Router. The network has always worked great. No problems with printer or file sharing, but the last few days, even though I can open the shared folder, I cannot open the files or folders withing that shared folder on computer (1) No problems with computer (2) It gives me an error report to send to Microsoft, and then it shuts the Network down. (Please see attachment)

This is driving me crazy. I have no problem opening the shared folders from the other computer, and I can still share the printer with no problem.

Now, I can transfer the folder with files in it to "My Documents" from my Network, and opened it in there with no problem, I just cannot opened it in my Network shared folder.

I hope all this makes sense to someone. I am trying to explain it as well as I can.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.

Also I tried running SFC but it won't open when I click "Ok". I am puzzled.

Annie
 

A:Problem with Network sharing folder

Anyone out there wants to give this a shot, please? Thanks!!
 

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How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

A:Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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I have a home wireless network, with 3 machines connected:

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- 2) XP Media Center SP3 - workgroup HOME
- 3) Vista Enterprise SP1 - domain <work domain>

Machine 1 has a shared folder, with wide open access
Machine 2 can see the folder file
Machine 3 cannot see the folder or the computer

All I am trying to do here is give machine 3 access to the folder on machine 1. I am assuming the issue is related to the fact that machine 3 is on a domain rather than the workgroup, but I cannot believe the there not a way to do what I am trying to do. Any help woudl be appreciated.
 

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I'm really hoping someone here can help me :

I've just got a new laptop, HP Pavillion 6234, 1GB RAM, AMD Turion 64 X2, Windows VIsta Home Premium, built-in wireless b/g.

When I was travelling though chicago airport yesterday I was able to connect to the concourse wireless network, but upon arriving home to Ireland I have found it cannot connect to my home wireless network.

The network uses a NetGear router and is not encypted, it DOES broadcast its name, and there has never (and is still not) been any problem for the other computers in the house that run XP and Mac OS.

When I try to connect with the laptop running Vista I get a message that it is unable to connect as the router does not respond and it suggests the signal is weak or there is interference, yet the signal is at full strength and even when i put the laptop directly above the router the situation does not improve.

When I connect via CAT5 cable there is no problem - only wireless.

Has anyone had similar experience? Does anyone know how I can rectify this problem?

Thanks for your time.
 

A:Solved: Vista and Wireless Network

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I have 2 Ethernet cards on 2 computers and home network connection. Once Internet connection on second computer started to work extremely slow and I reinstalled Windows on main computer. Now Internet connection on second computer is fast, but when I try to give access to folders, it tells me that "An error occured while trying to share...The server service is not started..." From second computer I can see all files on the main computer, and I have good internet connection. So network is installed. Can anybody clarify me this issue?

Elena

P.S. Firewall is not installed, built-in firewall is not activated
 

A:Windows XP PRO network folder sharing problem

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=139811
 

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Hi,

Please assist me in setting up File/ Folder sharing network between my PC's.

1) Work Place Network
Between Desktop [XP Pro] & Laptop [Vista] - Sharing internet through Beetel 450BXi ADSL2.

2) Home Network
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A:Help setting up File/ Folder sharing Network!

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Hi,

I just copied all the contents of "my documents' from my XP machine to 'documents' on my Vista one.

I have a local network and can share other folders for which I've enabled sharing but not 'documents'.

I have enabled sharing on 'documents' (not the shortcut) and set permissions to 'everyone' and it looks like all is ok but I can't see the folder on my XP machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike

A:sharing documents folder on local network

Hi, redmike, and welcome to the forums.

You might could try using the Public folders - that is what they are there for....

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A:Folder/file sharing in LAN (home network)

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I'm still getting to know my way around vista but I've tried turning IPv6 off and I've tried to manually enter all the encryptions and network info. I also uninstalled my network adapter (broadcom 802.11n) and reinstalled it. It was working perfectly on my first install of vista but on the second install it just says "windows cannot connect to network" after trying to connect to it. network diagnostic doesn't help either.
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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 9400 running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2) is encountering a problem with connecting to the internet through a wireless router (Linksys WRT54GR). Vista claims my network is unidentified and disconnecting and reconnecting will not change its mind.

This problem occurs when I first log in to Windows and can last anywhere from hours to days. Then suddenly I will try to connect (no reboots or changes made of any kind) and it works as though nothing was ever wrong.

I have both McAfee and AVG running, but disabling the firewalls seems to change nothing.

Today I captured the IPConfig info and a Xirrus screencap both during the problem and after it had resolved itself.
Can anyone can shed any light on what might be occurring?
 

A:Solved: Wireless network unidentified by Vista

I have both McAfee and AVG running, but disabling the firewalls seems to change nothing.Click to expand...

not advisabkle to have both running and they can cause connection issues - so i would uninstall both with the removal tools and see if that helps - then put ONE back on - or an alternative - see below
AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities

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Mcafee Removal Tool
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

http://majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_Product_Removal_Tool_d5420.html

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i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations for windows 7

The windows 7 firewall is considered adequate and especially if you are connected behind a router.
Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus.

Several excellent free antivirus programs are available (But you should only ever have 1 on the PC at a time otherwise this can cause issues ).

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) I personally use and install in the computers that I work on.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/default.aspx

Avast
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AntiVir
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html

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I have this issue where its taking way too long to remove a folder. This folder has accumalated 14.5 million files that all add up to 3.69 gb. All the files are the same type. Which is Microsoft Serialized Certificate Store files. It shows its all 0kb in size, but adds up to 3.69 gb. Anyone has any ways I can remove this folder permanently? It was from a game log that I had.

A:15 Million files in a folder, and cant delete them

If you are certainly sure you wont need them - try SHIFT + DEL (sometimes even this won't help)

Also you can try above with 500k-1m files if it is still slow.

Maybe someone will advise a program to do this faster if all the above doesn't help.

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so I just went into my network and sharing center to turn off IPv6 connectivity on my laptop because it was affecting my ISP and all of a sudden I find out there is a wireless connection 2, any idea on what this is for because I have never seen it on that window and when I go and disable my regular wireless connection they both go away and when I re-enable the normal one both come back up if anybody knows what this is for please let me know I am attaching a screenshot

A:wireless Network 2 in Network and Sharing Center

Kindly read my 2nd and 4th post in this thread: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter....???

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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
 

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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My office has a shared network folder with shared excel spreadsheets used by multiple persons at the same time. We have always had slow connectivity, but after moving the shared folder to another network server (in another city) we are having major issues, to name a few:
1-Read only pops up all the time and it takes 2.54 min to go through all the read-write boxes in order to bring up the spreadsheet
2-spinning circles constantly
3-access denied, contact administrator
4-file cannot be located
5-comments in cells not saving
6-Lost data and having to restore from server
I've been told even though we are all desktop and lines to a computer room, that we wifi over to another building, then to the city where the server is located....most bizarre stuff I've ever encountered.

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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!
 

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

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On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

I have a new laptop, also with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying for the same setup. However, when I try to set it up I can only get the icon to show in the library and not under My PC. When I try to work it to show under My PC, I get a message saying the files need to be indexed. I have tried to index them but I haven't been able to. Network files don't show as an option for indexing.

Any ideas?

A:Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.

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I am trying to share a specific folder on my Windows 8 computer with my Windows 7 computer. They are both on the same network connected to the same router. The Windows 8 computer is connected through ethernet, while the Windows 7 computer is connected wirelessly.

Here are my settings on my Windows 8 Computer:

This is the error I get on my Windows 7 computer:
What's up with this? On a related note, is it possible to share this folder with a specific PC, rather than "Everyone" on the network?

A:Problems sharing specific folder on home network...

The issue may be related to the password protected sharing option that you have enabled on the Windows 8 machine. Can you please turn it off and possible try again.

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Also, can you try and access the share using it's IP address instead of the hostname to ensure that you are being directed to the right machine. For example:

\\192.168.0.30\share

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Well, basically I've been reading around the forums about hooking up vista/xp together for filesharing over the network. So far Ive failed miserably. I've went over all the settings that I know in XP and had to look up the others that I didn't know, including ALL vista settings. I'm just wondering if someone has a link to a site that goes over all the vista/xp settings or if someone is willing to type it all out...

note: did what like 10 different sites on google said to... no avail.
Trying to transfer the WoW folder (19.5GB, can't redownload all of that, would take like 15 years on 160KB down) from my wired XP desktop to my wireless Vista laptop.

All firewalls OFF, ports are wide open, file sharing enabled on each... there's a lot more. I'm sure I'm missing a setting somewhere, but I can't find it.


So epically confused.
 

A:Folder/Drive sharing between XP and Vista

Start with the basics. What are the IP addresses of each machine and can you ping each other?
Try pinging using the IP address and then try pining using the machine name
If you can ping each other try the mapping the network drive though the net use command computer name of the pc with the shared folder i.e. net use \\computer\sharefolder X:
If prompted for a user name and password there is a permissions issue. Set the permissions on the shared folder to everyone and full access. I would do this on the XP machine.

Also check the hosts file for bad entries, something may be blocked

If all you want to do is transfer a file or folder there is always the sneakernet method. But I understand the desire to make it work. So try the above and reply back and we'll take it from there.
 

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Hi Folks, first post etc etc

Now I realise this has been asked before but the situations in which it's been asked have never quite been the same, so I'm asking for this specific situation.... sorry if I'm beating an extremely dead horse here (which is entirely possible, I admit)

The situation:

I have a Win 7 Home desktop, connected via Ethernet cable to a wireless Modem/Router. I have a Win Vista Business laptop, which is connected wirelessly to the same router and is able to surf the 'net using that connection.

I am trying to transfer files from the desktop to the laptop; both computers are using the WORKGROUP workgroup name (i.e the default).

After sharing a folder on the desktop, it dutifully shows the folder in the Network section of Windows Explorer on the Vista machine. However, I cannot get into the folder. It provides me with a very unhelpful "Windows cannot access <folder name>" error message.

I have searched around for a solution and come across several people who have had similar, but not identical problems, and have tried the following fixes:

Changed the Win7 network from "Homegroup" to "Workgroup" (and back again)
Checked that the Vista machine has "Microsoft Sharing for networks" installed (it does)
Turned off "password protected sharing" on both machines
Added the group "Everyone" to the sharing/advanced sharing menu when you right click on the shared folder.

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A:Win 7 to Win Vista file/folder sharing

Have you tried adding the PC names to the firewall or even disabling the firewall on both machines ?

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I have 3 computers that share a LAN via a router; two of the computers have Win XP, and the third newer computer has Vista. The problem is I haven't yet been able to successfully set up a shared folder on the Vista computer so that it is accessible at all by the XP computers, nor can I easily access the shared folders on the XP computers from the Vista computer. I tried to follow all the directions in this Microsoft article for setting up folder sharing in Vista:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

So here's what I've done so far on the Vista computer:

Went to Start > right-click Network > select "Properties" to get the "Network and Sharing Center". Under here I made sure "Network discovery", "File Sharing", and "Public Folder sharing" are all turned ON. Also, "Password protected sharing" is set OFF.
Also under the "Network and Sharing Center" window I clicked the "customize" button next to my WLAN to change it from "Public" network to "Private".
Went to Start > right-click Computer > select "Properties". Changed my workgroup for the Vista computer from "WORKGROUP" to "MSHOME" since my older XP computers use "MSHOME".
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I have 2 PCs and one laptop. PC1 runs XP, PC2 is a new Vista Machine and Laptop is new Vista machine.

They all talk on a wireless network connected through a netgear wireless modem router. They all see and access the internet just fine.

My problem is sharing the User folders C:\user\myname on both laptop and Vista PC machines. I can see all the public folders just fine but not the user folders regardless of what I do. They are shared, have the icon and can see them from the other computer but it says "C:\user\myname 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" when selected

I have gone through all the permissions and talked through it with the smart dudes at the computer shop. They, and I, am stumped.

Accessing the XP machine from both the Vista Machines is fine.

A:Vista Sharing Folder Problem

Hi bomma, this article might explain it http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/2007090...ing-center.html

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Hello all. I have an Ubuntu machine that I have burned all of my music too, and that I do all the time. I want to have a way to share the folder that all the music is in over my home network with a Vista and XP machine. What are the best ways to do this? Thanks so much.

Curtis
 

A:Folder Sharing Ubuntu to Vista

You can network the machines. You can configure SAMBA on Ubuntu and it'll be accessible by the Windows machines. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba
 

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I know this question has been asked several times, and I've done a lot of research into it already, but I still can't seem to change my folder (in this case D:\Movies\) to be shared an accessed by my Vista x64 primary computer.

When I go into my Network and access the computer, it lets me view the shared folders that I've set sharing on, but when I actually double click the folder to open it I get this error message:





Quote:
Windows cannot access \\XXXXX-Downloads\Movies
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.


The error code is 0x80070005.

When I diagnose it tells me that the folder is available but my user account doesn't have access. However, I've already disabled password protected sharing, and I've accessed the Public section of my sharing settings and enabled everything that I read in previous posts, all to no avail.

I also read up on selecting the folder, then clicking the Share With.. tab and selecting "Everyone Read/Write", every time I try doing this as soon as I select the Share With.. tab again it's defaulted back to Nobody.

Here's the part I'm not sure could be causing all of this:

This folder, Movies, was originally on my Main Desktop PC (the Windows 7 machine is my new downloads machine) I bought a new 1.5TB sata2 hdd and set it up on my x64 vista (main) and transferred my movies folder on to it, then I uninst... Read more

A:Sharing a folder to a Vista computer.

I ended up finding the solution in the Tutorials section of this amazing and informative site, so please disregard this post and feel free to lock it.

PS. To anyone else trying to solve something like this, I found it here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24232-sharing-permissions.html?ltr=S&filter[2]=Networking%20Internet

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My Compaq Presario laptop has just come back from being repaired and it's basically just like new, my hard drive was replaced etc.
I tried to reconnect to the virgin media netgear router/modem thing to use the internet and it's coming up as unidentified network. It also says it's a public network and local only. It actually connects though, when I put the password in but it can't seem to identify it.
It seems to think the router isn't connected to the internet when it is because the laptop I'm on now (my sister's) is on it as is my step dad's laptop.
I've tried a bunch of solutions I've found online and so far none of them have worked.
I've tried disabling ipv6 I've tried reloading my wireless drivers I've tried turning the modem on/off and resetting it. I tan cmd and tried ipconfig /release and /renew. I downloaded a Microsoft FixIt that didn't work, I uninstalled Norton and then used the Norton Removal Tool yet it still says Unidentified Network.

It's seriously just tiring me out, before I got it sent off for repair it never had this issue and I just want it fixed.
 

A:Solved: Unidentified Network, Vista Laptop. (Wireless)

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connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system
 

A:Solved: connect vista to wireless home network

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I'm looking at a friend's Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop which has Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) installed. They are experiencing some strange wireless networking issues which I've confirmed. Here's the deal: when they attempt to connect to their wireless network, which is provided through an AT&T U-Verse modem/router, their system gets a valid IP address assignment, along with a valid default gateway assignment, both assigned via DHCP, but they can't access the Internet.

I have the machine in my possession and I've been doing some research and testing and have found the following, so far:

When I connect the system to my wireless network, provided through a Linksys WRT120N wireless router, everything works fine. The system gets valid IP address and default gateway assignments and I can access the Internet just fine.

When I connect the system to my mom's wireless network, provided through a Trendnet wireless N150 DSL modem/router combo, the laptop behaves as it does at my friend's house; it gets valid IP address and default gateway assignments but can't access the Internet.

So, when I connect the system to my mom's wireless network, ipconfig /all shows this:

Code:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : helen-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Solved: Help needed with Vista wireless network issue

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Hi,

My girlfriend and I both have Vista and we are connecting through a Wireless router (Netgear) that belongs to my landlord. Everytime we try to connect, Vista tells us that the "wireless security key is not correct." This is nonsense, of course, because the password is correct. Here are the things I have tried to do to fix it:
1. Deleted all wireless networks and then tried connecting again and retyping the password
2. I have tried switching encryption settings from "WPA Personal" to WEP to WPA Personal 2 (which causes other problems)
3. Have shut down the computer and restarted
4. Have done a system restore

I have looked at every blog and cannot figure how to fix it. If anyone could give me any help that would be great.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network Password Problem on Vista

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Hi, I just moved into a new house and cannot connect to the wireless network. My housemate have no problem connecting to the internet via the wireless network. Her notebook is running on Win XP; mine is Vista. I tried manually setting the IP address but it still didn't work. Can you please advise? Below is the result of my command prompt:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Nikita>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Nikita-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-1E-A3-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f554:8d02:7cb8:624b%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.98.75(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443237
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-0B-00-9A-00-1E-33-CD-20-44

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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A:Solved: Limited connectivity wireless network vista

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I have an AirPort Extreme router which works fine with all our iMacs. My PC is another story.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 - VA3 running Vista. It has an Atheros AR5006EG wireless adapter with the latest drivers installed. It is supposed to be 802.11g compatible The Airport is 802.11n. The The computer recognizes the network but it is not accessible. I am told, "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network."

With my old system I had a 10 digit WEP key, with the new one I have WPA/WPA2 key. When I try to access the network manually I am allowed to choose a WPA/WPA2 key but then I receive the aforementioned messsage. When I receive the option to put in the key I am only being asked for a 13 digit WEP key. I tried installing a new 13 digit WEP key and it still doesn't work.

The router is set up on Channel 11.

I can hard tail it with no problem and have installed the software on the computer without a hitch.

I have worked with PCs for years but I am finding the Vista a little confusing to find my way around in. So if I need to find something you will have to tell me how. Our switch to Mac is also new so I am wading through those changes as well.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Toshiba Vista will not connect to wireless network

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Hi folks

I have a 2 PC XP Home Ed network using Intel Wireless networking. My PC is set up as the internet gateway with my son getting access on his PC through mine. Everything works just fine.

I am about to get another PC (work laptop) and I will be using this at home on a regular basis. If I purchased another Intel USB Wireless card for the laptop, will the card on my Internet gateway PC detect this one [in the laptop] and allow ICS on the laptop at the same time as other PC's on the network??

John
 

A:ICS Sharing on wireless network

Its actually slightly the other way around.

You set up this new machine exactly as you set up your son's PC (as an ICS client) and the new machine will then look for and configure itself to use the ICS host as its gateway out to the net. If you have got broadband (as I think you have) you won't have any problems with all three sharing the connection between them. The system will start to creak a bit after about 6 machines on the same connection.

Your main problem will be if you use the PC on a network at work, changing the network settings to the different configurations required between the two places. This will be more complex if you are on a Domain at work too, although if your IP address at work is DHCP assigned that will make it easier.

Have a look in Windows XP help about Alternate network configuration options.
 

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Hi, I wanted to share wireless network (only for INTERNET use) for this one Wireless Individual Group but do not want them to see or share the resource of our Office Network. In which step should I take to set it up...

We are using WORKGROUP infrastructure and the current setup is show below

Internet ----> ADSL Modem ---> Wireless Router ------> Office Network
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wireless Individual Group (WIG)

As stated above both Office Network and WIG can share Internet connection with no problem, but at the same time WIG can also shared the resource of Office Network (which in this case I do not wanted)

Please any advice...
 

A:Sharing Wireless Network

Your wireless router may have some options to limit the access of wireless clients. Take a look in the firewall and/or security settings.

If you don't have anything like this in your router config, then the best solution would be to put another (wired) router (or any other computer acting as a firewall) between the wireless router and the office network. It would look like this:

Code:

Internet
|
DSL modem
|
Wifi router
/ \
router Wireless clients
|
Office network
 

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I am connected to internet. Grandson bought new IPad and trying to connect wireless connection. I forgot password or security key. Any help on how to find it or create a new one.

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Hello,

I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ralph

A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this
http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=1497

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Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

We have a homegroup set up for printer sharing. Network discovery is currently off. Thank you.

A:Limit sharing to a single computer/folder on home network?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pseudoware


Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

We have a homegroup set up for printer sharing. Network discovery is currently off. Thank you.


Turning off Network discovery should prevent the other machines from seeing those machines on the network.

If you only want one file shared on one of the Homegroup machines then turn off Network discovery on all the other machines then for each folder you need to hide choose "Share With" then "Stop Sharing".

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I have 2 desktops with Windows 10. On my own desktop (AVP68) I am the only user (admin by default).

On the second desktop for family use (HP-P71443) I have 3 users including myself (admin by default). I created the user accounts under my sign on account and enabled sharing one way where I can have access to both user accounts for file sharing. All have access to Public folders.

However, when I view the network folder in the family/HP desktop, I only see myself (jayla) and one other user (prana). I don't see the third user (darsh). See 3 attachments from each user view for this desktop .

Even from on my own desktop (AVP68) in the network folder , I can see the HP desktop and myself("jayla") and "prana" only. See 1 attachment from own desktop user view.

I don't think I need to go under "darsh" user's account and tinker with settings which doesn't make sense as I did nothing under "prana" user account. Why is "darsh" user missing from the folder view under my admin account (jayla)? The other use account (prana) is visible.

Appreciate if anyone can help.

Jay.

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I have two new toshiba laptops at home and I am a nogo on setting up a home network. I have a linksys wireless router but I use the ethernet ports to physically connect both laptops. I just bought a new canon multifuntion print/scan/fax and I want to set up a home network so that both laptops can browse the internet and print from the canon simultaniously. Both machines can browse the internet simultaniously with a little lag through the linksys router. Both machines have the printer's drivers installed and provide a proper test page when directly connected to the printer. One machine runs Vista 64 and the other runs Vista home 32. I have not been able to create a home print sharing network so that both machines can print without a direct connection to the printer "i.e. unplug one machine and re-plug to print from one or the other".

Can both machines hook up to the linksys, one machine directly to the printer and yet both print?

When I try to add a network printer from the machine running Vista 64 OS i get the following message:

the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computor

When I try to add a network printer from the machine running Vista home 32 i am prompted for a username and password.

I have never had a home network before.

Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
 

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to see if anyone here could help me with an issue I'm having sharing my Windows 8 folders on my home network.

Recently just setup a small home server to host my media files and some important work files. It's currently running Windows 8.1, but the PCs connected to it are running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

As you might imagine, Windows 7 is working fine with the sever. I can access the public folders, as well as folders that I manually share. However when I try to access these manually shared files/folders from either the XP or Vista machines, I run into permission issues.

Should be noted that I can access the public folders (from XP/Vista), I just can't access manually shared folders. What I'm trying to do is set up sharing on a storage space so that I can put files on there from other PCs, and make use of the data redundancy.

Does anyone know if there are any permissions settings I'm missing? I've enabled everything under sharing for the respective users (full control). If there's any help you guys can give, it'd be much appreciated! Just let me know if any more info is needed.

EDIT: Ok, little update - When I set the permissions to "Everyone" for the folders I wanted to share, I could finally access them on the XP machine (but not Vista for some reason...). Will work on the Vista one, but regardless, this obviously isn't an ideal solution, because it means anyone who gains access to my network, also gains access to thes... Read more

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Hi there.

I'm attempting to share a folder from my desktop, running Windows Vista HP, to my laptop, running Windows 7 HP. I've been able to set up the sharing without any difficulty, but I'm trying to edit permissions so that this folder is only available to my laptop and not any other computer on the network. When I try to add a new set of permissions on PC, I can't search any location other than the name of my PC.

I'm completely lost to be honest! Any help would be much appreciated .

A:Sharing folder from Vista to only Windows 7 laptop

As long as you have a user password on the host PC and no one else knows that password no one will be able to connect to that host PC and see or access those shares.

No real need to set any permissions. And what you are experiencing is normal. You can only see accounts on the local PC.

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I have a wired home network running off a Netgear Router RP614 with two XP systems and one computer running Ubuntu. I recently bought a notebook computer with the Vista operating system and added an AirLink 101 300N Wireless Router AR680W. I had trouble getting the wireless router to work properly with the online games I play until I configured it as a wireless access point according to the instructions I found on the Airlink website, http://www.airlink101.com/support/index.php?cmd=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&id=164

My problem is that I can't get the Vista notebook to connect with any of the computers on my wired network. I'd like to be able to access files on my wired network from my wireless notebook. Am I expecting too much? Is this just something I'm not going to be able to do?

My "Network and Sharing Center" will only show the network name I set up for my wireless conection, and will not show the WORKGROUP network of my XP machines. If I use "Set up a connection or network" and select "Set up a wireless router or access point" it will tell me to Configure this device manually, "Windows will open the device configuration web page so you can type the information manually. Fill out the following information - Network name (SSID) - Security type and key or passphrase." and then I am able to log into my Netgear Router from my wireless notebook connection, but I can't find any place to enter a network name.... Read more

A:Solved: Adding Vista wireless notebook to wired XP network

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I've got Vista Business set up on two machines. I can get them to connect via my wired LAN that I've setup here without any issues. I'm using a Linksys WRT5GX4 that i just want to use for wired, so I've turned off the wireless for this.

On one of the computers I wish to be able to access the free wireless that is provided by my apartment complex; but I wish to do that via my D-Link DWL-G122 Wireless USB adapter. I can connect to the wireless network no problem as long as I'm not also connected to my wired network.

As soon as I plug my ethernet cable from my machine with the wireless adapter into my wired network I lose my wireless connectivity. I'm sure Windows Vista allows for this type of setup; I just can't figure out how to set it up.

Any ideas, pointers etc? I can obviously configure the wired network in any way I want; but I'm limited as far as the wireless goes as it is public. I currently have the wired setup to private, and as I said I have no problems connecting these two, I just can't also have the one machine connect wirelessly at the same time.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Trying to set up a wired network along with a single wireless connection in Vista?

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Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista

Had to re-install OS from scratch and now cannot find wireless networks. doesn't look as if my WLAN is responding either. no networks appear and hardware doesn't seem to be recognized....
 

A:Solved: Problems connecting Vista Laptop to wireless network

Did you use the recovery partition or recovery disc or a copy of Vista full disc?
 

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I'm having troubles connecting to the net. First computer works okay, it runs on Windows 7, though my main computer is running Vista. I tried system restore didn't work then reinstalled Vista. I connected the cable that works on the Windows 7 pc to the Vista pc to make sure it wasn't a cable issue and it still doesn't appear on the modem. The network adapter appears ok in device manager and I've tried uninstalling the driver then reinstalling it. I'm not sure what else I can try. Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Vista cant connect: wireless network adapter not showing

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Apple Device IDs and various other choice bits of personal data were found in a list on an FBI laptop that was breached in March this year. This list contained a LOT of information about each device, including full names, mobile numbers, addresses, and all kinds of other personal tracking data from the devices. Today, AntiSec group released 1 million of those. Peter Kruse, an eCrime specialist working with CSIS Security Group A/S in Denmark tweeted about finding 3 of his iDevices on the list.http://lifehacker.com/5940197/1-million-apple-device-ids-leaked-12-million-total-stolenMore Apple security fail? Or have they willingly given access to the FBI to this information? Interesting.... I don't own iDevices, but a lot of folks do. I certainly wouldn't want my data in a list in anyone's hands.... This ain't good folks.Edited to add link to pastebin of release (which has a lot of blablabla about the motives):http://pastebin.com/nfVT7b0Z

A:12 Million Apple UDIDs stolen, 1 million leaked

Check for your UDID/UUID in the leaked list:

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/04/heres-check-apple-device-udid-compromised-antisec-leak/

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I have two computers running wireless using a Linksys WRTU54G-TM. I purchased this router from T-mobile and it also provides VOIP AT Home service for my telephone. T-Mobile recently updated the Linksys software and flashed the memory. Since that time, I can no longer "see" my Work-group computers to share files. T-Mobile will not provide assistance. Both computers are running Windows 7. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wireless Network file sharing

T-Mobile recently updated the Linksys software and flashed the memory.Click to expand...

how did they do that ?

i cant find that model - is that the correct number
 

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Hey, i have a DSL connection going to a wireless router and a cable from the wireless router into the ethernet card on one computer, i have a laptop connected wireless to the router and the internet is working, i have another desktop computer downstairs that is connected to the network (i can view files from upstairs) but i cannot get this computer to access the internet at all... I have tried various ways to set it up but have had no success...
thankyou
 

A:Sharing Internet over a Wireless Network... 2 down, 1 to go

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Ok, i have a laptop and a desktop computer, both running vista ultimate. the laptop i use as my main computer and is connected to the internet. i want to create a wireless network that both computers can connect to so my desktop can connect to the internet using my laptops internet. Ive created the network and got them both connceted. But the other computer still cant connect to the internet. If i disconnect the other comp and reconnect it, it says it has limited connectivity. I dont no anything about my router modem IP adress or anything so if u ask about that you will have to tell me what to do to find it and exactly wat im looking for lol. sry cant give much info but really hope some1 can help
 

A:Sharing internet over a wireless network

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I know this question has been posted previously- and I have had numerous calls to Linksys- but the problem continues: I can not remote print to a computer and printer that is directly connected to a Linksys router-- I have just, finally, been able to secure my wireless network- I have clicked the Network Sharing in the Control Panel- and it indicated that I am successfully
sharing a printer- but it doesn't print! I have different names for the main PC and my laptop- don't know what to do about the Workgroup- if that is the issue- it is so frustrating! Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Computer sharing on a wireless network

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Hi everyone

I have a wireless network at home, with a wireless router upstairs that has 4 RJ45 connections at the back. I am interested in buying a 1TB external hard drive, and I would like to be able to share access to this with a PC and 2 laptops that are connected to the wireless network. Can anyone please advise me how to do this? Do I need to buy a specific hard drive with a network port?

Ideally I'd not like to rely on having the drive plugged into a PC or laptop that is always switched on - it's not good for the environment is it

Thanks for reading
 

A:Sharing storage on a wireless network

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Hi,

I have recently bought a linksys wireless g router. I have it connected to my cable modem and then have my main pc connected to the router. I also have a laptop with a wireless g pcmcia card. Both the pc and the laptop are using win xp. Both can connect to the internet, both can ping eachother and the router. I have been messing around all day to get them to share files.

I have made a good bit of progress but am a little bit stuck now. I have used the same name for the network on both, I have disabled the win xp firewall on both, I am using Norton 2004 but this has also been disabled until I can get the rest sorted, I am the administrator on both machines as I am the only user!
I can see the network from both the pc and the laptop but on the laptop I can only see the shared folders belonging to it, I cannot see the ones belonging to my pc. It is working properly the other way, ie I can see all of the shared folders on the network from the pc (including those on the laptop)

Can anyone help me with this?

scalabecha
 

A:File Sharing with Wireless Network

Are both computers using XP Pro or XP Home or a combo?
 

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I use a laptop to connect to a free wireless service. I want to be able to use a wireless router to share that connection with my desktop which is on another floor.

So basically this is how i want to connect:

WIRELESS => Laptop (sharing internet TO a wireless router) => Desktop connects to wireless router to receive shared internet signal


If this makes sense can someone please help me?

(this kind of setup, minus the router, works to share internet from the laptops wireless to my xbox 360 via cat5 to access xbox live).

I tried to turn on ICS and running a cat5 cable to the WAN on the wireless router, then connecting my desktop (with wireless card) to the router.

Am i using the wrong cable from the laptop to the WAN? Should i use crossover for that or is cat5 correct? is there something i didn't set up right? Feel free to dumb it down for me, although i DO understand pc jargon it would be easier to digest if you start at ground zero and work your way up because i don't know if i have this correct, so it would be easier with a checklist so to speak.

thanks for any help anyone can offer
 

A:Wireless network sharing question

Are you saying that today you have

WIRELESS
ACCESS :::::::::::::::::::> laptop -----------------------------> XBOX
........................wireless.........................Wired
Don't know who's wireless it is or the extent of its coverage but maybe something like

WIRELESS........wireless.....................Wired
ACCESS :::::::::::::::::::> laptop -----------------------------> XBOX
..........|
..........|
..........| wireless
.........v
DESKTOP

and all you need is another wireless connection
 

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