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Wireless dies when sharing large file on home network

Q: Wireless dies when sharing large file on home network

Hello Everyone. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. I have one PC Windows XP SP2 and a Mac G5 quad OSX 10.4.9 both connected wirelessly to the same Lynksys wireless router.

The PC has share folder active and in the mac I can get access to the PC shared Folder via Finder > Network > mynetwork > Share Docs.

I can place files in this folder in both computers and I can access them in both computers too. Now here is the problem. If while using the mac I access the PC shared docs and try to move a large file (60MB) into the Mac's desktop, the file beings to move but then the wireless connection AT THE PC resets as if I had disable the wireless connection and enabled it again ! The mac then stops moving the file and gives me this error:

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The finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "" could not be read or written.
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This only happens with large files! The PC does not have the windows firewall on however Avast on-access scan is on. It seems something is happening that triggers the PC wireless card to reset itself when trying to move this large file between the computers.

This is driving me crazy. Any suggestions? Thanks. NLD.

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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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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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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

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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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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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Just installed Win7 64 Home Pro from XP two days ago.
The last remaining issue I need to solve is a drag and drop file transfer to my other home network computer (HNC).

So far I've been able to d&d files from the HNC via Acronis WD in it's explorer mode without any issues, some sized in the multi Gb range. I've been also able to d&d small files directly to the HNC successfully.

When I try to d&d a large file, specifically my NVIDIA drivers sized at 123Mb the Win7 computer freezes immediately. The cursor is stuck and the computer is absolutely locked, the only thing that works to recover it is the power off button.
When I come back I don't get any indication of anything going wrong and if I look on the HNC drive the file has been transferred successfully!

I haven't tried copying files to the HNC via Acronis WD yet so I don't know if it will be able to write to it.

The HNC computer has not caused any issues in the past with XP, it's running Ubuntu Linux.

Thanks for anyone's input.

A:Home Network Large File Transfer Lockup

As a suggestion, test what happens when you attempt the drag 'n' drop operation in [safe mode + net].

The most likely problem causes are a bad anti-virus filter driver, or a NIC driver which needs updating.

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I have both XP PC's connected to the wireless router and they both can access the internet without any problems. But i can't seem to get them to communicate to each other for file sharing. I have no antivirus software, I have turned off the XP firewalls and then attempted to ping the other computer using the IP address and got "request timed out". Please help.
 

A:Wireless file sharing across 2 XP Home PC's

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I posted this under Windows NT/2000/XP, but then saw this section of the forum. It may be better responded to here.

I have a home wireless Linksys network, with 3 computers. Its intended purpose was to allow all 3 computers to connect to the Internet via an 11.0 Mbps internet connection via cable TV, which has been successful. However, I have never learned how to have one computer send info to another within my little wireless home network, a feature I would like to have, but which I have never explored. I have recently been messing with shared folders, placing two of the three computers on the wireless network, but have found it elusive as to how to put info in a folder to allow it to be shared by the other computer. I am unsure as to whether I have properly put each computer on the network. (Yes, I know I could put files on a disk in the A or D drive, which I have done, but I was of the impression that I could do things more efficiently this way, instead. Indeed, I would like to be able to download entire programs from one machine to the other. But lets keep it simple.) What I have done so far simply doesn't work. I fully expect to be able to see the shared folders for the other computer by some means, but it isn't happening.

I use Windows XP Pro on my desktop (having replaced what was originally Windows 98 SE) and Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop (original software). The desktop is a Dell Desktop, vintage 2000 w/ Pentium III 598MHz and 128 Mb Memory; The la... Read more

A:How Do I Set Up Sharing Files on a Home Wireless Network?

Yes, this would have been better but you already have two responses to your other thread. Please click on the red triangle in the upper right and ask a moderator to close this one. You could also use the same technique to have the other thread moved here--but no need to since you are getting help.
 

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My b/f wants to try networking here at home with my precious puter for file sharing only. I am a newbie at networking and he is kind of a newbie to computers in GENERAL. I fear once he has access to my hardrive and files and tries to play the "Mr. Tech-Support, See what I can do!," role, I am in for a crashed computer. I am running WinMe w/20 gig hd, 198mb RAM, AMD Duron processor, and DSL. He's running Win98 SE, with not quite 3 gigs, 1.66mhz processor, and 32MB RAM. We simply want to share programs and files to save resources. Not going to use his for internet, and we have already purchased the Cross Over patch cord needed. Given the info, I have 2 questions:
Are there any system req that we need to meet before doing this?

And if so, HOW do you do this?

cristyna77
 

A:Network 2 home pc's for file sharing only

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I'm having difficulty trying to get my new Windows 7 pc set up to share files across my existing home (wired) network which consists of 1 desktop pc running WinXP and 1 laptop running WinXP. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I want the 'C' drive on each of the 3 computers to be shared. I've had the 2 Windows XP computers set up and working like this for several years without a problem but I can't seem to get the 'C' drive on the Win7 computer to do the same.

All 3 computers have the same workgroup name and none of them require passwords to log on to Windows. There are no problems with the firewalls on any of the machines.

On the Windows 7 PC when I right click on the 'C' drive and select the 'Sharing' tab, I have set this up to be shared and when I click on the 'Advanced Sharing' button there is a tick in the 'Share this folder' box, the 'Share name' is 'C'. If I then click on the 'Permissions' button, this shows a 'Group or user name' 'Everyone' and this group has Full Control, Change and Read boxes ticked. As far as I can see there is nothing more I can do.

However from my Windows XP computer, when I go to My Network Places and double click on the icon for the Win7 'C' drive, I get the message "\\Computername 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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A:File sharing across a home network

Sharing the root drive is blocked for a reason.
You'd be completely open to hacking and malware injection attempts by anyone that happened to ping your IP.

Win 7 is trying to keep you from compromising your entire system.

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Hi, I have set up a wireless internet on three computers at home. This works fine. How do I sort out file sharing between them? I have run the home network setup wizard on XP (all computers) and nothing is there in My Network Places.
 

A:File sharing on home network

Assuming you put all computers into the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing ...

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

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.

If your workgroup doesn't begin to work soon, or you get some error messages, we can start troubleshooting.
 

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I'm attempting to set up a home network between my PC and Notebook (NB), both Windows XP Home Editions. Internet sharing is going well with my wireless router, but file sharing is a different story. When accessing "My Network Places" from the PC, I can see both the local PC shared folder and the NB shared folder. They're also both in my workgroup, and I can access each. Unfortunately, I have less success when accessing the network from my NB. In "My Network Places" I only see the local NB shared folder. Within the working group I am able to see both the local folder and the PC's shared folder. But when attempting to access the PC's folder I get "...is not accessible. You might not have permission..."

Both computers have the same IP scheme and subnet, can ping each other (by name and IP), have the same working group name, and the usernames and passwords on each mirror each other. XP firewall has been turned of, and my third-party firewall (zone alarm) has been removed/uninstalled. File sharing is enabled, and both sharedocs folders have been shared-out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:File Sharing on Home Network

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We have two pcs under Win7 and wish to share files. The instructions for setting up a home group do not seem to work.

A:File sharing on Home network

This should help you: Sharing and Permissions

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I have a host computer in my home office and (clients) an old computer in basement and new laptop in family room. They all have an icon in MY COMPUTER that says shared with each other. All now running WinXP. In the archive I found a posting that directed me to some sites which all advised to right click the file I want to share and click the boxes which say to share files with any network users. However, when I go on my laptop and click the icon for sharing with the host computer none of the folders I selected show up as being able to access. To make things simple "How do I make a folder on my HOST comptuer able to be accessed by my laptop or basement computers?
Greg & Grimm
 

A:Home network file sharing help

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i have a home network with 2 laptops, a desktop & a wireless router. all the computers are connected wirelessly. the internet works fine on all the computers, but i want to know how can i share files between computers? e.g. can a send a word document from my desktop to my laptop through the wireless network? or can i play mp3 files from my desktop on my laptop through the wireless network? how do i go about setting up this configuration? 2 of the computers are running windows vista & the other one is windows xp home sp 2.
thanks troy
 

A:sharing files & folders on wireless home network?

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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Hi! Have a new machine running Windows 10 and I'm not sure where to set it to look for files on our network? Other devices can see them, but this one sees some devices, but not all. Let me know if you need more info and thanks in advance for the help!
 

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

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I have two computers connected to a hub. They have seperate IP addresses. My AT&T cable moden is plugged into the hub. Both computers can connect to the internet without a problem.
Both computers are set to the workgroup @home.
If I click on network neighborhood, neither computer shows up and I can't get file and print sharing to work.
Any suggestions?
 

A:file & print sharing on AT&T @home network

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I just have a simple home network with a Belkin router. PC connected wired and one laptop wireless, both running Vista. I want to be able to see/modify all folders and files on each computer from either computer. I have read and read Windows help. I have private network and file sharing set on both computers. I see each computer when I look at the network map. But I cannot get anything but the public folders to show up. There must be something I am not doing. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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

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I have had a 3 computer home network that has been sharing files equally for quite some time. That is, I could share folders comonly with all four computers, using a common Work Group Name and login.

Recently I replaced one of the computers with a new one and set conections and parameters to inlcude the new computer on ther network.

Here is the present setup:

Computer #1 WinXP Home
Computer #2 (new) Win2K (replacing old Win2K computer)
Computer #3 Win98
Now computer #1 can read and modify files in folders on #2 and #3.
Computers #2 and #3 can share and modify files on each other.
But...
Neither #2 or #3 can read or modify files on Computer #1. When I try to access #1 from #2 or #3 I receive a message that I do not have access to do so. The login I am using for all three is the same administrative user. The workgroup is the same for all three computers. I have set the sharing properties on Computer #1 to allow network users to share and change files.

What am I missing that needs to be done to give #2 and #3 access to #1?

 

A:Home network file sharing problem

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Ok, I'll try to be as detailed as possible, as I know that it will help in determining the problem; I apologize if
this gets lengthy, though.

I have 4 computers on a home network, all running Windows 7 Ultimate. 3 computers are running the 64-bit version,
one is running the 32-bit version. The 2 desktop computers have Mcafee for the anti-virus and firewall program,
and the 2 laptops have Norton Internet Security 2010. The only PC that cannot connect to the other PCs on the
network is my laptop, which has Windows 7 64-bit and NIS 2010. My brother's laptop, which also have Win7 64-bit
and NIS 2010, was having problems with connecting to the other PCs and being seen on our home network, but I
tweaked some settings on NIS 2010, and now those problems have been resolved. I did the same tweaks on my laptop,
but it did not help. My laptop shows up in the list of PCs on the other computers, but they are unable to connect
to it; likewise, the other PCs show up on my list on my laptop, but I cannot connect to them. When I try to, I get
the message: "Windows cannot access (name of PC)"; when I click on See Details, it gives me "Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found." Clicking the Diagnose button does not help; the Windows troubleshooter is unable
to find the problem.

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A:File Sharing and Home Network Issues

did you look at the windows firewall settings?

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File sharing / Home Network Setup

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

I am using a Netcomm ASDL Modem Router NB1300 to connect to the internet. Both computers connect to this Via Ethernet cables..

O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
Yankeebean
 

A:File sharing / Home Network Setup

well according to this site http://www.netcomm.com.au/ADSL/NB1300.php you can connect to computers to the net using one in ethernet and one in usb. but im not sure if you would be able to share files etc. it mentions on the site that you can combine your modem with a switch which will distribute the internet to whichever computers are connected. A switch will let the computers communicate and therefore you can share files.

Hope this helps

ps.Setting up file sharing is simple. Once you have your home network setup (using the wizard?) just find the folders you would like to share, right click and click sharing and security. Then make that a shared folder.
 

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Hey

I've recently tried sharing file over my home network and have been having some trouble. I've tried searching on the web for a soultion but haven't really found anything specific to my problem.

ok, i have one computer(my main one) running XP pro that is sharing folders and is my ICS. It has 2 NICS, one integrated and one PCI. One is connected to a cable modem for internet access and the other is connected to a router (Belkin). Wierd setup i know!! i clearly know i can just use the router 2 connect everything but i want to try and set it up this way. On the NIC connected to router i set a static ip on both the router and NIC. The router has the DHCP turn on. From the router I connected a WinXP Pro by cat 5, and have two other computer on wireless.

Internet works fine all the time. When i connect from my laptop running Vista to the main computer to access my shares everything works fine. My problems occurs when i turn on the other pc connected directly to router. I get errors "specified network no longer available" or that i've lost the connection to the shared folder/file. It happens on both computers. When i turn off the wireless on the laptop, the PC shares files fine.

For more info, let me know.
 

A:Problems File Sharing Over Home Network

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I have three computers in a home network, each running XP Home. I share folders between all three. Computer A can access all the shared folders on computers B & C without problems and computers B & C can access each other's shared folders without problems.

However, computers B & C cannot access the shared files on computer A. Computers B & C can see computer A's shared folders in their My Network Places, but when I try to access the folders on A from either B or C, I get an error message something like "\\Computer A\Folder X is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied".

I have tried all the usual things and suggestions from threads on this and similar forums, but the problem still persists. For example, I have re-run the network setup wizard many times on each PC; I have checked the PCs are all in the same workgroup; I use Zone Alarms Professional and have tried turning it off; I use Norton AV and have tried turning off things like Internet worm protection; etc etc.

I found an article on Microsoft's technet website at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913...C are not part of the local network, but why?
 

A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption “Access Denied” Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
 

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.

Thanks,
Adahn
 

A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)
 

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File sharing / Home Network Setup

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

I am using a Netcomm ASDL Modem Router NB1300 to connect to the internet. Both computers connect to this Via Ethernet cables..

O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
Yankeebean
 

A:Solved: File sharing / Home Network Setup

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So, this is what I want to do, can anyone tell me if it is possible and if so how to do it? Thank you

I have a new Windows 7 Desktop that is fresh and has a large HDD. I have an old Windows 7 Laptop with a smaller HDD, but it has many files ie: Music, Movies, Games that i would like to be able to access(full permissions) to sometimes transfer or copy between. Now this may seem simple, but I want to share the root of the drive on the Windows 7 Laptop to the desktop and only the desktop! I say this because there is at least 4 other computers on my network that I DO NOT want to have any access to my files. Every time i go to the advanced file sharing in the root of the drive, it looks like it is trying to share it with access available to Everyone, which I do not want. Please, if you understand what I am trying to do and know the steps I would be very appreciative if you could help me. Thanks Guys

A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\192.168.0.10\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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I have win7 on two pc's at home connected through a wireless route (lets call them pc1 and pc2)r. I have shared drives on both of the pcs but I can only access pc1's shared drive from pc2 but when i try to map the drive from pc2 to pc1, i get this message

\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??

A:Access denied file sharing over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by swarley


I have win7 on two pc's at home connected through a wireless route (lets call them pc1 and pc2)r. I have shared drives on both of the pcs but I can only access pc1's shared drive from pc2 but when i try to map the drive from pc2 to pc1, i get this message

\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??


For this problem you need to make sure that the Time and Date are in sync on both machines. You may need to check the bios Time and Date to make sure it's correct also.

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I have set up a WIRELESS network whereby the internet connection is shared. How do I share files and printers? I have put the same workgroup name in the 'Computer Name' tab but the compouters don't recognise each other. On one computer shows itself in the 'view workgroup computers' and the other computer shows nothing in the window. How do I get them file sharing on a wi-fi network?? How do I set up a workgroup they can both be in??
 

A:Wireless Network File Sharing

You need to have file/printer sharing enabled in your firewall on each PC

start->Control panel->Network Connections->local area connection->properties->advanced->firewall settings->exceptions->file and printer sharing. Make sure it is checked
 

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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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comic sans

Having just set up my wireless network at home, I realized that I can not see all the files between the desktop and my laptop. I have tried changing both machines to administrator/ tried changing permissions of files as well , but to no avail.
Now my Outlook mail has gone empty because of this. Luckily I have a pst. filel saved of my old emails but when I tried to open that file, it tells me I don't have permission to.

Thanks in advance, Steve
 

A:File sharing in new wireless network

try going to the linksys faq.
http://www.linksys.com/faqs/default.asp?fqid=36
 

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Hey all,

First off, sorry for the rookie question--thanks in advance for your help.

I'm trying to setup a wireless network of two computers. I'm using a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. My cable modem plugs into the WAN slot, and then my desktop plugs into the first LAN slot.

The web connection works fine for both my desktop and my wireless laptop. However, I can't seem to get file sharing to work. I've run the network setup wizard on both computers and set them to the same workgroup, and I've okayed file sharing on folders within each system. When I try to view the workgroup, from my desktop I can see my laptop, but when I try to access it I get an error: "<computername> not accessible. You might not have permissions...blah blah...network path not found."

From the laptop, I can't even see the desktop within the workgroup.

I'm running XP SP2 on both systems, windows firewall turned off, Zone Alarm on both. I'm guessing ZA is part of the problem, but I can't find a way to exempt the network workgroup--only static IP addresses, which I assume I can't really force (or at least I don't know how to).

Any help? I've read all of the file sharing FAQs I can find, but none of them discuss ZA, and the ZA help isn't much, well, help.

Thanks!

-Marcus
 

A:File sharing on wireless network w/ ZA

For all computers

enable ports 135, 445 for your LAN address range
192.168.0.x -> 0.y tcp+udp, ports 135, 445​
This should make all systems see one another.

To make the connection, you may also need to play with the GUEST account password.
Although LOGIN may be disabled, the account is still used to make the
sharing access.
 

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Ive tried everything i know but i still cant do it,.

Ive set up a peer to peer wireless wi-fi network between a laptop and a pc, ive told the PC to share the document folders.

Then when im browsing the PC on the laptop i can click on say 'XXXXX's documents' and it opens fine, but when i click on any thing else after that i get the following message.

\\XX_COMPUTER\XXXXXX's documents\XXXXXX is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Now the odd thing. This only happens when trying to access 2 of the 3 users folders and yet as far as i can tell all the settings ect are the same.

Also i dont know if its of relevence but when accessing the Laptop from the PC i get assked for a user name and password but i dont always get asked when doing it the other way.

INFO: PC: Win XP Home SP2
WI-FI adapter
Laptop: Win XP Prof SP2
WI-FI adapter

Any ideas?
 

A:File sharing on wireless network

This is stolen from Bob -
Do the steps he always outlines -

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/window...browsing_delay.

Also note that sometimes you have to uninstall firewalls completely for it to work properly.
 

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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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3 days ago, access through my laptop on my home network to my main pc suddenly stopped working. i installed and changed nothing, as a result i wiped both the laptop and pc and reinstalled Win 7 Enterprise and Win 7 Ultimate respectively and i am still getting the " you do not have permission to access ---" i have taken ownershp, turned off password enabled sharing etc to fix this and nothing has worked. the only clue i have is that it may actually be an issue with the shared drive (storage) as viewing the shared drive over the network, the properties of the drive show up as 0 bytes/files.

Has anyone encountered this before?

Thanks

A:Homegroup and file sharing stopped working over home network

Can't map a network drive on Windows 7 (it used to work) error: 0x80070035 "network path not found"

Following their first line of questions there. My first question would have to be regarding system security on these two pc's.

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First of all, sorry this is going to be long, but I will really appreciate the help.

I'm running a little home network with 2 Windows boxes, a printer, and a Linksys wireless router. The box that the printer is connected to is running XP Home edition, while the other box is running XP Pro.

The other day, I secured my network by setting up the router and both boxes to use WPA-PSK network authentication and TKIP encryption. All seemed to be working fine, although I did not really try file sharing after that. A few days later, I found that the Pro box was not seeing itself as part of my home network. After some trial and error, I decided to run the Network setup wizard on both boxes. This got my internet connection back for both boxes (which had been dropped for some reason), but I still have a problem. The Home box is supposed to be sharing the printer and a file folder on the network, but the Pro box cannot see the folder nor can it print (error message when I try to print says that the printer spooler service is not running, but it is - I checked). But a shared folder on my Pro box can be seen and accessed just fine by my Home box.

Also, and I can't explain this either, I can no longer access local files on my Pro box thru Firefox - like I want to load up a local html file I wrote to test out some javascript, but Firefox hangs when I do a File-->File Open. Also, when I try to upload an image to eBay, Firefox hangs when I click on the Browse button in the... Read more

A:File and Printer sharing takes vacation on home network

sorry, this should probably be on the network support forum. I'll post it there.
- Joe

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2 PCs running windows xp home
1 PC running windows xp laptop
1 MAC running OS X leopard

working great one day (after problem solved via a previous discussion thread!), suddenly, the network stopped showing up/working/allowing permissions on any of the computers.
EXAMPLE of ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JEANNE-DT
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cinci.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D4-C8-97-63

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cinci.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-70-A3-6F-81
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 65.24.7.3
65.24.7.6
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:51:59
PM
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A:file sharing home network suddenly stopped working

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Hello everyone!

I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit.

What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an ethernet cable.
So far so good, except those 2 computers are ALSO part of a Wifi network to connect to the internet through a wireless router. There are other computers on this network (other roommates) that must NOT have access to anything shared on either on those 2 computers.

I've tried fiddling with homegroups but the only homegroups we can create are on the WiFi network. If I set the LAN connection to anything else but public by setting PC2 as a default gateway, I can't get access to the internet anymore.

How on earth can I set that up properly, if that's even possible?

EDIT: my brain is so close to imploding that I forgot basic curtesy-

Of course, thank you in advance for your help.

A:LAN file sharing between 2 specific computers on home WiFi network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aljady


Hello everyone!

I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit.

What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an ethernet cable.
So far so good, except those 2 computers are ALSO part of a Wifi network to connect to the internet through a wireless router. There are other computers on this network (other roommates) that must NOT have access to anything shared on either on those 2 computers.

I've tried fiddling with homegroups but the only homegroups we can create are on the WiFi network. If I set the LAN connection to anything else but public by setting PC2 as a default gateway, I can't get access to the internet anymore.

How on earth can I set that up properly, if that's even possible?

EDIT: my brain is so close to imploding that I forgot basic curtesy-

Of course, thank you in advance for your help.


Sounds to me like you are using ICS to create a secondary wired connection for the second machine.

You need to use the LAN ports on the router or a switch rather than sharing a connection using ICS "internet connection sharing". Homegroups won't work with ICS.

Once you are connected to the router with a regular LAN connection with both machines, you should have no problems setting up a Homegrou... Read more

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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
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A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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I have 2 computers - a desktop DELL and laptop DELL. I connect to the Internet through a Cable Modem and Linksys Wireless G Router. I connect to the router from the desktop via CAT5 cable. I connect the router from the laptop with it's built in wireless network card. I have recently reinstalled the operating system and software onto a new hard drive in the laptop due to a hard drive malfunction. I have set both systems to function on the same WORKGROUP, given each computer a unique name, and have activated file/print sharing on both systems. They both connect to the Internet beautifully. I can see the shared files on the laptop from my desktop with no problems. However, I cannot see the computer, let alone the shared files on my desktop from the laptop. I have data from when I backed up the laptop's hard drive on the desktop system that I would like to retrieve and transfer to the laptop. You can see I'm having difficulty doing so. I would also like to share the printer hooked to the desktop with the laptop, but am also unable to do so. I have done this in the past also, but for whatever reason, I am unable to now... HELP! Thanks.
 

A:File Sharing on a wireless/wired network with XP Pro

Likely you already have a lot of this in place, but the basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important ... Read more

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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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Hey can anyone help? I just set up a wireless n/w at home, only two PCs. Both running XP Home SP2 and fully up to date. Everything works fine except one PC is not able to see the shared files on the other. The other PC shows up in My Network Places but clicking on it gets the error message:

"\\[computer name] is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator .........

Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Any idea how to grant the requested logon type. The setup of both PCs was done using the networking wizard and firewalls have been opened to the necessary IP addresses.

Thanks,
Peter
 

A:File/Printer sharing - wireless network

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When I try to copy a 350MB file from one PC to the laptop sharing the 802.11B network - the transfer is so slow that I'm advised it will take an hour and 49 minutes to achieve it.

What can I do to increase the transfer rate?
 

A:802.11b wireless network slow file sharing

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I am having a problem sharing files over my wireless network. I have two computers on the network. One computer can see the other computer on the network but can't access it and the other one can't even see the other computer. Obviously I'm having a problem on the one computer that can't connect to the other. The one that can connect uses wireless-g and the one that can't uses wireless-a. I am using a Linsys Wireless A + G broadband router. If there is any other information needed please let me know and thank you for the help!

Dennis
 

A:File Sharing Over Wireless Network Problem

Not sure if the router can do A and G at the same time. I know they use different frequencies. Try giving Linksys a call. 1-800-LINKSYS. If you call around 8pm or so, you get a better chance of talking to someone in the US.
 

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Ok, first up, here's a diagram to explain my current network set-up, hopefully it will make it a little clearer what I'm talking about

Hooray for paint!

The problem I'm having is with windows file sharing. The two PCs connected via the wired network can see each other just fine, and file sharing is not a problem.
However I cannot see any of the workgroup computers from the laptop, which is connected to the network wirelessly via the wireless router.

I can ping both the wired router and the PCs from the laptop, but trying to ping the laptop from the PC times out.

Its probably worth pointing out that the laptop can connect to the internet with no problems at all.

PC 1 : Windows XP SP 2
PC 2 : Windows Vista Ultimate
Laptop : Windows XP SP 2

All the computers are added to the "WORKGROUP" workgroup.

Summary of Network

American Robotics Sure Connect Modem Router: IP 192.168.1.1
- PC 1 : IP 192.168.1.XX
- PC 2 : IP 192.168.1.9 (static)
- Xbox : IP 192.168.1.6 (static)
- Buffalo Airstation Wireless G Router: IP 192.168.11.1
--- Laptop : IP 192.168.11.9
--- Nintendo DS
---Nintendo Wii

I doubt its relevant but the wireless network is WEP128 encrypted.

Any help is appreciated, thanks
 

A:File Sharing over Wired/Wireless Network

It's the NAT layer in the second router. Try this configuration:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

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I have a guest House with 10 rooms

The wireless network in not secured as we are in the middle of nowhere

One guest has mentioned that she thinks her files have been accessed over the network (by another guest?)

Just wondered if there was a way to prevent this from happening instead of asking them to each turn off File Sharing when they come here

They are picking up the signal from a Netgear Extender

Thanks
 

A:File Sharing on Wireless Network in Guest House

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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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We've recently set up a wireless network with two Win XP Media Center Edition desktops and a laptop with Windows XP Pro. We're trying to solve a few issues between the two Media Center pcs before working on the laptop. Computer A has Norton SystemWorks 2004 on it. Computer B has not had it installed yet, and we've made sure the Windows Firewall has been turned off both computers.
We can create a shared folder on A and access it from B. The files will open or copy error-free with one exception so far. Whenever I try to copy or open a *.cab file (ex: IncrediMail data transfer file), it gives me an error, saying something like "Access was Denied, and that the drive may be full or permissions may be incorrectly set." This particular cab file is in a folder where I can access other stuff, so I'm puzzled as to why this happens. Plus, the HD is gigantic with plenty of room (90 GB free, cab filesize 128 MB)... I'm lost as to what's going on with this file??!! We've also checked all the sharing/security settings and can't find anything wrong.
Second problem is with the printers.... Computer A has HP PSC 750, and B is connected to a HP PSC 1210v--both USB. A's printer has been shared and added to B... but printing does not work. The files sent over there get deleted. I was able to get it to work successfully only once after having disabled NAV Auto-Protect but that failed to work other times.

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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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Hi everyone.
Can someone please explain to me indetail how to set up a wireless home network with internet, file and printer sharing on it
I have a windows Xp Home Dell Dimension 9100 that has the internet and printer connected to it and i want two laptops to be able to use the net and printer and share their files on the Dell. One laptop is a Toshiba Tecra Te2100 running Xp Pro and the other is a Hp Compaq nx5000 also running Xp pro.
 

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I have two computers connected to each other through a netgear DG834G Wireless router.
One of them is connected to it by Ethernet and is running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (Office)
The other is connected Wirelessly and is running XP Pro SP2 (Down_stairs)
They are both able to connect to the internet, and are both able to ping each other.
However they do not appear in each others workgroups, even though in the network wizard i chose the same workgroup name.
Windows firewall on both is disabled, how ever firewall in router is turned on.
I ran a nbtstat -n on on the one connected by ethernet (Office) and it gave me

Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.2] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
--------------------------------------------
OFFICE <00> UNIQUE Registered
TORWOOD <00> GROUP Registered
OFFICE <20> UNIQUE Registered
TORWOOD <1E> GROUP Registered
TORWOOD <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

However when i run this on the down_stairs one it says: Failed to access the netBT driver. NetBT driver may not be loaded.

Any help appreciated, Thanks!

Ben
 

A:File sharing not working on wireless network, able to ping.

Enable NETBIOS over TCP/IP for 2K/XP
Right click Network Neighborhood
Select Properties
Right click your Internet Connection (ex. Local Area Connection)
Select Properties
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks, and File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks are SELECTED.
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Click Properties
Click Advanced
Select the WINS Tab Above
Make sure Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is SELECTED

Click OK and Close Network Connections Window.

 

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Is it possible with the non-W7 machine's shares set to something besides "guest access allowed"?

I've tried a few tweaks on my Windows 7 desktop and my Kubuntu 11.04 Linux-running laptop. Nothing has worked. Unless access to a shared directory is set to guest on the laptop, the Windows box keeps asking for a legitimate password, whenever I attempt to 'open' them.

Both machines have the same log-in strings for both basic log-on and Samba. Or do they? I'm presuming there's no separate logon/password required for Windows 7 Home Premium when it comes to file sharing, but as a late Windows XP Professional user (both SP2 and SP3), I'm not taking anything wholly for granted. Any Windows build since the dawn of XP that installs without gpedit.msc is bound to be lacking in other ways, imco.

So any help or advice someone could offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

BZT

A:Issue area: Mixed-network file sharing with Windows 7 Home Premium

Have a look at this. How to Share Printers and Files in Ubuntu and Windows 7

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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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Ok, so we get a new computer, We have a router already, our old computer, and my xbox (for xboxlive) hooked up to it. Speed is fast everything is great, i hook up my new computer , The speed is still great (3Megabit downstream and 256Kb up). So one day I am pondering an alternative to burning 20 CD-R's to transfer the data, and i come across "share files and printer" SO i try to set it up, but i am going between Windows ME and Windows XP HOME SP2. I can recieve Files on my New computer and send them from my Old Computer, that is great, so i transfer about 5GB of data in about 30minutes. So i have important files from the old computer on my new computer, this is great. only later do i find out that the internet is slow now. It was fine before i enabled the file sharing between the computer. but afterword, slowness. taking a alot longer to load webpages, so i was wondering, Why is this, Maybe and explanation , or somthing that i could do to fix this, OR any help, Please respond THANK YOU, DAN
 

A:Home Network File/Printer Sharing Setup , internet Speed slows, **Help Needed**

Are you browsing while sharing/transfering files? That would definitely cause it.

Edit: This is in the wrong forum... :hotouch:
 

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recently i upgraded my old modem with a NetComm wireless NB6W router. The setup I have is the router in the study, connected to that is a laptop through the ethernet cord via a docking station and another laptop and my computer are connected wirelessly.

The problem is that my computers wireless connection dies after some time. Sometimes it takes 1 hour to drop and sometimes it takes 2....its completly random. After restating the computer it regains the connection but it still cuts out after some time. The funny thing is is that the other laptops are fine, Its just my computer.
 

A:wireless network connection dies!!

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I am looking for a way to share large files and folders over the internet. I do not need to share publicly; no anonymous access is required. I do not require the world's best security, however, I'd rather not leave myself wide open either. The ability to resume file downloads is a must. Users must be able to download files and folders from a shared resource. They must also be able to upload to a user specific space on the server, as well as to a separate shared space. If that is unclear, that means two separate resources with two separate sets of privileges, plus user specific spaces. I will most likely have only three users, but they will connect from a variety of different places and machines. I am hoping for the following configuration:

1. Single fileserver
2. Fileserver exists on an internet connection shared with other computers on the same LAN
3. Other computers on LANs at different sites sharing other internet connections

All computers use some variant of windows, none older than Windows XP 32bit. Ideally, I would like to have the server run a non-windows operating system. While this is not a requirement, I enjoy experimenting and this seems like a good time to learn something new. If possible, please limit recommendations to free software, as this is strictly for personal use.

Thank you very much for your time.
 

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I have two PC connected via a broadband. I have set up a shared folder in my main PC (PC A)

Though I can see the shared files in the other networked PC (PC B) and I can even run executables from PC B, I cannot transfer large video files (e.g. 200 MB) from PC B to the shared folder: I am getting a message like 'Cannot copy file XXX: the path is too deep'

>>> I can see the file appearing on the shared folder in PC A (with full size displayed) but the videos appear corrupt.

>>> so 2 problems:

1. The error message when transferring the large files
2. Corrupt files

Other solutions I tried unsucessfully:

1. I created a shared folder called C:\downloads in each PC but got the same problem when I tried copying these files

2. I have ran chkdsk /f /r in each PC's

3. I found this in Google (the files I am trying to transfer/copy are indeed Divx files but mpg)
There is a problem with large .avi files in XP, apparently, involving XP
wanting to copy the entire file into memory prior to copying or moving.
I am not an expert, and other disclarimers. The following was posted on
the .windowsxp.video group. This registry edit worked for me on copying
avi files. I have not tested it with other files, but I have noticed
that moving large files from Win98 to XP is a factor of perhaps 15
faster than from XP to Win98 prior to this edit. Win98 128M memory, XP
512M.

Jim

> Avi files (divx) can be trouble in xp. There is a fix to let x... Read more

A:Large file sharing

Have you closely checked the cabling and connections for the network? I've seen this problem with marginal cable. Are you sure the cables are wired correctly with the correct twisted pairs matched?
 

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Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:Sharing LARGE video file

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tdkdpt


Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?

Thanks!


Hi and welcome

There are services that specialize in just that. All you need to do is Google sending large files.

BTW that's going to take a lo,ng time to upload unless you have a very fast internet connection.

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I've got a pretty large video file (300MB+) that I want to share some other folks either off a video hosting or file sharing website, but not necessarily for public access. Does anyone have any suggestions of a website or other method to place a file of that size somewhere, where I route an accessible hyperlink to others so that they can view or download the file?
 

A:Solved: Video Sharing For Large File

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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, Everyone - I occasionally have to share a large file between one person and another for work. I was using 'yousendit' which worked fine. they have changed to be 'hightail,' and they have a blog - at their blog, there are many comments circa oct 2013 about it now not working, and being buggy. So, I don't want to go with that.

I am looking for current suggestions of a site for file sharing. I am willing to pay a modest fee/month, like $10, to know it will work well and not junk up anyone's computer with any trashy downloader, and is very simple to use - I cannot spend a lot of time teaching people with various levels of web savvy and computer savvy how to make an acct, log in, work some elaborate, "unique" interface, and so on.

I would prefer a service where an email goes to the recipient's email address, they click on the link, and from that, easily select an option to download.

I am not sharing burned CDs or DVDs - I just need to share work-related audio recordings from the person recording to a transcriber.

When I look at reviews on the web, it seems that services change a lot over time, so I don't want to go for what had great reviews a year ago.

Please help with suggestions! -Thanks!
 

A:Reliable large file-sharing site needed... Yousendit closed

Look at shutterfly.com
 

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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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Well, where to put this strange problem? XP, Office or Network Forum. All three seem to be involved somehow.

What gives?

I have a few large Excel files on
a) a share on a Win XP SP2 desktop
b) a share on a WIn Vista desktop
c) a share on a Ubuntu 6.06 desktop

When i mean large, i mean ~75Mb

When i work on my laptop (Win Xp SP2, 1Gb Ram, 1,86 GHz), i can access all shares just fine. But when i right click such a large Excel file on the XP or Vista computer and click 'Properties', my laptop becomes unresponsive for about a minute. Then, at last, the properties are shown. In the Taskmanager, on the LAN tab, it shows that my LAN connection is swamped at 70% for a whole minute. Sniffing the network traffic learns that the entire contents of the file is being transferred through the network to my laptop!
Just to see the properties...

However, when i right click the same file on a Ubuntu share, the properties come up instantly.

When i right click other large files on the XP/Vista shares (like *.iso of *.avi files), bingo, properties pop up instantly.

When i right click the large Excel files on the Xp/Vista share from a Win 2003 server (without office installed), voila, properties show up instantly.


So why is the whole Excel file transferred by just right clicking it for properties?
I'm convinced this behaviour adds to slow file share performance in general. For example, if i want to copy such a large excel file form the XP or Vista share, it takes 10... Read more

A:Right clicking a large Excel file in a network share makes the entire file being sent

sounds to me like your computer doesn't have much ram.

how much ram does your computer have?

Christian Dude

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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
 

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

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i'm setting up a wireless network for a client in a large apartment in new york city.

the signal just doesnt make it through many walls/multiple floors. antennas are not an option as the client wishes to roam with laptops.

is there some sort of product, a wireless repeater of sorts, that i can set up in secondary positions to receive and rebroadcast the signal in order to get full coverage?

thanks,

duke
 

A:help with large (area) wireless network

Duke,

Wirless Repeaters and Amplifiers are available. Your best bet is to contact a local/national distributor of these products to see what solution is best for your clients needs. Hope I was of some help.
 

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So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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hi guys!
im an Admin of a 2184 person wireless network crossing states and towns
and its getting rather hard to control all the people. i myself are in charge of 2 sections which is payments, supplying internet sharing to some

my first problem is i need to send a receipt to client for proof of payment after he has paid me , and we do this using printers shared on the wireless or just copying the proof over via ftp or strong dc, although we are currenly trying to only use printers, QUESTION how can i find out how many people have their printers shared on the wireless network without have to talk to them, cuase it will cost me i hi bill on the phone and i to reach people is hard in certain hours so i want to be able to find printers on the network without having to contact them. ( i have aceess to all information like IP's but opening 1 by 1 omg

secondly i way to share internet over wireless network that is save and monitored ( save meaming the person i give internet cant go and share his with a friend and so on ) lets leave out the worries of external wireless networks) Thank you
 

A:our insanly large wireless network has a problem

It sounds like you are not running a domain based system at all.
 

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Hi, I would appreciate any suggestions on a problem I'm having. I have a USR access point/router (USR8022) and a desktop and a notebook, both with wireless cards, hooked up to it. The desktop has a D-Link 802.11b card and the notebook has a USR 22 Mbps (802.11b) card. I can access the shares/printers on each computer...I can even open really small text files. But If I try to open a slightly larger file (300 KB) it cranks for a while and gives me an error. If I plug either computer directly into the lan port on my router (through the ethernet card on the computer) and leave the other computer wireless, it works fine. It seems to be something weird about the 2 different wireless cards communicating or something. Any suggestions?
Thanks.
 

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Hi,

when I download large files (>a few GB) without throttling my download speed to about 300kB/s my internet connection dies for a few minutes. At regular downloadspeed (~1.6 MB/s) it dies at around 500MB, at slower speeds it seems to get a bit further before halting. (600kB/s gets me to around 750MB, 300kB/s finished the last download successfully, file was ~3GB)

I remain connected to the router (packets received/sent still going strong) but I can't access the internet and if I use the windows troubleshooter it tells me IP configuration was invalid or default gateway unavailable.

I googled the problem and the only tips I found were "throttle your download speed" (works, but that's not a good solution) and "disable 'allow other network users to disable connection'" which did nothing.

I get the same problem on my laptop, but when the internet on my PC is crashed I can still access the web from my laptop and vice versa.

Thanks in advance for you help!

A:Internet dies for a few minutes when downloading large files quickly

My bet goes to router

Is your modem and router separate devices? Would your connection work if you plug the modem to computer directly?

I guess some routers have a passthrough configuration, if above is not feasible.

If all above fail try factory reset on the router. Make sure you have all the configuration details noted down, you will need them after the reset.

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Hi All,

I have an issue when I copy a large file over RDP. The file size in this example is 176MB, I am copying from a Win7 machine to server 2003. When I start the copy everything goes fine from maybe up to a minute, the the RDP window freezes and looses its connection. I loose all connections (other RDP, internet, email) until I reset the wireless adapeter.

I've had this issue before wioth Vista but was able to resolve it by running netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled, however it has had no positive effect in this case.

I have an XP VM inside the Win7 machine, I can transfer large files from within the VM to the server 2003 machine with out any issues. So I'm pretty sure it's something going on in Win7 OS.

Can anyione help?

rgds
Tim

A:Wireless drops out when transferring large file over RDP

You might try running these other commands to see if anything changes. I know you are aware of the first two.
- Run a command prompt (cmd.exe) as an Administrator
- Type: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
Disable the autotunning feature in Vista completely, and fit and lock the RWIN receive window to default value 65536 bytes.

If you want to to re-enable it:
- Type: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal

In some cases you may need to use this command in addition to the above,
- Type: netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled

Update! This command makes your network connection EVEN FASTER
Type: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted

It might also help to go into the properties of your wireless adaptor and adjust or disable some of the settings in there.

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I try to copy a 3GB file from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP machine but the network utilization during the copy is less than 10% so it takes hours to finish. The wireless LAN is 54Mbps. The hard drive is INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC and the wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN. How can I figure out why the network utilization is so low?
 

A:Network Utilization is less than 10% during copying large file.

That's too slow. IS your wifi network secured? Sounds like someone is sharing your bandwidth or else you have a really slow router thoroughput
 

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I have 3 computers on my network. I can transfer large files on 2 computers with no problems. One computer has XP pro and the other has Win 2000. On the 3rd computer I have Win 98. When I try to transfer a large file, say 800MB the system locks up. This computer has a 550 mhz amd prossesor and 256 mb of memory. I'm running a DSL router and can download large files through the internet but not through my network on this win98 computer! Any suggestions? Thanks
 

A:Win 98 large file transfer on local network

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Hello,

i am not able to figure this one out. i am able to see shares and printers on LAN, but not with wireless.

Computer A: XP home desktop
Linksys wireless router
Computer B: XP Pro laptop

When i connect both A and B computers to the router "directly" via the ethernet ports, all is well. i am able to see the shares on both directions from both of the computers.

BUT,

when i disconnect the laptop from the router and use the wireless to connect to the internet all is well, but if i want to see the shares on computer A (desktop) i can no longer see them. i can not see iether shares from iether direction. i can ping each other but that is about it.

what is this all about?

A:Xp Home And Xp Pro With Wireless Printer Sharing

Use the wireless connection wizard in the control panel of each computer to establish the wireless network.

What do you have the printer connected to?

Both computers need to have the printer software and drivers to share the printer and you need either a print server or connect the desktop to the printer to act as a print server.

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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

"Wireless Is Not Currently Enabled"

What Should I do??
 

A:Cant See Wireless Network Connection In Network & Sharing Center

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On my computer I have set my D: folder to be shared.

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?
Sys Info is as follows :

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 249007 MB; D: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 1125854 MB;
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A:Sharing over home network

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?Click to expand...

Do you mean that she is prevented from opening the folder, or that opening it is too much trouble? If the latter try sharing the sub-folders also (not sure that will work, and seems kinda silly anyhow).
 

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Hi, I'm hoping for some help with something odd.

I have a Vista 64x workstation since Nov 08 which has been fine until recently. It has started having network problems when accessing large numbers of files from remote locations.

I have a readyNAS network storage device with a number of shares which are mounted as network drives on the PC, wired ethernet. Vista is set up as a private network and set to trust the LAN. The readynas is flawless when accessed from other XP and Vista machines on the LAN.

Recent example, tried loading on photos from a camera, approx 700 files.
Went fast at first, but over 300 files, copying would slow to a crawl - 16Kb.
While this is happening, other LAN access and internet access becomes intermittent.

If I use picasa, which accesses all photos on the remote drive, it'll work for a while but then crawl, only in this case the whole machine slows down.

I've tried disabling auto-tuning but that made no difference.

LAN has a NAT firewall (Netgear FWG114P with latest firmware) and there is no software firewall running. PC: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, 8Gb 800MHZ RAM, Sapphire 512Mb Radeon HD 4670, Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit.

A:64x Wired network dropping off on large no of file transfer.

Can anyone help? This is infuriating!

I have disabled IPv6 and auto-tuning.

(I long ago did the steps here: Auto Tuning - TCP/IP receive level and it made no difference).
Even though all the other machines on the network are fine I've pulled the infrastructure apart. Router updated to latest firmware, router checks out OK on vista compatibility checker, the switch has been checked and double checked + direct connection made, the LAN cables have been swapped out. This same machine has a ubuntu dual boot, so the same hardware in a different OS works absolutely faultlessly, and a VMware XP install on ubuntu also works faultlessly.

It feels like it can ONLY be vista ultimate 64!! There is something about this OS which is causing problems, but it started after the machine was 3 months old. Vista update maybe?

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Hi,
I have a small home network (1 desktop & 1 laptop) both using a router to connect to the net and print using one printer that is permanently connected to the desktop PC.

A month or so ago I upgraded the desktop PC and I can no longer print using the laptop!

Both PCs are using XP and the printer is HP officejet Pro all in one type.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Gary
 

A:Printer sharing on home network

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Hi
I can use WMP 11 to access media stored on a netwrok disk from different computers on my home network. However, if I create a playlist on one PC, I am unable to see the same playlist in WMP from another PC. Playlists created in earlier versions of WMP don't seem to suffer from the same problem, i.e. they can be viewed from whereever. Is there some setting in WMP 11 that permits different users to share the same playlist (Sharing Media Library seems to apply only to audio, video, etc and not playlists - as I'm having no problems with this, I haven't explicitly enabled it)?
 

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I have a Windows XP and Windows ME connected to a D-Link DI-604 router with a DSL connection. I've used the Windows XP "Network Setup Wizard" to configure my "Home Network" and used the "Network Setup Disk" to configure the Windows ME system. My HP printer is connected directly to the Windows XP system and is working. If I try and print with the Windows ME system through the "Home Network", I get an error message that no printer is connected. The Windows ME system has the updated HP printing drivers and will work if I connect the printer directly to it.

Could the D-Link router be preventing the printer from working on the Windows ME system while using the "Home Network"?

Thanks ...
 

A:Home Network - Printer Sharing!!!

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Have got both Computers working on the New Router,both go on line and run indapendently on the same Cable Connect.Now I am trying to get the Printer to share itself between the two computers,Keep getting a message from the one not phsicaly connected that it cant communicate with the printer,I have enabled Printer sharingon both computers,any Ideas????George
 

A:Sharing Printer on New Home network

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Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

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 been totally taken over with sharing on a home network was locked out of all y email acc. and even my laptop how do I stop this all my passwords were changed.had to put windows 7 back on then was locked out of all my folders

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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Is it required to be in the same Home network to be able to share a printer?

Or can both computers be in a public network only?

Peter

A:Sharing printer only possible in a Home network?

I haven't fiddled with public networks myself, but I think you can probably share the printer. You just may have to get the user explicit access (adding them specifically to the printer's security settings) for it to work.

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Oh Boy do I need some help!

I have read through several other threads on these forums and followed many, many sets of instructions, all to no avail.

Here's the deal (sorry, I'm not terribly tech-savvy, but Ill try my best!):

Desktop PC running Windows XP Home, connected to and printing to a Canon PIXMA MX300. Also connects to ADSL2 through a router.

DELL Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, can connect to the net wirelessly through the PC's internet service.

Question: Because the laptop can connect to the internet through the PC, does this mean we should be able to share the printer through this 'network', or do I need to set up another home 'network'? I have tried setting up a separate work group many times and I can't get them to talk to each other.

The printer has sharing enabled in the printer properties.

Question: Does the printer need to be somehow added to the network?

If someone could please come to my rescue with some easy, step-by-step instructions, I would be eternally grateful!

A:Please help with home network / sharing printer

Can't really help but one thought is are there any firewalls in the mix that may be blocking access.

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Hi there.

I have a 512k ADSL connection from PlusNet. I have a static IP and a Solwise Sar130 router (1 port, and no need for an ADSL modem). PlusNet tell me to configure my router to PPPoA, and to not use DHCP - I have never tried it with anything else.

I would like to set up a home network, using a HUB Switch, and share my current connection between the networked computers.

I believe the way to go about this would to be to connect my computers to the HUB, then set up the network using the Windows XP Network Wizard, and to then connect the HUB to the router.

If this is wrong, or if there is anything else that I need to do (I have heard about port forwarding and other things), could you please correct me.

Many thanks,
Psycosis.
 

A:Home network and internet sharing help

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I suspect this is a fairly common sort of problem, but.......

A long time ago now I set up a small home network of a desktop with XP SP2 (now SP3) and a laptop with Vista Home Premium SP1 and a LAN-attached printer, all coupled to a broadband router. Very few problems fortunately in setting up the file and printer sharing and all works fine (so far)

Now....I have just done the same for a friend. Although the models of equipment are different, the PC and OS combinations are the essentially the same, only differences being that the desktop is only SP2 and printer is USB-attached to the desktop. Basic internet access is fine, BUT....the file and printer sharing does not work

The desktop and PC can each see the other machine on the network and also the relevant 'shared' file folders. Both can see the printer. However....if the desktop tries to access the laptop then it get a "you do not have access permission" error. If the laptop tries to access the desktop it gets an error message about "inadequate resources on the servers". [The friend lives 20 miles away, so I don't have the full wording of all the messages in front of me, sorry. ] Both machines have the same user account name and password, the only difference being that there is a second account on the desktop which is not on the laptop.

Can anyone offer any suggestion please, based on what I realise is rather limited information?

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A:Sharing problems on home network

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I have a Dell DX061 Desktop running Vista Home Premium - SP2 wired via USB to Canon MP600 Printer and linked by Ethernet Cable connection to Netgear Wireless Router DG834PN. The Computers have been configuered to permit file/printer sharing and I simply want to be able to share the printer with Compaq NX9005 Laptop running XP - SP 3 that is connected to the internet wirelessly via Netgear WPN111. Both machines are protected by Kaspersky I Suite 9.0.0.736.

Incidentally I have a 2nd HP with Vista and have successfully managed to configuer that to use the printer without a problem, but have not been able do it on the XP machine.
Surely my situation cannot be unusual, yet it currently seems impossible for the Compaq to detect (by browsing) in Add Printer Wizard or any other method by manually configuering the machine. I have tried creating a Network Setup disk and installed same on both machines and read several 100 Forum articles on the topic and as yet not found the answer. However, 'Techspot' Forum refers to 'Tom's Networking 'for the answer without giving the exact address to find it.
So can you help with a 'step-by-step guide', as its got to be possible? Thanks in advance

A:Printer Sharing on Home Network

May I suggest downloading Network magic, its a program that helps with configuring all your computers/printers etc to a network and connecting them and i think it could help with your situation. The download is free and you get a 7 day thing before you have to buy it but 7 days should be plenty of time to fix it. Its also virus free as it comes from a trusted source So you dont have to worry about that. Download link is below.
Cisco Network Magic Pro - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I have 2 computers and I have 1 printer. I need to share this printer between both computers. I have a desktop running windows xp. This computer is hardwired to the router. The printer is attached to the desktop computer. My other computer is a laptop running windows vista. This computer connects wireless to the router. I have set the network up and I can share files between both computers but when I go to print from my laptop it identifies the printer but when I tell it to print the computer hangs up. I can't locate the laptop from the desktop. I have the drivers installed on each computer. Please help!
 

A:Sharing printer on Home network

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