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Q: sharing files on network

I have just added a laptop to my home network and can connect to the internet through the netgear router, but I cannot see the files on the laptop [or share them] with my desktop.
Please explain how I may achieve this?
How do I 'ping' my computer?
Thanks for any help.

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I need to share files from one Vista machine to another over a wireless network on a daily basis. I have been able to do so, but only when the files being shared are in the "Public" folder. Unfortunately, the files I want to share are not in the "Public" folder. The purpose of the share is to make a daily backup of the files on a separate computer.

Thanks for any help and suggestions you can make.
 

A:Sharing Files Over a Network

when you right click the folder that you are wanting to share, instead of pressing share, go to properties select the sharing tab and then press the advanced sharing, tick the box and then press the permissions button to select the permissions u want to set, then press of to everything and this should work if i have understood what you are wanting to do.
 

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I currently have my computer (XP) and 2 of my family's computers (both 98 SEs). The 98s both have an empty list when Network Neighbourhood is opened. We have a DSL Modem hooked up to a Router, hooked up to each of our Computers, and have a properly set up workgroup. I'd like to be able to have My files accessable from the 98s so that I can use my computer while someone else plays a game off of it. I have my C: Drive set as shared over the network.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Help with Sharing files over Network

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i have quite a few computers at my house, my laptop is connected through my wireless router and the pcs are connected to the router by ethernet .... i just have a few questions

i have set certain folders on various computers to be shared on the network ( sharing and security).... they dont always show up on other computers, or they will be there then dissapear ... does anyone know how to fix this?

also does anyone know how i could make it so i could connect to the computer upstars from downstaris? like at school or work where you have a a user name and it connects to your user whereever you are? does any one know what this network is called so i can google it , or know how i can create one?

thanks you in advance lewis
 

A:sharing files and other network help

also does anyone know how i could make it so i could connect to the computer upstars from downstaris? like at school or work where you have a a user name and it connects to your user whereever you are? does any one know what this network is called so i can google it , or know how i can create one?Click to expand...

I think your talking about roaming profiles and this is something that comes up with a domain setup (not a home workgroup) usually you log into the domain and the computer contacts the server in order to get the informatuion from it.

The other way is use something called VNC or Terminal services (is using XP pro) to connect to another PC even though your sitting at a different PC. this will not have lal your information on the one PC your sitting at but the VNC will let you remotely manage the other PC.
 

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My desktop and laptop are connected via a wireless router. Is it possible to work on files (which are currently on my laptop) via my ordinary desktop computer using this network, and how would I set this up. I am unsure if I could print from my laptop to my desktop printer also. cheers

 

A:Sharing files on my network

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Hi All,
Thanks for reading.. here is my question: I have a TV PC downstairs with windows XP x86 on it. Since the wireless router is so close to it, I have a hard-lined ethernet connection to it. Upstairs I have my main PC which has Windows 7 x64. All of my files are located on the Win7 machine; what I'm trying to do is make it to where I can share certain folders so I can access them from downstairs.

When I go to my computer from my win7 computer, in the network places it shows my TVPc, but I cannot access it.

When I get on my xp PC, I cannot see my win7 pc in network places. Note* I have network discovery turned on in public under my network settings.

I also have a homegroup set up on my win7 machine but the xp machine doesn't see that to connect to either.

Do I need to set up an ad-hoc wireless network, or is there a simpler way of doing this? I'm kind of stumped and figured it's probably something easy I'm just not quite sure which direction to go in.. Any advice would be much appreciated!

A:Network sharing files between XP and 7

Unless you have another Windows 7 machine you won't be able to use Homegroups so you should first leave the Homegroup from the Windows 7 machine. Homegroup - Leave

After that set up a workgroup from the Windows 7 machine first.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...te-a-workgroup

Once you create the Workgroup on the Win 7 machine you should run the network set up wizard from the XP machine and be sure and use the same workgroup name as you used to set up the Windows 7 workgroup.

Use the tutorial below to help you set up your network.
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

To set up permissions for everyone you need to add "Everyone" to the "share with" list.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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I just set up my computer and not sure if I got it right. I have both of the computers working and online but don't know if they are separate or not. I turn on messanger on one and it says it turned off on the other. I want to share files from one to the other and not sure how to do that. Can someone help?
 

A:Sharing Files in Network

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I have a Dell Desktop that I recently networked wirelessly with my laptop via a Linksys wireless access point + cable router with 4 port switch. My laptop uses the Linksys wireless PC card. The network works fine for sharing an internet connection but I am having difficulty sharing files from my desktop's hard drive. For instance, I can't figure out how I can retrieve and respond to email received by by desktop through my laptop. Also, my Quicken program is difficult to open on the laptop--there is no shortcut/icon for it on the main page. How do you set this up? I have tried designating both as shared files as per the Windows 98 manual section on file sharing. I am running Windows 98 on both.
 

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I have a laptop and a PC. I would like to be able to connect to the other using my internet connection (the PC is wired and the laptop is wireless). I have done it before but for some reason it is not working anymore. I have marked files on both computers to "Share on a network". Yet they do not show up in my network place. In the past I have been able to simply run (using the WIN key + R) //computername and it has asked me for a username and password. I enter them and I'm in. It doesn't work anymore saying that it cannot find the selected path or something like that. I have done it before so is there some setting I forgot to change or something I could have changed to make this no longer work? By the way, I have Win7 on my PC and WinXP on my laptop. But it worked before so I can't see this as being an issue.

Thanks in advance for all your help!!!!!!
 

A:Sharing Files on A Network

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ok i have a wireless router and wireless cards in 2 pcs and wantto set up a way to share 350mb files any ideas how
everything like internet has been working on the 2 comps seperately for ages an i was just wondering how to make a quick file sharing folder for the 2 computers
 

A:Sharing Files Over A Network??

Make sure they are both members of same workgroup, enable Microsoft File and Print sharing, right click on resource you want to share, select sharing, share this folder. On the other system, browse network places, find other system and shared folder. Select Tools, Map Network Drive, select an available letter. Make sure box is check to re-establish connection on startup.
 

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Hi, i was wondering if someone could tell me how do i set up a connection between 2 PC's that are hooked up using a modem/router a 2WIRE white box and how do i do it so i can transfer music,pictures and like microsoft projects to the other using this connection , if possible. They both work on the same internet and work on ethernet wires. This is my 2nd post but the last one gave me too little deatial. Thank You for taking the Time =]
 

A:Sharing network and files

If you had replied to JW's question on the last one you would have gotten plenty of help.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/645720-how-do-i-connect-my.html#post5276725
 

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Okay! I'm back, bought myself a NetGear MR814v3 wireless router!

All hooked up. I enabled WEP. Set it up on the laptop. Internet is working. Here's how it's set up.

PC is hooked up to the modem/router via ethernet. The laptop is connected wirelessly.

The problem comes with them both sharing files through the shared files folder. They don't share. If the laptop's name is 'K', if I go into 'My Network Places' and it shows the subcategory 'LOCAL NETWORK' with 'SharedDocs on K (K)... but I can't access it on the PC. If I doube click that folder, it brings me to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

The PC's name is 'KFamily'- but that one SEEMS to be sharing folders/files because I have a sample one in there and it shows that it's sharing it under KFamily.

Help. =(
 

A:Sharing Files over a Wireless Network

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My apartment came with free wireless for the 8 or so residents, which was a nice perk but poses some problems for me. I need to figure out a nice secure way to share files between my mac and windows computers. currently i have my linksys running dd-wrt set up as a bridge (all my computers are connected to this box, none connect via their own wireless cards), and i have a linux server with 1 huge shared folder accessible by the windows box. I have not been able to get my mac to connect to this folder, nor any other windows PCs (the linux installation is quirky, smb won't allow changes, and since it's password protected and even i can't find a way in, i assume it's safe).

I'll be adding a mac pro sometime in the new year, and changing the linux box over to windows (sounds odd, i know, but the linux box is only a year old while my windows box is almost 7 years old now. i need windows for a few graphics programs not available for mac...i timed the opening of a RAW image file at 18 minutes last week.)

currently when i need to share files between my mac and windows computers i share a folder on the windows pc openly for a few minutes, then shut it back off. quite a hassle when trying to manage a digital photography workflow.

and for the worst news: my landlord refuses to password protect the wireless. i've tried multiple times to illustrate how other people in the neighborhood can and do steal his wireless, but he really just doesn't care/wan... Read more

A:Sharing files on public network

Pick up a wireless bridge to receive the wireless, and a broadband router. Connect the bridge to the WAN/Internet port of the router, and you'll be isolated from all the other folks on the wireless link.
 

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is there a way to give full access to my Program Files on my main computer? i can access my C: drive fine, but whenever i click on Program Files, it says that access is denied even though im Administrator. thanks in advance.
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

The network path was not found."

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A:Sharing files between two computers on a network?

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

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Hi:

I'm trying to access a network folder share with my notebook. The share contains EFS encrpyted files and is located on a PC that runs Vista Ultimate. My notebook runs Vista Entreprise. I can see the files and its sizes, but I cannot copy them to my notebook or open them directly from the share without getting an "access denied" error.

I installed the PC's encryption certificate on my notebook (as documented in Vista's help) but keep getting the "access denied" error.

I have no issues with copying or opening files on the network share that are not encrypted. The error message only appears when trying to copy/open encrypted files.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Marc

A:Sharing EFS encrypted files over network

Ask someone with access to the file to add your user account to the list of users who can decrypt the file.

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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 laptop is also a Dell (Insspiron) vintage 2002 w/Pentium III 866 MHz and 256 Mb Memory. Both have 11119 Gig hard drives... Read more

A:How to Set Up Sharing Files on Wireless Network

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I have two W98 and two XP computers wired and one laptop on a wireless leg running W2000 Pro. The first four computers work just fine and share files with the greatest of ease.

However the laptop wants user names and password and that I don't understand. I have done quite a bit of searching on the Internet and so far have not found a solution to this problem.

Hope someone has some help and THANKS in advance.
 

A:Network sharing files problem

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I have recently managed to network my Vista laptop with my old XP laptop, with generous help from this forum. However, I have discovered that viewing the Vista files on my XP machine is not such a simple matter as I thought. Having read some of the stuff on the net, I find it unbelievably complicated. Can anyone provide a simple explanation as to how to achieve this? Allan.
 

A:Solved: Network sharing of files

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Ok, first of all; i'm a real rookie when it comes to networks.
What I'm trying to create is a map in wich me can share documents.
We have ADSL-connection devided over 2 pc's trough a wireless router.
How am i supposed to do this?
Please help me out!
 

A:sharing files over wireless network

can you ping each other? thispage may help,

How to enable File and Sharing in Windows Firewall
Cause: A firewall is blocking the File and Printer Sharing. Solution: You may
need to enable File and Printer Sharing in Windows Firewall. Next Page ...
http://www.howtonetworking.com/Windows/xpicf1.htm
 

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Recently got a new notebook, so I'm really working at getting the files on both the new notebook and my old desktop sharable, so that I can use something like Syncback to synchronize the contents of certain directories. I've got both computers on the same workgroup. The desktop is connected through ethernet to the wireless router, and the notebook is of course connected wirelessly. Sort of wondering if this mixing connection methods is the source of the problem, since I have no way to specify an SSID for the desktop to match the SSID the notebook is connecting to. Don't know if that could be a difficulty or not; haven't really dealt with a network that uses both wired and wireless connections.

Firewall is handled by the router and Windows' ICF is disabled (the service itself is actually not running). The router is a Linksys WRT54g. Both machines are running XP Pro and have been given appropriately modified computer names. I've set up the directories I want to share on the desktop and see them in my network places. But I really can't figure out what it's going to take for the notebook to see them in its my network places folder.

I really don't need to overdo the complexity of the setup, since I'm going to have to strike the whole thing and redo it once I'm back at college in August. So, at this poinbt, I'm not looking to do any application sharing or otherwise getting fancy with the network setup. Just sharing some ... Read more

A:Trouble Sharing Files Across Wireless Network

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Im trying to set up a wireless network at home with my netgear rangmax router.
I want to set it up for my Desktop pc and my laptop. I want to be able to open a file(my documents, music, pictures, etc...) of my desktop pc, from my laptop (or vicerversa) by directly clicking on the file without having to go to the PUBLIC folder.
I dont want to be moving every file I want to share to the public folder.
(im running vista premium x64)

For now, thats what Im doing, sharing them in a public folder.

Need help!!
Thanks

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Hello there everyone and apoligies if this is a simple question, but it has me foxed..

I have 2 PC's hard wire networked via a Belkin router ("old" pc and "new" pc), both with XP Pro. The network is called Mynetwork and the "old" pc is called "Oldpc" with the new one being "Newpc".

The "new pc" has 2 user accounts, me as an administrator and my daughter as a limited account.

The "old pc" also has two accounts, mine as an administrator, and my daughter with a limited account although she doesn't access it (I have a KVM and she doesn't know how to switch between the machines). Both user names are the same on each machine.

I have (fairly) sucessfully managed to restrict her access on the "new pc" to allow access to only her files (although I'll need some help with that in due course as well) but she is still able to access files which I have set to be shared on the "old pc" via the network link. I've tried to restrict her access in the same way as I did on the "new pc" but the "old pc" doesn't recognise her "new pc" user name, presumable because it can't look across both the "old" and "new" pc's and see both sets of users. When I go to the location option on the sharing menu, I can only see the "oldpc" as a location and cannnot get it to recognise the "newpc".

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A:Problems sharing/restricting files across my XP network

Why don't you and your wife share the one 'newpc' and give the 'oldpc' exclusively to your daughter, with strict instructions NOT to touch the 'newpc'! Then only allow internet access from that 'oldpc', no sharing.

Also, how hard is it to push one button on a KVM?
 

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

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Hi all!

I have a local home network of 3 computers via a linksys cable router. They are computers A, B, and C. They all are running Win XP Pro. I have been successfully gaming with all three computers before and able to access files from each other. However, I have recently had a problem accessing files on computer A from B or C. A can access shared files from B or C just fine. B or C can ping A by both IP address and name, but if B or C does a Net View of A the result comes back as Access is Denied. Net Send is able to send a message to computer A just fine.

I have checked time and again that computer A is sharing files out to the network and that the windows firewall is not enabled. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems sharing files on local network

Check to make sure that both folder permissions and NTFS permissions (under the security tab) are set to Everyone with at least Read permission.
 

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Example of my problems:

I changed sharing settings on the hard drive of computer 1 to allow sharing with computer 2.

I set up a Network Place for C (hard drive) from computer 1 ON computer 2.

I tried to save a file from computer 2 onto the C drive on computer 1.

It didn't work.

What could I be doing wrong?

I made another post with more details titled File Sharing on Small Networks or something like that.

A:I Need Help With Sharing Files On Small Business Network

Hi .Did you set up a home network...to begin with?Did you set up the drives/partitions that you want to share with the other respective system?How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 1) - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813936 Louis

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Hi,
I have two Vista PCs that are networked.

I have two ISPs (one cable and one DSL).

I use cable on PC #1 and DSL on PC #2. The cable modem is just a modem, the DSL modem is also a router, and I have a separate router for the network. I used to have this set up on Windows XP and if the DSL went down on PC #2, the cable connection kept running on PC #1. My DSL went down today and while MSN and Google Talk were still working on PC #1 with the cable connection, I could not use any of my browsers. They automatically went to the DSL connection error page. When I rebooted my PC, I couldn't get online at all.

I'm wondering if my setup is faulty. All I want to do is share files/printers etc. between the two PCs but let each PC have its own internet connection/ISP. It would be great if a solution would get rid of the extra router because it's old and slows my connection down a bit.

Is there a better way to do this so that I dont lose my connection completely when only one ISP is down?

Thanks!

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Trying to share files between my desktop & laptop. I had it working perfectly..but something happened & i can't figure what.

I'm on a wireless network for both. win xp pro on both.

i double checked that the shared folder on the desktop is checkboxed for sharing. when i ping the laptop it times out sent 4, received 0, lost 4.

but when i ping the desktop from the laptop, it works- sent 4, received 4, lost 0.

Like i said, it was working perfectly before..i haven't touched my firewall settings or anything else. the only thing i can think of is i ran ccleaner..apart from that; not much changed.

please help!!! thanks.
 

A:Troubleshoot sharing files on my home network

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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 father works for a small Senior Home Care and he wants me to become a their computer technician. So, basically, the place have five computers running Windows 7. I was thinking about building a server just enough to store and backup the files. On the server, I can map a network drive and train the users on how to store and open files on a network drive so that I can easily backup all files from one location, the server. The server will run Windows 7, mapping a network drive from the server. Any suggestions?
 

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Hello guys, here is my situation. I'm going to explain it thoroughly so hopefully everyone gets a good understanding of it.

I have a desktop pc running windows XP SP 2 Home Edition and my Macbook running OSX 10.4.7.

I want to be able to share my entire external hard drive through a network so that only I can access the files in my macbook. My external hard drive is connected to my desktop and I dont want to move it because I move around alot with my macbook. I definitely want these files to be protected because I have other people connected to the network so I want to make sure that only I am able to access it. I also want to keep the files in my external hard drive and not have to load them into my Desktop because its a good 150+GB of data.

Any ideas?
 

A:Help sharing files over a network but password protecting them.

Can't think of anything with XP Home. Have you searched for "file security" utilities? I'm sure lots exist, but don't know if there are any free or low cost ones.
 

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

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I have folder 1 and folder 2. Folder 1 works but some files give access denied. Folder 2 gives access denied.

Under the sharing tab under file properties, the settings are exactly the same for the two folders. The user group Everyone is checked and Read permission is checked (XP pro). None of the files are in use with another program because I can modify them on the local computer. The client computer runs XP Home.

WTH is going on???
 

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Is it possible to Network share an encrypted file on a workgroup (non-domain) based network running Windows XP Pro SP2? If so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Here is what I have done so far:

Computer1
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Windows XP Pro SP2
User name: user1

There are two files:
C:\Shared Files\Non Encrypted Files\NEF.txt
C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files\EF.txt

The C:\Shared Files directory is network shared as SharedFiles.

The directory C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files has been encrypted as well as all subdirectories and files within.

I added the Encrypting File System certificate for user1 on Computer2 to the file C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files\EF.txt.

Computer2
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Windows XP Pro SP2
User name: user1

Mapped the S: drive to \\Computer1\SharedFiles

I am able to open S:\Non Encrypted Files\NEF.txt via notepad without an issue.

When trying to open S:\Encrypted Files\EF.txt via notepad I get a popup titled "Notepad" with "Access is denied." in it.

A:Network sharing via a workgroup (non-domain) of encrypted files.

Doing my best Ben Stein impersonation: "Anyone? Anyone?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ok so here's my setup:
1 laptop running on wi-fi that runs win 7 64bit
1 desktop running vista 64bit on wired LAN
1 desktop running win 7 64bit on Wired LAN
1 android based tablet on wireless wifi
1 IPad on wifi

and 1 MEDIA SERVER computer running Win 7 64bit.

I need all those devices to rad files from the media server computer. For a while is was working, then all but the PC pad and the IPad couldn't get access to the media server file anymore, even though the sharing permissions, etc. were set correctly. All the computers show the share folders and that the media server computer is there but when I go into the folders to read the files it comes back with a permission error.

now I consider my self pretty computer savy and have read many forums, etc trying to figure out what's going on? Anyone have any ideas? Oh and I'm running norton internet security suite on all the machines.

Thanks in advance....
-Daniel
 

A:Need help with sharing files on WIRED network with vista and windows 7

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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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Hey Everyone..I know there's a similar topic to this currently but i didn't want to confuse it anymore than it is...

So I have a Desktop PC with a Wireless Card in it (108mbps D-Link 108.11b/g Model - DWL-G520)
And A HP Laptop PC (HP DV6000) Not sure which wireless card it is but i know its 108.11b/g 54mpbs...

Prior to this problem..I had two desktop pc's wirelessly connected and sharing files between them as on a regular network... That is... My Network Places > Other PC Local Disk C/Shared Folder > And i could drop files there... >> Same with the other pc...

I have a dsl connection with a wireless router which is sharing the internet connection for two laptops (HP dv6000/dv8000) and a desktop currently in the house... (There's no usb port on the router)

NOW MY PROBLEM IS... >
I wish to network the laptop with my desktop wirelessly for transferring files...
I have totally forgotten how to do so....
Note: Local Disk C is shared on all pc's...

Also I wish to network both laptops for sharing files...
If someone could give me a tutorial to do so..that'll be great...
Note also i've tried many things..so if what i'vee tries is listed i'll notify you all...

THANKS!!!

 

A:How to Network Desktop Wirelessly with Laptop PC for sharing files?

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Hello,
I have created a small home network using broadband router (SMCWGBR14-N) and hooked up 1 desktop pc (wired), 1 network printer (wired) and 1 laptop (wireless). FYI: OS is XP Prof for both computers.
A couple of things are working OK, like: I can go online and print both wired and wireless BUT I am not being able to create a workgroup (example: "HOMENETWORK") where I can share my files/folders/drive with other PC. I tried through "set up a small office network" in My Network Place but
a) when I go to "view workgroup computer" - cannot access.
b) try to share a folder and it is not allowing me - " error message: workgroup not found or not created", something like that !!

What am I doing wrong? Please let me know the step by step procedure.

Thanks.

Sincerely Yours,
- Bertrand.
 

A:Sharing files/folders in a small home network

1. Make sure everyone is in the same workgroup. (This has nothing to do with file sharing, but it cuts down on broadcasts and makes finding other computers easier.)

2. Make sure any firewalls allow access to your own network. This is not enabled by default. How you do this depends on the firewall.

3. Make sure user accounts are duplicated on all machines. Accounts other than yours do not have to have administrator access, they just should be there. This cuts down on problems with shares.

You should be able to share files and ping other computers by name at this point. My Network Places will eventually be populated, but it can take up to 58 minutes for this to happen. Remember that My Network Places is more like a catalog of what's out there. It has nothing to do with file sharing.

Courtney
 

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I have Windows XP on my PC and have set-up multiple users. How can I share all my MS Outlook files/folders (email, calendar, contacts) with another user on the same PC, so both can read and receive the same email and can share the same calendar and contacts?

I also have another Windows XP PC in a home network. How can I set it up so that all my MS Outlook files/folders are shared and synchronized between the 2 PCs, i.e., email, calendar and contacts can be accessed and updated on either PC?
 

A:Sharing MS Outlook files with multiple users on same PC and home network

For the second half of that question it all has to do with your ISP. You probably need to set it up so it leaves a copy on the ISP server. This will allow you to get it on multiple computers. Then there is another option to delete the email once emptied from your deleted items box in Outlook. That way you can use either computer to get the new emails (or viewed but not deleted from another computer).

I'm not sure if this helps, but it could work.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

Any one have any ideas?

Thanks.
 

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

PING is a useless test for this condition.

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

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

IF your lan is 192.168.1.1 thru 192.168.1.255, then

Code:

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

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

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Hi all,

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

Thanks
MrsB
 

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

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

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

A:Sharing Printer BUT not sharing Files

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

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I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open
Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed


Network and Sharing Center - Closed

A:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.

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This is a desktop PC with Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit.

Up until yesterday, the PC had perfect internet access via ethernet. When I came to use it last night - no access.

The situation:
The sys tray icon has a red cross and mouse over produces 'Not connected - no connections are available.'

The network Adapter is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and is showing in Device Manager, and according to the properties, is working correctly.

The network diagnostics troubleshooter finds the following - 'Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings'.

When I open Network and Sharing Centre and then click on 'Change Adapter Settings', there is nothing showing in the Network Connection.

If I click on Connect to a network, I get 'No connections available'

If I click on Set up a new connection, I get 'Windows did not detect any networking hardware'

What I have tried:
I have uninstalled the network adapter from device manager and then reinstalled it. Still showing as ok.
I have run netsh int ip reset" and "netsh winsock reset"
I have downloaded and installed the latest adapter drivers
I noticed a Windows Critical update had been done at 03:00 so I restored the system to before that update.
I restored further back than that update, to two days previously.

None of the above worked and I'm not sure what else to try. Has the actual hardware failed, or is there some... Read more

A:Solved: Network Adapter not showing in Network and Sharing Centre

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Hello,

I am currently living in a college dorm and my only source of internet is their registration-protected wifi. The problem is that I cannot install my printer on their wi-fi network and share information between all of my devices.

So, what I would like to be able to do is connect my mac desktop to their wi-fi (I've got that done), and then share the mac desktop's internet connection with my Airport Express router via ethernet. The Airport Express would then broadcast the internet connection to my other devices. I understand how to activate internet sharing on my mac, but I really need help configuring the ethernet port's IP, the Airport Express' settings, DHCP and DNS stuff, etc.

Thank you so much in advance!
 

A:Dorm Room Network: Sharing One Internet Wi-fi Signal with a Network

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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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I have a linksys usb600n (v2) using the Win7 driver from linksys. It installs and is displayed correctly in Device Manger - BUT it doesn't appear in the Network and Sharing Center as an adapter. This same device and driver were previously working just fine in this system - but I rebuilt the OS (clean install) after testing a number of security products out.

The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver 3.00.01.0). I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?

A:Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dhartmann4030


I have a linksys usb600n (v2) using the Win7 driver from linksys. It installs and is displayed correctly in Device Manger - BUT it doesn't appear in the Network and Sharing Center as an adapter. This same device and driver were previously working just fine in this system - but I rebuilt the OS (clean install) after testing a number of security products out.

The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver 3.00.01.0). I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?


Hi dhartmann. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

It would seem that your computer is confused!! I would suggest, while the usb adapter is plugged in, you remove all drivers in "Device manager". Then unplug the usb adapter and reboot the computer. After Windows has loaded, check "Device manager" again for any remnants of usb adapter drivers. If it is clean, plug the adapter in again so that the usb driver can install again but this time with only one instance. That should un-confuse your computer and allow the adapter to appear in network adapte... Read more

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I have windows 7 Ultimate installed (was originally installed as a clean install) and have ever since it was RTM. Everything has been running flawlessly and still is except for one thing. My network cards don't show up under Network and Sharing Center, but they do show normally under device manager and my network connection is rock solid. Currenly I'm plugged into a 10/100mb At&t U-Verse Residential Gateway (router). Because of this I can't manage either of my NICs and I can't join my homegroup.

The NICs are intergrated into the motherboard. The NICs are Nvidia nForce adapters.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? Or at least know where I can go to figure this out?

Thank you!!

A:Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

Have you tried downloading and installing the latest drivers from Nvidia?

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whenever i connect to the internet through dial up connection the network icon in the notification area still displays (not connected ) and when i go to the network and sharing it says not connected, ALTHOUGH i can surf the internet with no problems , AND when i insert the Ethernet cable it doesn't connect !!!!???????
please i need your help

A:problems with network icon and in network and sharing center

Welcome to Seven Forums TruthSeeker.
Click on the big red X in the Network window and see what it shows. You might have to clone a MAC address, looks like you have several net adapters.

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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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Hello,

I have a BT modem which incorporates a wireless modem and 4 switches for hardwiring via ethernet.

I have had to set up a long ethernet cable because the wireless signal does not reach. The ethernet cable is less than 100 m. (About 30m).

I know that the ethernet cable works properly. I know that the modem receives the internet becasue I can connect to it wirelessly via another computer (laptop).

I also know that the wireless modem requires a password.

When I connect with the ethernet cable and bring up 'Network and Sharing Centre'. I find that I get 'Unidentified Network' (Public Network). When I try repairing with Windows Network Diagnostics this does not solve the problem.

Any ideas?

Nevica

A:'Unidentified Network' in Network and Sharing Centre

If you are trying to setup a Wireless connection then the logon name and password must be EXACTLY the same as the original setup.
If you can position the receiver( the comp) close to the sender( router/modem) then when it is up and running you will be able to see how strong the signal is. Then when you move the comp to where it is going to be used you will see how much drop off you are getting. If you are getting substantial drop of in signal strength then look around for how to improve the signal .
NB. Signal strength can be affected by moving the Modem as little as 25mm.

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

A:wireless Network 2 in Network and Sharing Center

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

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Hi all,

I've recently encountered a ...glitch Every time I connect to wifi (haven't tested with LAN yet) I see original network duplicated



Both "connections" brings up same connection parameters' window.

Any ideas what's the problem and how can I fix it ?

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Hey guys,

Ok so I'm new here at SevenForums. So what I want to do is connect my Vista PC, and my Windows 7 laptop to my XP laptop which has a printer. I have two printers, one connected to the Vista Desktop and one to the XP laptop. I would also like to enable file sharing. All of these computers are connected to my wireless Internet network. The XP is connected with an Ethernet cable though. Could you guys please help me with this?


Thanks,
Mega99

A:3 PC Network Sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mega99


Hey guys,

Ok so I'm new here at SevenForums. So what I want to do is connect my Vista PC, and my Windows 7 laptop to my XP laptop which has a printer. I have two printers, one connected to the Vista Desktop and one to the XP laptop. I would also like to enable file sharing. All of these computers are connected to my wireless Internet network. The XP is connected with an Ethernet cable though. Could you guys please help me with this?
Thanks,
Mega99


Hello Mega99, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In my home network, I have three Windows 7s, a couple of XPs, a couple of Ubuntus, and two printers happily co-existing.

Since the Vista and XP computers cannot use Windows 7's HomeGroup, you will have to add 7 to your Workgroup. In Windows 7 you might as well remove any traces of HomeGroup and disable IPV6: Start here by leaving and removing HomeGroup

Then look at this MS link: if your computer does not have this reg entry, add it with the "dword 0xffffffff" as instructed to disable IPV6 How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Next have your Windows 7 computer join your Workgroup:

To share files between computers you will have to select or create folders, open their properties and "share" with "Everyone".

Also in the Advanced Network Sharing you might want to have setting like ... Read more

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i need help on how to get a network sharing tab b/c i dont have one on my properties

A:network sharing tab

What is your OS? Vista or Windows 7?

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Hi there, need some assistance. I need to share infomation ( client folders) on & business accross a network, problem is, client wants only some people to access certain info, how do I setup this feature. ie shared folder. C:\designs only to be accessed by steve in accounts and lilly on factory floor and no-one else. Been trying for days with only frustration to show for it. 8 XP pc's and " Server" on 7 business
Is this possible?

How, please assist

Thank you

Ant

A:Network Sharing

You could create Groups and add users into them. Then in the permissions of the folder, add those groups...etc

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Hello. I am unable to connect to my desktop's shared folders, and get the message "network path not found" when attempting to go into the desktop. The desktop is connected to the router wirelessly, a pace 2wire gateway, and wirelessly on the laptop. I can see it in the list of devices connected to the gateway, as well as the network folder. I am unable to ping my desktop from the laptop, but i can do so the other way around (desktop can ping my laptop). This is despite turning off windows firewall on the desktop. This started happening right when i got the SP2 upgrade for the desktop, it's a vista system. The laptop is a windows 7 computer. Prior to this, my laptop could access the public folder without a problem on the desktop. My android tablet could as well. Now it can't. With the firewall off, I still can't access it. The desktop can access everything on my laptop. It can access all files on it. I have heard that fixing the ping issue is the very first issue that must be addressed. Any ideas?

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

C:\Users\Frosty>nbstat -n
'nbstat' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Frosty>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
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A:Network Sharing

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Hello,

I have a laptop running windows Vista Premium and a home computer running Windows XP. I seem to be having a problem accessing my shared folders from my Vista on my XP computer. I go to "My Network Places" in XP" then go to View Workgroup Computers, and I see the icon for my Vista Computer's name. I click on it and it opens a "Connect to (name)" window. It asks for a username and password. I don't know what this is. Where do I find it. Also, is there a way to get rid of that connect to menu popping up evertime I want to access my laptop shared folders. Thank you.

-Tom
 

A:Network Sharing

when you see username and password prompt.
try put username and pass you use to login to vista.

or
create user account in vista (give username and pass same as xp machine)
right click on the share folder (in vista), click on properties, then click on security
in the users list box, click "Add" then type in the user name which is same as username from xp.
give any permission you want, apply the settings

best.
 

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just installed my new wireless d-link router(di-624)both computers can use the internet but i can not share between the computers
the router is hooked up to windows 98 and the wireless computer is windows
xp
 

A:network sharing

these will help explain how to set up sharing

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/home-network.htm
http://www.putergeek.com/home_network_2/
http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net-name-xp.asp#winxppro
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows_XP/

if not post back
 

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I have all the computers in the network shown, but none of them can be reached from another they say u do not have permission. may I get a way to fix this?

thanks in advance
nickc
 

A:Network not sharing

Which versions of Windows are on ALL of your systems?
 

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Hi,

I have a cable wireless internet connection at home, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
But when it doesn't work and I try to see what's happening with the internet, I go to Network and Sharing and the page freezes.
Could someone help?
I tried to follow the following steps, but it seems in Systems Tool, I don't get given the Local users.

Could someone help please?

Thnak you

Angy

A:Network and sharing

Originally Posted by angy


Hi,

I have a cable wireless internet connection at home, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
But when it doesn't work and I try to see what's happening with the internet, I go to Network and Sharing and the page freezes.
Could someone help?
I tried to follow the following steps, but it seems in Systems Tool, I don't get given the Local users.

Could someone help please?

Thnak you

Angy



Angy I would love to but need alot of info abt your comp. OS, and network setup

Ken

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Hello, this is my first post. If I did anything wrong, I am very sorry.
I am setting up a computer as server in my office so certain people in my office can access the shared drive from their own computers. (and I want to restrict other people from accessing the files on this shared drive)

I have had this shared drive to everyone with full access and this server computer does have its own login password.

When I first had it setup, I remember any computer trying to access it require a password (credential) like this. And all the computers I did try to access the server had the "Remember my credentials" unchecked.

However now seems any computers as long as it gets connected in our office network can access it without credential anymore.

I have checked all these computers' credential manager, and there is no saved credential at all.

So where did I do wrong on this?

A:Need help on network sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ilovejdmtoy


Hello, this is my first post. If I did anything wrong, I am very sorry.


I am setting up a computer as server in my office so certain people in my office can access the shared drive from their own computers. (and I want to restrict other people from accessing the files on this shared drive)

I have had this shared drive to everyone with full access and this server computer does have its own login password.

When I first had it setup, I remember any computer trying to access it require a password (credential) like this. And all the computers I did try to access the server had the "Remember my credentials" unchecked.



However now seems any computers as long as it gets connected in our office network can access it without credential anymore.

I have checked all these computers' credential manager, and there is no saved credential at all.

So where did I do wrong on this?


You didn't do anything wrong.

The problem is that once a machine as been accessed using credentials, Windows tends to remember those credentials so you don't have to type them in the next time. I believe there is a local security policy where you can change this behavior so it requires a user name and password to be typed in each time.

There are other ways to share with only certain Users but it involves setting up a Homegroup.

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I have two XP machines. I have an old unreal tournament game. I have installed the game on both machines but they both require the CD. I have seen gaming setups that allow a game cd to be shared via LAN. I tried just sharing the drive and I can see the CD but when I try to play the game on my kids computer I get a no disk error "No Disk in drive D:, Please insert disk" I did a regedit to see if I could find where to point the unreal.exe to my shared drive but no luck . Does anybody know how to share the game, if its even possible.
Thanks for any help,
Jeff
 

A:sharing a CD rom across the network

You should be able to create a shortcut on your desktop that point to the mapped drive and the excutable file. Reserach something called virtual drives also.
 

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This really isn't so much a question about the router. I am currently at school running off their LAN line; I’m taking that line and running it into a router to split the connection. If I share folders they can only be seen by those connected to the router unless I was to plug directly into the schools LAN and share that way. Is there any way I can in a way bypass the router so sharing on the schools LAN is still enabled?

To clear anything up, I want to share on the schools lan while keeping my PC's plugged into the router without having to connect them directly.

A:Network Sharing Dl-524

figured it out... just had to disable dhcp and switch the ethernet cord over same thing you would do if you had to connect 2 routers together.

thanks anyways all

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Is there a way I can find my network password? When I try to access other computers on the network it asks for a username and a network password. I tried the homegroup password but that doesn't work.

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Hi brockbeckman001. I guess you are trying to access network shared folders trough a computer which its OS is Windows XP, is that true??

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I have my network up, I think. I have two desktops hooked up to to a linksys BESFR41 wired router. Both have access to internet. How do I set up my desktops to share documents and files? In a most simplistic way. Like click here, then click this and type in this and your done. What research I have done, seems to speak to those who know at least a little about it. I know nothing about it. I am doing this all on my own. I would like my desktop to be the host computer. Any body have any step by step instructions that I can't mess up. Thanks.

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Same workgroup on both
Same subnet network
Same user and password on both
Setup the shares and that username

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I have laptop and desktop. In order to make taking things from one to the other I have enabled sharing of the Public user documents on both so that they are visable to people on the network. However, they are now just open, and don't have to be logged into. Is there a way to password protect them so they are visible but in order to open them you need a password? I just don't want people who get on the WiFi or others who are here to have access to all my work.

Thanks.
 

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I am trying to share my computer on my network. I am using 2 desktops with a wireless router. Both hook up to the net just fine but I want to do a file share. I went to the hard drive and activated file share on both but dont know why it isnt working. Thanks for any help.
 

A:network sharing

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

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.

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.

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

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 misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
 

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I am trying to access files on my desktop computer from my other desktop computer. I can access the files fine going from PC 1 to PC2 but when I go from PC2 to PC1 it pops up with a credentials box and wants a password. Since I never set a password before, and it rarely ever wants this screen anyway, I am not sure how to proceed. Why would it want this screen only occasionally, and how do I disable it completely?

Thanks
 

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We have 3 computers (two with Win98 & 1 with Win2K) and just purchased a 4th unit (Gateway Pen4 2gig) with Windows 2000. We have all hocked up to a network but the new system will not share with the other Win98 computers. From the new system we can see all the other computers so the network is fine, and the other Win2K can share with the new computer as well but not the Win98's. Instead of asking for a logon and password like the Win2K unit the Win98's get a "Enter Network Password" window that has a Resource:\\PC$ and asks for a Password. We have set up everything under the sharing with the new computer but the 98's cannot get past the "Enter Network Password" window.

Can anyone help,,, Please
 

A:Network sharing between 2K & 98

So..neither of the Win2k PCs can share with the Win98 machines?

Try these directions: http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/w2kwin9x.htm

Be sure to follow what step 5 says. Good luck!
 

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hey im trying to share files between 2 computers using "network" in windows explorer. BUT i get these errors:

1. Error 'code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found (i get this when i try to connect from my laptop to my pc)

2. COMPUTERNAME// Not accessible .. ... (i get this when i try to connect from my pc to my laptop)




*In the worst case scenario are there any alternatives like windows explorer network or somethin that will work for me?

Please help me if u can :/ thnx for reading and God bless u

A:Network Sharing Between 2 PC's[Please Help me]

In both PC's Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center>Advanced settings: Turn on File and Printer sharing and Network discovery, Turn off password protected sharing.

It's easiest to just knit them together using Homegroup password from one PC, then rightclick every folder you want shared to Share with Homegroup. Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums

To do this only via Network sharing, you'll need to rightclick the folder to Share with Specific People or Everyone, choosing Read or Read/Write permissions.

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i have a network at home with my computer as the main computer and 4 computers connected. They all can access the internet and the printers and each others computer but none can access mine even though mine is the main computer and everything is attatched to my computer. i can access all there's . Can anyone help please
 

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On an old computer running XP, I have designated the entire C: drive as being shared. It is "seen" by my other computer running Win 7, and when I doubleclick on the network C: drive, all of its subfolders and files open and are shown by Explorer, as usual. However, when I try to view any of the subfolders, I get an "access not allowed" message.

This is a private network, accessible by me, the administrator. How can I fix this? I was of the understanding that if the root directory was shared, that all of the subdirectories would be shared as well.

Thanks in advance.

A:Network sharing

It's generally bad practice to share the system drive. For one thing the XP All Users folder is already shared by default. Also attempts at modifying system files on the XP machine would likely trigger "file is already in use by another process" errors.

I usually get everything working copying files between the already shared folders. When that works as expected I share other folders. If I want to share the entire drive, say a USB external, I make a folder that contains all other folders, then share it.

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My network says I have a couple devices connected that I'm not sure what they are when I click on them they say unavailable how can I monitor or check what is all on my home network

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I have windows 7 pro. I have a internet dongle and a windows 8 mobile. How can I use my dongle internet in laptop to mobile.

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Quote: Originally Posted by jakharnaren


I have windows 7 pro. I have a internet dongle and a windows 8 mobile. How can I use my dongle internet in laptop to mobile.


Connectify is made for setting up a hosted wireless network.
Connectify - Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Get Faster Internet

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Hello and Happy Holidays to Everyone,

My daughter recently won a MSI- Windows 7 Starter Netbook from her school. I got it to connect to my network and surfing the net is fine. I have three computers also on the network which are XP versions, my desktop is the main server and two other netbooks that are xp as well for my other 2 daughters. I'm trying to get the Window 7 to see the other comps., but its not bringing them up when I click the "search" link under network/sharing center.

The strangest thing is that I was able to share the printer I have on the network. It sees that. But it did not pull up the printer when I did the search. I had to actually put in the address and printer name, then it worked fine. I have two folders that I share on the network, it won't bring them up in the network group or places. Like I said the strangest thing is that when I first got it and did all the network stuff without actually reading about Windows 7, everything worked. I could see everything on the network status window. NOW, I don't know what happen. I've been trying and can't get it to work.

Can anyone show me the steps on how to properly network windows 7 starter to the other three XP computers?

Thank you.
 

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I have a LAN connection between desktop(XP) and laptop(Vista), since laptop has WiFi and desktop PC doesnt have any internet connection, can I share WiFi to the desktop PC, like tethering with android phone? If I can, how?
 

A:Network sharing over 2 PCs with LAN

Here's the link you need to review - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing
 

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ok heres my situation, there is a main desktop pc with a printer and internet/router connected directly to it and there is also another desktop and a laptop. the main pc can access internet print and access shared files from the other desktop but not the laptop. The secondary desktop can access internet, print from the shared printer and shre files FROM that computer to the main one, but not access files on the laptop or the main desktop. The laptop can access internet, but no printer or file sharing at all. So id like to get all the sharing up and running.
Thanks alot
 

A:network not sharing right

all systems must be in the same WORKGROUP name.
XP likes XPHOME and the others like WORKGROUP.

do you SEE all system names when opening
My Network Places- Entire Network- MS Network - $workgroup-name​on each system?
 

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Hi! I have this kind of problem:
I bought a new desktop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium. I get internet connection with a 3G USB stick and it's working fine. Now I need to share this connection to my laptop with Windows Vista. I'm using a Tenda twl542r+ router to do that. I've configured everything to work fine when I connect the laptop to the desktop comp with ethernet cable, so I can get online with the laptop through the desktop comp this way. But when I use the same cable to connect the desktop comp to the router and try to get a wireless connection from the laptop it doesn't work anymore.

My network connection properties are like this:
The 3G modem properties, network tab: using only TCP/IPv4. sharing tab: selected the Allow other network users to connect through this computerís Internet connection and Enable on-demand dialing.
The network adapter's TCP/IPv4 properties which shares the connection:
ip address: 192.168.137.1
network mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: empty
primary dns: empty
secondary dns: empty

And on the laptop's wireless network adapter's TCP/IPv4 properties are to Obtain an IP address automatically.

So what I'm doing wrong in here? Maybe the router settings? I have tried to change those though but without any luck.

Thanks in advance,
Sam
 

A:Sharing 3G network

My guess is that you do not have the router connected and configured properly. Short story is to connect only to its LAN ports and disable its Dhcp server. Complete procedure follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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 cr... Read more

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I have a client who has a Linksys 'N' router with both wireless and wired settings. They have 4 computers connected to the router and can all share the Internet perfectly well. The computers are mostly running various versions of XP and have different levels of virus scans and firewalls. The network is 'MSHOME'. The ip address is 192.168.1.1 and all users have ip addresses running from .100 to .109 with most computers connected both wirelessly and wired.
I've just added a VISTA Home computer to the network. For some reason I can ping the vista computer, I can see it but i can't access it. I've turned off all Firewalls, all Virus protection, all password protection, I've enabled the sharing of the documents and the printers without any requirements.
I don't understand why I can't access the resources... does anyone have any ideas?
All computers are updated and the firmware on the router is the most updated. I chatted with Linksys and they said it should work.
Thanks
Lauren

 

A:NETWORK sharing

PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together
 

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I have a computer, which I was recently forced to format and reinstall windows on. Now, though, I can't share my computer on the network. I can access the network, I am logged on to the network. I vaguely remember there be something else I had to do, but I cannot remember it. I put my computer in the domain, gave it a unique name, but when I right click a folder to share it, the option simply never appears.
 

A:Sharing on a Network

Have you enabled File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks?

depends on what Operating System on how to get to your Network Properties, but if you have it, it will show up in the components box of the Network Properties window.

Win 2000, tight Click your My Network Places on the desktop, then right-click your network and select Properties. If you don't see it, click Install, select Service and click Add, then select File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks and continue on.

If Win 98, then go to Start, settings, Control Panel, Network, and click the File and Print sharing button, checkmark both options that appear and click OK.
 

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I have a network with 7 computers (USING WORKGROUP). I use one for a "server" and there is one program on it that needs to be accessed from the other computers. I need to map a drive to a certain location on this "server" to run the program. All computers work fine except this laptop. when trying to log into this program with the client, I get the map address and a message that the "server" does not exist. It has to be something with the laptop. Any thoughts.
Thanks
Sailor

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My network is showing it is public how do I m?ke it a priv?te network? I appreciate any step by step replies. Thanks in advance!

A:Network and sharing

This will run you through it: Change Network Sharing
Good luck.

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Hello,

I have a laptop running windows Vista Premium and a home computer running Windows XP. I seem to be having a problem accessing my shared folders from my Vista on my XP computer. I go to "My Network Places" in XP" then go to View Workgroup Computers, and I see the icon for my Vista Computer's name. I click on it and it opens a "Connect to (name)" window. It asks for a username and password. I don't know what this is. Where do I find it. Also, is there a way to get rid of that connect to menu popping up evertime I want to access my laptop shared folders. Thank you.

-Tom

A:Network Sharing

You would need to enter a user account info from the Vista machine (either the account you use all the time, or the administrator account). To avoid that, you could map a network drive to the vista computer shared folders. (open cmd prompt and type)
Code:
net use [driveletter of your choice that is not being used e.g. h:\] [\\Vista machine name, or ip address\shared folder name]
Alternatively, you could right click My Computer and select "Map a network drive" for a GUI of the same process.

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Someone told me it is possible to enhance the performance of one computer by networking it to another. Is this true?
 

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I have 3 computers, 1. windows adavnced server, 2. windows xp and 3. windows 98se. i have my dial-up moden connected to my windows 98se computer, and i use that to browse the net. The problem that i have is when the windows 98se computer is on the net ( connected on the internet ) i cant see any of the other computers? When i disconnect from the net, all the computers can see each other. This only when i connect to the net that my windows 98se computer cant see my server computer and my xp computer????

Computer information:
1. windows advanced server, 192.168.0.1
2. windows xp pro, 192.168.0.5
3. windows 98se, 192.168.0.10

Thanks for all your help,
Mark
 

A:Sharing the net on a network

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