File sharing from a WIFI PC with nobody logged on - How to keep it on the network?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by JohnQ, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. JohnQ

    JohnQ Guest

    I have desktop with WindowsXP Pro SP2, firewall off. File sharing works
    fine as long as someone is logged into the computer. Whenever we log off,
    the wireless connection seems to drop and the share is no longer available.

    How do I get the connection to stay up using without having someone log on.

    The 128bit WEP is enabled and I have tried using the Windows WIFI manager
    and the DLINK wifi manager to no avail. It seems that the machine account
    is not triggering a connection to the wifi lan just by being powered up and
    waiting for a user to log in.

    Unfortunately, plugging this machine in to the LAN is not an option.

    Any ideas?
    JohnQ, Apr 13, 2005
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  2. Try pressing Alt-Ctrl-Del , or Ctrl-Alt-Del and select Shutdown/Lock
    Computer..or WinKey + L ...

    shockie B)
    shockwaveriderz, Apr 14, 2005
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  3. JohnQ

    Damase Guest

    Are you saying you want to share the files of the person logged off or
    are you saying that the wireless computer no longer has access to the
    network at all?
    If you are saying that you want to access a persons files who is logged
    off it simply isn't going to happen. If you are saying your wireless
    connection is dropping completely and you have no access at all then you
    probably are using internet connection sharing instead of the router. If
    you are not using a router then you need to get one in order to stay
    networked without having the host computer on AND someone logged on to it.

    Damase, Apr 14, 2005
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