Sharing Files over a Linksys BEFW11S4

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by jim, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. jim

    jim Guest

    I was wondering how to share files with the other computers on my
    wireless network.

    I have three desktops running Windows 2000, and the two wireless
    connections are connected through two wusb11 adapters. How do I get
    them to "see" each other and share files and the printer.

    thanks
     
    jim, Oct 15, 2005
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  2. jim

    Smartin Guest

    Have you enabled file & printer sharing?

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
     
    Smartin, Oct 16, 2005
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  3. jim

    jim Guest

    I can't even see the other computers for them to share anything. They
    all share the router out to the internet, but they can't see each
    other. How do I create a "network" with the computers. Linksys doesnt
    give you the instructions on how to do that.

    thanks for any help,

    Jim
     
    jim, Oct 16, 2005
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  4. jim

    Smartin Guest

    It doesn't happen on the router. It happens on the PC's. You need to
    enable file and printer sharing on each PC from which you want to share
    stuff.

    E.g. suppose Jim wants to share "My Documents" with other PC's. On Jim's
    computer right click "My Documents" and select "Sharing and Security".
    Tick to Share this folder. In the "Share Name" enter the name you want
    this folder to look like to other PC's, say "Jim's Stuff". Now go to
    another PC and open up Network Places. You should see "Jim's Stuff"
    under the name of Jim's PC.

    Some things that might make this easier/more fun:

    Give Jim's computer a recognizable name. Navigate to system control
    panel | Computer Name tab | Rename the computer or join a Domain (Change
    button). Give yourself a name like "Jim".

    On the same dialog, make sure all PC's involved in sharing are part of
    the same Workgroup (probably WORKGROUP by default... just make sure
    they're all the same.) This is essential.

    Once you've got this going you can connect to other PC's by typing \\Jim
    in the explorer address field or in Start | Run.

    HTH
     
    Smartin, Oct 16, 2005
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  5. jim

    Me Guest

    I have the same setup except I'm using XP. What you need to do is in
    Windows, use the network setup icon.......which I assume 2000 does have.
     
    Me, Oct 16, 2005
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  6. jim

    John Navas Guest

    [POSTED TO alt.internet.wireless - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <> on 15 Oct 2005
    "Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP"
    <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/default.mspx>
    Home Networking How-To Center
     
    John Navas, Oct 16, 2005
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  7. jim

    Duane Arnold Guest

    http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/guidshrh.htm

    You do through the O/S(s) which you'll find information for all the MS O/S
    (s) in the link.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Oct 17, 2005
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