Setting a share folder using wifi

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Blocked Profile - Jul 29, 2008 at 02:49 AM
 Saidy - Dec 31, 2012 at 08:19 AM
I,
I actually set up a small office at home with 4 laptop they are all connected to a cisto wifi modem router.

I would like to create a common share folder so as to facilitate files sharing and distribution of information



I have been following windows network setup wizard but without any result.


I would like to have the correct steps to follow for this.


waiting for a response
Cheers;


MR sprinkles.

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ninjakirby2 Posts 5 Registration date Saturday May 3, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 17, 2009
Jul 29, 2008 at 09:15 AM
Hi,



I once setup a sharing folder withing two laptops using Wifi connection with some difficulties



Follow below steps :


Go to network connections

Click on setup small network

Follow the steps



THen select the Plug in port - local area connection or Wifi connection.



Then click next


Then enable file sharing and disable firewall .

It should work perfectly.
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hey guys,

how would you get this file sharing to work if you have a wireless router and connected to that is another router. the laptop is using the wireless router and the computer is connected to the other router??

cheers

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internter ----->>I wireless router I <----------I another router (non wireless) I <---------- PC
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laptop connected wirelessly
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If you've already discovered the answer then disregard. If not, then read on...

1-Try going to the properties box of the wireless adapter in Network Connections.
2-Then choose TCP/IP and click properties.
3-Click the advanced button.
4-Click the WINS tab.
5-Under NetBIOS settings choose "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP".
6-Click "OK" for all boxes and restart.

Hope it helps!
Connor
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im not a pc genius but I have been searching for weeks on a easy way to share files with anyone sharing a modem with wi fi or wireless capabilities.
ill break it down to a simple and easy way for newbies and explain which setup im talking about.

OK lets say you have a pc and your pc is connected to the modem with a ethernet cable (alot like a telephone calbe but bigger, usually yellow or blue cable)

now lets say you have a laptop that is in another room with one of these things:

a) some kinds of built in wireless detection (my laptop has a switch that turns on the wireless and shows a orange light) or
b) a wireless card that u plug in by USB or other

right so we have these easy things now and understand how there connected
so what we need to do next is make sure of a few things.

now is your laptop connected to the internet
yes? if so I assume its connected to the same network as your pc but ur wireless so this is good.

ok so lets move onto actually sharing files.
this part is sooooo easy if explained simply so ill do my best.

now u will need both ur pc and laptop close by to make it happen.

1st thing you need to do is this:
find the folder you would like to share with your laptop lets say its the folder named "music".

ON YOUR PC

1. right click on that folder and click properties
2. go to tab titled "sharing"
3. check the box "share this folder on the network
4. type in ANY name for the folder lets say: MUSICPC
5. IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO EDIT THE FOLDER FROM THE LAPTOP CHECK THE BOX BELOW TITLED "allow network user to change my files"
6. click ok and that part is done.

i need you to do a few things now before we go to your laptop

goto to your desktop and click "start" \ control panel \ network connections
in network connection go to the tab at the top of the page titled "ADVANCED" and click on "network identification..."

go get a pen and paper and right down exaclty what your computer is called its under "FULL COMPUTER NAME:" and the name of your file that you wanted to share so in this example were using: MUSICPC

MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE "FULL COMPUTER NAME" NOT "COMPUTER DESCRIPTION"
now close it all and quickly restart your pc and go grab your laptop

ON YOUR LAPTOP

this part is quite easy as long as you have followed the steps above you should be right. the only thing you might come across here is easy fixed but ill explain it all.
now go to your laptop and open a internet page.
in the address bar type this EXACLTY

\\(your computer name that I told you to write down)\(folder your sharing)
then press enter
so it should look like this for example
\\irish\musicpc

if you have used all the right names it will show you the folder you want to see thats on your pc.

LAST STEP
just go up folder (picture of folder with green arrow pointing up) and it should take a few seconds then show the exact folder your looking to accsess named "MUSICPC" for example.

right click on the folder go down and "CREATE SHORTCUT"
you will then see a box saying "cant create short cut here move to the desktop insted" click yes then close any open folders.

YOUR ALL DONE
on your laptop DESKTOP you should have a folder with little black tubes underneath it.
to do the same process from your laptop to pc just follow the same steps but start on your laptop.

IF YOU SEE THIS ITS YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SETUP

enjoy sharing guys I hope this helps I wished I found this somewhere on the internet before I had all this hassle

IRISH!
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help me please > IRISHMON
Dec 30, 2008 at 09:17 PM
my problem is that the PC is Vista and my laptop is XP, what should I do?
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buck > help me please
Jan 1, 2009 at 03:42 AM
goto network -> network and sharing center (at top)

turn off password protected sharing

that fixed my problem with getting to a folder on vista from an xp machine.

note: this is the most secure thing you can do so make sure your network is pretty secure. As long as your behind a pretty good firewall you should be okay for say home or small office use
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bigtree.smallaxe > IRISHMON
Jan 26, 2009 at 03:33 AM
Your an absolute champion. Thankyou for your post!
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thanks :)
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Irish

I just happen to pass by this thread. Wow you really done a great detail of file sharing. For me your an expert! I got what I needed!

Just passing by!

Richard
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