I'm a bit of a neophyte, so bear with me. I recently set up a wireless signal in my home. The Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router is hooked up to my desktop computer and a cable Internet modem.
My Internet connectivity is fine ... I'm hooked up and everything is great getting online via my wireless laptop.
What I'd like to do now, and I don't know how to accomplish, is to be able to share files back and forth between the desktop and the laptop. My desktop is my main work computer, so I find myself running between them with a thumb drive swapping files back and forth.
I'd also love to be able to print from the wireless laptop ... my printer is currently hooked up directly to my desktop.
I know these steps are possible. I just don't know how to do it. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
There are to many ways but you can use for example the remote destop application that is built-in in Windows based computers to share resources between 2 computers, and even totally control 1 remote computer:
if you connect internt through wirless router then it's possible to share desktop files and laptop files. first make sure you have same workgroup on both computers. then ping each computer. if it success then share the files or folders you want to share. that's it... sure for my language... if question don't hestitate to email me ok bye
I don't know how to share files ether, but try wireless network setup wizard in control panel. It connects 2 computers together, but I've seen you have to change your computer names to share files. You have to make the names the same to share files. Did that help?
The way I have done this is simply sharing the desktop hard drive to say 2 users or so.
Now when you want to see the desktop from the lap top; get the desktop IP address and connect as a network drive as follows:
and give the user name and password.
Once you are done; then connect to the printer onto the desktop via Printers etc... remember you need to give the IP address and the printer name.
Some OS require you to download the printer drivers. this is sharing.
any idea on how to connect a linux computer through my windows vista computer which is already on wireless so it can have internet. I have another wireless card but as being a windows program cant run it, and I did try crossover but I downloaded the free version for some reason it dosnt work so I doing a temp internet fix by hooking into my windows comp. and the router is 2 floors down so I dont want to hard wire down there.
It all depends on what operating system you are running. This goes for mostly all the OS from 98 to XP.
To share files, you just need to create a folder anywhere on your desktop and give it a name. Then you right click it and go to "Sharing" or "Sharing and Security". You just ask it to share and make sure you click on the "Allow other users to make changes" so that you can change the files on that folder from your laptop computer.
You can do the same for the printer. Go to Control Panel, Printers and right click on the printer you are trying to share and ask it to "Share".
Then you go to the laptop and open up "My Computer" type in the desktops ip address as such (192.168.1.101) and this will open the desktop computer if you have any folders or files that are set to share. Make sure your firewalls are turned off for both your OS and your antivirus. You will then see the printer on there. You just need to double click the printer and if it asks you to download the drivers from the internet just say "yes" or "ok". You should also be able to access the folder you set to share on your desktop and should be able to make changes. I have set up these types of networking for many businesses and homes so they definately work. If not just send me a personal e-mail and I will be happy to assist you.
I just got a new laptop and my home computer has wireless internet but I don't know how to connect the home computer internet to my laptop and share the wireless broadband soo I guess my question is how did you do it? email me to tell me please!!! =D
im sorry but can u explain ur problem again......if I u/s than u have one wifi laptop and one desktop who dnt have wireless card right ?? and u want to connect that desktop with laptop and u want to take print out from ur laptop also ?? which is connected to ur desktop right ??? and u also want to use internet connection in desktop reight ??
Use Network magic. its great. I just hooked 5 computers with that program, but you have to install it on each computer and it does the rest. You need either a wireless or wired connection. I hope this helps. www.networkmagic.com.
I have one wireless laptop trying to print off my wireless brother printer....nothing happening. customer service indicates I have a invalid router address. How do I fix this so I can print from my wireless loptop??
for the printer problem if it has an ethernet port you can hook it up directly to you router and take the disk that came with the printer and install it as a network computer but then you have to install it on both th computers