Share files throw the wireless

TYeeTY - Dec 31, 2010 at 03:55 AM
 Blocked Profile - Dec 31, 2010 at 04:06 AM

I'm a bit of a neophyte, so bear with me. I recently set up a wireless signal in my home. The TP-LINK Wireless ADSL2+ Modem 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.

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Blocked Profile
Dec 31, 2010 at 04:06 AM
I dont know what OS you have but im going to go on XP.

you need to create a shared folder on both machines.

create folder > right click on it > properties > share > allow everyone full control

once both PCs are on the network you can browse to then by going start > run \\COMPUTERNAME (include \\ as this is an internal command)

you'll see the shared folder on the PC, just right click drag to the desktop to create a shortcut.

in terms of printing.

on the PC, right click on the printer > share printer

install the correct drivers on the laptop and again browse to the PC \\COMPUTERNAME and click on the printer to connect to it.

if this doesnt work you may need to run through the network setup wizard or possibly your firewall/AV is blocking.