Simple Networking Question

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a desktop PC connected to a wireless router. I want to be able to access a folder(s) on that desktop PC from my laptop . THe laptop connects to the router wirelessly.

Is there an easy way to set this up?

Question by:lvollmer
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    Assisted Solution

    The file sharing rules are the same as you'd do on a normal wired network. Just be careful and make sure that your wireless network is secured with WPA-PSK or you'll wind up having a large security hole.

    Author Comment

    is there a tutorial or something that can show me how to do this?
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    Assisted Solution

    yes.. SECURITY is the key...  WAP or WPA
    make sure the firewall in the router is not blocking file sharing.

    if your asking for specifics.. right click on the folder you wish to share, click Sharing and follow the directions.
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    Of course, make sure both computers have the same workgroup configured.
    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    Here's a nice tutorial:

    To make it easier, ensure that you're using the same username and password on both PC's...
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    Accepted Solution

    Follow these step to setup a small workgroup to share folder:;en-us;813936

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