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Hi

I've set up a wirless router at home so there is about 4 computers that can access the net.

however, how can i make these into a network e.g. so i can grab files from one PC to another

Also would i need accounts on each PC ?
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Question by:LFC1980
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by:itcoza
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Hi LFC1980,

Few Questions:
1.  What are the OS's of the local computers
2.  What IP addresses do the computers have?
3.  Have you run the Home network wizard yet?

Regards,
M
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by:ded9
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by:XY_GT
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Hi LFC1980.

Assuming you are using Windows XP:

Open start > righ click on network connections and click explore.
On the menu on the left hand side, click the little + sign next to "Entire Network" (under the heading "My Network Places")
Click the + next to "Microsoft Windows Network".

You should then be able to see some of the work groups (the defaults are usually "HOME" or "MSHOME". You can then click the computer name and browse through the shared files.

To share the files on Winows XP, open My Computer and browse to the folder or files you want to share. Right click the folder or files and click propeties. In the propeties window select the "Sharing" tab. Click the bullet button that says "Share this folder". Type in the name you would like to call the folder. You can also type a description. You can then click ok, and it will be shared.

Chris

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by:LFC1980
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Currently all i have is a wireless router setup so all computers can access the internet via wireless adapters.

Does that mean they are already in a network ?


Or do i actually have to run the network setup wizard.

Because in the link above it seems i am setting up the router from scratch rather then setting up computers into the network ?


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by:ded9
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check out my links for stepp by step information.

yes you have to run network setup wizard.
Follow the steps in the links as they have been provided my microsoft

Reps
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by:LFC1980
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"yes you have to run network setup wizard."

Ok


will get back to you with this
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by:LFC1980
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Will have to leave this open for a while, 2 of the computers that i wanted to network are not available.
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ded9 earned 150 total points
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try
http://www.youngzsoft.net/ccproxy/

for networking if the network setup wizard doesnt work
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by:ded9
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Also if check the other two computers network config
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by:LFC1980
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cheers. will do so when the other 2 are back here
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