I'm just setting up my first home network and need some basic help on how to set up shared files and folders and printers etc. I have never done this before so forgive me if these are really basic quesitons.
I've just bought the Wireless N ADSL +Gateway Linksys router Model WAG300N. Here is a link to the exact specification of the Router / gateway: http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1144763513404&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper
I am setting it up with 2 PCs one is a desktop PC and the other is a laptop sony Viao PC. Both are running windows XP. I have managed to set it up so that both PC's are using the Internet through the router. Also there is an icon showing that there is a Wireless network connection in the systems trays of both PC's with Speed of 54 Mbs. I have also set up the MAC and Wep wireless secruity features successfuly.
The next steps are:
1. what do I have to do to enable file sharing between the two computers?
2. how can the laptop be set up to share printer and scanner facilities that are connected on the desktop PC?
3. the laptop has internet connection but only when I connect a network cable between its network card and the router - The laptop has a wireless network card in it but I don't know how to set it up. The desktop computer has a wireless network card but it was of the same make as the router so the set up procedure was very simple, I just followed the CD instructions that came with the card. The laptop has its own wireless adapter built in so I don't know how to set that up. Do I even need to set it up?? The laptop has the following specification listed as the connectivity options:
Integrated Wireless LANYESWireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps)54.0Wireless LAN Range (m)max. 100Integrated Bluetooth (Version)2.0 + EDRBluetooth Range (m)10Ethernet network100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-TIR Receiver1.0Wireless LAN Type802.11a/b/g
it looks like I've set up the basics but I don't know where to go from here because that is as far as the instructions that came with the router went.
any guidance would be most welcome.