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Offline billyfridge

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connecting two computers
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:11:52 am »
Hi guys...I have connected two computers for folder, file, and internet sharing. I have installed a router, and ethernet switch. I have sucsessfully got the internet on them both, I have set some folders to 'sharing' but I can't accsess any shared folder from any computer :(
have any of you guys got any ideas?? ;D

PS...should i have another computer icon in 'my computers' like i have when i switch my external hard drive on?

I'm running Windows XP
« Last Edit: July 05, 2008, 10:19:39 am by billyfridge »

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Re: connecting two computers
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 12:25:25 pm »
Hi guys...I have connected two computers for folder, file, and internet sharing. I have installed a router, and ethernet switch. I have sucsessfully got the internet on them both, I have set some folders to 'sharing' but I can't accsess any shared folder from any computer :(
have any of you guys got any ideas?? ;D

PS...should i have another computer icon in 'my computers' like i have when i switch my external hard drive on?

I'm running Windows XP

Have you right clicked on the folder icons and used properties then the share tab to config the file for sharing. I always forget this .

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« Last Edit: July 05, 2008, 12:26:58 pm by fuzzytomcat »

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Re: connecting two computers
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 08:48:10 pm »
Yes Fuzzy, the folders have little hands underneath them ;D

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Re: connecting two computers
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 01:15:10 am »
Have you set both them up on the same local network?

Go to Control Panel and find "network setup wizard", run this on both computers and make sure they have different computer names but the same workgroup name. Restart both of them.

Then you should be able to access the shared folders in "My Network Places", if you don't know where that is, look it up in the help or something.
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