File and printer sharing over a network

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alex2029

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Hi all, I'm using the Linksys 10M Phoneline Router to share my high speed internet access and now I'm trying to share files and printers between the PCs in my network.
The problem is that when I click on network neighborhood, I can only see my PC that I'm currently using on the network. I can't see the other PCs on the network. I checked the settings on the three computers and they all have different computer names and the same workgroup name and I enabled file and printer sharing on all 3 PCs in the network so it looks fine, but I know something is wrong. Any suggestions ???

Thanks for any info.
 

alex2029

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I tried to by enabling file and printer sharing, but I can't share anything except internet access at this time.
 
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after enabling the sharing in the network properties on each PC,
- you need to identify which drives and/or folders and/or files you want to share before the other PCs can 'see' them

to share the entire hdd
open windows explorer
highlight drive C:
right click, properties
sharing
tick off shared
give it a shared name

do the same on the other PCs - depending what you want to share
(ie enable the full drive, or certain folders, or certain files)

after this step, you should be able to see your network through network neighborhood
 
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