lan or file sharing over vast distance

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my freind lives in thorpe wiloughby near wistow were i live now these villages are like 5 miles apart now is there a way to make some sort of lan or file sharing or thingy were we can access eatch others files and like tranfer files and stuff over to eatch others computer u know like lan?
 

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well will this be able to let me file share and do stuff over a distance of 5 miles well 6 to 7 and not meangin wireless i jsut mean over the net but i want it to act as lan
 
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The distance dosen't matter. If you are running simple server and it is set up correctly (it is actually simple) then your friend 5 miles away can get files from the folder you specify. And he will have to run it for you to get files from him. You could also look into making an FTP folder and you both sharing that. http://www.thefreesite.com/Free_Software/FTP_freeware/
 

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so you mean my freind will have to downmloasd it but what about playing a 2 player lan game of ut2k4
 
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I thought you just wanted to share files. I do not know anything about games. You should post in the games section. Good luck.
 

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yes and well lets see i want to send files to him and say i access his file like adobe photoshop setup i want to click it and let it set up on my computer withought the files being on my computer i do that with my 2 computer linked up
 
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You should be technically able to do that if you have an FTP set up. I doubt it would work with Simple Server though.
 
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You can check the FTP programs I gave you the link for above. That is the only way you can share files. Unless you want to get a 5 mile long cable and connect directly to your friends computer :)
 

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hmm how mutch would a 5 mile long cable cost but would the cable get damaged by viechls crossing over it or rabbits and stuff chewing it or would i get done by the law for connected using a 5 mile long cable along the village
 

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on this simple server how exatly do you set the web directory of even use this simple server
 
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You just put the files you want to share into it's own folder along with an html page that points to those files and then start simple server and point it to that folder. It will show you an Ip address on the top to give your friend to connect.

Do you know how to make an html page? If not you will have to read up on how to do it. It's just a webpage with the links to the files you want to share and whatever else you want on it.
 
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