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Discussion in 'Networking' started by rebon, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    Well i got a laptop which i want to connect to my existing desktop pc, i think this is a LAN.

    Basically i want to have both pc's share the files and folders on both.

    Both the laptop and the pc connect to the internet through a netgear router, via a cable modem.

    So i have the internet connection for both but i dont know how to share the files. Both pc's have windows xp.

    So can anyone give me a link to a tutorial with step by step instructions, with images if possible to do this?

    thx...rob
     
  2. Del

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    For file and printer sharing you need to have Netbeui installed on both machines and if it is a router, don't put an IP address on either as the router will assign them.
    For Win XP:
    The files necessary for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys. Complete the following steps to install NetBEUI:
    Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and browse to the Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.
    Copy Nbf.sys to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers directory.
    Copy Netnbf.inf to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden directory.

    NOTE: To make a hidden folder viewable, perform the following steps:
    Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then press ENTER.
    Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
    Under Advanced Settings, click Show hidden files and folders under the Hidden files and folders Folder.
    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
    Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.
    On the General tab, click Install.
    Click Protocol, and then click Add.
    Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.
    Restart your computer if you receive a prompt to complete the installation.
    The NetBEUI protocol should now be installed and working.
    Make sure you have the same workgroup in XP.

    Let us know after you get netbeui installed if you need further assisstance.
     
  3. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    Tankyou Del, i will have to take a look at this tommorow as the alcohol does not agree with me and tech stuff tonight.

    Hope i can sort this in the morning :D

    ps.. it all looks a bit complicated to me but i will try it.


    thx...rob
     
  4. Del

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    Cheers,
    I'll try to explain it a little more detail before I hit the vino tonight..
     
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