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Walker101B

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Can you share files and printers on a Linksys Router? Or can you only share the Internet?
 

Del

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I share the internet and file and printer sharing on ME and win xp.
First:
the work groups have to be the same
Second:
I use Netbeui for file and printer sharing.
In win xp to install Netbeui :
To install NetBEUI on Windows XP:

Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (close the Autorun window) and use the explore option from a right click of the drive in My Computer then go the \Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.

Copy Nbf.sys to the "Windows"\System32\Drivers folder.

Copy Netnbf.inf to the "Windows"\Inf folder (hidden: change the View Settings).
(Where "Windows" is the name of the folder that windows is installed in)
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.
 

JohnWill

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NETBEUI is a Microsoft protocol, you just specify Add in network properties and add it.
 

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In Win 98, Start > Settings > Control Panel, double click Network.
Click Add, select Protocols, click Add.
When the new window pops up, Select Microsoft on the left and Netbeui on the right and click ok below.
Click ok, then click ok again.
Reboot
 

JohnWill

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I believe 11 characters. In any case, it's wise not to exceed that anyway, because small names always work, sometimes long names choke network utilities. :)
 

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I just transferred a text file called test document.txt via netbeui and it worked fine. Thats 23 characters plus file extension. Don't think you'll have a problem with that.
 

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I thought he was talking about the network name, i.e. the computer name. Obviously, NETBEUI doesn't have any issues with long file names! :confused:
 
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