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  1. Flux333

    Flux333 Thread Starter

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    Hi there, my question is simple: How can I share movies, music (media) on another computer with a network (lan) cabel? I know it's very simple, but I never done that before. I have a laptop and I want to connect my computer with another (desktop). We connect our computers with a network cable and than what? What should I do, where should I go to set up sharing folders or whole computer?

    Please, someone.

    Thanks.:)
     
  2. etaf

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    what the make and model of router ?
    what windows version do you have on the machines

    heres a few articles - choose the correct windows version you have


    SHARING

    TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial
    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net.asp

    Share-files between windows7 and xp
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

    Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/


    Share files between windows 7 and vista
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/

    PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together
    http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/

    Set up your home network windows7
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

    Use the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7 to Share Printers and Files
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-in-windows-7-with-homegroup/

    Tips for Troubleshooting Windows File and Printer Sharing
    http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsnetworking/tp/winfilesharing.htm
     
  3. Flux333

    Flux333 Thread Starter

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    Thanks man, I will check this. We have windows 7 on both machines.
     
  4. etaf

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    should be quite straight forward - in fact if they are in a media server you should see that info flash up on the other PC that a new media server has appeared
     
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