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Solved: Desktop to Laptop network with a wireless router, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by benpaddlejones, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. benpaddlejones

    benpaddlejones Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have:
    1. Wireless Modem/Router: Dlink DSL G604T
    2. Desktop: WinXP(32bit) latest updates internal ethernet card
    3. Laptop: HP nc6220 WinXP-Pro(32bit) internal Broadcom wireless

    Connection to internet:
    1. Desktop - G604T through ethernet
    2. Laptop - G604T through wireless

    All is working fine.

    But...

    I want to connect my laptop to my desktop so i can explore the files on each, through a wireless connection.

    Is this possible?

    Do I need any other hardware?

    Do I need any other software?

    How do I do it?

    Cheers
    Benpaddlejones :)
     
  2. attman

    attman

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    You must select a folder on the desktop that you want to access through Windows Explorer

    Right click and select "Sharing"

    Tick the folder that says "Share This Folder" and make a note of the name

    Find the Netwoprk name of the Desktop by right clicking my computer and then properties and "Computer Name" tab

    Go to the laptop

    Right click on My computer and select "Map networkdrive"

    Choose a drive letter

    Under "Folder" type \\computername\foldername and click OK

    This should open a window allowing you to browse files.

    Firewalls can sometimes get in the way so be aware of that.
     
  3. benpaddlejones

    benpaddlejones Thread Starter

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    attman
    Genius!

    One question, will this expose any of my files to the internet or if I'm on a work intranet (novell)?

    Or will they need to either be specifically looking for my system or know my computer name?

    Cheers for you help.

    Benpaddlejones :)
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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