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

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benpaddlejones

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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 :)
 
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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.
 

benpaddlejones

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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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