Solved: file sharing - basics

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PerkyMite

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File sharing work, on a home network, how does this system work.

By this I mean if my wife, my daughter and I are all working on a letter to which we all make alterations at different times and on three different computers where is the letter saved? Are all copies altered when I make an amendment or just mine?

Is it different on an Ad -Hoc network and Infrastructure network?

Can you set up the sytem so that all letters are saved on one computer and we all access that or is that how it works?

Thanks for the help
 
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Set it up as an Ad-Hoc network, put the file into your shared folder, and everyone should be able to read/write it from there. If not right click the file, Properties, then goto Security,click add, type "everyone" (w/o the quotes) into the box and choose checknames, add it and you should be good
 
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First of all, you cannot all work on the letter at the same time. The first person to open the file will lock it for everyone else. They will be able to open it read-only.

Ad-hoc and Infrastructure are two terms dealing with wireless networking. Ad-hoc allows you to connect to another PC without going through a wireless access point. Infrastructure mode connects only to wireless access points. If you have a WAP (such as a wireless router), this is the way to go.

As far as sharing files, it doesn't matter how you are networked. File sharing will still work the same.

Courtney
 

PerkyMite

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Thanks Guys I now understand File sharing.

The Ad-hoc and Infrastructure information raised another question :D. I thought Ad-hoc was ethernet hard wired peer to peer networks. Infrastructure was hard wired and or wireless!

Can you solve my confusion please Courtney.

Many thanks for the help
 

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Infrastructure is when you have a gateway such as a router. Ad-Hoc is normally applied to wireless connections with no router involved, but can refer to wired connections as well.




 

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