To enable or not to enable (file sharing that is)

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I've recently installed a wireless lan in my office. I have Roadrunner cable coming into their router which in turn is attached to a Linksys router. I have one desktop (Dell) running XP Pro hardwire to the router. I also have a laptop and another desktop connected via wireless. I've seen all over the place that you should not enable file sharing. So, how do you allow acces from one computer to another. I've set them all up on the same workgroup.....what am I missing? I've been able to send print from the wireless laptop to the printer attached to the wireless desktop. It's just the folders I'm having problems accessing.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Where exactly have "I've seen all over the place that you should not enable file sharing".

If you don't that is fine. But then you can't share files. Just a choice to make.

With a router you should be reasonably protected.
 
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a router that has secured wireless, otherwise i can waltz into your network and go, ohh look at this guys monthly statements (if it was shared). Or hmm tax info...chaching, i can go get a credit card because of the social security number.


Basically just be careful what you share.
 
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Hopefully in addition to any security features on your router, XP Pro is a bit more difficult to access than XP Home. Not sure anyone can just get on quite so easily if you also disable simple file sharing.
 
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