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Transfer files over internet - help!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kam338uk, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. kam338uk

    kam338uk Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    I thought this would be fairly simple to do however I just can't manage to do it :(
    What I want to do is transfer some files from one pc which is running Win2k to another pc which is running XP via the internet. I think the main problem is that because both computers are sharing the same internet through a broadband router and I don't know how to configure the ports and/or proxies :confused: . What I mean is when using certain programs, I don't know which Ip to use as both pc's have the same (external, i think) Ip and both pc's are behind proxies.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks! ;)
     
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    It will also be a WHOLE LOT FASTER running file sharing! :)
     
  4. kam338uk

    kam338uk Thread Starter

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    I don't think I can do that though because the router is just routing the broadband to the comp's, the comps aren't actually networked themselves, so filesharing wouldn't work, would it?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    i just email them to the other computer with outlook or outlook express, the biggest i've done, about 12 meg.
     
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    you can enable file and printer sharing even you are using a router. Router is just a pass through of your connections.
     
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    "I don't think I can do that though because the router is just routing the broadband to the comp's, the comps aren't actually networked themselves, so filesharing wouldn't work, would it?"

    File sharing will work if and only if your set it up.

    Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of Win 2k Pro or XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Windows XP firewall will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

    The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... .

    When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

    When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
     
  8. kam338uk

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    Ok, thanks alot guys - I'll go try that :) (y)
     
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