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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:14:31 PM

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I just set up a wireless router at home with my computer connected through
an ethernet cable to the router and two other computers connected through
wireless USB network adapters. All of us can access the internet fine, but I
can't figure out how to "see" each other's computers and transfer files
between us. The setup disks don't seem to have any software that might do
this.
I have a Belkin pre-N router and two Belkin USB adapters and all the
computers are on Win XP SP2.
Can anyone please advise?
Thanks a lot.

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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:14:32 PM

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right click on the folder or drive you want to share and click on sharing.
Read the dialog box completely then decide what you want to share.
Loretta
"Luis ORTEGA" <lortega@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> I just set up a wireless router at home with my computer connected through
> an ethernet cable to the router and two other computers connected through
> wireless USB network adapters. All of us can access the internet fine, but
I
> can't figure out how to "see" each other's computers and transfer files
> between us. The setup disks don't seem to have any software that might do
> this.
> I have a Belkin pre-N router and two Belkin USB adapters and all the
> computers are on Win XP SP2.
> Can anyone please advise?
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:14:32 PM

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make sure the workgroup name is the same. there must be a common profile on
all pcs. that is..user 1 on comp 1 must be set up as user 1 on comp 1. As
well you may want to make sure that NW link bios is installed along with the
TCP/IP on all comps. i had the same prob and this fixed it nicely

Gord

"Luis ORTEGA" <lortega@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:r8JQe.33$w4.20@newsfe7-win.ntli.net...
>I just set up a wireless router at home with my computer connected through
>an ethernet cable to the router and two other computers connected through
>wireless USB network adapters. All of us can access the internet fine, but
>I can't figure out how to "see" each other's computers and transfer files
>between us. The setup disks don't seem to have any software that might do
>this.
> I have a Belkin pre-N router and two Belkin USB adapters and all the
> computers are on Win XP SP2.
> Can anyone please advise?
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 11:22:42 PM

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"Luis ORTEGA" <lortega@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:r8JQe.33$w4.20@newsfe7-win.ntli.net...
>I just set up a wireless router at home with my computer connected through
>an ethernet cable to the router and two other computers connected through
>wireless USB network adapters. All of us can access the internet fine, but
>I can't figure out how to "see" each other's computers and transfer files
>between us. The setup disks don't seem to have any software that might do
>this.
> I have a Belkin pre-N router and two Belkin USB adapters and all the
> computers are on Win XP SP2.
> Can anyone please advise?
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
>

first disable ALL Firewalls then try sharing also if you run Norton Internet
Security you could disable it.
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 10:17:19 PM

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Thanks to all. It was just the computers' firewalls that kept messing it up.
If I turn them off, all is fine.
With the Belkin Pre-N wireless router, with one computer hooked up via
ethernet cable and two computers on usb wireless adapters, is it safe to
turn off the computers' firewalls and rely on whatever may be in that
router? Can I adjust what the router's firewall can do?
Can I continue to use my computers' Zone Alarm firewalls if I just make some
specific changes to options?
I wasn't using any of Win xp's firewalls in any of the computers, just Zone
Alarm.
Thanks for any advice.



"Luis ORTEGA" <lortega@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:r8JQe.33$w4.20@newsfe7-win.ntli.net...
>I just set up a wireless router at home with my computer connected through
>an ethernet cable to the router and two other computers connected through
>wireless USB network adapters. All of us can access the internet fine, but
>I can't figure out how to "see" each other's computers and transfer files
>between us. The setup disks don't seem to have any software that might do
>this.
> I have a Belkin pre-N router and two Belkin USB adapters and all the
> computers are on Win XP SP2.
> Can anyone please advise?
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
>
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