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#1 wildchild2


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:06 PM

I have a desktop computer running WinXp Home connected via an ethernet cable to a Netgear wireless router then to broadband modem.
I have just got a Compaq laptop running Vista Home Basic that is connected to router wirelessly.
Both connect to the internet perfectly.
What I want to know is how to make the 2 computers "talk" to each other so if I work on files on one computer it will update the other. Is it possible to link the computers through the router or do I have to have a wireless card in the desktop too? Is this possible to do without copying to movable media first? I have an external h/d that I use for backups and have been copying from that but if it could be automated it would be easier. I read a bit about Briefcase but when I tried that I just made a mess of my files.
Could someone offer my some advice as I am getting more confused by the minute. Might be easier if both o/s were the same.
Any help appreciated!
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#2 Monty007


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:05 PM

Hi wildchild, just a thought all my media files are saved to a mapeed netwrk drive so everyone can access them to a link in my computer, you can map it on vista or xp I do it on vista because it has more drive space. Have a look at the link http://www.vista4beginners.com/Map-Network-Drive

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