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#1 _Keo_

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:50 AM

Firsty Hi to all on the forum ;)

Right then,

I have a small network running in my home office with a router/wifi/adsl modem (DLink), 2 wired PC's & 2 wireless laptops. All the computers are running XP Pro and all have valid (ie legal) copies of Office XP.

Work tends to take me out of the office quite a lot with one of the laptops but I need to be able to get to files stored on the PC's.
I can use remote desktop but that kicks off whoever is using the PC at the time and is all in all a hassle. (Port forwarding is fine, router setup is not an issue)

I have tried to set up VPN and although creating the connection is simple enough I can't seem to share files or get access to shared folders on the network.

What I would like is to be able to connect and get a folder in 'My Computer' that shows the office network and all the shared resources, preferably using the inbuilt networking without the cost of setting up Novell or similar.

All ideas are welcome.

Cheers. :thumbsup:

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#2 Bushdoctor

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:22 AM

First i think you need to have all the computers in a work group (ie so that they can be able to see one another then you have to have the files you wish to share on.Right click on the file and click share.Once this is done, you might have to open the network connection right click on the local area connection,properties and check the file and sharing tab.
As for the VPN, you might need to run one computer at home as the vpn server and the one your travelling with as a client, i think there is some tutorial about it when you are trying to set up VPN the setup will ask if this is the client or the server

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:23 AM

Have you ried just mapping a drive veruses using rdp?
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