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Connecting A Laptop To A Tower Via A Router

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#1 delfin7


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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:24 PM

I have a laptop and a desktop that both have wireless cards. I bought a router so I could backup files from my laptop to the home computer. The router is set up and both machines connect to it. So now how do I access one computer from the other? Both are running XP and I used the network setup wizard and created a network named HOME on both machines. I don't want to use this network to connect to the internet. So what next?

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#2 gunner


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Posted 26 March 2006 - 11:57 PM

If you did it right ,from the start menu access my network places and the 2 computers will be there. You will need to go to the files you want to share and enable that feature. When you have it, a hand will be holding the file. Why not access the net with the network? The router firewall will protect you.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:07 AM

There's a guide to sharing files and folders that should be appearing here shortly.

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