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how do i transfer a file?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Mecha_Trueno, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Mecha_Trueno

    Mecha_Trueno LI Guru Member

    hi, total newb here. just got a WRT54G router today. got it working, eveything's fine and both computers in the house can use the internet. i just want to know how to transfer files from one computer to the other. one is connected directly to the router via cable and the other is using a wireless usb adapter.
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    what OS do you use on your computers?
    If you use windows, you will have to share files on one computer and point the other one to those files.
  3. Mecha_Trueno

    Mecha_Trueno LI Guru Member

    im using windows xp home.
    yeah ive managed to setup a home network and make a shared folder. but is there a way where i can just send file from one computer to the other? as oppose to just move it to the shared folder then cutting and pasting on the other computer?
  4. RitchieTheBrit

    RitchieTheBrit LI Guru Member

    Hmmm, I think I know what you mean.

    Any folder on you computer can be shared. Say for example, my home theatre PC. It doesn't have an optical drive, making CD ripping a little impossible!

    Anyway, the folder I use for storing the music is network shared, meaning that I can simply send files to that folder from my other machines after ripping/tagging my music from CD.

    To do this, on the machine you want a network accessible folder on (in my case the HTPC), make a new folder, and name it however you want. Now right click the folder, and select PROPERTIES. Click the second tab at the top labelled SHARING.

    In the second box down, you should have a box labelled Network sharing and security. It may be displaying a message about Windows disabling remote access to the computer.

    As long as you know what you are doing, (as you have already setup a share folder, I would say you do), feel free to click the 'If you understand the security risks...' text. From the pop-box, I usually just click Just enable sharing. The folder should now be visible on the network. Set folder permissions as you want.

    Hope this helps.
  5. RitchieTheBrit

    RitchieTheBrit LI Guru Member

    Dude, was that any good, or do you need any more help?

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