sharing files

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by vazel, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. vazel

    vazel Network Guru Member

    i have winxp pro with wrt54g router, my sis has winxp home with linksys wi-fi card. when i turn a folder into a shared folder isn't it supposed to pop up in the 'my network places' folder on the other pc? can anyone help me with sharing files?
  2. vazel

    vazel Network Guru Member

    no one? i set up shared folders on both pc's and they're not showing in 'my network places'.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Some things to check:
    Right-click the shared folder and click sharing and security...

    Make certain the the two checkboxs are checked:

    Share this folder on Network and Allow Network users to change my files.

    Do you have the Windows Firewall set to allow the folder be shared with other computer on the network.

    Do you have any firewall programs installed on your computer and are computers with the IP Address range of 192.168.1.X trusted.

    On your network connection do you have file and print sharing set right chick the network connection and see if File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is installed.

    I am assuming, when your computers were configurated, you are in a local workgroup not a Domain and you do not have a Domain Server. If both computers were set up on a named workgroup the workgroup name is the same. Right click My Computer, select properties and the Computer Name tab to check.

    Both computers must be on the same subnet, that is the IP Addresses must be in the 192.168.1.X range and the subnet mask is on both computers. If both computers are not on the same subnet, you will not able to share folders or drives.

    Hope this helps. :)
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Computers don't need to be in the same Workgroup, but it helps.
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