WAG54G v2 file sharing

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Umbrae, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Umbrae

    Umbrae Network Guru Member

    Hey everyone, first post here, name's Adam.

    Sorry for posting this, I bet it's been posted before, but i searched the forum using the search feature before doing so.

    Okay so when I got the WAG54G I set up my internet connection with no problems at all, I'm in my living room with the laptop now and I've not had a single problem yet. I've been fine with just playing around on the Laptop for 2 weeks but now I need to be able to access the files on my main computer upstairs and vice versa. I haven't a CLUE how to do this at all, never even had a wired network before, and this site is notorious for it's help with Linksys routers.

    Any help at all is much appreciated.


    NB: Anyone able to give step-by-step help would be brilliant, you can contact me via MSN or AIM if you have them. Thanks again.
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    1) Create a folder on your computer on an available Drive (i.e, c drive or d drive, depending on how you have it partitioned) by "right" clicking and choosing the "new" option; choose "folder."

    2) Once you create a folder, give it a name ("right" click and choose "rename"; then "right" click again and choose "sharing."

    3) You should now see a property box; assign a share name to the folder and make sure you have user accounts on the computer available to users for accessing your new folder share.

    NOTE: If you do not have sever in your environment, you must make sure that there is are "local" accounts on that workstation to permit access. If you do have a server that runs active directory, then make sure a "group" that has domain rights has access to that workstation.

    4) Next, fill in the "security" tab with names of users (local or domain) that have rights to access the share.

    So, if you're computer had an ip address of and your share was called "workgroup," you could open up windows explorer, click on "tools," choose "map a network drive," and then type

    If your shares and permissons are correct, you'll have no problems accessing.

    TIP: You can click on "start," "run," and then type \\\workgroup and that will take you to your share also.

  3. Umbrae

    Umbrae Network Guru Member

    Doesn't seem to work, I have a screen of where I'm up to so far - don't have anything like imageshack so can't host the file to show here.

    I use windows XP home (unfortunately) and have SP2.

    I click "sharing and security", set it up for sharing, but there is no "security" tab.

    And can I not just share the entire C: drive considering i want all my other computers files available on this one?

  4. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    to obtain the security tab:
    file explorer: tools > folders options > Display > uncheck" use simple sharing" stuff

    (i'm using french system so this is a translation of the menus, but you should find your way with this indications)
  5. Umbrae

    Umbrae Network Guru Member

    Brilliant, thanks!
  6. Umbrae

    Umbrae Network Guru Member

    Hmm, can't see it, I'm at tools -> folder options -> view - >

    There's nothing along the lines of "use simple networking" that's checked or unchecked =/
  7. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    may be it's because of the limitation of your system (xp home may not allow advanced features)

    try this:

    open a command line box (start, execute, type cmd then push enter)
    in the dos box type "net share test=c:\temp" then hit enter

    don't type quote in the dos box
    "test" is the name you want to give to your share, put whatever you want
    "c:\temp" is the folder you whant to share

    is it ok?
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