WRT54GS v5 - File xfer Please Help!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by heyyahblah, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. heyyahblah

    heyyahblah LI Guru Member

    Hey everyone,

    OK, here I'm a fregin noob that needs some help, didn't find what I was looking for on the forum, maybe someone could help me.

    I have 3 systems, wired desktop to router, and 2 wireless PCs. I'm using the WRT54GS v5 router. Everything is good, all PCs can access Internet, just one thing I don't know how to do and can't find any related info.

    How the heck do I share files between my computers? I mean I was using a NETGEAR WRT614v5 before the piece of crap crunked out on me, and all I did to send files to each of my PCs was log into either MSN or mIRC and I would simply send a file from one PC to the other PC and it would xfer over in seconds. Now with my new Linksys, I tried the same thing and no go. I always get an (unable to connect) message or the file xfter cancels out. I made sure in the router setup to make sure there is no check in the Block Anonymous Internet Requests box and still nothing.

    OK I'm like a router n00b. I got the internet connections to work, using easy setup. My online games work OK, figured out to port forward some ports for certain apps/games, like I guess for a n00b like me and what I do, just internet surfing and gaming, the router works OK, no problems.

    I just can't seem to share the files with each other. Can someone help out this stupid n00b please? Is there software I can use or a config option or anything? I guess I should mention all my PC's are using XP w/ Sp2. Desktop is wired connection, other 2 Pc's are wireless. Windows firewalls have been disabled, simple file sharing button checked. Why is it so hard to send a quick 100MB file to each other? if you could help to me setup my comps to share files it will be greatly appreciated!!!! :biggrin:

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. n3tfury

    n3tfury LI Guru Member

  3. heyyahblah

    heyyahblah LI Guru Member

    heh, sorry well i was new to comps and don't really have anyone for help and couldn't find much on the internet, the internet had a whole bunch of trial software they wanted you to download in order to transfer files, i was like thats b.s. i didn't know any better so i just used msn and stuff. how was i supposed to know right? thats why i came here for help and got no answers from anyone. :mad: :mad:

    anyways, thanks for the link bud, got file sharing to work, can't believe out of 100+ views you were the only one to reply, for a forum ---> thats sad. :mad:

    neways, thanks again
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice