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Markus
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with each other, without the need for the internet to be working?

Hopefully that makes sense. If not, I'll explain a little more...

In my household there are 2 computers: one upstairs in my room (woopie!) and one downstairs in the front room. We a wireless router (bthomehub) that both computers use to connect to the net.

What I was wondering was, could my upstairs computer have access to files on the downstairs computer through this wireless router?

Gracias.
Nov 13 '08 #1
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Dormilich
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if you have the local network and file/folder permissions set up, I don't see the point why this should not be possible. you may have to run a samba server (or similar) if you're operating different OS (like Linux and Win)
Nov 13 '08 #2
Markus
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No, both are windows.

So, is this what is known as a 'local network'?
Nov 13 '08 #3
Dormilich
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I would go as far as saying yes. (somehow I have to overcome that 20 character limit, thus the long answer...)

nevertheless you should check the network privileges to actually get network access.

regards
Nov 13 '08 #4
Markus
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I would go as far as saying yes. (somehow I have to overcome that 20 character limit, thus the long answer...)

nevertheless you should check the network privileges to actually get network access.

regards
Aha, darn that limit. You know, if you just add a huge space, say, 20 - CurrentText.Len gth, your post will conform to the rules. It's a sloppy bypass.

I've got network sharing working now. Thanks a bunch, Dormi.
Nov 13 '08 #5
Dormilich
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I used   earlier, but they found out and replaced them by *.
Nov 13 '08 #6
NeoPa
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No, both are windows.

So, is this what is known as a 'local network'?
Local Area Network or LAN - Yes.

PS. I'll move this to the networking forum for you ;)
Nov 13 '08 #7
Markus
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Local Area Network or LAN - Yes.

PS. I'll move this to the networking forum for you ;)
OK, thanks le info. Also, I never knew this forum existed. :P

Got a problem, actually. The upstairs computer can see the downstairs computer (listed in the Networks) but downstairs cannot see upstairs. Can't figure out why; I did everthing the same on both computers.. well I think I did.
Nov 13 '08 #8
Nepomuk
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The upstairs computer can see the downstairs computer (listed in the Networks) but downstairs cannot see upstairs.
Let me guess: The upstairs computer runs Vista? :-D
There are a lot of people having problems connecting XP and Vista to a network, so just search on Google to find a solution, if that is the case.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Nov 13 '08 #9

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