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    Johnson
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    How to see my another computer over the network

    I have a very beginner's question.

    I have two computers at home, both connected to the same modem. One
    comptuter runs windows xp home, while the other runs windows vista. My
    question is, can I see my another computer under the network of one
    computer? If so how? Basically I want to create a public folder that can
    be shared by both.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Rambo
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    Re: How to see my another computer over the network

    Johnson wrote:
    > I have a very beginner's question.
    >
    > I have two computers at home, both connected to the same modem. One
    > comptuter runs windows xp home, while the other runs windows vista. My
    > question is, can I see my another computer under the network of one
    > computer? If so how? Basically I want to create a public folder that can
    > be shared by both.
    >

    The question is pertinent and well explained, but the answer would be
    difficult to explain fro a beginner. I know that the first step is to
    permit file-sharing, then after right-click on the folder and choice
    "share" with a name. The last step is to adress this name like per
    exemple a "network-drive" like "\\the-other-computer\the-name-choiced"

    If someone can explain what i have said in more detaile ... that will
    better help you.

  3. #3
    ken
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    Re: How to see my another computer over the network

    Johnson wrote:
    > I have a very beginner's question.
    >
    > I have two computers at home, both connected to the same modem. One
    > computer runs windows xp home, while the other runs windows vista. My
    > question is, can I see my another computer under the network of one
    > computer? If so how? Basically I want to create a public folder that can
    > be shared by both.
    >
    > Thanks.


    My first question would be: does the modem have router capabilities? In
    other words, what type of IP addresses do you get? If the addresses are
    internet routeable, then you will want to get a router between the modem
    and your systems.

    Once you have non-internet routeable addresses then you can get your
    network configuration going.

    First would be to make sure that both computers are in the same
    workgroup. Then enable file and printer sharing. Next, on the computer
    that will have the "public" folder, share that folder.

    You may run into some firewall issues.

  4. #4
    Char Jackson
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    Re: How to see my another computer over the network

    On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:55:45 -0600, Johnson <gpsabove@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >I have a very beginner's question.
    >
    >I have two computers at home, both connected to the same modem. One
    >comptuter runs windows xp home, while the other runs windows vista. My
    >question is, can I see my another computer under the network of one
    >computer? If so how? Basically I want to create a public folder that can
    >be shared by both.


    The short answer is that it depends on how the two computers are
    connected to the modem, like someone else mentioned. If they are
    connected to the modem via a switch, hub, or direct connections (for
    example, one via Ethernet and the other via USB), you won't be able to
    (easily) do what you want to do. However, if the computers are
    connected to a router, (and the router in turn is connected to the
    modem), then it's fairly easy and you've already gotten some good
    tips.

    Much more info is available here:
    www.practicallynetworked.com


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