how do you access another pc using a router?

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  1. JohnMM

    JohnMM Stunt Coordinator

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    I have 3 computers connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 Etherfast cable/dsl router. The router's primary use is to share cable internet.

    Is it possible to download files from one computer to another all computers are running Win2000)?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Danny R

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    Very easy. Just turn on file sharing (not certain with 2000, but its usually found somewhere in the network properties), and then after its installed right click on whatever drive or folders you want shared and allow access.

    From the other computers, you just browse the network, and the other computer names should now be visible. Double click on them and you'll see the allowed drives.

    You can even permanently map the network drives as well using Windows Explorer so that your computer automatically logs back into the remote machines.

    You may need to install the Netbeui protocol to get it all working.

    Alternatively, you could always set up an FTP server on each machine, and move files over that way... but that is a lot more work.
     
  3. Joe Hsu

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    You should be able to just right click in an explorer window and go to the "sharing" selection and share whatever files you want.
    If that's really a bitch (which it shouldn't be, since they're all Win2K), you could always install an FTP client on all of them and access it that way, via the LAN IP, which would be 192.168.1.x.
    Good luck, have fun. [​IMG]
     
  4. Josh Lowe

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    you don't even have to turn file sharing on.

    log into one of the computers and map a drive to \(name of remote computer)C$

    it may ask for a username and password if you're not using the same names and passwords on all the computers..
     
  5. Mike Gates

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    As long as you have your network up and running all of these methods will work, Josh posted the easiest method. To do this, go into windows explorer, map a drive using the format \(computer name or ip address)c$. This is hidden share using NT Technology. You can then browse the entire drive of the pc that is mapped.
     
  6. JohnMM

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    Yes - it worked. Thanks for all your help!
     

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