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@home Router issues (file sharing)
borist86 Sep-04-01 07:14 AM
Hi, got an linksys 8 port router today and have done all the wiring, it works great to access the internet, but how do i enable file sharing between computers? so that mp3's and vids can be exchanged on the network and not over the internet,

1. RE: @home Router issues (file sharing)
BBATES Sep-04-01 01:41 PM
In response to message 0
You need to enable file sharing and share the drives or folders you wish to share on the network. If you have an "always on" connection to the net, I would suggest password protection for the share. Try Larry's How To on networking 2 computers. You already have most of it done. You can probably skip the first few pages.


2. RE: @home Router issues (file sharing)
borist86 Sep-04-01 05:47 PM
In response to message 1
Hi again, another question, can i use the tcp/ip protocall for file sharing or should i also install netBEUI protocall to do the file sharing?

3. RE: @home Router issues (file sharing)
BBATES Sep-04-01 08:46 PM
In response to message 2
You can use TCP/IP only. It is simply more complicated than NetBEUI.

4. RE: @home Router issues (file sharing)
borist86 Sep-04-01 10:46 PM
In response to message 3
so what type of extra settings/software would be required to set this up with tcp/ip, or would it just be easier to add in netBEUI (What would be the loss is speed/effiecency, with 2 protocals?)
Thanks again

6. RE: @home Router issues (file sharing)
lbyard Sep-04-01 10:56 PM
In response to message 4
Try TCP/IP only first. Use NetBEUI in addition to TCP/IP if it doesn't work by itself. I have seen Browse Master (http://duxcw.com/faq/network/bm.htm) problems with TCP/IP only networks without a Windows NT or 2000 file server/domain controller that is on all of the time. You probably will not notice much performance difference. Actually, I would setup NetBEUI first, to make sure the local network worked OK, install TCP/IP, remove NetBEUI, and test everything. Then reinstall NetBEUI if there are Browse, sharing, etc. problems. Larry

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