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    Default How to share files between laptop and desktop

    Modem : AR 800 V v 3.0

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    Laptop - XP SP3

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    Is it possible to share files between two system without connecting them using LAN cable ? Thanks in advance.

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    Bluetooth is one thing that comes to my mind,provided it is supported by the Desktop Motherboard..Almost all modern laptops have this facility...

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    Yes that is possible. you only have to connect both to modem and enable file sharing in both of them.If both are running on XP them it is very easy but if atleast one of them are on Vista or Windows 7, it is some what hard to share all the files as I am too facing that problem now on.

    Quote Originally Posted by satish_j View Post
    Bluetooth is one thing that comes to my mind,provided it is supported by the Desktop Motherboard..Almost all modern laptops have this facility...
    I will never recommend Bluetooth as speed will be so slow that even for 100 MB file it may take ages for them to transfer.
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    If the modem has Wifi then its possible just connect to wifi and share files on both computers as normal!

    But why do u need to share files without LAN cable??

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    Quote Originally Posted by satish_j View Post
    Bluetooth is one thing that comes to my mind,provided it is supported by the Desktop Motherboard..Almost all modern laptops have this facility...
    Thanks. .....................

    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    Yes that is possible. you only have to connect both to modem and enable file sharing in both of them.If both are running on XP them it is very easy but if atleast one of them are on Vista or Windows 7, it is some what hard to share all the files as I am too facing that problem now on.


    I will never recommend Bluetooth as speed will be so slow that even for 100 MB file it may take ages for them to transfer.
    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    If the modem has Wifi then its possible just connect to wifi and share files on both computers as normal!

    But why do u need to share files without LAN cable??

    Can you please tell where to enable file sharing. 2 PCs are at different location. Not possible to connect you LAN cable. My wifi router is working and I am sharing net. Please let me know how to transfer files using wifi. Both PC use XP.
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    Just enable file sharing in both and start transferring. Which OS is installed on both???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    Just enable file sharing in both and start transferring. Which OS is installed on both???
    Where can I find the option to enable file sharing ? Both has Windows XP.

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    XP Pro SP2

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    XP Home SP3

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    really simple dilip!!!

    Enable Simple file sharing by going to:Control Panel> Folder Options>View>put tick in 'Use Simple File Sharing".

    Then copy your files to a folder and then right click the folder and select "Sharing And Security" there you will find options!!Just go through and u can do it!!

    Then just go to "My Network Places" and there u can find your pc!!Shareand enjoy!!!
    Just make saure both are connected to wifi via same router.
    Hope this helps
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    1....Open My Computer from the Start Menu or Windows XP Desktop. A new My Computer window will appear.

    2.....Open the Tools menu and choose the "Folder Options..." option from this menu. A new Folder Options window will appear.

    3.....Click on the View tab and locate the "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)" checkbox in the list of Advanced Settings.

    4.....To enable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is checked. To disable Simple File Sharing, ensure this checkbox is not checked. Click inside the checkbox to alternately enable and disable the option.

    5.....Click OK to close the Folder Options window. The settings for Simple File Sharing are now updated; no computer reboot is required.

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    Thanks. Will try. Rep +

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Thanks. Will try. Rep +
    Thanks for the rep.

    if u have any problems then plz tell us!!Sometimes its fun to help a person whio helps others!


    in Vista and 7 we get some errors while sharing but with XP u should be cool!!
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    if both have wifi you can created adhoc network and share files............

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    I tried to configure a wireless connection. I configured it properly and added WEP encryption in that wizard. But after that I am not able to connect using wifi. Now connected using cable.

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    I used the option " Set up a wireless network for home or small office ".
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    As no changes were made or needed to be done in the WIFI router, Save /back up present settings ( when WIFI was establishedor even now. )
    Try System RESTORE.

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    I have back up of last day's settings. will try system restore and update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    I tried to configure a wireless connection. I configured it properly and added WEP encryption in that wizard. But after that I am not able to connect using wifi. Now connected using cable.

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    I used the option " Set up a wireless network for home or small office ".
    hmmm.......looks like u are facing some problems connecting to wifi.try without putting any security!

    And u don't need to do any "Set up a wireless network for home or small office".Make sure your WLAN drivers are installed and up-to-date.
    Then if u detect the wifi connect to it and share files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    hmmm.......looks like u are facing some problems connecting to wifi.try without putting any security!

    And u don't need to do any "Set up a wireless network for home or small office".Make sure your WLAN drivers are installed and up-to-date.
    Then if u detect the wifi connect to it and share files.
    Ok. Will keep in mind.

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    Tried restoring to last day 8.00 pm. No success
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    @meetdilip

    After reading your post, I tried transferring files from my Laptop to Desktop and vice versa. Desktop is connected by Ethernet cable and Laptop by wifi to the same modem.
    I found this link helpful Sharing documents between two computers
    The problems I had were -
    1) I had not shared the folder in the computer. I shared them by right clicking and selecting "Sharing and security" and selecting "just enable file sharing" under the "sharing" tab.
    2) I had firewalls on both systems and I had to add exceptions and add the IP addresses of the systems into trusted zone (I use zone alarm).

    Also the computers must have same workgroup name. I had that by default. Once all this is done, you can just browse to "view workgroup computers" where you can view the folder you shared on both the computers.

    Hope this helps
    P.S. I found that this sharing was way slower than USB transfer which I normally do

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    Thanks for the care. As of now, I am not able to connect using wifi. Trying to solve it.

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    Working fine now. Tried system restore. Thanks to essbebe.
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    I have successfully connected two laptops using wifi, but the problem is that you need to make lots of settings to enable file transfer. Because if you create adhoc network and transfer files, you wont be able to connect to other networks which asssign IP automatically , because in this you will need to assign IP address to laptops , computer, and set the default gateway. In this method u need only laptops with wifi ,or computers with wifi card.... no need of modem , router.... refer guide

    SO instead of sharing through WiFi you can use a USB cable available in market to transfer files, ,, ,

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    Thanks. I just wanted to explore the option. I normally use usb drive to transfer files.

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    You can try remote desktop connection feature in windows - www*ehow.com/how_6854406_copy-files-remote-desktop-connection*html (replace the "*" with ".") - You need to enable remote desktop on both the computers. In the "Computer:" Box you have to enter the ip address of the remote computer. The IP address can be the internal ip address (if connected to LAN) or the external IP address. Remember, that you need to have a password for your user account else you will get an error.
    Alternatively you can use "teamviewer", a third-party software which is fairly easier to use.
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    Use cloud to share files. You can use Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky drive and there are others too. This way you can access your files from any computer.

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