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Ad-hoc file transfering

by parul_sunil / February 18, 2008 9:24 AM PST

Hello to everyone out there.
I am not sure this is the forum for this but here goes

I wanna know if you can transfer files on a ad-hoc network and if so how . I created the network and i couldn't seem to transfer files to my friends pc. We are both running VI$T@ HOME PREMIUM.
i am using an acer aspire 5100 with 1GB ram and Turion64x2
the other was an hp with 2GB of ram and a tl52 processor of the same type . Please can anyone outhere help me i tried for an hour and got no where.

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I Don't See Why Not...but Is It Mobile?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 12:26 PM PST

Basically, as long as you enable "File and Printer Sharing" and like XP, you've got to "enable" the "File and Printer Sharing" exception in the Firewall on both computers(it should be the same on Vista), it should work if you Map a network drive to the other computer.. It's normally necessary to have an identical login administrator on both computers which uses the same login name and password. (Don't use the default "administrator" login.. Create a new one and set up all shares and settings using the common admin user.)

Of course, I think the primary node/hub would need to be somewhat fixed so the hops between computers will always be the same.. A mobile system with frequent node switches could cause issues.

Hope this helps.


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Been there, done that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 9:19 PM PST

All the same rules about network shares apply. All the users have to have accounts on the machines they want to copy to and from and permissions must be proper. Yup, adhoc wifi copying does work just fine.


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