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How do I transfer my MP3s??

I just set up my wireless router not too long ago, and it's my first network, how do I transfer my MP3's and other files between my computers?? I have two wired desktops, one wireless desktop, and one wireless laptop, I'm transferring from the wireless desktop to the wireless notebook if that helps any. Any help is appreciated.

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file transfers

In reply to: How do I transfer my MP3s??

You didn't tell us your operating system, so we'll have to guess with generalities and you can research it from there. You have to enable file and print sharing in the operating system, ensure that workgroup names are set the same, and then set the appropriate drives/folders to shared. Finally, you need to manage any firewalls (including the native WindowXP one if so configured) to allow communications to pass. Then you just open My Network Place in a half screen window and My Computer in another half screen window, navigate to the appropriate locations in each window, and drag-n-drop from one to the other.

A separate recommendation for you... when you are knocking large files like that back and forth, get a network cable and wire the laptop to the router. Wireless is great, but when you have stuff going in several directions simultaneously (there is a lot of back and forth going on for simple file copying...) the transfer speeds take a serious hit. Shifting the laptop to a wired connection means only the remote desktop is using the limited wireless capacity. It will still be slow, but not as painfully slow.


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Windows XP

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SP1 on the desktop and SP2 on the notebook

Can someone go into a little more detail on a couple of the steps **** was talking about..."You have to enable file and print sharing in the operating system" and "then set the appropriate drives/folder to shared"

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So the question is ....

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how to connect to another PC or basically how to create a network... ((transferring files (any files) is just drag and drop from one place to another))

Can you access/see other pc/laptop in the network?

If not then you may check that you already have:

1. Use same workgroup name
2. turn on file and printer sharing
3. create a shared folder (or put the files that you want ot share in shared documents folder)
4. you may also need to turn off firewall or give access permission to share.

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So the problem is...

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Basically the internet network is set up I guess I should say, because all the computers access the internet. The only thing is,is that none of the computers actually communicate between each other. Basically I've been trying to link the wireless desktop and the notebook, but do I need to manually change the settings for the router itself.

1. I named both my workgroups (under "My Computer" property) the same thing.
2. I turned on file sharing through some wizard
3. I didn't see the same contents in the shared folder even when I definately made it so they could share
4. Maybe I need to disable the firewalls

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Please help!

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Okay, I've got it to where the folders I want to transfer have a hand holding them indicating that they are shared, so obviously my computer is recognizing the network, but even if I cut off both firewalls, I cannot see my desktops files on my notebook, such as the shared file, it is different on both computers.

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shared drives, folders, and files.

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You have found the shared folder. You have two choices - you can transfer the material to be shared from wherever else it is now into the shared folder, or you can set that other location as shared. Navigate to it in My Computer, right click on the folder name, and then click on sharing in the list menu. Respond appropriately to the dialog box and then click Apply. That folder should now be visible from elsewhere on the network.


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Almost there...

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I know it cannot possibly be this hard! Now I can view the workgroups on my desktop, the only files coming up unfortunately are the ones in desktop. When in "my network places" on my notebook I click "view workgroup computers" and it comes up with a window that has an "X" and says:

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".

That's where I'm at right now!

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