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by jmsfmtex / November 14, 2010 1:25 AM PST

I would like to have my desktop PC interact with my netbook. They are both connected (wired) to a LinkSys 2.4 Router. What and how is the best way to connect them?

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by jmsfmtex / November 14, 2010 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: Network

When I go to establish a home network it asks if I want to share the printer and folders. I want to share folders but only from one computer to the other not to the Internet. I just want two computer to talk to each other.

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And you say yes.
by Coryphaeus / November 14, 2010 2:18 AM PST
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From each machine you control the level of access. Since only you know the Operating System of each machine, you'll have to dig a little.

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by jmsfmtex / November 14, 2010 3:07 AM PST
In reply to: And you say yes.

Thank you for your response. I tried to set up both computers but nothing happened. I do not have much patience, when it is something that does not matter one way or the other, so I gave up. Just have too much time on my hands.

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If there is no patience, why not?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 3:19 AM PST
In reply to: Patience

If you don't have the patience why not have this done for you? Call up some local talent and tell them what you want done. Then have them tell you when it's working so you don't have to wait or invest personal time in the effort.

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Good idea
by jmsfmtex / November 14, 2010 4:15 AM PST

Thank you for your suggestion.

I continued to play around with this set up and discovered that on the desktop I can access the netbook by accessing the "workgroup". On the netbook I can access the desktop with "network places". I do not know if that is the best or correct way but I have been able to transfer data and that is what I wanted to do.

When I delete a folder in the "Share Document" folder it does not delete the original, does it?

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Test it out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 4:20 AM PST
In reply to: Good idea

Make a backup copy to another folder and then delete one.

The shared document when deleted does delete the original here.

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by jmsfmtex / November 14, 2010 4:56 AM PST
In reply to: Test it out.

Thank you for the suggestions. I found out the hard way about deleting but was able to recover it. I think I am getting the hang of this.

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