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Setting up network

by dudleian1 / July 9, 2012 3:25 AM PDT

Hi - all these questions are probably already answered on this forum but my brain is starting to suffer technoverload so please forgive me for asking basic stuff
I want to set up a home network - My PackardBell iMedia desktop runs Vista, has no wifi and is connected to my broadband router - my Fujitsu Lifebook (SLOW but still good enough for my needs) runs XP and has wifi via an adaptor.All I need to do is transfer files between them
Can I use my router for networking or do I have to set up a second one dedicated to the task? (I'm in UK by the way and have a BT Homehub with three ethernet ports, one of which is free) Knocking about somewhere I have an old Tecom router that I could use if that's the route that I need to go down
I know there's a lot of questions there but can someone tell me in words of no more than two sylables how I can set up a network?

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Easy . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 11, 2012 6:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Setting up network

Set up "File and Printer Sharing" on both PCs. Make sure they both have the same Network name.

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by dudleian1 / July 12, 2012 3:33 AM PDT
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Coryphaeus you're a star - between you and the XP/Vista wizards you've cracked it for me.

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