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Wifi/ Hard Wire computer issues

by TheeOx / November 13, 2012 3:44 AM PST

Hello all,
I have an HP hardwired pc and a Dell wifi lappy.

My question: How can I connect the 2 computers so they can see each other, share files, etc.

Thanks in advance!
The ox

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It's either easy or hard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 3:51 AM PST

While MSFT did try to make it easier with homegroups, there are folk that explode when they can't share the C drive or have to allow sharing on the router.

I can't tell where you are yet and plenty of web content to read on this.

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Could be simple
by joecool0425 / November 16, 2012 9:08 AM PST

I am assuming both PC's are connected to the same router, so in Windows 7 or 8 you can use Homegroup which makes things very simple. If you have XP you can make the 2 PC's part of a Workgroup. Once you do either of these, any shared folders and files will appear when you click on the PC's name on your network map (My Computer>Network)

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