accessing one PC from another PC at home

June 24, 2009 at 03:34:29
Specs: Windows Vista
i have two wireless laptops on my home network & i want to work on one PC from the other PC without using the internet to access it, how can this be done?

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June 24, 2009 at 03:51:01
Do you mean you want to share files from each PC on a wireless network ?

Windows XP
This may not work on Vista, But it should have the same concepts.
If you want to do this, first make sure you have a Wireless router.
On Both PC's
Create a Folder on Desktop, Right click it & make sure File sharing is turned on. Set the folder to allow that folder to share on a network. ( I can't remember exactly how to do this because I'm at college & it's restricted here. )
It's in properties somewhere i think.
Right click "My computer" Click "Map Network Drive"
In browse, find that folder.
Make sure both PC's have the same Drive example "Drive Z:"
Then click "finish"
Hopefully, you should now have a folder on the desktop of both PC's. Now off pure memory, i can't think of anything else you have to do, so try placing a file like a txt file in one of the folders and check to see if it's there on another.

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Hope this is right & helps.

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June 24, 2009 at 05:56:06
no i don't want to share folders on the two laptops, i already do that, i want to WORK from one laptop to the other meaning i want to open programs, create new records, save them, just as if i'm on the other laptop but within my home network & not via the internet. i have downloaded TeamViewer which allows me to work from one laptop to another but i have to do this via the internet. i want to stay within my home wireless network & do the same thing

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June 24, 2009 at 07:21:28
You must ensure both laptops have the same workgroup name and are connected on the LAN (local area network). Once they are you would then need to share resources on one or both laptops. It's recommended that you create a user account on the unit with the share for the unit that will be connecting if you don't have identical login credentials for both.

For example, if you use exactly identical credentials to login to both laptops, you won't need to create special user accounts:

Unit 1 and Unit 2:
username: Administrator
password: PassWord

If however, you have different credentials:

Unit 1:
username: Administrator
password: PassWord

Unit 2:
username: Bob

You would need to create an account on the target unit. For example, you share a folder on unit 1 and you want to access it from unit 2 you would create a user account on unit 1 with the following:

username: Bob

You would add that to the ACL of the share and give it appropriate permissions.

The reason for this is, if you don't have an account, then you will be asked for a password whenever you connect to the share.

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June 24, 2009 at 14:38:04
See things like VNC, (and clones), and pcanywhere if you don't have XP Pro..

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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