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connect my laptop to pc

May 8, 2005 at 10:01:45
Specs: win2000 prof, 128mb

I bought a laptop with 512mb ram with winXP and also have a dektop with win2000 with 128mb ram. I have broadbnd connection...a wireless routerr connected to my desktop. how i want to access the files from my PC to laptop and viceversa. i have run the the networking wzard in my desktop . But i don't get it. Pls give steps on how to do this networking. Thanx in adv

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#1
May 8, 2005 at 18:54:58

Could anyone pls give a reply for my above question.
It would be very helpful


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#2
May 9, 2005 at 02:46:43

Deepa,

1. You need to know the computer name for your laptop and pc.
This is how you could get your computer name: Right click on my 'My Computer' -- Select 'Properties' -- Go to 'Network Identification' tab. -- Note the 'Full Computer Name' -- The 'Domain' field would be showing 'Workgroup'.

2. Below is what you would complete on your laptop:
(a) Right click on 'My Computer' -- Select 'Map Network Drive' -- In the 'Drive' field, scroll down and select Z: -- In the folder field, type the following \\'pc_computer_name'\C$ -- Make sure that the 'Reconnect at Logon' checked box is Checked -- Click the 'Finish' button. -- You might get a prompt to provide an ID and Password. Enter the ID and Password that you would use on the PC to logon. -- After successful completion of the above steps, Go to My Computer -- You will see a Z: drive, which is reality is the C: drive of your PC

3. Below is what you would complete on your PC:
(a) Right click on 'My Computer' -- Select 'Map Network Drive' -- In the 'Drive' field, scroll down and select Z: -- In the folder field, type the following \\'laptop_computer_name'\C$ -- Make sure that the 'Reconnect at Logon' checked box is Checked -- Click the 'Finish' button. -- You might get a prompt to provide an ID and Password. Enter the ID and Password that you would use on the Laptop to logon. -- After successful completion of the above steps, Go to My Computer -- You will see a Z: drive, which is reality is the C: drive of your Laptop.

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In same way you can use other drives of your PC and Laptop. Later on you can share a folder and just use the sharename.

Hope this helps.

Hemang


Hemang Jani


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#3
May 10, 2005 at 18:51:53

Thanks very much Hemang!!! That was helpful.

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