Solved LAN sharing

July 13, 2011 at 13:48:14
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz/2 gigs
hey fellas,

i have been wanting to do this LAN sharing thingy for a while now....so here's the deal...
me and my friend are using same ISP and stay about less than half a mile away...what i wanna do is setup our PC's so we could create a network of our own and share files just like in LAN but not over the internet...its kinda like we would on a Homegroup in win7....

also have a few more PC's on different ISP's...can they be added to the network too????

dying to do this thing asap...
thanks...


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July 14, 2011 at 07:38:40
It sounds like you want to setup a VPN between yourself and your friend. Do some reasearch/reading on VPN, there's a ton of info available on the internet.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#1
July 13, 2011 at 15:41:07
When setting up a LAN (Local Area Netwrok) your ISP is irrelevant, you dont even need one..

However, setting up a LAN over a distance of approaching half a mile is difficult bordering on the impossible. The maximum distance a Cat5 cable between devices is 100 meters (328 feet). The maximum distance you can expect for wireless is about the same in ideal conditions.

However, these restrictions can be overcome with extra equipment but is it worth the expense?

If you use cable you are going to need repeaters every 100 meters. If you use wireless you are going to need hi-gain directional antennas with line-of-sight.

The only other alternative is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) but that does require an Internet connection.

Stuart


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#2
July 13, 2011 at 17:55:27
vivekb.89 you are not talking lan sharing but wan sharing via the internet.

This is something that can be done at the business level with MPLS but at your home consumer level... not going to happen.

Best you can do is host a server every one else connects into.

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#3
July 14, 2011 at 05:49:53
hey thanks for the info...
i still have a thing in mind...well actually some time back...a friend of mine used to work with my ISP...he used to backup my data on his pc using the same ISP about 700 meters away...what he used to do is setup some kinda IP for both pc's and gateway(i guess) and actually share files and backup data...unfortunately he doesnt stay here anymore and am not i touch with him...

am not sure if, what i said even makes sense...am a little not inclined towards networking... thanks for your help anyway...!!!!


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#4
July 14, 2011 at 07:38:40
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It sounds like you want to setup a VPN between yourself and your friend. Do some reasearch/reading on VPN, there's a ton of info available on the internet.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
July 18, 2011 at 14:58:08
well i needed a VPN...i chked out with Hamachi...the data transfer speeds was in KB's...am not sure why...am gonna try teamviewer and see how that works....

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#6
July 19, 2011 at 07:12:08
I should have mentioned TeamViewer. I just forgot.

We use it here at work since we have remote users as well as local and everybody likes that one just fine.

You can convert the data transfer rates. Just google that (ie: "convert data transfer rates")

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#7
July 19, 2011 at 13:32:01
Curt, thanks for your help on this...it made it so much easier....just so you know...i did do some research on hamachi and it does not support file transfer(still unsure coz it has options for sharing)...and when i said data transfer was in kb's...i meant to say that it was too slow...

thanks anyway...you've been really helpful...and not to forget..everyone else for thier inputs..!!


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