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  1. ghusya Win User

    Ethernet file sharing between 2 laptops (both running Win10) - I can only see files from...


    Hello,


    I'm ethernet file sharing between 2 laptops (both running Win10) using a crossover cable and TCP/IPv4 as follows:


    Settings/Network & Internet/Ethernet/Change adapter options

    Then goto: Ethernet/Properties

    Then select: “Internet Protocol v4 (TCP/IPv4)”, then click on Properties


    Then Enter a random IP address in the top box (eg. “198:198:198:198”)

    Then “subnet mask” fills with numbers automatically.

    Q1. I usually can only see files from one of the 2 computers (same computer every time), but not in the other direction. Any clues on how to fix this (while maintaining reasonable security from outside attacks)?


    Q2. When it does occassionally network both ways, the wetworking then gets messed up again (often no filing sharing at all) when I turn off the wifi. Any clues on how to fix this (while maintaining reasonable security from outside attacks)?

    :)
     
    ghusya, Jul 11, 2019
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  2. BestSax Win User

    File Sharing

    Do you have a handy site I can read regarding file sharing across my home network?

    I have a laptop for work that is a part of a different workgroup.

    I have 2 desktop computers on the same workgroup. They all have different user names and accounts.

    One Desktop (of the 2) is running xp pro, and the other xp home.

    I want to be able to file share documents without opening them up to Everyone, and that seems to be the only way I can gain access to the files.

    I wanted to make it so that you would need to provide a user name and password that matched the computer you were trying to access the files’ user account. At work, that is what happens when I try to access a network drive because my laptop’s user name is different then what they gave me to access the network. A dialog box appears, I put in my network name and I’m in.

    I appreciate your help.
     
    BestSax, Jul 11, 2019
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  3. File Sharing Woes

    With the firewall, you need to set it it allow file access. Its in advanced options most of the time (or general rules). Also put your network in the trusted zone. What firewall do you have? I hope I can help as I just set up ours about 2 weeks ago. 3 laptops and a desktop all sharing files and a printer.
     
    theonetruewill, Jul 11, 2019
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  4. Akumos Win User

    Ethernet file sharing between 2 laptops (both running Win10) - I can only see files from...

    File Sharing

    Ermmm, where are the files stored? Server or one of the machines you listed?

    Should be easy enough to help you through the forum, you may not need a help site.
     
    Akumos, Jul 11, 2019
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