Basic network advice.

  sqn08 14:51 13 Aug 2013

I have an old work desktop computer that runs XP Prof, and a spanking new Laptop with Win 8.

I have muddled though setting up a network so that each computer when connected via ethernet to my AOL Speedtouch wifi router can share certain folders and a printer. All good so far.

Q1. if I disconnect or remove power do i have to re set up the network again?

My plan is to use my laptop remotely at another work location, which has no cabled internet connection.Or Wifi. I am planning to use my mobile/cell to tether my laptop to the internet via my mobile network. Mobile/Laptop config is tried and tested both on wifi and mobile nettwork and works.

Q2. can I access the network Desktop XP computer and folders and printer from remote location via mobile network?

It would make the work flow extremely smooth if i could?

Or is there a function in Sky cloud where i could work on docs and folders then have them update in the original or remote laptop automatically?

Open to simple solutions as I am spending along time on my own IT. PLease help. Thanks

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