new to networking

  angeldjac 03:58 20 Dec 2007

i have 3 laptop computers -- all running win xp... 2 have wireless+bluetooth, one is pre-wireless

i bought a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO router and want to share internet (dsl) and files and peripherals (?printer, scanners?)

i have 2 wireless computers accessing the internet using the router

what do i need now so the computers are networked to share files (?and maybe peripheral devices?)


  recap 15:19 20 Dec 2007

You should be able to share the files as you say you have file sharing. If you cannot, look in My Networkplaces and search for the computer the file is on - as long as the PC is logged in that is - and you should be able to navigate to the file or resource. To connect to a printer do the above then right click the printer and select 'Connect', ensuring that the drivers on the the target PC first.

  angeldjac 16:35 20 Dec 2007

I have not been able to figure out how to do the networking config so that one laptop recognizes the other ... only the internet sharing works on both ...

I thought that both computers should "show up" on MY COMPUTER

  ambra4 11:34 25 Dec 2007

Merry Christmas to you and your family

How to effectively set up file and printer shares

Go to these sites and take a read and follow the instructions

click here

click here

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