bt home hub network setup help please

  southcoast1 15:20 16 Apr 2010

i have my main desktop pc running vista connected to the hub with a ethernet cable and the laptop running windows 7 connecting wirelessly.
id like to be able to acess the files on the desktop from the laptop.
where do i start as havent got a clue about these things thanks annie

  mgmcc 16:47 16 Apr 2010

In the Vista PC, go into the "Network & sharing Center" and switch "On"...

- Network Discovery
- File Sharing
- Public Folder Sharing
- Printer Sharing (if applicable)

The "Public" folder should automatically be available over the network. Set any other folders that you want to be able to access as "shared" by right clicking and selecting the Share option. If you log in with the same Username/Password in both computers, you shouldn't need to add another User, otherwise add the Username with which you log into the Laptop with.

In the Laptop, when you go into "Network", you should see an icon for the Vista PC. Double clicking it should show the shared items that you can access.

See how you get on with that.

  southcoast1 18:49 16 Apr 2010

great. worked perfectly. thanks so much

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