Sharing files with the family

  Teddington 15:21 23 Jul 2003

I want to be able to send my family (who live up and down the country and who all have broadband)files that are big!!
In the main they are video clips, photos or powerpoint presentaions. The files can be a couple of megs to 60-70megs.

Is there a way I can do this? Email has a restriction on attachment size. Yahoo and MSN messenger have size restrictions.

I only need to send them to a few people not 10 or 100.

Am I being unrealistic?


  Teddington 15:50 23 Jul 2003

thats the answer but how do i find out how to do that??

  Teddington 16:22 23 Jul 2003

i am xp home but the others vary from 98, ME, XP and mac

  canard 19:12 23 Jul 2003

click here It is very quick and easy to make a website with the tools provided. Then you can upload your pics and email the webaddress to your famly so they can access them.

  Teddington 19:20 23 Jul 2003

but surley the problem is web space ie I may get 30mb but thats no good for a 70mb file

  Teddington 20:45 23 Jul 2003

yep that right and i have just downloaded the software ready to give it ago. Now i have to try and explain to my sister how she gets the files!!!

  Teddington 20:51 23 Jul 2003

does it matter that i have a wireless router conected to my ntl set top box to gain access to the web? with respect to IP address and I have no fire wall!

  Tim1964 21:16 23 Jul 2003

If you are going to set up your home PC as a server then a firewall is a must.
There are loads of free ones and Zonealarm from click here seems very popular and easy to use (it would have to be as I use it!)

Good luck

  Teddington 21:19 23 Jul 2003

sorry a bit of the thread but the firewall issue. I thought if you had a router then a firewall was not needed (its a netgear wirless router MR314)
I hope that is the case anyway!!

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