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8 computers in home ... want to see Harddrives of ALL!

I am running a N router on DSL - all is working well .... on all units ...

Did a sarch for networking and can't find the help I need.

I have win 98 to vista - I want to be able to "network" them all together ...

NOt sure if Network means - see all files - on that computer - but that is what I need to do - want to see files on some computers but limit other computers from seeing all ....

Let me know what you think - and how to do

Thanks ........
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I am running a N router on DSL - all is working well .... on all units ...

Did a sarch for networking and can't find the help I need.

I have win 98 to vista - I want to be able to "network" them all together ...

NOt sure if Network means - see all files - on that computer - but that is what I need to do - want to see files on some computers but limit other computers from seeing all ....

Let me know what you think - and how to do

Thanks ........
U can set up the drives to be shared and set up user groups to define user level permissions to those drives. It has been a while since I did this. I am sure an IT guy will post up the steps to meet your goals.

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Thanks - with my limited knowledge ..

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U can set up the drives to be shared and set up user groups to define user level permissions to those drives. It has been a while since I did this. I am sure an IT guy will post up the steps to meet your goals.

I know you are right ... I just want to make sure of my settings - Not all need access to the older drives and then I want to see ALL!

Thanks for anyone with directions on setting up a MS mulit OS software wireless network.....
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I know you are right ... I just want to make sure of my settings - Not all need access to the older drives and then I want to see ALL!

Thanks for anyone with directions on setting up a MS mulit OS software wireless network.....
So what u r saying is u do not want to share your porn collection with everyone?

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So what u r saying is u do not want to share your porn collection with everyone?


that and some financials ..... can you help or are you just a perv' too????

oh yea ... I am also trying to set up a server for my movies in my house the computer - main - has the windows media center ...... agan anyone with directions to set up a network will be appreciated ....

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that and some financials ..... can you help or are you just a perv' too????

oh yea ... I am also trying to set up a server for my movies in my house the computer - main - has the windows media center ...... agan anyone with directions to set up a network will be appreciated ....
You can go to Control Panel and then User Accounts. From there you can build Users and define groups. This allows you to then go to the drives and assign permissions for these users/groups and then define the permission levels ie read or write or admin rights.

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You need to first verify that all OS are capable of networking. 98SE is, XP Pro is, XP home is not. I'm not sure about the two Vista options. Then you can go into windows explorer and right click on each c: drive on each computer. Select sharing and security, assign a name, and set it to either be read only or read and write. Each computer will have to be named, so do that as well if you haven't. You can do that by right clicking on the My Computer icon on the desktop and selecting properties. Then, just go to each computer, windows explorer, tools -- map network drive -- then either type in the computer name and drive name or browse to it. That's basically it. I have 4 computers at home networked together plus my laptop. One used to run 98SE and the others XP pro, but I replaced the old one. Now all run XP Pro and it's seamless between them. Make sure you're router has a firewall and that each machine has a firewall too because once you share the drives, anyone can see them that can get on the network. You'll need an encrypted connection on the router too if you're running wireless.

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You need to first verify that all OS are capable of networking. 98SE is, XP Pro is, XP home is not. I'm not sure about the two Vista options. Then you can go into windows explorer and right click on each c: drive on each computer. Select sharing and security, assign a name, and set it to either be read only or read and write. Each computer will have to be named, so do that as well if you haven't. You can do that by right clicking on the My Computer icon on the desktop and selecting properties. Then, just go to each computer, windows explorer, tools -- map network drive -- then either type in the computer name and drive name or browse to it. That's basically it. I have 4 computers at home networked together plus my laptop. One used to run 98SE and the others XP pro, but I replaced the old one. Now all run XP Pro and it's seamless between them. Make sure you're router has a firewall and that each machine has a firewall too because once you share the drives, anyone can see them that can get on the network. You'll need an encrypted connection on the router too if you're running wireless.

Thanks for taking the time to explain ... will give it a try


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ok I'm lost ...

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Thanks for taking the time to explain ... will give it a try


/I've set up this wireless network .... so not a beginner ..... but can't get all yhe omputers to see all the folders ... let alone the computer
Anyone have DETAILED networking instuctions ... not for getting on router and net ... but linking computers .....

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Do you have them all on the same workgroup?
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just throw up a server and set up a local active directory domain

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as long as you have the OS's stated above all you have to do is give each computer a unique name then put them all on the same workgroup.

after that share your hard drive. (go to my computer, right click on the hard drive you want to share ( C : ), properties, sharing tab, setup new share).

after you do that to all your computers and restart all of them, you should be able to see them all under My Network Places.

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just throw up a server and set up a local active directory domain

no shit! setup exchange as well!

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As mentioned being in the same Workgroup/domain is the beginning step, start there.

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As mentioned being in the same Workgroup/domain is the beginning step, start there.

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I have found the workgroups and they are different .... when I change it ... and click apply - it dorsn't stay what I just typed in ....
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After you put in the same workgroup, hit apply and reboot.

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You need to first verify that all OS are capable of networking. 98SE is, XP Pro is, XP home is not. I'm not sure about the two Vista options. Then you can go into windows explorer and right click on each c: drive on each computer. Select sharing and security, assign a name, and set it to either be read only or read and write. Each computer will have to be named, so do that as well if you haven't. You can do that by right clicking on the My Computer icon on the desktop and selecting properties. Then, just go to each computer, windows explorer, tools -- map network drive -- then either type in the computer name and drive name or browse to it. That's basically it. I have 4 computers at home networked together plus my laptop. One used to run 98SE and the others XP pro, but I replaced the old one. Now all run XP Pro and it's seamless between them. Make sure you're router has a firewall and that each machine has a firewall too because once you share the drives, anyone can see them that can get on the network. You'll need an encrypted connection on the router too if you're running wireless.
You can share out drives with XP home, but it is goofy. For example, you cannot share out the document and settings folder (well, you can but it doesn't work), whereas on XP pro you can.
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I have found the workgroups and they are different .... when I change it ... and click apply - it dorsn't stay what I just typed in ....
As stated above, hit apply, then reboot. Let us know.
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