connecting a laptop, computer & 2 USB devices into a network

Posted: 02-18-2009, 05:01 PM
i want to create a network in which i can easily send files between a laptop
& computer & access peripherals.

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1) First of all is it possible to send files to a computer on a network when
one of the PC's is turned off?
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I have one laptop running 32bit vista home premium which has a wireless
network card (& i dont move it around that often)

i have a desktop computer with 32bit vista home premium which does not have
a wireless network hard drive

i have a USB printer (old) installed on the computer (want in network)

i have a 500GB external hard drive that can connect to both computer &
laptop via USB (want in network)

i have a wireless router & modem (& other stuff needed to connect to the
internet)
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2) i was wandering how do i connect theses computers & peripherals together
so that i can access files (edit open delete) & have accessed to peripherals
that are connected to the other PC.
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3) Is it possible to have a network in which my laptop can still make use of
its wireless network card so that i DONT have to attach an ethernet cable or
something to it
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(Both PC's are already connected to internet by the way)
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4) what is a hybrid network & could i use this
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Any step by step guides would be great.

connecting a laptop, computer & 2 USB devices into a network


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Posted: 02-18-2009, 05:26 PM

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"DDD" <DDD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> i want to create a network in which i can easily send files between a
> laptop
> & computer & access peripherals.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 1) First of all is it possible to send files to a computer on a network
> when
> one of the PC's is turned off?
NO. Off means Off.
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> I have one laptop running 32bit vista home premium which has a wireless
> network card (& i dont move it around that often)
Proper shares set up and you will have no problem
>
> i have a desktop computer with 32bit vista home premium which does not
> have
> a wireless network hard drive
Same as for laptop. Proper shares.
>
> i have a USB printer (old) installed on the computer (want in network)
Hook it to the desktop and set up share over network
>
> i have a 500GB external hard drive that can connect to both computer &
> laptop via USB (want in network)
Hook to desktop and share the drive - set up drive mapping on the laptop -
can then be seen on both computers.
>
> i have a wireless router & modem (& other stuff needed to connect to the
> internet)
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> 2) i was wandering how do i connect theses computers & peripherals
> together
> so that i can access files (edit open delete) & have accessed to
> peripherals
> that are connected to the other PC.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> 3) Is it possible to have a network in which my laptop can still make use
> of
> its wireless network card so that i DONT have to attach an ethernet cable
> or
> something to it
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> (Both PC's are already connected to internet by the way)
Since both PCs are connected to internet you are there except for setting up
sharing and mapping of drives.

> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 4) what is a hybrid network & could i use this
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Any step by step guides would be great.
>


Step-by-step guides to help you. Read to your heart's content


http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...9265e1033.mspx

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.co...le.php/3667576

http://www.pcworld.com/article/10246...e_network.html

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/..._options.shtml

 
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