Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Sm9ob » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 05:31:05


Yes the idea is that the new computer running XP home will be used as a file
server to store all files from the users running Windows 2000 on their PCs.
The idea is central location for all work files to be stored and a central
location to back up all work files. I need to try your suggestion now and
see if I can make this work. I want to copy all the files from each computer
to the server, then back them up on seperate hard drives and a data DVD. I
will set up an automatic routine to back up the files after that. But the
first step is getting two way communications between the server and each PC.
I am spoiled in that the computers running XP were so easy to do. If you
have any more helpful suggestions I would be very grateful.
 
 
 

Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Sm9ob » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 05:48:08

Okay I can see the server by using the IP address of the server in the
explorer address block, thank you. However how do I next allow file sharing
from the Windows proffesional pc's to the server and allow them to access
their folders on the server and save their work to the server folders set up
for them?

 
 
 

Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Guillerm » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 06:29:08

do you want see the w2k computer folders and drives from the server, or see
the server folders from the w2k computer, or both?



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Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Sm9ob » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 08:49:07

hank you for replying, I do want to see from both the W2K work stations and
the XP server folders. Again the idea is to set up each W2K work station to
save their files to the server not to thier work stations. Also I want to
set it up so that each work station can see the files on the XP Server. Then
I want to everynight back up just the folders on the XP work station.

I can't seem to get to the first step of setting up the W2K work stations.
The work stations running XP were easy to set up and map a net work drive to
their individual folders on the XP work station. I only have 3 work stations
running W2K and they are the only hold up now to completing this project.

I also will in the end set it up so that any computer in the network can
share their printers as well. Sharing I don't have a problem with at least on
XP so far all my delaings with XP has been a piece of cake, in contrast I
have never been able to work in W2K very easily except very basic things.

I just keep trying everything I know, which is not much about W2K to get
them to freely communicate with each other and the server. They have never
had an issue with accessing the wireless router for simple internet sharing
but never been networked to each other before for file or print sharing.

"Guillermo" wrote:

 
 
 

Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Guillerm » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 23:16:58

o set up the network drives in the w2k computer, simply open My Computer,
go to tools, map network drive, and then type the name of the server and
share names in the format shown there: \\server\share

To share a folder in the w2k workstation, just go to the folder you want to
share and right click and click on sharing. activate the share with a name.
The default permissions are sharing to everyone (which means sharing to any
user in that workstation).
Then from any of the other computers map it the same way
\\w2kworkstationname\sharename

guillermo

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Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Sm9ob » Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:57:01

his worked and all are working as desired. There was one hitch, I could only
map the network drives using the IP address of the server not the name. but
as long as it works I am happy. Thanks. Now I am in the process of trying to
link one last PC running Windows 98 second edition. This computer accesses
the wireless net work but other than that I can't get it to talk with the
other computers.

"Guillermo" wrote:

 
 
 

Wireless Networking with Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Prof

Post by Guillerm » Sat, 20 Nov 2004 22:57:59

ea, sometimes mapping with the name doesn't work that great, but IP
addresses do
I'm guessing when you try to map other computers you are asked for a
password and no access is granted?
Make sure the username and password that you used to log on to the windows
98 computer matches a username and password in the computer you are trying
to connect to.

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