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Sharing files of LAN with XP

  1. Apr 19, 2005 #1
    How can I share some simple music files over my LAN connection. Both computers are running XP home. Thanks....
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  3. Apr 19, 2005 #2
    well if theyre semi close together you can use a USB cable, or if you have a highspeed internet you can use XPs remote desktop feature....
  4. Apr 19, 2005 #3


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    What the heck are you talking about? You -cannot- use a USB cable, because USB does not support peer-to-peer networking. You can have only one host on a USB network. Besides, the machines are already connected together via Ethernet!

    And why involve high-speed internet?

    All you need to do is:

    1) enable filesharing on both PCs
    2) share a folder on one (or both)
    3) connect to one PC's shares with the other.

    Problem, let me know if you don't know how to do any of these steps, and I will explain them in more detail.

    - Warren
  5. Apr 20, 2005 #4
    you can send files to another computer through a usb cable, its how i transfered my old computers data to my new one...and that sounds as though all he wants to do...

    and i took it as though he was going to make a sort of LAN connection not that he already had one
  6. Apr 21, 2005 #5
    ONe thing, once I make that file can I just search for it (using XP's search) on the computer that I did NOT make the file on? And hows about that mater slave thing, does that pertain to anything at all? Thanks guys.

    P.S.- Thanks for the suggestion however the computers are too far apart and I already have LAN hooked up.
  7. Apr 21, 2005 #6
    i dont know what you mean by mater slave...
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