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    ok i have a netgear wireless router/adsl modem etc ( DG834G ) with one pc plugged in by ethernet, and another connected by wireless. This works fine, have internet/email on both.
    However, have no experience with networking, how can i share files/printers between them?
    the ethernet is win2000 and other is xp. Also just out of interest is there any connection between the two pcs, or are they both just getting internet from the router?
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    if your using windows let the wizard do it for you

    Start > Printers & Faxes > Add New Printer then select the option to install a printer from a network / attatched to another computer

    EDIT: sorry didnt see all your post for file sharing, simply right click the folder/drive you want to share, then select sharing tab at top - will let u share the folder from there
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    Hmm, well have shared and tried to find printer (its connected to the win 2000 pc) but it can't be found. Plus understand how to share, but how do i find shared files on other computer?

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    the shared files should be under Start > My Network Places
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    Let me guess the windows XP machine is XP home?. If so what happens is that Windows puts the XP machine on the HOME workgroup or something similar and the Win2k and WinXp machines are just not on the same wave length.

    If you want to check this do the following.

    Check the IP address of the Win2K machine. by doing IPCONFIG in a CMD window.

    Then go to the WINXP machine and go Start>RUN>\\192.168.0.x\C$ (where x is the IP address of the Win2K machine you just checked.

    The system should then come up with a user name and password window. Enter the Windows 2K username and password and you hopefully should be able to see your files.

    If this doesn't work the WindowsXP firewall might be on and stopping this. If so turn it off.

    If you can get this to work you can then just map a drive on the same prinicple to share the files and manually add the printer by specifying the IP address of the Machine and name of the printer.

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