I want to be able to access my PC folders w/laptop which is wireless.
I shared the C: drive, I turned off simple sharing, I see my PC name on the wireless when mapping drive but I click the + and no folders show up even tho I have C: and one other shared. I map directly using //pcname/C$ and it still doesn't work.
XP pro on PC wired to linksys router. XP home on laptop. They work fine w/router but I am not network saavy.
I have set security on router already so that only my laptop can use it (MAC filtering, WAP, etc.).
On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:38:01 +0100, Mark McIntyre wrote in :
To give everyone [shudder] access, use Simple File Sharing. See "How to configure file sharing in Windows XP"
However, for anyone with XP Pro (not Home), I strongly recommend controlled sharing of folders instead of Simple File Sharing. See "How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP"
True, except that Simple File Sharing *isn't* secure.
This REALLY is a bad idea. You should create a subdirectory and share that. Theres absolutely no need to share out your root directory. Why woud you want people to be able to copy your autoexec.bat, image your swapfile (and thereby take an image of any applications you might have had in it), copy your boot files etc?
This is not entirely correct - I have set up between XP Pro and XP Home without using Simple File Sharing on the XPHome machine. Its fairly painful but possible.
(another classic from MS this, proper file sharing is apparently too hard for the target users so they dumb it down to the useless and insecure level...)
This doesn't make sense. Firstly you would move the file, not copy it and secondly the root of your C drive is still on the same 80Gig drive, so whether you store the file in C:\\ or c:\\shared_files makes no difference in terms of space occupied.
BTW a 40GB file is going to be unsharable anyway by any form of wireless combined with DSL. And what sort of file is 40GB in size, thats large even for DVD.... ?
Obscurity is NOT security. Could be worse in hicksville, nothing for your teen-aged neighbours kids to do of an evening except torch hayricks and try hacking wireless. Mac filtering and SSID hiding serve no serious purpose. WPA is harder to crack but not impossible and anyone with wired access (eg coming in from the internet) is *inside* your wireless security.
Seems to me that already made up your mind. Thats ok, the purpose of my post was to point out that you're doing something dumb, not to stop you doing it. Here's an idea tho - if someone has read access to your C:\\ drive, then with XP Home they can almost certainly read anything on your entire C drive. For example they could read all your system config (maybe license keys etc), copy cookie files (eg from your internet banking) copy emails (eg to your secret lover) copy documents (eg to your lawyer about your wife) etc etc etc. If you're cool about that, ok. If you prefer to keep that stuff safe, then share out a subdir and give no access to Everyone.
Also could you not top post in technical groups, it makes answers very hard to understand.