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Old 02-24-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Firstly, hello everyone!

I have just set up a LAN between two Pcs in my room, and have been playing with file sharing and the like. I have been trying to share my dvd r/w between the two pcs but so far am having not much luck. I have got it so i can read the files on the dvd r/w from the pc that its not attached to, but when it looks for the disk its only looking for it locally. Is there a way of setting it so its sees the r/w on the other pc as a network drive and so will look innit when install something?

Im terrible at describing problems so don't be alarmed if that made no sense to you at all!

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Old 02-24-2005, 06:59 AM   #2
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yes...

from the my computer windows click on tools and click map network drive...
it will then have a drive letter and not \\computer\drive share. this will let you install programs that can only be installed from a CD and not a network share.
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from the my computer windows click on tools and click map network drive...
it will then have a drive letter and not \\computer\drive share. this will let you install programs that can only be installed from a CD and not a network share.
Thats magic, cheers! Im at work atm but i will try it when i get home. Thanks pal
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i too tried setting up a lan network between my two computers and it said that it was connected but i wasnt able to do any file sharing or internet sharing. any of u guys know wat the problem is???
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I did that 'map network drive' thingy, and its found the drive, but its not reading it as a DVD drive. i can access the files on the disk and install something through it, but it still says 'please insert disk', ie its not seeing it as a drive to check. Is there a simple fix to this?
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i too tried setting up a lan network between my two computers and it said that it was connected but i wasnt able to do any file sharing or internet sharing. any of u guys know wat the problem is???
Are you using internet sharing or anything?
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well i was trying to do it between those 2 computers but failed. do u know the problem?? i used a correct lan crossover wire but still didnt work.
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well i was trying to do it between those 2 computers but failed. do u know the problem?? i used a correct lan crossover wire but still didnt work.
Are you on Windows XP? Has it asked you to create a 'network setup disk'? If its xp your on, it shoudnt be a problem, as it will (usually) detect I.P addresses and the like automaticly.
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yes i am using xp and it did ask me to create a network setup disk but i thought i didnt need to make one so i didnt make it.
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is that why it isnt working?
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