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Old 09-28-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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My friend and I are trying to connect our computers over the internet so we can access each others shared folders. I have limited knowledge in networking so I was wondering what the easiest way would be to do this.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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In other to share a folder you need to do the following:

My Network Places, Setup Home or Small Office Network, Next, Next, Yes, Next, type in Computer Name/Description, Next. Here is the key part. The workgroup name must be the same for both of your computers in order for you two to share stuff. Hit Next, then turn of File and Printer Sharing. Follow the last few steps and finish the wizard. I don't know the last couple by head. Once you have done that, when you want to share a folder all you have to do is right click and share.

I'm pretty sure in order for you to access his stuff and vice-versa both of the computers need to be on. If you have WMP11 you can also stream videos and music by going into options and enabling sharing.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:08 AM   #3
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we are not on the same lan so will that still work?
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yea joga that wont work. hes not on the same lan (im guessing).
could try setting up an ftp on each computer. that would be easiest.
or you could try setting up a vpn server.

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn.htm

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networ...vpn_server.htm
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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hes not on the same lan (im guessing).
Unbelievable guess!

..... Nevermind that he already said as much right above your post 8 hrs prior.
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i didnt want to make joga feel bad
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IF you have a fast enough connection it will still work.

\\67.15.15.50\share

etc will still work
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I was thinking VPN but it looks like ATF beat me to it.
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It's exactly what you and your friend are looking for.
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