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How do I set up a Home Network to allow file sharing through a Router?

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EDIT: Turns out it was all set up correctly all along and I was having an issue with the Subnet Mask lol.
One computer was set to 255.0.0.0 while the other was 255.255.255



I've done this once before, and I have forgotten. I spent the last couple of minutes trying to see if anything would refresh my memory but I can't seem to figure it out.

I'm using Windows XP on both of the computers, and they're both connected to the same router through Ethernet cords. Nothing wireless.

To get more specific, I want Computer A's D:\Partition to be shared over the network, accessible by Computer B, Computer C, and possibly Computer D (Laptop when I get one) which will all be connected to the same router.


Can someone help me out? It'd be much appreciated. I'm not in need of a major walk-through, but if you've got a link to one that will do just fine.
Edited by Shadow11377 - 12/16/11 at 1:32am
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Easiest way would be setting up a homegroup.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

However, with XP, all you need to do is right click a folder and share it. This is assuming the computers are within the same "workgroup".

Right click my computer > properties > name. <--- I think, XP users correct me.
Edited by Xinoxide - 11/6/11 at 2:41am
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If I'm understanding correctly then all you have to do is right click the folder or drive you want to share and go into the sharing properties.
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Both of my computers appear to be on the same workgroup, MSHOME, but how do I view shared folders in this workgroup?
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Go to "My network places". The list of connected hosts should populate itself.
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