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I was using XP pro, but I just installed Vista. I have a network set-up from my back-up PC (E2180, 2gb ballistix, cheapo ECS mobo) I switched to Vista so I could pssword protect shared hdd's. With XP, you can pw protect files, but not drives. Since I want to have access to all my drives and don't really want all the epople on the server (tennants in my building) to have access to all of them, this was the easiest way.

Set up is a breeze. I love having all the extra space on another machine. I have been using remote desktop to monitor it too, so no need for extra periferals once it is set-up. the only time I need to plug in a monitor/keyboard/mouse is when I reboot. that is only because I fold with that machine, so it needs to have an OS password, so I need those to get past that.


edit: Also, I just use my router for a hib as we already had that to share internet.
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well am getting a wireless router which i believe can also me used as a wired router (will that be enough to share the drives)
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well am getting a wireless router which i believe can also me used as a wired router (will that be enough to share the drives)
It can be. GL
 
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I use mine for music and movies mostly and it has been fine. It is all wired, though, as I live in the city and do not want to deal with the extra security. I think it may be a bit slow for larger files swaps and such, but my server PC is only a few feet away from my main, so i can always use flash drives for that.
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well all i need now is a 400gb+ hdd hehe and am ready
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ok i am lost, i finally got the second pc build, its connected to the net through a netgear wireless router, it is using a wireless adapter to connect while my main rig is connected to the router with an Ethernet cord.i keep trying to setup a shared folder or a shared drive but i keep hitting a dead end. Can anyone help me (by the way the maain rig has vista and the other has xp
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What is happening when you try to share the folders/drive ?
 
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i keep trying to use the networking wizards but there both telling me that i need to run the wizards on all my computers, i really don't even understand what am doing anymore
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You need to just have file sharing enabled on every computer.

For example, in vista: make sure that in the network and sharing window, that file sharing is enabled, and network discovery, and public folder sharing.

On the other PC just run the network setup wizard (assuming XP...).

Then back to vista. Click on network from the start menu. Since network discovery is enabled, you should see the other PC's name pop up. Click on it, and you will see all the shared directories.

Hope this works.
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If you've a USB drive once you setup one PC,it should ask you if you want to save the settings, save the settings to the USB drive then go to the other PC and do the same. Everything should be in order then,now you can share the drive and folders that you want.This might help you out.
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...7e35f1033.mspx
 
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