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Hey

I got 2 PC in my office with CAD network manager. We are connected to the internet through a hub, another office next to us got "n" computers on the same hub and they can access our computers shared drives. Windows XP, how can I setup a password and user for it so only my PC can access these drives?
I got to this part but I am unable to create a user on my or the other computer... I dont get it, what do I have to do to access these files?





Also windows 7 password protected shared files, when accessing its asking me to input user and pass. I know where the pass is or what is, but what user do I create or use? Can someone please explain this to me?



Thank you in advance!
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its called subnetting
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It took me 3 times reading that to understand half what your wrote. Are you guys seriously using a hub or are you just calling it that?
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It took me 3 times reading that to understand half what your wrote. Are you guys seriously using a hub or are you just calling it that?
Sorry about that English is not my mother tongue. I dont know much about networking its almost like a router except theres no WAN port. A switch maybe? What part u didnt get? Where I said I dont get it? Means I dont know what username I have to use (because I dont know how to create that kind of user) to log in the second computer to access the shared files. Previous poster said subnetting...
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Use VLANs to segregate your networks.
Use ACLs to manage access.
In all reality you should have an Active Directory domain deployed.

I'm guessing this thing is just cobbled together with consumer grade routers/switches...

Any user with local admin credentials on a box can access the administrative shares.
If you were using Active Directory on this network, it would be a lot easier to manage PC's, users, and shares/resources.
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its called subnetting
Thx, that helped, I didnt know what I had to look for. Also VLAN looked to complicated to me.

Theres one more thing, second image Ive posted. Connecting to a password protected network shared folder asks me to enter my credentials. I know my password but what username do I use?
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Theres one more thing, second image Ive posted. Connecting to a password protected network shared folder asks me to enter my credentials. I know my password but what username do I use?
Since you don't have any sort of centralized authentication mechanism you'll have to use local (exists on the machine you're connecting to, not yours) administrative credentials.
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Since you don't have any sort of centralized authentication mechanism you'll have to use local (exists on the machine you're connecting to, not yours) administrative credentials.
Thanks! Now I know.
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