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I just setup a workgroup on my Windows 7 ultimate machine and added my xp laptop to the workgroup. i have a few questions.

Is there a way i can share a all the files in a folder without having to select each one? i tre=ied just doing the folder but i dont think it worked right then i tried just doing one movie within the folder and it worked.

Unfortunately i think my router isn't good enough to allow the xp machine to watch a movie in the shared folder (its on the desktop and i was trying to stream it to the laptop without copying to the laptop)

do i need a better router and if so what kind of specs do i need to be able to do this (p.s. it was a blue ray rip)
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Advanced sharing for folders works fine for me.

What's the fps and resolution of the movie and what is the router you have now? If your using a plastic flimsy $40 router you got from best buy 4 years ago, chances are the specs are probably not up to par.

A cheap modern router would do the trick if you don't want to spend too much.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124277

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320038
RT-N16 is a great router for its price. Amazing specs for the money, not much other routers can match it in wired performance. You'd be safe with it for a long time.
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im using wireless
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Originally Posted by -=*HERO*=- View Post
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1) Shares are typically for folders and not individual files. Note you do not have to be in the same workgroup to view shared folders (navigate to \\\\ip )
2) Your router doesn't really have anything to do with it. On the same LAN you are not using routing functions, however you are using the integrated switch and access point (if wireless applicable).
3) Any kind of 1080p rip will choke and gag on G wireless.
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Router: Netgear, Router: Netgear, WGR614v7

i think it a wireless N router
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