Support Can my Inc see other computers in my network?

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  1. mrootes

    mrootes Well-Known Member
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    I have a wireless router, two computers and an ext hard drive for storage in my home. Can I use my Inc to see the other computers? I would like to move files between my computer and Inc without having to connect the USB cord.
     

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  2. wilbu1j

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    i am also interested in this...
     
  3. Musky

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  4. joeybcdt

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    Can you give a quick tutorial?

    Go to "Change View"
    Assume go to "LAN"
    Menu > New > Server
    Now what?
     
  5. nightfishing

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    you need to enter in the Local IP address of the computer you want to access.

    depending on your network, may look something like 192.168.1.1xx

    From the computer hit Run>cmd>ipconfig
     
  6. one11sgt

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    Download WebSharing Lite from the market place. Allows u to access your phone from any computers web browser on your network and transfer files when your phone is connected via WiFi.
     
  7. Musky

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    I didn't have to enter any IP address or server. Once I'm in "LAN", I just hit the search icon at the top of the page and all my computers just pop up in the windows after a few seconds.
     
  8. lilRikki

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    Use Dropbox. Anything you put in the Dropbox folder is sync'd into the cloud and you can access it from any computer that you have Dropbox installed on or on the Dropbox website. The client is available on several os's and they have an Android app. You get 2gb free and get an extra 250mb for every person you refer up to 8gb (shameless referral link: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTMzNDUwMjM5 so that I may receive more space if anyone decided to try it out). I have 3 computers and an Incredible on order, Dropbox is a necessity for me.
     
  9. Musky

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    I also like dropbox a lot for sharing photo's etc. But the OP question was how to access files on his networked computers wirelessly, and that's not exactly what dropbox does. I can sit in my living room and move files back and forth from my phone, to and from any computer on my network with ESFile Explorer.
     
  10. joeybcdt

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    That does it. Thanks.
     
  11. Musky

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    Glad it worked for you.

    I live out in the country with no close neighbors, so I leave my wireless network unsecured. If you are using WEP or WAP, I assume it will ask for your password. You should only have to enter it once.

    Can you confirm this?
     
  12. joeybcdt

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    I was already logged in to my WiFi so it didn't ask.
     
  13. joeybcdt

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    All 4 pop up. 1 XP, 1 Win 7 Home Premium, 2 Win 7 Pro.

    The most important one (Win 7 Pro) is no problem Full access to all shared folders. However, the other 3 ask for a username and password. I am a user with admin rights on all pc's but my username and password won't get me access. Any idea what's screwy here?
     
  14. mrootes

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    Thganks for the info on File Explorer. I downloaded it and it did what I wanted!

    Thanks!
     
  15. Musky

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    Sometimes Windows security will set some defaults a little too strict. Try right-clicking on the folder you want to share and go into "security and sharing" and there should be a setting to require a password for the folder, you should be able to un-check it and then reboot and hopefully it will work then.
     

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