File and Internet Sharing Advice Please

  gazmania 11:46 23 May 04

Running a Linksys combined wireless / wired network. There are 3 PCs sharing files and internet downstairs with one pc acting as the server. Upstairs there are a further 4 PCs wired to the router to enable them internet access. The dilemma is how to preclude the PCs upstairs from sharing the files / folders downstairs. Is it possible enable restricted access to specific users so that they can access the internet but not the shared folders? PCs are running WIN XP.

  Fruit Bat 15:36 23 May 04

For XP in my computer select the drive click on properties click on the shatring tab check drive is not shared, do same for all drives you don't want other computers to access.

  AndySD 15:40 23 May 04

Yes but it depends on the version of xp ...if its Pro then you can turn off simple file sharing on the pcs downstairs and then limit who via permissions

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