Very quick easy question!!

  Teddington 16:58 27 Aug 03
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I have a netgear router (mr314)

I have 2 pc connected via cable to get internet access

CAN I USE THE ROUTER AS A MEANS OF SHARING DATA/FILES BETWEEN THE TWO PC'S????

TIA

  rickf 17:08 27 Aug 03

Yes. Others would give you expert advice.

  woodchip 17:08 27 Aug 03

Quick answer yes but do not ask me how I have never networked as such. I use a USB bridge cable to share files

  Patr100 17:12 27 Aug 03

Or you might be able to use an FTP program between them.

  Teddington 17:53 27 Aug 03

thats the last time I spend £1.50/min on the

PC ADVISOR EXPERT HOTLINE

as they told me I need to either cable directly between the two PC's or buy a switch.

I was shocked and confused.

However I still have not managed the network but at least I know it is possible

  spikeychris 18:22 27 Aug 03

Go back to Control Panel, Network and install Client for
Microsoft Networks, TCP/IP, and "File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks.

  Teddington 18:31 27 Aug 03

oh mate I wish it was that easy!!!

I have been playing with this problem for ages. one pc is 98 and other is xp. I have got in such a muddle and its never worked. its just beyond me

  spikeychris 18:37 27 Aug 03

How many protocols are you using?

  Teddington 18:42 27 Aug 03

how many should i be using ??

this is one of the problems on both machines they each have load in the set up

  spikeychris 18:56 27 Aug 03

Are you using an NIC or USB?

  Teddington 20:49 27 Aug 03

one pc is xp one is 98 both have network cards (not usb)
the xp has a modem (not used) and a PCIMCA wifi card (to use with the router

the 98 has just a network card

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