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Where could I learn how to set a simple home network?

Asked by sunssi (120points) March 18th, 2011

Similar to a small business, so all the PC’s linked together, so I could set up a username and password for someone and they could go on any machine and log on and find their files?

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blueiiznh's avatar

What OS are you running?
This is available in Windows all the way back to Windows for Workgroups 3.11.

jaytkay's avatar

By default, XP Home has Simple File Sharing, which lets everybody access the files with no password. XP Professional has Advanced File Sharing with user names and passwords.

There is a workaround for XP Home
How to Disable Simple File Sharing in Windows XP Home Edition

And here’s a good page for starters
Windows XP Networking: Sharing in the Home Office

anartist's avatar

Easy—get a wireless router and make sure computers have WIFI.
Then follow @jaytkay ‘s advice.

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