I would like to know how to allow a user/username from a different computer (sample: \home-pc\Owner) to have viewing permissions and someone else (sample \home-pc\Guest) to have full accsess to the one folder (in this case, My documents). How would I go about doing that via Windows Vista? Oh, and by the way, I have tried this already but the computer name would not show up on my side at all. My computer says that the computer could not be found. I am on the same work group as the other computer is.
Share the folder and create identical user credentials on each computer. Add the username to the shared folder permissions and your set. As a side note, if you do not have a DNS server you may have to map the hostnames to their appropriate IP address in the HOST file. Or simply use IP address's to access each machine.
I have recently decided to re-structure the home network of our flatshare here. Here's a quick outline of the situation. I envision to have the following 4 devices connected to the router via cable:
We are three people living here, so on top of that there will be to 5-6 computers/mobile devices connecting as wireless clients. My goal is to be able to transfer files (when needed) between the computer and the Multimedia server, which I can reach via 360 and play on the TV. I also would like to keep a high level of security; right now I have the encryption on WPA2 and MAC filtering.
I don't believe the web server will get heavy traffic, though I would like to have it responsive.Likewise, I don't have a habit of downloading via torrent etc, but I greatly appreciate my network being responsive and fast, especially when I am browsing or streaming high quality media.
Now my questions are:
EDIT: I realized that I haven't mentioned that I have a 100Mbit connection, and that I would need a router that is reliable in terms of fending off potential/possible attacks to the server. On a side note, has anyone experience with NetGear WNR3500L ??
I have a similar setup. Wii, ps3, 3 netbooks, 2 laptops, multiple smart phones, android tablet, bluray, media extender and media server/torrentbox.
I recommend a gigabit router that is comptible with DD-WRT. DD-WRT basically turns a 75$ router into a super expensive one. Also set up your QOS to give priority to certain devices.
We have no problems with our setup. We even setup a script on the router that throttles the torrents whn other traffic builds. I also suggest hard wiring your heavy hitters. (Server, xbox and desktops if possible)