networking - Windows Vista Network Folder and File Sharing

  • TwilightLinkable

    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.

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  • Scandalist

    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.

    ie: \\\Share

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  • posdef

    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:

    • Xbox 360
    • IP phone
    • Printer
    • QNAP server (Web, File and Multimedia)

    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:

    1. is this setup feasible? smart? efficient?
    2. can this be improved somehow?
    3. my current router (D-Link DI624) and the previous one (DI-524) used to have spontaneous drops in network, which I find highly irritating. I don't believe in my router, especially now that it completely crashed when I was test-running the setup by transferring a large media file to server while xbox was playing music from the server, and two computers browsing the net. Do I need to get new hardware, if so, any recommendations for a reliable and fast router?

    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 ??

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  • Stanley Williams

    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)