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Windows 7: DO I need internet access

05 Sep 2010   #1
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 
DO I need internet access

to share files between A PC Dekstop running XP and a Laptop running Win7?


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05 Sep 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Absolutely not. You could transfer the files via a local network, or via a USB flash drive, or other external drive.
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05 Sep 2010   #3
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

YES, you will need internet access to share files between PCs, ONLY if you do NOT have a Local Area Network (LAN) setup with LAN cable, external hard drives, or Flash (USB) drives. (E.g. File sharing via Dropbox, Windows Live Skydrive, etc.)

NO, you won't need internet access to share files between PCs, ONLY if you HAVE a Local Area Network (LAN) setup with LAN cable, external hard drives, or Flash (USB) drives.
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05 Sep 2010   #4
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

Well i have wireless on both computers PC Desktop running XP has a USB Adapter, and Laptop running Win7 has a build in wifi card.
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05 Sep 2010   #5
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Have you set up sharing between the 2 machines?
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05 Sep 2010   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk View Post
Well i have wireless on both computers PC Desktop running XP has a USB Adapter, and Laptop running Win7 has a build in wifi card.
If you don't have a router you will have to setup an ad hoc connection between the two PC's to transfer data over wifi.
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07 Sep 2010   #7
heaumanepunk

se7en
 
 

i've tried making an adhoc connection and I am able to play multiplayer game with eachother, but have not been able to share files. On the laptop I cant see the desktop and the same goes for the Laptop.

I enabled sharing on Laptop by going to network and sharing center on laptop clicking change advanced sharing settings enabling everything except password protection. And on the PC Desktop running XP I right click Network adapter on bottom right hand side, go to advanced settings, right click wireless connection click properties and making sure that file and printer sharing box is checked, both on the same "WORKGROUP" . Still no luck. Thank you for replying
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07 Sep 2010   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

On my windows 7 PC I have the following enabled:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn off Public folder sharing
Use 128-bit encryption
Turn on password protected sharing

On my windows XP boxes
Simple file sharing is turned off and shared folders are password protected.
I share a folder and then add my username to the permissions.

I use the same username and password on all my PCs so I never get prompted for a password to a folder. I have one folder shared on each PC. If I want to copy or move something from one PC to the other it goes into a shared folder.

I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial on how to do this on this site. I had a quick look but didn't see it. I just got up so I'm not up to full speed yet. I'll have another look once i get some coffee in me.

EDIT: Found it > File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)[2]=File Folder Settings Folder Settings
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07 Sep 2010   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi
For File sharing etc you DO NOT NEED Internet access -- you WILL need a Local LAN of course -- this can be achieved via a router etc.

You DON'T need internet to share files, or music --in fact you don't even need Internet to stream music / video around you home (unless of course you want content from the Internet).

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Sep 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi
For File sharing etc you DO NOT NEED Internet access -- you WILL need a Local LAN of course -- this can be achieved via a router etc.
In addition, it could be achieved with a simple 4 port switch. A router isn't actually necessary as it won't be used to route traffic between 2 different networks. Of course, if the original poster will have internet access at a later time for sharing...then the router is probably the better way to go since it's also a switch.
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