PLEASE dont multi post. Use the "Edit Post" button. Thanks. I will try and answer your questions as fully as I can:
Say there are more than one computer trying to access the host and the shared files, can this be done? All they would have to do is connect to the network and they would be able to see my shared files in their network places(XP), or in windows 7 under the network category when they click their username after they click Start button.
Precisely, as long as they are set up correctly, then each machine should be able to access all others on the network (unless you choose to block a certain machine's IP address)
ts set to public since when Im using wifi(Internet) its a public connection and when Im connected to that wifi connection(linksys) I CAN change the type but when im on the ad hoc network I cant change the connection type.....????
Im sorry I don't understand... are you saying that you are connected to a public Wifi Hotspot?
would I need to have internet accesS? because none of them do well wifi on laptop thats it. But i would want to be aBLE TO SHARE WITHOUT INTERNET.
No. All you need is either Crossover Cable or a Router.
Oh and would there be a tutorial on HOW TO CREATE A NETWORK? for both OS....
That IS what this Tutorial is. Actually creating the network is simple, you just pplug a couple of cables in, its configuring it thats the headache.
did everythingo on the tutorial but I still cant see the Desktop PC on my network. What would be the prob? Did i create the wrong type of network? PLS..what would be the correct way to create the network? All I want is for the PC to show up on my laptop without having to type in the IP address or anything. HELP pls
OS of both machines please? also open command prompt type "ipconfig /all" (no quotes) and post a screenie.
create the Network (Open and No Encryption(even the firewall is down) I try to change the network type on Laptop
Is the XP Machine the one you created the Network on? How did you create it? Also, "home, work, public" means nothing to XP, its automatically a work network, its only Win 7 that needs configuring like that.