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Windows 7: How Do I Connect My Laptop To My PC?

08 Dec 2010   #11
byronwells

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
Does your router have wired ports or is it just wireless ?? Your laptop probably has a wireless built in. How does your desktop connect ??

If you're using the same credentials on both computers, connecting should not be an issue. Run ipconfig on both computers to see what IPs they have, then connect by IP.

If, on the other hand, only one is connected to the network and you MUST use a crossover cable, it's a little more involved.

Let us know how you connect and we'll go from there.

In regards to the wirless router side.. The router is connect to an Ethernet cable to my pc ( it does not have the wirless capability) And the laptop is connect via wifi..

I have called my pc Byron-pc and my laptop Byron-Laptop. Do I need to change then to have the same id name??


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08 Dec 2010   #12
byronwells

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Now why on earth would the Op be using ICS if he had a router?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection (192.168.137.1) and gave an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)
Sorry but you have lost me
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08 Dec 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by byronwells View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Now why on earth would the Op be using ICS if he had a router?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection (192.168.137.1) and gave an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)
Sorry but you have lost me
Sorry but thats about as simple as I can make it. I only took this from a previous post. This procedure works.
Internet Connection Sharing between 7 and XP
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08 Dec 2010   #14
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

So, as far as I can tell, you have internet connection on both computers.
Desktop is wired to your router, and your laptop is connected WiFi to your router.

You can see both computers in the network, but you can't access the drives/folders/files on the desktop, so you can copy them across to your laptop.

OR

You can't see both computers in the network, so you can't connect. Meaning for example, you can't see the desktop computer from your laptop, so you can't access the drives/folders/files to copy them across.

If the first.....I suggest setting up workgroup sharing vs. homegroup. Set both computers into the same workgroup....name it whatever you want, just make it the same on both computers. Leave the Homegroup, as having workgroup and homegroup running at the same time can cause issues.

Let's say you want to share you whole D drive.....you want the laptop to be able to access any and all files on D drive of the desktop. (NEVER SHARE THE ROOT DIRECTORY OF YOUR C DRIVE. Only specific files/folders within the C) I only do this with my D partition, and external HDD's. I find anything shared from the C should be shared either VERY CAREFULLY or thru the Public folders. That being said.......

On the desktop.......
Right-click the D drive of the desktop. Go to "Properties". Go to "Sharing" tab.
Click "Advanced Sharing". Click "Share this Folder".
Click "Apply" then "OK".

Now click "Security" tab. Click "Edit" then click "Add"
Int the box that says "Enter the object names to select" enter "network" then click "OK". Another window will pop up, asking if you want "NETWORK" or "NETWORK SERVICE" . I just choose "NETWORK" then OK.


If you want to move files from the D: drive (not just copy) then select "network" in the Group or User names box, and down below edit the permissions to allow "full control"

If you just need to copy them to your laptop, you don't need to edit the permissions of the "network" group/user name. Read permissions should be all you need.

Now hit Apply, wait for the permission text window to do it's thing, then hit OK when done.

Now, on your laptop, you should see the D: drive of your desktop in the Network folder on the leftside of Windows Explorer. You should be able to look in and either copy across to your laptop or move to your laptop, depending on the permissions you gave the "network" group.

Just make sure to edit your values for permissions later on if leaving the Network group full control will be a security threat.

Of course the drive letters I gave were examples. You can do these steps with folders, or files as well.
Seems long winded, but is pretty simple. I use this method on all my external hard drives.

I do also , however, add "everyone" to the Group or object box in the security tab, and allow Read, Read and exectue and List Folder Contents

Hope this helps.
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09 Dec 2010   #15
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

ICS would work, assuming that's what he wants. I'd recommend using the wireless router instead.

OP, do you have computers connected to the belkin in some fashion ?? Can they both access the Internet ??

If so, that's good. We'll go from there. If not, more information on what options you have to connect both to the router.
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