Peer to Peer File Sharing

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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A guide to file sharing on Windows XP

Peer to Peer File Sharing

Map

Basic Tools/
Hardware

Software

Preparation

IP Setup

File

Sharing

End

Start

Basic Tools/ Hardware


Two or more PC’s running
Windows XP


One Cross
-
Over cable


When connecting more than
two devices Straight
-
Through
cables are needed.


One Hub


Used to connect a Network
solution with more than two
computers.

*
You will need the Client for Microsoft Networks
in order to share files over a Peer to Peer connection


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Software Preparation


Firewall


Click
Start
, then open the
Control

Panel


Next, click on the
Windows

Firewall

and check the box labeled
Off


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Software Preparation


Naming The Network


Click
Start
, right click
My

Computer
.


In the
System

Properties

click
Computer

Name
, then click
Network

ID

and follow the
Networking

ID

Wizard

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Software Preparation


Turning Off LAN


Click
Start
, open the
Control

Panel
, open
Network

Connections
.


Right click the
WAN

icon to the right, and click
Disable

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IP Setup


Configuring Your IP Address


Click
Start
, click
Control

Panel
, and then click
Network

Connections
.


Click
Local

Area

Connection
, scroll down and click Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP).


Select
the Use following
IP

address

check box.


Input
your preferred
IP

address

matching the network Subnet Mask, then click
OK
. (Example: “192.168.100.1” matches Subnet Mask “225.225.225.0”)


Click
OK

in the
Local

Area

Connection

Properties
.


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IP Setup


Command Prompt/ Ping


Click
Start
, open the
Command

Prompt
.


Once in the
Command

Prompt

type “ping”, then the
IP

Address

of the
corresponding computer.

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File Sharing


Enabling File Sharing


Click
Start
, then open
My

Documents


Right click the folder you want to share and click
Sharing

and

Security
.


Once in the
Sharing

and

Security

window, check the box labeled
Share

This

Folder
, give the folder a name and click
Ok

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File Sharing


Moving folders to another computer


After sharing has been enabled on the folder, a small hand under
said folder should appear.


To transfer this folder to another computer, click
Move

F
older

under the
File

and

Folder

Tasks

tab to the left of the
window.


When in the
Move

Folder

window, double click the desired
network place, and your folder will be moved.

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Congratulations!

You have successfully shared a
file using a Peer to Peer
Network on Windows XP
!



The greatest accomplishment is not in never

falling
, but in rising again after you fall. ”



Vince Lombardi Jr.

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