You have installed your network card and checked the network
The question is now: do you only want to connect from your system
to another computer on
the network or do you want to allow other computers also to
access resources on your system ?
(a network resource is either a complete disk, a folder with all
files and subdirectories or a printer)
For other computers to access your system, you should have
Sharing" as part of the check/adjusting of the network
Once "File-and-Print Sharing" is installed, you need
now to decide, to which part
of your computer other system should have access: which part of
your system to SHARE.
You can give access to a complete
disk on your computer or to just a folder.
You can allow other system to print on your printer.
||Sharing a compete Disk:
In "My Computer",
on the disk to be shared and
select from the context /
Popup menu: "Sharing"
||The system displays the
"Properties" of the disk,
with the Tab:"Sharing"
By defauly, the disk is
the disk to be
"Shared As..", define
Share-name, which will be the
name of this disk on the
network (no blanks,as short
You can decide the level
that other system can
Only-Read data from your disk,
or have Full-permission (to
read/write/delete files) .
If you trust everybody on your
network, no need for passwords,
but if there are some systems
not allowed to access your data,
define a password !
||Once a disk is shared, the
Symbol in "My Computer" changes:
the hand holding the disk
||Sharing a Folder :
If you do not want to give access
to your complete disk, you can
allow access (=share) just a folder:
other systems will then see only
the files and sub-folders in this
Select the folder to be shared,
right-click and select from the
Context / popup menu:
||Like Sharing a complete
select "Shared As...", define
the "Share Name" , the access
type (and a password, if required)
||Once a folder is shared, the
Folder - Symbol changes:
the hand holding the Folder
||Sharing a Printer:
"MyComputer" or via the
Control-panel),right-click on the printer to be
shared and select from the context / pop-up
system displays the "Properties" of the
printer with the Tab:"Sharing"
By defauly, a printer is Not shared.
Select "Shared As....",
define a Share-Name,
under which the printer will be listed in
the Network Neighborhood.
||Once a prnter is shared, the
Symbol in "Printers" changes:
the hand holding the printer.