Problem to a file/printer sharing network.


I want to do a network to share files, printer and internet. I have already shared the internet by all connection to the access point devices through wireless and connecting the access point to the cable modem, but I can't share any file or folder.

I tried many things to create a small network of win xp, but I failed.

I have a wireless access point Dap1150 D-Link wireless modem 1 billion for the ADSL2 +, a PC (win xp) with a normal network adapter and an external wireless LAN adapter + a laptop (win 7) which has two cards and support network wi - fi.

Please help I have searched a lot but I couldn't find anything useful.



Assuming that the "billion for ADSL2 wireless modem + ' is a router, and it is configured as one.

Since you have a Windows 7 computer too, the network must be configured take into consideration.


Maybe this can help.


The following looks like a long history (it's only 600 words). I know not what is knowledge of the user, and exactly what has been done already. The info go through the motions of the configuration and verify most of the common aspects of the LAN Windows OS features '.


Win7 when configured on the peer-to-peer network has three types of configurations of sharing.

Group residential network = only works between Win 7 computers. This type of configuration, it is very easy to entry level users to start sharing network.

Working network = fundamentally similar to previous methods of sharing that allow you to control what, how and to whom the records would be shared with.

Public share
= network Public (as Internet Café) in order to reduce security risks.

For the best newspaper of the results of each computer screen system and together all computers on a network of the same name, while each computer has its own unique name.


Make sure that the software firewall on each computer allows free local traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall on, Vista/XP Firewall Native should be disabled, and the active firewall has adjusted to your network numbers IP on what is sometimes called the Zone of confidence (see part 3 firewall instructions

General example,
Please Note that some 3rd party software firewall continue to block the same aspects it traffic Local, they are turned Off (disabled).
If possible, configure the firewall correctly or completely uninstall to allow a clean flow of local network traffic.

If you end up with the 3rd party software uninstalled or disabled, make sure that Windows native firewall is active .


Network Win 7 with another version of Windows as a work network (works very well if all computers are Win 7 also).

In the center of the network, by clicking on the type of network opens the window to the right.

Choose your network type. Note the check box at the bottom and check/uncheck depending on your needs.


Win 7 -

Win 7 network sharing folder specific work -

Vista file and printer sharing -

Windows XP file sharing -;en-us;304040

In Win XP Pro with simple sharing Off, you can visually see the Permission/security level and set them up at your convenience.

Sharing printer XP -

Setting Windows native firewall for sharing XP -
Windows XP Patch for sharing with Vista (no need for XP - SP3) -

When you have finished the configuration of the system, it is recommended to restart everything the router and all computers involved.


If you have permission and security issues with Vista/Win7, check the following settings.

Point to a folder that wants to share do right click and choose Properties.

In the properties

Click on the Security tab shown in the bellows of the photo on the right) and verify that users and their permissions (see photo below Centre and left) are configured correctly. Then do the same for the authorization tab.

This screen shot is to Win 7, Vista menus are similar.


The Security Panel and the authorization Panel, you need to highlight each user/group and consider that the authorization controls are verified correctly.

When everything is OK, restart the network (router and computer).

* Note . The groups and users listed in the screen-shoot are just an example. Your list will focus on how your system is configured.

** Note . All the users who are allowed to share need to have an account on the computers they are allowed to connect to everyone is an account, that means a group of all users who already have an account now as users. This does not mean everyone who feel they would like to connect.

Jack-MVP Windows Networking. WWW.EZLAN.NET

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