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    File sharing via wireless network.

    Currently I'm running Windows xp on a desktop and Ubuntu 8.04 on a laptop. I've got them sharing an internet connection through a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and I'm wondering how to set up file sharing between the computers.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Re: File sharing via wireless network.

    to share files on ubuntu to a windows pc you have to install samba http://prash-babu.blogspot.com/2008/...-in-linux.html and to share files on xp to ubuntu you need to enable file sharing http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...p_filesharing/

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    Re: File sharing via wireless network.

    I was surprised this wasn't a common feature. I think having a wireless router with the main computer wired and wireless devices like PS3, laptop and others is pretty common. Any advice you can give to us newbies would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: File sharing via wireless network.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWT_nux View Post
    I was surprised this wasn't a common feature. I think having a wireless router with the main computer wired and wireless devices like PS3, laptop and others is pretty common. Any advice you can give to us newbies would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi SWT_nux,

    Did you try to posted advice/instructions re: SAMBA etc.? If so, did it work? It sounds like I have an almost identical setup as yours, and I also am trying to enable filesharing (XP desktop <-> Ubuntu laptop via Lynksys router). Right now I'm just e-mailing files back and forth which is not optimal...
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    I read the links from superprash2003's post (thanks superprash2003!), and I roughly followed those instructions. I just added Samba as an application from the Applications menu, then added a "Share" folder using Samba (System > Administration > Samba), set the access for that share to a particular user, then added that user under Samba > preferences > Samba users, and added the Windows username (I got this from XP: [pc name]\Guest) and a new password, then went to Network places in XP, added a network place, chose another network location ("\\[Ubuntu laptop IP]\[Ubuntu "share" name, set in Samba]", drop the brackets). XP asked for my password and successfully opened the share folder on my Ubuntu laptop. I shot off my firewalls during all of this, but turning them back on had no effect (I still had access).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dps77 View Post
    I read the links from superprash2003's post (thanks superprash2003!), and I roughly followed those instructions. I just added Samba as an application from the Applications menu, then added a "Share" folder using Samba (System > Administration > Samba), set the access for that share to a particular user, then added that user under Samba > preferences > Samba users, and added the Windows username (I got this from XP: [pc name]\Guest) and a new password, then went to Network places in XP, added a network place, chose another network location ("\\[Ubuntu laptop IP]\[Ubuntu "share" name, set in Samba]", drop the brackets). XP asked for my password and successfully opened the share folder on my Ubuntu laptop. I shot off my firewalls during all of this, but turning them back on had no effect (I still had access).
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    Ok, I misspoke-- I subsequently had to add the respective IP's for each other's firewalls. Once I did that, everything worked fine.

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