problem with router!

By skinny#49
Jan 3, 2006
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  1. Please Help Me!

    i have recently purchased a netgear DG834G router.

    got it to connect to the internet on all the computers connected to it. i also wish to transfer files between the pc's, aswell as share the printer, but dont know wher to start!!!
    please could someone point me in the right direction?

    many thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Try the amazing invention of "searching". Keywords like "windows", "file sharing", "network", might help.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    netgear website should help you setup the router to share
    do search here for intructions on setup of files and drives for sharing
    microsoft also has tips on network sharing setups
    start with the first machine make sure it is getting to the internet
    then setup sec. one make sure it to is getting to internet
    if on dsl you will not need there software
    as you will config the router with the info to connect
    lookup static settings for network cards as well
    good luck,skinny#49 and Welcome to the board
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,040   +223

    leave the router alone, you don't want File/Print sharing from the external web.
    if you do -- you will be sorry!

    File/Print Sharing is setup in the Windows Firewall on all participating systems.
    The specific FOLDER is then shared via right-click on the name.

    All systems must be on the same workgroup: if they're all XP systems, then
    just move on, otherwise, use the CP->System to set them all to WORKGROUP.

    You should be able to Map Network Drive to any shared folder and then use
    drag-n-drop to copy files.

    the CP-Printers & Faxes can then be used to find the NETWORK printer(s).
    {fyi: all systems will need the correct drivers for it, but frequently these can be auto-loaded as you connect the first time }
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