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accessing a PC connected to my router

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by scimmy, 30 May 2008.

  1. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Hi People

    We have 2 PCs here, one running Ubuntu (mine) and my Wife's XP home machine. They're both connected to a wired router.

    Is there a way that we can access each others machines to view files and pictures please?.

    Many thanks
     
  2. monkeybone

    monkeybone What's a Dremel?

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    Using remote desktop software would work, something like tightVNC or ultraVNC as long as they support both platforms.

    Monkeybone
     
  3. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    Do you just mean a network share, i.e. access shared folders? Or as monkeybone suggests are you wanting to actually take control of each others desktop?
     
  4. scimmy

    scimmy Minimodder

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    Just to be able to access folders on each others PCs really
     
  5. culley

    culley What's a Dremel?

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    You need to install samba on the ubuntu computer, its very easy there loads of guides out there.
     
  6. Glider

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  7. scimmy

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    Many thanks for all of the help :)
     
  8. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    i was able to browse windows pc's with ubuntu without adding further apps
    just use the my computer linux thingy, easy
     
  9. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Same here, viewing the windows data from linux is cake. Haven't gotten the other way working yet, but then I haven't really tried, either.
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    For Ubuntu, just use the file browser to select the folder you would like to share, right click -> share

    It'll pop up Synaptic to install stuff.

    For windows, do the same, except goto control panel -> Networking -> Disable password protected sharing (unless you want it)
     
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