Share Files through Wireless Network in Windows® Vista
Discuss how to share files through a wireless network in Windows Vista.
You may be using Windows Vista-based system for business needs. You may need to share files and folders in the system with other systems. It is not always possible to use a thumb drive or CD for carrying your data. The best possible method for data and file sharing is the use of network sharing. The network sharing allows you to send and receive data among many systems. There are mainly two types of network connectivities i.e. wired and wireless. A wireless network allows users to stay connected always with other systems without any wires or cables. You can thus share your data, files and folders etc. with other systems.
Here are some tips to share files and other data in Windows Vista using wireless network:
- Access Network and Sharing Center
- Change network properties
- Password protection
Access Network and Sharing Center
Initial step in sharing files and other data in Windows Vista using wireless network is to access Network and Sharing Center. This can be accessed from Network and Internet folder in the Control Panel. You can also click the network icon in the taskbar of the system and get the Network and Sharing Center. You can then see all networks which are connected to network at present. Turn on options for Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing. You need to ensure that these steps are done for the systems for which you need to share files.
Change network properties
It is possible to share files and folders from any location by changing the network properties. To do this, you need to select and right click files or folder and select 'Properties' option. You need to then select 'Sharing' tab and get the 'Share' option. Next step is to select 'Guest' from the drop down menu and click 'Add' button. Then click 'Share' button. You can set viewing permissions by selecting 'Permissions for Guest user' in Permissions window under 'Sharing' tab.
It is always recommended to protect password of file and folder sharing in Windows Vista wireless sharing. It is needed to avoid any hackers from the network. The Password Protection can be activated in the Network and Sharing Center. Thus, you need to use the user account and password while you access shared folders from other systems.
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