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Solved Need help with setting up home network


onlytanmoy

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#1
Dear All,

I have a query--apart from the Homegroup option..is there any other way via which files can be shared between my Win 7 32-bit laptop & Win 8 64-bit desktop?

I am looking for something like-- upon clicking the PC name in the explorer, a window prompting for password will pop up and then upon entering correct password (may be the PC login password), the shared folders will be accessible?

Am sure Homegroup is the easiest solution out there. But I would like to know the other way too.

Thanks,
Troy.
 

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#3

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onlytanmoy

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#4
@Josh & Shawn>> thanks a lot for the resolution guys.

Forgive my noobness but one query-- whatever computer joins the homegroup, they will be visible in the Windows explorer, right? I mean no machine which has joined my homegroup can stay hidden?
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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onlytanmoy

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#6
thanks for clarifying my doubt Shawn..am really proud to be a member of eightforums family..marking this thread as 'solved' :)
 

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#7
You're most welcome Troy. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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onlytanmoy

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#8
@Shawn>> Is there some kind of network monitoring software which I can install in my Laptop (where I have the shared folders)..so that when I try to copy data from there via my desktop...a notification will be shown in the Laptop indicating that some User has connected to it and accessing data? Please advise.
 

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Hello Troy,

I don't know of one, but you might post that as a new thread in Network & Sharing to see if someone may know of something for that.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Unless the share accessed appears in Event Viewer, I am not sure whether you are able to accomplish such task without SNMP which in order to use without proper network equipment will require Windows Server (Essentials, Datacentre or Standard) to receive the echos and create traps or a third party application to be installed on a workstation. Please be advised that the later could have radical performance impacts.

Just my input based on networking monitoring tools I use ;)

PRTG is the best I use for my cisco devices however I have not tried on workstations and unless there is a 'plugin' the only way of finding such information would be to filter traffic so that only packets flowing to the IP address of your machine are monitored. This will include broadcasts (ARP) from local machines as well as internet browsing packets that you make when browsing the internet so it may not be accurate. - PRTG Network Monitor - intuitive network monitoring software

Just my two cents,

Josh :)
 

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    Custom Built
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    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
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    750W PSU
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    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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onlytanmoy

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#11
thank you, Josh....i will check out PRTG.
 

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    Windows 8 64 bit
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    AMD FX-8350 4.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 OC with Boost VAPOR-X
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD