Can I secure filesharing on my wireless???

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  1. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    I have it set up so I can print and stream files from my main desktop. I just noticed that any computer that connects to my wireless network also has access to all my shared files too. For some reason I thought that the only computers that could share files were computers in the same "workgroup" but today I bought a new laptop and right out of the box I would access everything. So this means if i have company over and let them hook up to my wireless internet they can also access my shared files. Is there anyway where I can make it so only my laptop has access to the shared files while anyone else on my network can only use the internet???

    Hopefully I explained that right :hs:
     
  2. mrj

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    You need to take away the /everyone/public from the folder sharing and map the file server drive with a user name thats got access to that folder on the fileserver
     
  3. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    Where do i even look to edit those things :wtc:

    I can't find any either of those options when rtclicking the shared folder or in the network tasks.
     
  4. Stealthy_C

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    Right click the File/Folder you have shared. Go to the Share Permissions tab and remove the groups called 'Everyone'. Make sure only those accounts that you want to have access to this share are listed.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    1. Make sure that all of the users you want to have access to your shared files have an account on your computer; if they don't, you can't assign sharing permissions to them. (If you don't want them to be able to log in, you can ask how to prevent this later. I'm too lazy to type it now.)

    2. Open My Computer.

    3. Click the "Tools" menu and select "Folder Options".

    4. Select the "View" tab, scroll to the bottom of the list, and de-select "Use Simple File Sharing". Click "OK".

    5. Find each of your shared folders, right-click on each, and select "Sharing and Security".

    6. Assuming each folder is already shared and has a share name, click the Permissions button.

    7. Delete the "Everyone" user and add the names of users that you want to have access. (It's probably a good idea to add "Administrator" with at least "Read" access, and maybe "Full Control" access if you want to move files around remotely.)

    8. Click "OK" and repeat steps 5-7 for each shared folder.

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    This is why I make good money.
     
  6. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You're gonna make him all cocky if you keep doing that...

    :squint:
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    odd, all this time I thought it was the way you never forgot to cup the balls.
     
  9. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    He's not already cocky? :eek3:
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Well, that certainly helps. Let's face it, they do get cold, hanging out there in the breeze.
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't count as "cocky" if there's actual skill to back it up.

    Anyway, my point was that I write instructions like this for a living, half the time anyway. The other half of the time I'm either writing requirements and design or failing to create properly-functioning websites.
     
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  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh geez, calm down there sparky.

    You know we love you.

    :naughty:
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    I'm not upset, I just thought I'd explain my prior "cockiness". At the time, it was a draw between saying what I said vs. jumping on MrJ for giving shitty vague instructions, so I opted to talk myself up instead of talk down on someone else.
     
  14. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Calm down there sparky, you know we....


    :mamoru:
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Btw, I saved that to a notepad text.

    :x:
     
  16. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Might want to change the default admin password if you're going to do that, also.




    You can also add a dollar sign to the end of the shared folder's name. Doesn't affect permissions, but it changes the share to a hidden share, so you have to know the name if you want to access it instead of just being able to browse to it.
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    Shit. I knew I shoulda copyrighted that bitch sooner.
     
  18. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Too late!

    :mamoru:


    Actually, your words are automatically considered copyrighted the second that you put them in the public domain.

    I would not be able to make money off of the publishing of your walkthrough.

    Ture story.
     
  19. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    no but you could publish the same steps in your own words and it would be fine.
     
  20. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Correct.

    It's amazing how many people are too lazy to reword simple text though.

    That's why you always hear about people who get caught plagiarizing.
     
  21. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    I didn't mean this thread, you were fine here.

    Can still be cocky regardless of any skill to back it up. Take sports people as an example, a lot of NBA players are cocky, whereas the best tennis player in the world Roger Federer is hugely modest. He has confidence, but it doesn't come off as cockiness.

    Regardless, it doesn't really matter I just like to argue :) You are generally helpful and cocky, I can live with it.
     
  22. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Actually I've always found him to be both helpful and courteous.
    And I think he has a side of him that likes to kid a lot.

    If Peyomp hadn't already declared his love for Jolly, I would probably
    have said similar by now. But I just don't see the point of another gay couple in this place.

    :)
     
  23. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think it's got more to do with the fact that most people don't have the strongest grip on language, and anything worth plagiarizing is worded carefully enough that it would take most people substantial effort to come up with alternate words that convey the exact same meaning.
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's pretty scary.
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    ...

    ...well? Don't stop now, there's still a dry spot back there.

    :big grin:
     

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