just bought a new pc and would like to install 2 other pc's to share internet/file/and printer and need help. I have Sprint Satellite internet.
Since i'm running Windows Me, i was gonna use the "Home Networking Wizard" that comes with Me. Once ran, this program configures everything for a home network then puts the info on disk. From there, do you take that disk to the other pc's and run the wizard? OR do i run the Home Networking Wizard on all the pc's since all systems are running Me?
I understand you hook the ethernet cable from Sprint to the Wan port on the router then the other pc's get connected to the other ports.
Do i need to run the install wizard for the Linksys router or will running Me Home Networking Wizard set everything up for me?
Also, i understand all computers have to have the SAME workgroup name, but can have different computer names... correct?
After the network is fully setup, how do i enable these pc's to share files and one printer. Do i set printer and file sharing on all systems?
What protocols need to be installed on all pc's before i run the home networking wizard?
I have the Linksys Router model BEFSR41
Any input would be greatly appreciated!