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Opening File and Print Sharing to my DSL

By sumner ·
When I load TCP\IP on a client machine on my network I am asked something to the effect ?you have an open Internet connection; do you want to leave file and print sharing open on this IP address so that others on the Internet may see your shares?? I just say no. If I am willing to expose the shares on my computer to the Internet how can I configure that?

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by saihib In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

Instead of saying no, just say yes and install File and Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks. That way your shares will be accessible.

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by sumner In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

How can I do that without reinstalling TCP/IP and for that mater my NIC? I know what to do during an initial installation, I'm basically lazy you see and don't want to remove, beboot and reinstall.

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by Ann777 In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

You don't have to remove tcp/ip or your nic. Just go to Control Panel, click on Network and on the General tab you should see a "File and Printer Sharing" button. Click on it and check what you want to enable, uncheck what you want to disable. You will need to reboot though.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

The problem is that I do want to use file and print sharing for users on the LAN but not make it available to those who access from the WAN.

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by ReverendZero In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

I'm not a real techie, but here's a tip anyway.

I enabled file and print sharing on all my stations, but I unchecked the file and print sharing binding in my TCP properties. Then I installed NetBEUI, and bound sharing to that protocol instead.
Now we can share and print internally, but there's no external access to our files since we're using a non-routable protocol.

Hope this applies to your situation...

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Opening File and Print Sharing to my DSL

by sumner In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

Your answer intrigues me. This would be good except that I would have to have NetBEUI running on my network, which I do not want. I know I can remove and reinstall TCP/IP and the NIC and if I have an ?always on? Internet connection when I reinstall,I will be prompted with a question asking do I want to make my files available to users of the Internet. If I say yes then from the outside anyone can access my shares from the address bar of IE with a \\ and the IP address of that machine. Sometimes that?s useful and sometimes not. I?d like an easy way to turn that feature on and off.

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by ReverendZero In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

Hmmm, I'm afraid my experience is limited and I've never seen that message. When I installed my NIC and protocols, it never prompted me. But like I said, I just use basic stuff; no Wingate, ICS, etc. Just a basic idiot-proof Netgear router.

Sorry I can't help. Good luck!

RM

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

Don't feel too badly, I don't have the answer either.

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Opening File and Print Sharing to my DSL

by Richard Lane In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

For your DSL connection and LAN NIC connection, do you have separate instances of TCP/IP loaded (should show up as TCP/IP LAN Adapter, and TCP/IP DSL connection, or similar)? If so, unbind the file sharing from the DSL instance as suggested in a previous answer. This will deny the DSL connection access to the sharing. hen you want to re-enable it, re-bind it. This will however require a reboot, which is something that, unless there are any third-party utilities around that can do this, you will have to do whatever the solution you choose. This is because the settings that you change at this level for the NIC or other networking connections are only reloaded at boot.

Hope this helps

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Opening File and Print Sh ...

I have only one instance of TCP/IP loaded and showing. I am at a loss for a solution to this. I?ll do some more research here myself.

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