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Configuring all computers to be in the same Workgroup to allow easy file sharing between your networked computers!


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How to Connect Two or More Windows® XP Computers Together Using a Router to Connect to the Internet and Share Files Between the Connected Computers (Part 2, step 12)

Sharing Files - Configuring all computers to be in the same Workgroup:
( Perform the following steps on all computers:)

A message box appears: 'You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?'
Step 12
: With the left mouse button, click on the 'Yes' button.

After the computers restart, all computers will be in the same Workgroup (in this example, MYHOME).

Before proceeding, follow Steps 1 - 5 to verify that all computers are showing the EXACT same Workgroup name.


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