I have tried to connect two computers using wlan. I even get connected but I couldn't share anything.
Thing is that my friend living 100m from me and we work some things together but ever time when we do some exchange we use USB stick or CD or sending thru the mail. But that is very slow and limited to 10mb
If any one can help me or give some link with explanations I will be gratefully.
Are you using Windows ? If so..
The simplest way to do it is to put everything you want to share in the Shared Documents folder.
Do the following on both machines.
Go to Control Panel, Network Connections. Right Click on the Wireless Network, then click Properties. Check to see that File and Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks is there and checked off. I think it is by default.
Open My Computer, Right Click the Shared Documents Folder, select Sharing and see what it says.
If Simple File Sharing is on, and it usually is by default, I Think you can just put files in that folder to share them.
Check it out. When the folder is open, click on Tools in the upper menu, Then Folder Options, then View. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list of options and make sure Simple File Sharing is checked.
Turned off, you get into user/password and folder sharing permissions issues that may complicate the procedure.
Right Click My Computer and then Properties. Choose the Computer Name Tab and check the Workgroup name. It defaults to MSHOME, and if both computers are in the same workgroup it will be easier.
Make sure the windows firewalls aren't blocking LAN traffic.
Click Start, then run. Type the other computers IP address in this format \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. For example. If the other computer is 192.168.1.10, type \\192.168.1.10 and the shared folder will show up in an explorer window.
I don't use simple file sharing, so I'm trying to explain this from memory. If it doesn't work let me know.
This is for XP. 98 is easier, but different. Let me know if the machines are 98.
i don't think there's much to add to those instructions; but one configuration setting that could be vital for this to work is "AD_HOC" in your wifi configuration (i think it could be at the driver level, not in the WEP/etc configuration).
Are you and your friend connected to the same router or do you two just have wireless cards, in which case you should use ad_hoc mode.