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i have a modem which has lan cable connected to my desktop for internet and wifi connection which i connect to laptop for internet usage

so now i can i connect laptop and desktop to each other so i can transfer files between them

i have this modem my modem

both desktop and laptop os are ubuntu

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  1. Ensure both your desktop and the laptop are on the same subnet.
  2. Right-click on a folder and add sharing option. (It may prompt you to install Samba and restart the computer if necessary.)
  3. Next, open Nautilus and type smb://192.168.x.x (replace x.x. with actual IP address of whichever computer you want to access. (The directories you have shared will then be displayed.)

It is similar to sharing folders using a lan cable.

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how can i know what computer is what ip adress is for modem options i can open that page in firefox on both desktop and laptop – srn Nov 11 '11 at 17:52
When you right-click a folder, there will be a "Sharing Options" menu. Select that. Are you on the network? Are you logged in as the main user? – BZ1 Nov 11 '11 at 18:00
If the modem at is assigning IP addresses dynamically (modem is running its built-in DHCP server), then there may be a page at where the IP addresses of other computers are listed. In Terminal, you can use the [ifconfig] command to obtain the IP address. In Windows, you can use [ipconfig /all]. – BZ1 Nov 15 '11 at 5:02

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