Sharing files over wifi

Who all is using wifi to transfer tap files to there table vs thumb drive. I’m having a problem getting the tables computer to save permission setting in the network settings to allow file transfer. After I change permission and hit save when I go back and check it didn’t save. Also is there any reason to not leave the computer connected to wifi like auto updates or something.

yes…the Russians will hack your system and all you will be able to cut is sickles and hammers…lol…

I wish I could help other than silly comments…but it bumps your post…


OK, So I do have some questions.
I have several (more than 10) computers on my network at home. I use a Synology NAS, with file sharing setup, and a share specifically for CNC files. The computers attached to my laser and CNCRouter have a mapped drive to that share. Windows 7 on the Router and Windows 10 on the Laser. I cannot map a drive on the Plasma PC. it sees the NAS, can ping it, and shows up in the “Network Neighborhood” after I turned on File and printer sharing. I will say in my previous life, I BUILT the machine images (from XP to Win7) for a 650 machine Engineering firm and a 65000 machine State agency. There seems to be something going on with this image. I am about to rebuild it from scratch, was just looking to make sure I knew where the drivers were for the hardware. I have tried using the Ethernet port, just to rule out that wierdness. In the meantime, I did hook up to my OneDrive account to transfer files. It works, but NOT how I want to do it. I’m going to take an image of the machine to make sure I can roll back if I screw something up. Not using a Thumb drive, because 1- its silly for a network attached machine, and 2- not enough USB ports. HTH.

FWIW I had a heck of a time getting a network share set up on my W10 Firecontrol box working with my Synology NAS. Jumped through a lot of hoops (which of course I can’t remember now :laughing:) and finally got it to connect. I wonder if it’s something with Synology/Windows connectivity. I’m using Wifi to the table so maybe there’s that. No ethernet drop in the shop.

Anyway I did get it going. It’s mostly stable but I do occasionally get drops for no particular reason and then have to log back into the share. My MacBook on the other hand connects with no problems to the share. Still better than sneakernet :grin:


I am doing it with ease at this point, but I am using MS OneDrive to do it. As long as you have OneDrive set up on both computers, it simply acts as another folder on both computers. Drop a file in, it shows that it is syncing. By the time I get upstairs and into the garage I open the folder on the CNC laptop and its ready to cut.



Also one of the advantages with OneDrive is that it is cloud-based so you can technically access your files anywhere and anytime around the globe, even via an online browser, so long as you have access to the internet. Pretty amazing and awesome for sharing as you can invite other people to share specific files as well, if you like.

Edited for additions of second paragraph

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I am not a network engineer nor do I know anything about networking. All I know is how to follow some online guides. However, I will say that I have noticed it has gotten harder for whatever reason with windows 10. Oddly enough, windows 10 to Mac and back no problem. It’s definitely not the pc…seems in my opinion to do with Windows 10. Increased security perhaps. It’s can be headache though for sure. I like computer to computer connections rather than drop box or other services. I have no experience with drop box but when internet goes out I like the ability to still access my files. Can always pull out the usb ofcourse.

I followed the online tutorials and got the file sharing to work between my laptop and phone but with the langmuire table it won’t let me save the network and sharing settings to allow it. I got a thumb dive for now but would like to do it without.

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Are you using an account with full administrator access?

I think so. Just booted it up and set up like lagmuire instructed. I’ll check