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Home network, looking for server to share files between computers.

Q: Home network, looking for server to share files between computers.

I'm thinking something similar to ftp, have no idea what options there are.

Have 3 computers want to network between both in a more convenient manner than msn.

Hopefully can get some recomendations to minimise trauling time. Both computers are running windows XP and are connected through a multi-port router.


Thanks for any input.

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A: Home network, looking for server to share files between computers.

You should be able to do this simply WITHOUT a server. All you have to do to share files, is use windows file sharing. Let me paint a picture for you...say you have your 3 computers. One is named Suzy, one is Steve, and one is Bill. Once file sharing is enabled (which you can do just by sharing a file), you should be able to do something similar to this. Say your on the computer Bill, and you want to grab some files from the shared folder on Suzy. Open up my computer, and in the address bar (Where is says your location) type in \\Suzy. This will give you access to the files and printers on that computer. BTW if you dont know how to rename a computer, right click on the my computer icon and select properties. Once the system tool comes up, click on computer name and change if necessary. Good luck and I hope this helps make things cheaper than buying a crappy old server lol.

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A:[SOLVED] Cannot share between two home computers on same network

Okay everyone, I tried a couple of other things before it finally hit me that I didn't unclick enable password protected sharing on my other computer. I have it working now. Sorry for the post. I appreciate those who read my convoluted question, though. Thanks!

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One uses windows xp pro(computer A) and the other windows xp media center 2005(computer B)
Computer A can share files and take files from computer B, but computer B can't.

In fact if you go to add a network place in computer B, It only displays its shared folders, I can't add any from computer A, it says that it is not accessible that I don't have network permission to use the resource network and told me to contact this server to find out if I have access permission.

I pinged computer A, and it seems to recieve the file, I checked the lan settings, and it is not locked. Computer A has no firewall, but Computer B has, but it is Computer B having a problem to connect to A.

what should I do?
 

A:can't share files in my home network

How to connect to another PC on the network

Welcome to TechSpot...

Go into the control panel and switch the view to classic view
Click on System Icon
Click on Computer Name
Give your PC a Name for A-ultraject1 also create a workgroup name ultrajetnet

Give your PC a Name for B-ultraject2 also create a workgroup name ultrajetnet


Now it gets tricky here... You need to look for Administration Tools in the control panel Click on that then click on Local Security Policy
Click on Local Policies
Click on Security Options

Now to your far right you'll see a list of stuff
Scroll down the list for:

Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts: Guest
Change the Guest to Classic

Now scroll down a bit too
Network security: LAN Manager authentication level: change the default
to: Send NTLM response.

Now go back to the start button
click on start
then on run
type: services.msc

scroll down the list to the far right for
Computer Browse - Make sure this is set to Auto and is enabled
Network Connections - Make sure this is set to Auto and is enabled

Reboot both PCs down.. If you have problem still get a small switch 5-port type and connect both PCs to it. Better than using the crossover cable. Or you can get yourself a router and let that device do the work. But you still need to have the above set in place...
 

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Hi,

I've tried searching over the internet how to network my Windows 2000 pro computer with my xp home laptop, but somehow none of the sites are helping me.

If someone is reading this and knows what I'm talking about, a response would be greatly appreciated..

What I have configured is that both computers have unique names and they are in the same workgroup. Both of these computers have a folder shared, however none are visible in Network Neighborhood.

I have Norton Firewall on both computers configured to "trust" each other's IP address. I also "permited" the Windows File Sharing to only accept the IP address within the range I specified.

Therefore, I do not know what else I would have to do to get this sharing working.


Thanks,

Note: I'll be subscribing to this thread, so I will be responding quicker.

A:How to network Win2k Pro & XP home to share files

What happens when you shut down the firewall. Are the files visable?

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A:"Permissions" problems: can't share files on home LAN computers

When you define your shares, add the Everyone account with whatever access level you want. Read, Read\Execute or Full Control then Share it.

For instance, to make the C: drive available to other network computers:

Add Everyone:






Open This PC
Right click on C: and select Properties
Click on the Security tab
Click the Edit button under Group or user names box
Click Add
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You should see Everyone
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Click OK and OK.



Share drive or folder:





Click on the Sharing tab
Click on Advanced Sharing
Click share this folder
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Turn off password protected sharing:





Right click on Network and select Properties.
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A:can't access shared files on server from network computers

Hello bighaz,

Are you running a Domain Controller(DC) for your domain? If not, go to 1, if you are go to 2.

1)
If you are not running a domain controller then the user credentials will not be present on every machine thus the error. If all users access the same files then you could create a single generic account on the file server and the users will need to use these credentials to access it. If the users need restricted access to certain files and folders you would need to create multiple accounts on the file server.
Once done ensure that all machines are in the same 'workgroup' default name is WORKGROUP and you should then be able to have access.

2)
If you are running a DC you will need to ensure that all machines are members of the domain and that they know of the IP address of the DC(this will either be set by DHCP if you are running a DHCP server or if all machines have static IP's this will need to be set on each machine. You will then need to add the user accounts to the ACL for the file share they require access to. Remember you may need to add the user to both the share permissions and NTFS permissions.

If the above is still not working can you please confirm that you can ping the file server and also see if you can access file shares on any of the other PC's.
 

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A:Solved: Wireless devices cannot share files on home network

Many routers now have some kind of "wireless isolation" feature. When enabled it prevents wireless devices from "seeing" wired devices, and maybe even prevents "seeing" other wireless devices. Browse the user guide or the router's configuration pages for any hint of a feature like this.
 

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to share on W7 with an XP computer, the XP computers need username & a password to be able to connect to W7 via file sharing

it is quite tricky & complicated but this shows the steps
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/
 

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A:Basic Question: How do you share a folder between home computers?

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A:Best way to share files between 2 computers

Just configure file sharing.

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Welcome
This may help. It is good for Vista and Seven.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups - Windows 7 Forums
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A:Share drive between two computers on the same network

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A:Cannot share files between 2 Windows 10 computers

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How about Logmein?--described briefly. Then, go here.

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A:How do I share files between 2 computers via wireless

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bazy


Hey guys,
I need help with my problem. I have 2 computers at home. One is a laptop and the second one is a normal PC. Both of them are connected ia WI-FI to a router which is connected to another router which is outside and connected to WIFI source a few km away ... Anyway, I have a question. I want to share files bewteen these two computers. Each of them have IP which was added to them by the router. When I try to ping the router I do not a problem but when I try to ping 1 computer 192.168.0.153 from the other computer 192.168.0.154 it says: destination host unreachable. I want to create a homegroup but when I create one the other pc just does not see it. Can you help me to solve this? thanks!


This probably has to do with the network arrangement which sounds rather unusual with the signal being relayed by another router from miles away.

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A:Unable to connect to XP computers in Network Share

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A:To share an internet connection, do I have to network the computers?

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A:Credentials needed to share network computers

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Hello all Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect home for server file home Create computers! to power adapters i ve decided to designate this Create home file server for home computers! desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become Create home file server for home computers! my home file server This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won t have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly attach a usb wireless adapter This one runs Windows XP SP Here s my setup questions that I need advice info on the main points are home computer access ability amp restrictions setup email stored on network drive and backup solutions Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router how do I get all my other computers to recognize it amp be able to read it see list of computers and OSs below Can I have all computers OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied Similarily can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password pr n not to be shared with all a at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories ie music directory available to all in house Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP a and can above be accessed by my other computers to read write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server no problem right a With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive amp live email files stored on network drive on home file server also on the hard drives of the home file server how should i back things up there are gb hard drives and one gb hard drive with music videos and everything i ll have nearly full gb taken up right now all i ve done is a simple copy of one drive to another is there a better easy to setup way for a backup solution if it can be done how do i do it if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server what do i change and how do I do it Computer identification computer -home file server windows xp sp has bay hard drive enclosure attached therefore cannot close tower case computer -main laptop windows vista amp ubuntu linux computer -roommates desktop windows xp sp thank you in advance any advice would be appreciated nbsp

A:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:


Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

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I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
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Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router...how do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

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You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

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Yes, but the extent depends on the version of Windows running on those PCs (you don't specify home/pro or the plethora of Vista versions)
4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
4a) ...and can above be accessed by my other computers to read/write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista?

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Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. I would switch to a server OS. Ubuntu Server is fine.
5) My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista. i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server. no problem, right?
5a) With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server (ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive & live email files stored on network drive on home file server)?
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Should be fine.
6) also on the hard drives of the home file server, how should i back things up? there are 3 500gb hard drives, and one 40gb hard drive. with music, videos and everything i'll have nearly full 450gb taken up. right now all i've done is a simple copy of one drive to another. is there a better, easy to setup way for a backup solution?

6) if it can be done, how do i do it?

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Well, outside of automating it, it sounds fine. Make sure to have at least 2 backups of important stuff. CD/DVDs are good too for the monthly backups.

7) if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server, what do i change and how do I do it?

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I'd suggest a server OS. Again, Ubuntu is fine.
However, in all seriousness, you'd probably be better off with a NAS. The D-Link DNS 321 would be perfect for you. Plus, it uses a heck of a lot less power.
 

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Originally Posted by Morph


and noticed that my Security Center was turned off. I went into the services, turned it to Automatic and restarted the service.



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A:Cannot get two computers to see each other on home network

Did something you know of actually change a week ago, when your home network's configuration apparently changed? Did you replace any hardware? Visits from cable company? Anything?

Can you please do IPCONFIG in a command-prompt on both machines. Please state what each machine shows in its "local area connection" info. I'm looking for IP address details on its IPv4 address, default gateway, DNS router.

Also, you've provided no info in your specs, and you have two machines to describe. So please provide specifics for each machine:

wired vs wireless connection from PC to router? Please list all devices involved, and if wired what they connect from/to.

brand/model of router? brand/model of your powerline adapters. Do you have an actual true "switch" (which is actually a device type), or only a primary router/modem, or what else is involved in your home network. Can you verbally describe your assumed connection path from each computer to the primary router (and then to the modem, unless you have an all-in-one box from your ISP that is both modem as well as router).

are both machines in the same "workgroup"? Right-click on COMPUTER, select Properties, and look down in the "computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section. What is the "workgroup"?

what are the "attached devices" (presumably and hopefully showing both of your PCs) shown in your router's GUI? Screenshot from a browser window where you've connected to the router (e.g. 192.168.1.1, or whatever the "default gateway" address as shown by IPCONFIG).

A printer USB-connected and hosted by one machine on the network can be shared with other PC's on the network as long as it is set as "shared" in Printer Properties -> Sharing tab, from Start -> Devices and Printers. If that part looks good from the hosting machine, then it's obviously an issue with the two computers not being able to see each other on the network.

We'll get to the bottom of it, but the above info is needed first to get a clear picture of your home setup.

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A:I cannot see some computers on home network

can u check the ipconfig if they are on the same network then ping each pc
 

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Scenario:

1.WinXP w/SP2 Home PC with printer attached, no workgroup or domain, no account sign-on required; internet access via Router.

2. Work laptop with access to company domain, also WinXP with SP2.

At home I connect the work laptop to my home router, untick the proxy setting, and I have access to the internet and via VPN to the work domain.

What I want to do is:
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b. exchange files between my home PC and work laptop.

but I cannot make any changes to the laptop as I do not want to loose the domain account.
What do I have to change on my home pc so that it can share the printer and be seen by the laptop? and the laptop be connected to the VPN at the same time?

advice welcomed please?

many thanks
Hew
 

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please help!

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Any help would be appreciated.
 

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It does not matter what your connection is - wireless, wired, dialup, carrier pidgeons - it doesn't matter. You can always share it.

What you are experiencing may be some limitation of the Windows ICS or the wizard you are using. Depending on how the public access thing is set up, you may be able to share the connection by bridging the wireless and LAN connections on your computer. (Select both wireless and LAN in your network connections, right click and say that you want to bridge these two.
 

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A:Iomega home network drive missing share drives

I'd be looking for a firewall configuration issue first. Try disabling the firewall on this machine and see if that helps.
 

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A:Home network can share printers but not folders or entire disks

Did you select "everyone" when you try to share a folder?

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A:I can't connect to my home network while other computers can

Do you have the correct wireless drivers for your laptop?
 

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A:Computers on home network can be seen on old router but not on new one.

A bit more info would be helpful. Are the pc's static or dynamic ips? Can you ping anything? Have you been able to talk to your new router? Does it have the dhcp enabled/disabled? With a bit of info you might be able to duplicate most of the settings from the old to the new router if you can talk to them.
 

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Hello to a Buckeye Gal,

Chev65 is probably one of our most knowledgable members on networking.

I don't use "homegroups" because I have differenet versions of Windows running on my networks. (98, XP, Vista, Win7). I always use business type networks. You have to make sure you get the sharing right on each HD & folders that you want shared on the network.

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A:Print for all computers on the same home network

If the printer is capable of using Ethernet or Wifi, you do not need it connected to a computer to print, since the printer contains an internal print server. Majority of the times, it is either the Windows Firewall is turned on, or a third party Internet Security software, that is causing this issue. Turn off the firewall, things go back to normal.

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I've tried turning off the firewall, antivirus and all other startup programs as well. Still have the same issue.
 

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A:I cant share files on my network

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt for the following commands.

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
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<computer name> - is the computer name

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Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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I'm assuming these are your laptops and you don't have others on the same network otherwise there may be some security issues. All of my systems are on my personal network, however Win10 has thrown me a curve and I'm currently have issues access all of the drives on my desktop to my laptops. Following are some general steps.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center, on the left side click Change advance sharing settingsSee the following image for the settings
Expand the Guest or Public section and select the first option in each of the two options
Now expand the last section All Networks, see the following image for the settings (the first two options, select the first option, the 3rd option select the 2nd option)
You can now close the control panel
Now open Windows explorer and drill down to the folder you want to share
I'm assuming you want to share the documents folder
Click on the Sharing tab and then click the Share button
Here I selected Everyone because nobody else is on my network. However if somebody hacks into my network then they have access. For the permissions select Read/Write, at the bottom of the window click on the Share button. Depending on the size of the folder this can take several seconds/minutes.
You should see something like the following, note that the folder is shared and then click the Done button
Back in the Document properties windows, click on the Advance Sharing button (note that it states the folder is shared)
In the Advanced Sharing window click on the Permissions button. If you want you can add a comment in the Comments section
In the Permissions for Documents window check the Full Control under Allow if it is not checked. This will automatically check the Change and Read boxes
Now close all three windows, click OK, OK, CloseNow you can use standard mapping procedures to access the folders on each system from the other system

On my desktop I don't share anything on the C drive because I have all my data (this includes the Documents folder) on other drives. I then share at the drive level and use a SyncBackPro to sync the the Documents folder across all of my systems.

Good luck!

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A:How can I share any files on my network ?

I'm assuming these are your laptops and you don't have others on the same network otherwise there may be some security issues. All of my systems are on my personal network, however Win10 has thrown me a curve and I'm currently have issues access all of the drives on my desktop to my laptops. Following are some general steps.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center, on the left side click Change advance sharing settingsSee the following image for the settings
Expand the Guest or Public section and select the first option in each of the two options
Now expand the last section All Networks, see the following image for the settings (the first two options, select the first option, the 3rd option select the 2nd option)
You can now close the control panel
Now open Windows explorer and drill down to the folder you want to share
I'm assuming you want to share the documents folder
Click on the Sharing tab and then click the Share button
Here I selected Everyone because nobody else is on my network. However if somebody hacks into my network then they have access. For the permissions select Read/Write, at the bottom of the window click on the Share button. Depending on the size of the folder this can take several seconds/minutes.
You should see something like the following, note that the folder is shared and then click the Done button
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In the Advanced Sharing window click on the Permissions button. If you want you can add a comment in the Comments section
In the Permissions for Documents window check the Full Control under Allow if it is not checked. This will automatically check the Change and Read boxes
Now close all three windows, click OK, OK, CloseNow you can use standard mapping procedures to access the folders on each system from the other system

On my desktop I don't share anything on the C drive because I have all my data (this includes the Documents folder) on other drives. I then share at the drive level and use a SyncBackPro to sync the the Documents folder across all of my systems.

Good luck!

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hi, hi
here is something for you that may be puzzling --
 
because i am not sure why you would want to share files in your network or need to.
 
so the question is, why you would want to share files in your network or need to?
 

A:Why you would want to share files in your network or need to?

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A:multiple computers on home network one cannot connect

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A:Windows 7 - Cannot access only ONE of my computers on home network.

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A:Access denied from other computers on my Home Network

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