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Network Connection XP and Vista


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#1 MrClose

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:58 PM

Please, Someone

I am PC DUMB!

Can you tell me HOW to do this?

I have an xp pc in one room and a Vista pc in another room.
How do I set this up for sharing.
When I say sharing, I mean Everything.
Files, Folders and most of all .. my printer.

The XP PC is the one that is connected to the DSL and router.(netgear)
My Vista PC has the wireless adapter AND has the printer.

Everything I try, as far as trying to use the vista printer from the xp pc says I need a printer name .. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.

HOW do I set up the xp pc in the other room to share and work with my vista pc in THIS room?

Thank You

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#2 MrClose

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:59 PM

Come On .. PLEASE

Someone must know an answer to what I am asking?

PLEASE

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:49 PM

sorry all i can offer is a link

hope it helps
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
Have A Great Day

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

First off is it XP Home or XP Pro?

For the XP system to access anything on the Vista system, the Vista system has to have an account name that is named EXACTLY what the account on the XP computer.

So if your XP system says Administrator as the user name, you need to create an account on the Vista system that is Administrator, AND THEY BOTH HAVE TO HAVE THE SAME PASSWORD.

The Vista system should be able to work fine in seeing the XP.

Also in the network and sharing in Vista i would turn off the password protected sharing turn on file sharing and turn on printer sharing. That should help a little bit.

I could go in more detail but im a little tired. Try this stuff and let us know if it works. If not reply to your post and we will finish up with you.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

I have also experience this scenario wherein winXP computers hardly connect with winVista even though in winVista, all levels of sharing are checked.

But I've tried making my winXP as the center of my network wherein printers are installed there, and it work.
Honestly speaking, winVista is not a complete replica of winXP. Hence, in win7, winXP and winVista are merged.
Features of both OS are related to each other. But I won't advice to install a win7 yet it is not in market.

What could I suggest is making your winXP as the center of your network.
When a winVista computer connects to a winXP, minimum malfunctions occur, yet the connection runs smoothly.

I'm still going to experiment some solutions on this matter.
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