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#1 Frost29

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:30 PM

Hi, I currently have a desktop with XPsp3 and just got a laptop with Vista. I am using a Cisco router and so far I was able to set it up and get my wireless conection for my laptop.
Now what I would like to do is set up my two computers, so that they can see each other and share files & the same priter. Any suggestions or instructions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

if you make the computers part of the same workgroup and give them simple names such as vista-pc. you can browse to them by typing two slashes and the name in the run box and hitting enter like this: \\vista-pc. if you right click the files you want shared you should get an option to share the files.

it would be best if you plug your printer into the router as well and make it a network printer if it has a network port on it.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:14 PM

So, there is no problem if I have XP on one machine and the other one is Vista, I still should be able to share files & printer right?

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:38 PM

if your printer has drivers for both it will work.




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