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|Networking Vista and XP machines|
| 7:03 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I have a laptop that i want to network with an XP desktop at my house.
The XP desktop has a direct CAT5 connection to the DSL router. The wireless XP is in the other room.
I just want to do basic file and printer sharing?
Can these communicate and if so, does anyone have directions or a link to resources?
I havent spent much time with Vista, so the tools are a bit different....
| 12:11 am on Mar 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
That shouldn't be a problem at all. Just try it out first without the Windows firewall in place because I've found that can often be the problem.
Microsoft provides a ton of resource articles here: Windows Vista Networking [technet.microsoft.com]
Windows Help and How-to: Networking [windowshelp.microsoft.com]
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