How do I set up a home network with VISTA & XP?

Posted: 04-07-2008, 01:20 AM
I am going nutz tring to set up a home network between VISTA HOME PREMIUM &
XP, I,m using a LINKSYS wireless router for the XP aand wired to the cable
modem with the VISTA.
I,m also using McAfee total protection for security.
I would love a simple solution, But I as I have found out , there is no
such thing with this VISTA!
Would appreciate any comments.
thankz
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TCW

How do I set up a home network with VISTA & XP?


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Re: How do I set up a home network with VISTA & XP?
Posted: 04-07-2008, 03:04 AM
Does the Linksys wireless router has LAN port? If yes, you can connect
computer using wireless and wired to the wireless router.

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"TCW" <TCW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A4A39D62-BCA2-4B66-A71E-BF099DC38A14@microsoft.com...
>I am going nutz tring to set up a home network between VISTA HOME PREMIUM &
> XP, I,m using a LINKSYS wireless router for the XP aand wired to the cable
> modem with the VISTA.
> I,m also using McAfee total protection for security.
> I would love a simple solution, But I as I have found out , there is no
> such thing with this VISTA!
> Would appreciate any comments.
> thankz
> --
> TCW
Gordon
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Re: How do I set up a home network with VISTA & XP?
Posted: 04-07-2008, 08:20 AM
"TCW" <TCW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A4A39D62-BCA2-4B66-A71E-BF099DC38A14@microsoft.com...
>I am going nutz tring to set up a home network between VISTA HOME PREMIUM &
> XP, I,m using a LINKSYS wireless router for the XP aand wired to the cable
> modem with the VISTA.
> I,m also using McAfee total protection for security.
> I would love a simple solution, But I as I have found out , there is no
> such thing with this VISTA!
> Would appreciate any comments.
> thankz
Nothing to do with Vista. You need to wire the Vista box into the Router not
the modem. If the router doesn't have an Ethernet connection, then you need
to buy a Wireless card for the Vista box.

Mick Murphy
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RE: How do I set up a home network with VISTA & XP?
Posted: 04-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Just in case you find this thread.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall .(LAN allowed)

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames, and
passwords (they can be different) on ALL computers in your Network). If you
have it ON, you will be asked for a username and password when you try to
access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista Computer.

Also, If you haven’t done so already, run XP’s Network Setup Wizard (in
Start >All Programs >Accessories >Communications), and tell the Wizard to
enable File and Printer Sharing.
Or > Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Set up a Home or Small
Office Network.

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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"TCW" wrote:
> I am going nutz tring to set up a home network between VISTA HOME PREMIUM &
> XP, I,m using a LINKSYS wireless router for the XP aand wired to the cable
> modem with the VISTA.
> I,m also using McAfee total protection for security.
> I would love a simple solution, But I as I have found out , there is no
> such thing with this VISTA!
> Would appreciate any comments.
> thankz
> --
> TCW
 
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