Professional and Home in the same network?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?Tmlrbw==?=, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. I have one wireless laptop with XP home edition and one cabled pc with XP
    pofessional which I try to get together in a network. I also have Norton
    Internet Security 2006 which should be installed ok with access by ip
    adresses. I'm able to ping on the computer name both ways and I can go on
    internet so the connection is ok. From both computers I can see the network
    but I can't see any computers there. Sitting on the cabled one I can get into
    the shared folder on the wireless one, but not the another way. What seems to
    be the problem? A friend of mine told me that I cant use XP home edition in a
    network because it is not prepared for it. Is that true??? Please help me
    before I get stomach ulcer... :)
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Tmlrbw==?=, Mar 28, 2006
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  2. Hi
    All versions of Windows can talk one to the other when using standard
    Ethernet Network.
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what is allowed
    to be shared.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Niko" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have one wireless laptop with XP home edition and one cabled pc with XP
    > pofessional which I try to get together in a network. I also have Norton
    > Internet Security 2006 which should be installed ok with access by ip
    > adresses. I'm able to ping on the computer name both ways and I can go on
    > internet so the connection is ok. From both computers I can see the
    > network
    > but I can't see any computers there. Sitting on the cabled one I can get
    > into
    > the shared folder on the wireless one, but not the another way. What seems
    > to
    > be the problem? A friend of mine told me that I cant use XP home edition
    > in a
    > network because it is not prepared for it. Is that true??? Please help me
    > before I get stomach ulcer... :)
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 29, 2006
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