Windows XP & Vista Mixed Network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Neil, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Neil

    Neil Guest

    We have tried to set-up a home network based around our new Windows Vista
    desktop machine but have run into some problems.

    All the machines are wirelessly connected to a Belkin router and can access
    the internet fine. We have a desktop with Windows Vista that is connected to
    a printer which works fine, however after running the Network set-up wizard
    we cannot file share or print between the Vista desktop and a couple of XP
    laptops.

    Any one know of any good simple online guides for creating a file / print
    sharing network with mixed O.S. machines, especially id they deal with the
    'print server' machine being Vista, and the others being XP.

    TIA

    Neil
     
    Neil, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. This how to may help.
    Vista How to
    IPCONFIG and Network Settings · Network Sharing · Manage UAC in Vista
    .... From: Date: 11 Nov 2006 Comments: There are 5 versions of Windows Vista:
    1. ...
    www.howtonetworking.com/vista/vista.htm


    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Neil" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have tried to set-up a home network based around our new Windows Vista
    > desktop machine but have run into some problems.
    >
    > All the machines are wirelessly connected to a Belkin router and can
    > access
    > the internet fine. We have a desktop with Windows Vista that is connected
    > to
    > a printer which works fine, however after running the Network set-up
    > wizard
    > we cannot file share or print between the Vista desktop and a couple of XP
    > laptops.
    >
    > Any one know of any good simple online guides for creating a file / print
    > sharing network with mixed O.S. machines, especially id they deal with the
    > 'print server' machine being Vista, and the others being XP.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Neil
     
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Sep 11, 2008
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  3. Hi
    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 it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "Neil" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have tried to set-up a home network based around our new Windows Vista
    > desktop machine but have run into some problems.
    >
    > All the machines are wirelessly connected to a Belkin router and can
    > access
    > the internet fine. We have a desktop with Windows Vista that is connected
    > to
    > a printer which works fine, however after running the Network set-up
    > wizard
    > we cannot file share or print between the Vista desktop and a couple of XP
    > laptops.
    >
    > Any one know of any good simple online guides for creating a file / print
    > sharing network with mixed O.S. machines, especially id they deal with the
    > 'print server' machine being Vista, and the others being XP.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Neil
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 12, 2008
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