ad hoc network between XP and Vista

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi.i wanted to connect two laptops which one is running XP and zone alarm
    firewall and another Vista home premium with norton internet security.But
    i've got a problem because the computers cannot see each other and i cannot
    access shared directories..i tried everything from switching off firewalls to
    configuring manually the network.could anybody help me,please?
     
    Guest, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Hi
    There is two aspects in this issue.
    1. Do your AD-Hoc connetion actully work?
    2. Sharing.
    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://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
    Basic XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    Advanced XP - 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).
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 16, 2007
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