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Win 2000 Pro & XP Home Network problem

By marcusinho_ab ·
I have a Win 2000 PC connected to a D-Link DI-624 Wireless router via CAT5 and a Laptop running XP Home connected to the router either via the wireless or CAT5. (The router connects to the internet via a remote LAN server which distributes the internet feed.) The CAT5 with the internet feed connects to the router via port 1 not via the WAN port. So, the wireless router is effectively just being used a switch.

How can I get create a SOHO LAN between the laptop and the PC to share files please?

I have tried the network wizard on the XP machine but the netsetup disk created is not acceptable to the Win 2000 machine.

Neither machine can see the other.

Your assistance appreciated.

Marcus

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by BFilmFan In reply to Win 2000 Pro & XP Home Ne ...

First you need to have the SP and Windows 2000 system to both have a connection to each other via a bridge or hub.

Then each machine needs a listing with DNS or a hosts file on each. Your router may have the capability of being a DNS server.

Then you will need to place each system in the same Windows workgroup.

Then you will need to create local system accounts on each system and grant file permissions on the shares.

This page may offer you the in-depth information to finish this setup.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/default.mspx

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