Cable Networking Problems


A

Alan

I at one time networked a Windows XP PC to a Windows 2000 PC using an
Ethernet cable. I did not find it easy, but it was finally very successful.
Recently after replacing the Windows 2000 PC with Windows Vista laptop, and
again tried to network it to the XP machine. I assumed it would be much
easier – and it was, and both machines now share the Internet and use Email
and share a printer, but even though both machines are enabled for file
sharing. I cannot actually share files and get to programs from one to the
other. Neither PC’s can see each other in the Mshome workgroup When I did
this before I could use programs which were not shared and in fact access
from one to the other was almost total.
What have I done wrong, can anyone help?
 
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J

jlm

What version of Vista are you using?

This may be a permission issue. First, set the permissions to "Everyone"
then go to the Security Tab, click edit and add "Everyone" in the box. Apply
these settings.
 
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J

Jack

Hi
Maybe this can Help.
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).
 

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