I HAVE Xp ON BOTH COMPUTERS THAT I WANT TO NETWORK ATTACHED THROUGH NETWORK CARDS IN BOTH AND CABLE 10 BACE T THE PROBLEM IS I CAN NOT GET EITHER TO SHARE FILES ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED
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Make sure that the two computers have clients for microsoft networks
(This will give the computers access to the resources),file and print sharing enabled, and the TCP/IP protocal enabled on both computers This protocal enables you to talk to the internet and commmunicate files between the two computers.Make sure the both have the same workgroup name I gather you already have an IP adress for both of the computers?next, you must share something on both computers to let them see each other.Right click a drive or directory and choose sharing.Choose clients for microsoft network to be the primary logon.
When you boot, and are prompted for a username and password, don't hit escape,since windows doesn't let the default user browse the network.
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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on November 18, 2002