On Wed, 2 May 2007 11:37:02 -0700, The Ikester
>Hi there I have a router and 3 machines, 2 with XP and one new one with
>Vista., The 2 Xp ones are hooked up for file sharing so i can acccess the
>files between the machines thru the router. Is vista compatable so i can set
>it up so i can share files with it to the other 2 machines and get what i
>need off them? if not will a vpn be compatable...thanks
Vista and XP are compatible, and can be networked easily enough. You do have to
deal with basic networking issues though.
* Put all computers in the same workgroup.
* Make sure that NetBT is Enabled consistently.
* Make sure that all personal firewalls are properly setup.
* Make sure that name resolution is consistently setup.
And some configuration of Vista, too.
* Set the Network Location Type to "Private". This implies that your
computers are secure, behind a perimeter firewall or a NAT router, and opens the
personal firewall for file sharing.
* Check / set "Password protected sharing" (PPS). Disabling PPS is the
equivalent of enabling Simple File Sharing, in Windows XP.
* Setup shared folders and printers. If you enabled PPS, you should setup
access for individual users. If you disabled PPS, you setup access for "Guest"
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking] http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
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