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I got a friend coming over later and I wana connect his laptop with my pc. My machine is running XP and I use a ADSL modem router with a ETHERNET and USB port to network my two pc's. normally I just plug the usb into my other machine and it works. Does it do the same with vista or do I need to set up or enable any other network configurations. Just wana play some tf2 together and share a few files. I don't have any experience with vista sorry for this newbie question but I love my XP.
Edited by 1RonMan - 7/6/08 at 7:43pm
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It should work. I found no difficulty networking XP and vista via crossover cable..

You could always make a crossover cable! lol..
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pain in the ass aligning all the wires I remember doing in my CISCO course.
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On my network, my machines have XP and Vista. Just make sure they are on the same Workgroup and both are setup to have networking and file sharing enabled. Once that's done, just go to "My Network Places" in XP and it should show any networked folders from Vista there. On Vista, just go to network and then find the machine, and then you can see the folders from there.
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
On my network, my machines have XP and Vista. Just make sure they are on the same Workgroup and both are setup to have networking and file sharing enabled. Once that's done, just go to "My Network Places" in XP and it should show any networked folders from Vista there. On Vista, just go to network and then find the machine, and then you can see the folders from there.
that's how I did it, its that easy... thanks Microsoft...


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pain in the ass aligning all the wires I remember doing in my CISCO course.
I did it in about 20 min its only 4 wires...
Edited by PaRaDoX_883 - 7/6/08 at 8:00pm
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you should have no problem,i have in my house 3 XP and 1 Vista PC's networked togheter.
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