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Networking Win 7 and XP

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by not@home.com, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. not@home.com

    not@home.com Flightless Bird

    Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    seem to get them to work together.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    <not@home.com> wrote in message
    news:00ec767c$0$25607$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    > seem to get them to work together.


    Use work group not home group as that for computer using win 7 only
     
  3. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <00ec767c$0$25607$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>
    not@home.com wrote:

    >Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    >seem to get them to work together.


    Can you give more details?

    What is not working?
    File sharing, printer sharing, other?

    Do they ping each other?
    Are they on the same subnet?
    Is the default gateway the same?

    To start, in Windows 7, go to.
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center
    Select either Home Network or Work Network under the Network section.
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:19:43 -0800, No Spam <nospam@nospam.nospam>
    wrote:

    >In article <00ec767c$0$25607$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>
    >not@home.com wrote:
    >
    >>Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    >>seem to get them to work together.

    >
    >Can you give more details?
    >
    >What is not working?
    >File sharing, printer sharing, other?
    >
    >Do they ping each other?
    >Are they on the same subnet?
    >Is the default gateway the same?


    Not to derail the discussion, but in the context of networking within
    a single LAN segment, a default gateway isn't even required, let alone
    required to be the same.
     
  5. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <bph9n51c7ppmnekj9omobbc0euntqhr0pa@4ax.com>
    Char Jackson <none@none.invalid> wrote:

    >On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:19:43 -0800, No Spam <nospam@nospam.nospam>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>In article <00ec767c$0$25607$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>
    >>not@home.com wrote:
    >>
    >>>Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    >>>seem to get them to work together.

    >>
    >>Can you give more details?
    >>
    >>What is not working?
    >>File sharing, printer sharing, other?
    >>
    >>Do they ping each other?
    >>Are they on the same subnet?
    >>Is the default gateway the same?

    >
    >Not to derail the discussion, but in the context of networking within
    >a single LAN segment, a default gateway isn't even required, let alone
    >required to be the same.



    He is obviously on a simple home network.
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 03:07:09 -0800, No Spam <nospam@nospam.nospam>
    wrote:

    >In article <bph9n51c7ppmnekj9omobbc0euntqhr0pa@4ax.com>
    >Char Jackson <none@none.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:19:43 -0800, No Spam <nospam@nospam.nospam>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>In article <00ec767c$0$25607$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>
    >>>not@home.com wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Is there a trick to get Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro to network? I cannot
    >>>>seem to get them to work together.
    >>>
    >>>Can you give more details?
    >>>
    >>>What is not working?
    >>>File sharing, printer sharing, other?
    >>>
    >>>Do they ping each other?
    >>>Are they on the same subnet?
    >>>Is the default gateway the same?

    >>
    >>Not to derail the discussion, but in the context of networking within
    >>a single LAN segment, a default gateway isn't even required, let alone
    >>required to be the same.

    >
    >
    >He is obviously on a simple home network.


    I agree, which is why the gateway has nothing to do with the issue.
     
  7. not@home.com

    not@home.com Flightless Bird

    I only see the Home group available, how do I get to the work group?
     
  8. not@home.com

    not@home.com Flightless Bird

    Richt now they don't do anything. they don't see each other at all. I would
    like to be able to share files and more importantly share printers. I am
    not sure how to look up subnet, sorry for being a dolt.

    I followed you commands, but what am I supposed to do ones I get to Home
    Network?
     
  9. not@home.com

    not@home.com Flightless Bird

    I thank you all for coming to my aid, I hope that you can help me get this
    resolved.
     
  10. not@home.com

    not@home.com Flightless Bird

    Sorry about the previous posts, I found the work network settings and I
    think I have it working now. After downloading the printer drivers I can
    print and send files... thank you to all of you!!!
     

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