Win 2K/XP Network

November 3, 2009 at 09:45:57
Specs: Windows 2000/XP
I was just given an old Toshiba laptop with Windows XP installed on it.

I have an old desktop computer running Win 2K

I'd like to try to create a peer-to-peer network between the two computers, but don't know where to start. I tried for months to network two desktop computers, one running 2K and the other XP. I could never get it to work.

I've found here some very old posts with many different suggestions on how to network Win 2k & XP. But I don't know where to start.

I'd be grateful for some help in taking the process step by step.

I'm a disabled senior and due to chronic health problems I'm not able to sit up at my computer for very long before I have to lie back down again. So I have to break computer projects down into bite sized steps.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"


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#1
November 3, 2009 at 12:06:02
Do you have a router? What type of internet service do you have?

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#2
November 3, 2009 at 12:29:23
Hi guapo,

Yes, I do have a router.

My ISP is a free dial-up called NoCharge.com

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"


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#3
November 4, 2009 at 12:21:15
I never had any success in sharing a dialup connection. There are ICS programs but I never got any to work. Maybe someone else can be of more help.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#4
November 4, 2009 at 12:36:46
Hi again, guapo,

I don't need to share the internet connection with both computers.

I just want both computers to be able to "see" each other so that I can swap files back and forth between the two computers.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"


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#5
November 4, 2009 at 14:40:36
If they both have network cards in them, connect both of them to the LAN ports on the router. If DHCP is running, you won't have to assign IP addresses. Give both of them the same workgroup name.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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