Can Control Or Share Files On XP With Windows 7 (main Computer)
Apr 28, 2011
I have 2 computers (one is using windows 7, other is using windows xp), one switch and router. I don't have physical access to router. I have plugged the cable from router to switch, and connected both PC's to switch and now I have internet on both PC's.My question is, can I "control" or share files on windows xp with Windows 7 (main computer) and in same time have access to internet? Or to use windows 7 to connect to internet?
I am trying to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop, but when I open the 'network' folder from the start menu to access the desktop from the laptop, the desktop computer is not shown. I ensured that the workgroup names are the same, all sharing is turned on on both computers in Network and Sharing Center, since it is a private network, I checked the router settings and nothing seems to be wrong. The desktop is running Windows Vista Business x86 and the laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64, so there is no way to make a Homegroup connection. However, I can see the laptop computer from the desktop's network folder. I click on it to gain access, but I get an error message: "Network Error, Windows cannot access \****-PC, check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found." have checked all wiring, router settings, and nic card settings, have done a successful ping, even Network and Sharing Center, I have also checked sharing permissions and permission levels, I see nothing that could possibly affect the access of the computers.
The only thing I can think of is that when I click on the 'Network ID' button under the Computer Name tab in System Properties on the desktop, it asks join a domain or workgroup, it will not let me save the selection "This is a home computer; it's not part of a business network," that may or may not be the issue, because it will only remain on "This computer is part of a business network" probably because I am running Windows Vista Business.
I have 3 computers in my home network: the main computer, a laptop, and an old computer used for streaming vids and pix to the TV. I recently upgrading the main computer from XP to Win7, as well as upgraded the TV computer from Win98 to XP. The laptop and main computer are fine. The problem arises when I try to access files from either the laptop or main computer from the TV computer.I've also read something about that the user name and password has to be the same on all the computers on the network, but that doesn't really make sense. The laptop and main computer don't have the same user name and they work fine. Besides, before I disabled password file sharing, I entered the proper name and password for the main computer and it still wouldn't let me connect.
i cant share any of my files on my windows 7 pc to my windows xp pc..it ask for a username & password & a permission on windows 7. and one more thing can i use both ddr2 800 & ddr2 667 memory at the same time as long as motherboard supports it?
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When I go to network places on either computer, the other is not visible. I tried pinging the desktop's IP address from the laptop, and the request timed out. I tried pinging from the desktop to the laptop, and it timed out.
I have a Toshiba Win 7 laptop and a custom-built (JNCS) XP desktop. Both access the Internet thru a D-Link router. I would like to be able to access the working files on each computer from the other. I have changed the workgroup name on my Win 7 laptop to the same name as the workgroup on my XP desktop. I have gone thru the instructions Microsoft gives you, but they are FAR from clear because things don't happen or choices are not available that they reference.
When I looked up "setup home wifi network windows 7" I had no idea what I was reading after I got as far as setting up an ad hoc connection on my windows 7 laptop.I need to take beyond what I've done to get this going? I basically want to have my router set up to not only provide my devices (so far my laptop and my phone) with internet but a means of sharing files.
I have one desktop (win7) and one notebook (win xp).The XP is in the living room connected to the router using a ethernet cable.The win7 is in the bedroom connected the the router using wireless connection.The router I am using is Cisco Linksys E1200.I guess using calbe or wireless does not matter because they are all connected to the router anyway. So how do sharing files between these two PCs?P.S. both computers are set to WORKGROUP already, but neither one is visible to the other in Network.
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I have my Win 7 pc networked to my host XP desktop. They see each other. I set them to share. Now when i pick a certain file, in this case on my XP host, I right click it and choose Share and security box. Looking at my Win 7 pc, i do not see it.
i replaced a lightning damaged Linksys router in my home network with the RT-N56U. My main computer is Win7 64, (Phenom II quad, asus M490GTD) , my wife's computer(wired connection, Dell P5Duo) and my work laptop (wireless connection HP core I5) are XP. I have a USB printer attached to the wife's computer and two wireless Squeezebox receivers. This network worked with the old router. With the new router i can access internet from all computers, and connect to the new network with the Squeezeboxes. I cannot print from the main computer, even though the printer shows up in the devices window and the test page spools.
I have at last got the wireless router today and set it up. A few teething problems but I have the internet and so does my wife now. And, I have my computer back! The new wireless router is a D-Link DSL-2740R. There are two things I can't get sorted out, I put admin into the user name and I can't seem to find a way to change the user name I managed to get the laptop (WinVista 32bit my comp is Win764bit) seeing the media from my computer but not other files and printer. I had previously set up a user under 'share' to enable the link between the computers and using the old Belkin it worked fine. Alas that is not the case and want it to get the sharing going. The 'Share' user is still setup and I could not see it, or I have forgotten how to access it?
I know this is sort of a stupid question, but I just spent over an hour with a Microsoft Tech Support guy who had absolutely no clue what he was doing. He frequently paused for five minute intervals to "confer with his resources" (I suspect he was reading an outline that told him what to do), and every time I explained that an issue did not work precisely as he expected, he had to put me on hold and talk to someone else. It was hellishly aggravating
i have two laptops running windows 7 i need to share some files through the network , but after i connected the two laptops by an internet cable , it says that " local are connection " network cable unplugged
We've got two computers in the Homegroup on our network -- call them computers A and B. Computer A (info below) is running Windows 7 Professional, Computer B is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer A has an ethernet cable to the router, Computer B is connecting via WiFi.
The problem is: Computer A can access files and the printer on Computer B, but Computer B cannot access Computer A. When I'm on B and attempt to add A's printer, I get a message that:
"file and print sharing device A is online but isn't responding to connection attempts"
In the HomeGroup window on A, all sharing options (pictures, documents, music, printers, videos) are checked.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 126.96.36.199 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15
I have a small office with 4 employees. We all work off of laptops (although I am about to bring a desktop in because I need a little more horsepower for some graphic stuff).I have a number of files I would like everybody to share, update and save so we can all access them. I also need the ability to access them remotely.
After setting up my new dir-655 my pc's cannot share any files. I have tried turning off my firewall (kaspersky) although there was no problem with my old router. all pc's are running windows 7 and are on the homegroup.I can see all the pc's but cannot share anything.after reading some of the other post I have made sure that WLAN is unchecked.the router version is b1.
I have a desktop computer which is connected to the router by cable, but when this computer is on I can't connect to the wireless network with any other devices.When I turn the main computer off though I can connect fine with any wireless device.
I am having trouble with my network, specifically printer and file sharing. I have 3 computers, (2 wired, 1 wireless) The network hasn't worked for quite a while. I just hooked up a new (wired) computer and it won't work on the network either. With the wireless computer, if I click on "view workgroup computers" I can see all the computers but cannot access them. With the 2 wired computers, I always get the message, "MSHOME is not accessible," etc. Funny thing is, the network used to work. I don't know what happened to it. I just formatted this new wired computer and loaded XP on it, used the network setup wizard, but keep getting the "not accessible" message. However, last month, I was working on my mom's computer and I put it on my network (hardwired). I had just formatted it and put XP on it and with that computer, I was able to access the laptop computer through the network.I have tried several times to create a new network by using the network setup wizard but it keeps saying that MSHOME is unavailable.I am using XP service pack 3 on all computers, Zone Alarm on 2 of the computers (the router and the new computer), and Windows Firewall on the other wired computer. I can access the Internet with all 3 computers.
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i have been wanting to do this LAN sharing thingy for a while now.so here's the deal.i wanna do is setup our PC's so we could create a network of our own and share files just like in LAN but not over the internet.its kinda like we would on a Homegroup in win7.also have a few more PC's on different ISP's.can they be added to the network too?
I want to share files between two computers in my household. One has Windows XP professional and the other has Windows Vista Home Premium. I have a D-Link DIR-300 wireless router, and I set up static IP's for each PC.