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Post by eddy_h_99 on 14th December 2009, 4:53 pm

I recently bought a new PC that runs Windows 7 and comes with a Wireless device built in that has an aerial that must be screwed into the back of the machine.

In the same room as the new PC is our wireless router from Sky that lets us connect to the internet. The Windows 7 PC is connected to the router through a wired connection. This was set up during the Windows 7 startup procedure as a home network.

My old PC which runs XP is now being used by my Mum in her room and we bought a wireless dongle (TL-WN321G) to allow her to connect to the router for a wireless internet connection.

Both PCs can access the internet find but is it possible to configure the network so that the Windows 7 PC can access the XP PC and if so how? The Windows 7 PC doesnt seem able to locate the XP PC, or even any of the other wireless routers in our building that the XP PC can see when it connects.

Any assistance is highly appreciated!

Rob

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Re: Windows 7 to XP Network

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Re: Windows 7 to XP Network

Post by eddy_h_99 on 15th December 2009, 5:58 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the links, they were very interesting but unfortunately only help if both PCs run Windows 7 so i guess you cannot connect between Windows 7 and XP.

If anyone knows different then please advise, if not thanks anyway.

Rob

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Re: Windows 7 to XP Network

Post by gelliff12 on 17th December 2009, 5:48 pm

I found this site helpful: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/
The machines can see each others files but I still can't get W7 to see a printer directly connected to an XP desktop, even though another XP portable prints to it just fine. Good luck.

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Re: Windows 7 to XP Network

Post by gelliff12 on 17th December 2009, 7:24 pm

Forgot to mention this link, which I think is the 1 that really did the job:
http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?s=9c5bac797e34cd3477f544408ec39dcc&showtopic=168505&pid=1633040&st=0&#entry1633040
1st entry by Y kawiki

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