help!!!!! setting up a wireless network between windows xp & 7

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help!!!!! setting up a wireless network between windows xp & 7

Post by flashy_lord on 14th April 2010, 10:58 pm

I am computer support student over in a community 2yr college, what we do in there is mainly computer support, not networking.
I have at home a laptop running windows 7 home premium 64bit, and a pc running windows xp pro SP3 86x, on the side I have a lynksinc wireless router on which both of my systems are connected with the sole purpose of having an internet shared connection, however I would like to stream my computing to the next level up by sharing files and folders between systems, I have done a quite bit of research and already set up a workgroup on which both of my systems are shown, the problem is that Im stuck in there, can't really access each others' files from the opposite machines, does anybody knows of a good site that would have answers to all of my questions, thanks

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Re: help!!!!! setting up a wireless network between windows xp & 7

Post by Gabethebabe on 15th April 2010, 6:07 am

Welcome to GeekPolice!

Well, if you have gone as for as you do, already seeing the other machine, it is just a matter of created shared folders, I think.
Start in your XP machine, i.e. go find a folder that you want to share, rightclick ==> properties ==> sharing ==> share the folder. In this way you can share folders and disks: Now if you go to your WIN7 computer and find the XP computer in your workgroup and double click it, shared folders should be visible.

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Re: help!!!!! setting up a wireless network between windows xp & 7

Post by xald on 15th April 2010, 1:06 pm

actually i beleive a link between windows 7 and xp cannot be made (not positive)

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Post by Gabethebabe on 15th April 2010, 1:11 pm

@xald wrote:actually i beleive a link between windows 7 and xp cannot be made (not positive)
Of course it can. Come see my home network Big Grin

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Post by xald on 15th April 2010, 3:12 pm

sorry i just read some where that it couldnt

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Re: help!!!!! setting up a wireless network between windows xp & 7

Post by flashy_lord on 16th April 2010, 3:26 pm

hey guys thanks for all the replies, I did indeed created the shares in my xp machine, my windows 7 laptop actually sees them, but when I try to open the shares from the other machine, it says something like, "folder inaccessible, you dont have permision to view this folder", I already right clicked the folders and enabled folder sharing in both the security tab and the sharing tab, I even gave administrators full control of this shares but nothing I do seems to work, I would greatly appreciated if I could be provided with a webpage or podcast on how to do this

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