How to network Windows 7 and XP?

By Frawglips
May 23, 2011
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  1. If there is another place for this plz advise. In trying to network between windows 7 and XP I have followed many different suggestions without success.
    I have spare NIC's and a crossover cable that I can use if necessary. Have a Broadband modem and wireless router that, at this time, has an xp and 7 machine hardwired to the router. I do not use the wireless feature.
    MSI 785GTM-E45 mobo-on board lan enabled
    AMD 3.2 GHz
    2 Gb PC2 memory
    Western D 500Gb SATA hdd
    Motorola Surfboard modem
    Belkin N Wireless router
    Samsung CLP-315 printer
    HP officejet J4450 printer
    windows 7 home premium oem

    MSI K8MM3 H mobo-on board lan enabled
    AMD 2800 1.6 GHz
    1 Gb memory
    Western D 300Gb IDE hdd
    windows xp home SP3

    Would like to be able to share printer and non-system files between the 2 machines.
    ZoneAlarm seems to be part of the connection problem. I disabled ZoneAlarm on both machines and now use windows firewall but I would prefer ZA if possible. Thanks.
  2. Frawglips

    Frawglips TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem solved

    The neighbor's 14 year old had the network set up in about 15 minutes...not sure what he did altogether but it's working the way I wanted....Thanks anyway....

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