Connecting XP computer to Win2000 network

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Al Wei

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I have 2 Win2000 computers in network. Trying to connect 3rd computer running XP Home Edition. XP instructions include creating a network install disk that is supposed to load on non-XP computers but when loading the disk, it says it won't work on Win2000. Does anyone know how to connect the XP machine into my network so that I can share files and printers?
 

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You have two W2K computers, how are they connected? Do you have a hub or broadband router?
 
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I don't recommend using the network wizard. Just do things manually. Then you know what you really have.

The details to network XP aren't that much different from Windows2000 or Win98

1. Have the same IP scheme
2. Have the same workgroup name
3. Turn off the firewall in XP

See http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm
for details with screenshots along the way.

Bob Cerelli
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Al Wei

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I have the two W2K computers connected by a small ethernet hub.
 
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You will need to plug the XP computer into that same hub. After you get the IP addresses assigned, make sure each computer can ping each other computer's IP address. If this isn't working, nothing else will work either.
 
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