Networking between Windows® 7 and Windows® XP®
Learn about the benefits of networking between Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Networking is a process in which two or more computing devices are linked together for the purpose of sharing data and these networks are built with a mix of computer hardware and software. In networking the computer devices make use of the communication language called protocol. If the computers in the network are running different versions of Windows then it is important to use the same workgroup name for all the computers on the network. In Windows XP, you can check the workgroup name by right-clicking on 'My Computer' and clicking 'Properties'. In Windows 7, you can verify the workgroup name by going to the 'Control Panel' and clicking on the 'Advanced system settings' at the left side of the Window.
The following are the benefits and requirements of networking between Windows 7 and Windows XP:
- Data sharing
- Connectivity and communication
One of the important benefits of networking is to allow the sharing of data. With the networking the need of transferring data from one computer to an external storage device and then again transferring that saved data to another computer hard disk is eliminated. With the help of networking you are able to share much more data easily and quickly. Intranets and extranets can be used for the distribution of data.
Connectivity and communication
With the help of a network the individual within a building or workgroup can be connected to the local area network (LAN). The LAN in distant locations can be interconnected to form a wide area network. Once it is connected, the network users can be reached with the use of technologies such as electronic mail. Thus, the transfer of information becomes easier, less expensive and more efficient.
Proper network planning saves time and expense, but for that a network needs to satisfy certain requirements. A TCP/IP network is required for all MSS. The computers, web servers, load balancers, all communicate using this network. When two computers are used for running speech engine services or a web server software, then load balancing is required and either hardware or software load balancing can be used. For supporting telephony applications the network requires the need of telephony application services (TAS).