Networking Windows® XP Desktop with Windows® Vista Laptop
Information on the networking between a Windows ® XP desktop and Windows Vista® laptop.
There are always certain issues related to the networking of different systems with two different operating systems installed on them. For the sharing of resources and file transfer between the two systems networking is necessary and is very helpful also. The networking can be done for both wirelessly and with a LAN cable.
In this article, we will be discussing about things to keep in mind and the certain issues that may come up while installing network sharing on the computer system installed with Windows® XP operating system and Windows Vista® installed laptop through the following points.
- Home network set-up
- Sharing resources
Home network set-up
First of all to connect two systems together you need to be sure that both the systems are connected to the common switch or the router for creating a common network that can be shared between the two machines. The networking can be done through the use of a router that is being used to connect to the Internet; the two machines can have wireless or LAN cable connection to the router. To resolve this issue you need to go to network neighborhood to share network on your systems and try setting up a home network on the desktop and then follow up with a laptop installation on it and do the same on the laptop. After that if the system permits you can share the resources between them like printer etc.
There might be problems like you might not be able to see the laptop on the desktop computer or the desktop computer on the laptop-networking environment. The problem here is to be concerned with the security related issues on both the systems. There might be a firewall blockage on any or both of the system that might be stopping the two systems to get connected. This problem related to the firewall blocking the access of different system on to your computer or your laptop, can be resolved by configuring the firewall in the firewall system according to the requirements by either disable it or set up a trusted network zone for the incoming laptop or computer system with a password and a user name.
The networking is basically done to have an easy file transfer along with sharing of resources like printer or any other device that might not be connected or installed on a particular system or the laptop that you are using. So with network sharing you can share the resources of a desktop computer on a laptop with both having different operating system installed on them. While sharing the other system resources, you need to have access to the shared workgroup that was set-up at the starting on your desktop and laptop and it has to be compatible with both the Windows® XP and Windows Vista® operating systems.