Networking with XP and 2000 Professional



Jerry
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
I am trying to set up a network between my desktop which uses XP and my
;aptop which uses 2000 Professional. I run the wizard on my desktop and when
I insert the flash disk into my laptop, I get a message saying 2000 cannot
run the setup program. I mainly just want to be able to print from my laptop
using my desktop printer. I am using a D-Link wireless router and that part
works great. How do I setup my printer for my laptop?

Thanks

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Jerry wrote:
> I am trying to set up a network between my desktop which uses XP and my
> ;aptop which uses 2000 Professional. I run the wizard on my desktop and when
> I insert the flash disk into my laptop, I get a message saying 2000 cannot
> run the setup program. I mainly just want to be able to print from my laptop
> using my desktop printer. I am using a D-Link wireless router and that part
> works great. How do I setup my printer for my laptop?
>
> Thanks


Have you shared the printer and installed the Win2K drivers for it?
Also, try using a floppy disk for the Network wizard, rather than a
flash disk, whatever that is.

On the WinXP PC, create local user account(s), with password(s),
that have the desired access privileges to the desired shares. Log on
to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be able to
access the designated shares, provided your network is configured
properly. Also, make sure that WinXP's built-in firewall
is disabled on the internal LAN connection.

On the Win2K PC, create local user account(s), with password(s),
that have the desired access privileges to the desired shares. Log on
to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be able to
access the designated shares, provided your network is configured
properly.

Usually, WinXP's Networking Wizard makes it simple and painless --
almost entirely automatic, in fact. There's a lot of useful,
easy-to-follow information in WinXP's Help & Support files, and here:

Home Networking
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/howto/homenet/default.asp

Networking Information
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm

PracticallyNetworked Home
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/index.htm

Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm

Configuring Windows 2000 Professional to Work in a Peer-to-Peer
Network
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q258717


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Networking with XP and 2000 Professional