Networking XP Pro machine with Win 7 machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I have a XP Pro desktop connected to the wireless router through a cable. I have a Win7 Laptop (Home Premium) connected wirelessly. Both are running Norton 360. I can't see either machine on the other. Tried using the network setup wizard through XP with no success. Should Win7 pickup the XP machine automatically? Is Norton the problem?
    Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:40 AM

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  •   That will probably work but you don't need to go to that extent. Windows 7 should be able to share files with XP using normal file sharing. Works fine for me. Are the machines in the same workgroup? Do you have any files shared? Do both machines show up in Network (My Network Places on XP)?

     If you suspect Norton, disable it on both systems and see if it makes any difference. There is really no need for it if you are behind a router and running with private IP addresses. Running Norton as well as the Windows firewall can cause odd problems at times.


    Sunday, March 6, 2011 5:56 AM