Quote: Originally Posted by reades
Is there a dummies guide to networking? I am totally confused how to get this to work. Explanation of the basic terms such as home groups, work groups, networks, public folders, sharing, accounts, etc, etc would really help. Our house has several pcs running win7, vista and xp.
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if you are running a varied environment (win 7 and XP) workgroup is prefered. Then since you are going to use workgroup you can dis able IPv6 (in networking and sharing).
You want to create a workgroup (call it whatever you like) and add each machine to it. You then share what you want on both the xp machine and win 7 ones. Keep in mind win 7 has a built in firewall so if you have initial problems you could disable it just to se if it interfered
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