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Windows 7: File sharing between win7 64 bit desktop & vista 32bit laptop

28 Mar 2012   #61
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This article explains how to set up printer sharing on your Windows Vista computer.

Enable file and printer sharing

This one explains printer sharing with Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...hare-a-printer

How to share a printer between Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/...s-7-and-vista/

If all else fails you may need to consider re-installing Windows Vista.


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28 Mar 2012   #62
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I will have to wait on this , the cable internet is down right now, I'm using the free WIFI to get online.
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28 Mar 2012   #63
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

PinkRose. I guess the bottom line is that you would like to be able to transfer your network (and all the work you've done) to the free wifi connection you have available to you, and then drop your paid for (by the month?) cable connection?
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28 Mar 2012   #64
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

yes but I can't get the 2 pc's to see each other on the free WIFI beginning to think it's not possible?
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28 Mar 2012   #65
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I wish I could answer that, but I'm nowhere near being the most knowledgable about networking; though there are plenty of forum members right here who could help. Connecting to the internet via a router that you control is inherently more secure than connecting directly to a free wifi hotspot.

Do you own that router or is it a rental from the cable company?
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28 Mar 2012   #66
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think I just figured out how you could utilize that free WiFi, drop your paid cable service, keep your machines secured behind a router, and not lose all the progress you've made in getting your machines to communicate with each other (and print if you've already got that going). It would cost a little bit up front, about $70 for a device that may allow you to connect a router to your free WiFi service, and another $70 or so for a standard wireless router if you don't already own the one you're currently using.
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29 Mar 2012   #67
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I own a router which is connected to my desktop and running wireless right now, and also there is a router connected that I am renting from the cable company Tell me what is the other device?
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29 Mar 2012   #68
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Two routers? Both connected?
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29 Mar 2012   #69
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

yes mine is wireless, one from cable company is connected to my pc. at least that's what my son says it is from the cable company
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29 Mar 2012   #70
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, for the most part of the thread I was under the impression that we were talking about a cable modem/wireless router from the cable company. This was being used as the connection for your two PCs, which you were finally able to use to get the two machines to connect to each other.

Now I understand you also have your own wireless router. What are you using this one for?

Maybe it'll help if you give me the brand name and model number of these two routers so I can be sure we're on the same page.
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