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Windows 7: Need to set up a network for file transfer from Win7 64


28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Need to set up a network for file transfer from Win7 64

Ok I'm totally new to networks & everything so bear with me.

My computer is the main machine.

I have Win 7 64 & the other computer, which is my buddies is XP Pro 32.

I currently have an N wireless Netgear router that both computers are hooked up via ethernet & my machine also has the N wireless dongle from Netgear, but they dont have drivers for 64 yet.

Now I want to send a couple of files to my other computer which is my buddies. I want him to also be able to send me files, but he tends to surf the net a little less carelessly than I would and I want to make sure when hes sending or receiving info from my particular computer that I dont get a virus or anything.

So how do I set up a network between a Win 7 64 computer & an XP Pro 32 computer, making sure to extra safeguard my main machine?


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28 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

First make sure both machines are on the same workgroup. My Computer>Properties>Computer Name for XP and Computer>Properties>Advanced System Settings Computer Name for 7... they should both be defaulted to WORKGROUP, you can change it if you want but not necessary.

Now on both machines make sure you have Computer Browser, SSDP Discovery, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Server and Workstation services running. You can check this in Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services

Also make sure on both Machines that your TCP/IP v4 settings for WINS has NetBIOS over TCP/IP set to Default or Enabled.

On 7 open up the run command and run gpedit.msc then go to Computer Configuration>Security Settings>Network List Manager Policies Under Network name your network the same as on your other machines(they should be the same) and under Unidentified and Identifying Networks set to private. This will force Windows 7 to connect to the default network you just set in gpedit and bypass the "Network Detection" feature. ( easier and guaranteed to work first time)

Now in Network and Sharing Center under Change Advanced Sharing Settings>Home Network Check Turn Off Network Discovery, Turn On File and Printer Sharing, Turn Off Public Folder Sharing, Turn On Password Protected Sharing.

On the XP machine make sure at least one folder is shared.

Now The XP machine should bae able to see the 7 machine but have no access, and the 7 machine will see the XP machine and have access to whatever you set to share on the XP machine.
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28 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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Now on both machines make sure you have Computer Browser, SSDP Discovery, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Server and Workstation services running. You can check this in Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services
I cant find admin tools in control panel to run all these programs?

I have 7 64.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Services.msc

copy and paste that to start menu search box, hit enter.

You can right click taskbar, properties, start menu tab, customize

Scroll down near bottom. You will see choices to add tools to start menu.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ba5ik View Post
Also make sure on both Machines that your TCP/IP v4 settings for WINS has NetBIOS over TCP/IP set to Default or Enabled.
Ok, how/where do I do this step on both comps?
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28 Oct 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You want enabled. I've known default to be flaky under circumstances.

Network and sharing center. Click local area connection. Click properties. Double click IPv4 line. Click advanced. Click WINS tab.

Or do like me. Make that disabled and install NETBeui instead to machines on your network. More secure/efficient.
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28 Oct 2009   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ba5ik View Post
Also make sure on both Machines that your TCP/IP v4 settings for WINS has NetBIOS over TCP/IP set to Default or Enabled.
Ok, how/where do I do this step on both comps?
You ask?


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28 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
You want enabled. I've known default to be flaky under circumstances.

Network and sharing center. Click local area connection. Click properties. Double click IPv4 line. Click advanced. Click WINS tab.

Or do like me. Make that disabled and install NETBeui instead to machines on your network. More secure/efficient.
Ok I found it in win 7, but I cant find IPv4 on the XP Pro computer?
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28 Oct 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It's similar, not exact. Right click the lan adapter icon next to time, in system tray to start. Properties I think. I'm not on XP so hard to remember.
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28 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
It's similar, not exact. Right click the lan adapter icon next to time, in system tray to start. Properties I think. I'm not on XP so hard to remember.
Let me rephrase that, I found the spot, but IPv4 is not there, other ones are though.
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