Simple Network of Win XP Pro machines
Posted on 2004-04-19
I am a Database guy not a Network guy.
I often have to Network computers together. Just a simple Network thru a Router. Recently I have had problems with Win 2000 and Win XP networks. Internet to all computers is easy, but with sharing files it doesn't always see it.
I first make sure all Network Conpounets are Installed from the Windows CD.
I then Share the folder under Properties and then the Sharing tab. Alteratively I move the folder to the Shared Folder.
Under 'My Network Places' & under 'mshome' (or another 'given' name Workgroup) on another computer, I would think you should be able to see the Shared Folder, right. I can't see it.
Norton Internet Sucerity Pro is on all computers and the Linksys router has a Firewall, not to mension the built-in Firewall on XP.
I wish I knew what I was doing half the time. I was wondering if you guys have a 'Plain Vanilla' Network setup procedure. All I generally need to do is setup 1-3 shared folders and maybe map a drive.