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Network windows 95 to xp home

Posted on 2004-10-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I have a client with 2 pcs on windows 95 and they are networked using a since cable.  I am familiar with networking to a basic level, but will I be able to network windows 95 and XP home or pro pc's together.  It will already be set up as a workgroup so I assume I will be able to click to add to the workgroup of "chosen workgroup" and the rest is self explanitary?


hope you can help,

Question by:auraorange
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ID: 12416442
Right on the workgroup part. As long as they are on same workgroup then all you have to do is make sure the IP addresses your setting on each network interface card is set to the same network. As workgroups require, you'll need same user accounts created on each machine if your plannng on accessing each other's files.


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ID: 12416509
what do you mean by same user accounts? will they already have a user account on the win 95 pc? how do I check this?


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TannerMan earned 1000 total points
ID: 12416595
In a workgroup environment every machine is it's own entity when it comes to security. If user JSmith of machine  1 wants to open up files on machine 2 that is JDoe's, then you have to create a useraccount on JDoe's machine named JSMITH and vice versa. With the 95 clients this was not an issue, but with the XP your going to use it is.

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