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Network problem between XP and Windows 7

Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:58 pm

Is it possible right now to make a network between XP and Windows 7?

As it was working before on Vista Ultimate but after I upgraded it says the network location can't be found when I double click my other computer.
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:59 pm

I have Win7 networked to XP without issues.

The only problem I have had is if I map the network drives to W7. It forgets them when I restart the PC. (It still displays them but tried to loopback to itself instead of going straight to the the other box).

I set up networking on W7 exactly the same as I did on my Vista Ultimate x64. I.e. setting my workgroup to HOME (the name of my network, took me ages to think it up ;)) then simply sharing the drives via Right Click>Share With>Specific People...

My XP network is already set up as it has been for years now, never had a problem.

I can then connect to the network from W7 either by typing the device name direct into My Computer (\\SERVER\ in my case) or by going to network on the left.

You may want to try disabling W7 Firewall to see if the behaviour repeats itself.
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:00 pm

I just figured mine out...

Subnet mask on the XP box was 255.255.255.0, on the Windows 7 box it was 255.255.0.0

Set them to match and BINGO file sharing works.
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