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Networking please guyz how can i share files, printer and scaner between two PC runing window xp (service pack 2) using lan protocol
Turn on File and Print sharing. You will see a hand sharing icon on printers. You then need to create shares for individual folders you want to share by right clicking on folder. Then use the share name to access. Example: \\computer_name\share_name
Posted on Oct 25, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1) I believe that Windows XP is not setup for that by default,
you may need to install the old BETBUI service.
2) Also, if the 2000 machine has a login password installed,
it will NOT allow any other machine to browse it, without
3) Password-less file sharing over NETBUI was available
on the consumer side of windows:
Windows 3.11 for Work groups
Windows 95, 98 and Millenium.
The professional versions of windows, built on NT
technology require a login:
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
and now Vista.
4) The best work around is to login to the 2000 machine when
it prompts you for a password, using your regular USER ID
If the 2000 machine is not setup with a secure login,
just create a new account, ranking power user or higher.
5) Note that you only need to login over the network ONCE,
because windows XP can REMEMBER your password,
and login automatically the next time.
6) Make sure that the firewall (or A firewall) is not
blocking access to either machine, just disable the
firewalls for testing.
Similarly, if your LAN is behind a residential router, using
the router as a smart hub or switch, make sure that
the routers MAC address access blocking is disabled,
until you get everything setup and tested.
7) Finally if a PC is not visible in a work group, this does not
mean that it is not accessible. This is a Windows quirk.
You can try to access another computer by using the
default/administrative shares. These shares cannot be
disabled in XP, at least they will not stay disabled, as
they will restart during every reboot, whether you like it
This means that you can ALWAYS access all the drives
on another machine, whether you share them or not, unless
you take extreme measures in the local policies.
To access drive "E:" on a computer called "Henry" on a
machine in the same work-group,
open up windows explorer, and tyr the following into the
This should access drive E:, after some delay, and possibly
a login prompt, even though drive is is NOT marked as
Down you just love windows ?!
Security by obscurity ?!
Microsoft is getting very good at hanging massive steel doors
on paper walls.
Hope this solves your problem, or gets around it.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Password Protect Folders in XP
To password protect a folder built into Windows XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware programs out there).
If you have a log in password for your account, this can be used to protect folders from other users. If not, you need to creat one. Your hard drive must be formatted using NTFS (which it probably is unless you're dual booting with another operating system). Here's what to do...
Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box.
Click Apply . If you do not have a password on your account, a box will pop up asking if you want to assign a password. This must be done if you want to make the folder private, so click Yes . You will need to use your password to log on to your computer from then on.
Type in a password then confirm it. Click the "Create Password" button then close the Password window.
Click OK in the Properties dialog box.
Now anyone else logged on to your computer can't access that file without knowing your password.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
Got a web camera. Didn't work. Said, I needed "kstvtune.ax" and a couple other small files. Couldn't find them anywhere, or downloadable versions. Listened to a lot of advice on blogs. Nothing worked. Finally, I went to the Microsoft Website and downloaded Service pack 3 AGAIN for Windows XP, from scratch. Takes time to download, even at high speed, but it's worth it. First try my camera worked beautifully. THIS IS THE FREE FIX THAT REALLY WORKS! It will get you all the files you need, which may have been knocked off by virus scans, or whatever caused the lack of files for your web camera. Go do it!
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
The product key is on the folder in which the genuine software disk was shipped to the buyer. MS Service Packs do not change the key nor should they require you to reinstall the key.
You have a pirated version of XP software and even with a key it will not pass Microsoft validation. It will be quickly disabled by Microsoft and you'll be left with a black screen.
You need to get a valid copy of the software.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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The following networking job I have done in this Lab. It is enough for a small office to access or transfer file Printing and access of shared Internet in different type of operating system.
We have recently set up a home office (small laboratory) LAN. All the computers access the internet through a USB wireless (CMDA) dongle. The USB stick is Huawei EC168C and internet service provider is Reliance Infocom (India). But any USB internet dongle can be use to share internet in a LAN in the following way. And you don't need a router for that. In the areas where ISP cannot give wire line internet connection this type of USB wireless sticks are really helpful for home office.
Basic LAN Connection:
Here this lab has 4 PCs. One Windows XP, another Windows Vista starter and two RedHat Linux server systems. Here in this lab I have done the basic LAN connection using cat5 cable & RJ45 connector and an 8 port hub. I have connect the two windows based OS. Using cross cable I have connected two windows system with the hub. Then I put static IP address in Ipv4 of TCP/IP. After that I set workgroup name to join in a workgroup in windows PCs. Then I tried to ping the systems, and it was pinging. Then I have setup a home or small office network in both windows system. That I have enabled the Printer sharing. After that I can share file, data and printer through the system gateway.
Now I have to connect other two Linux PCs in this network. With same cross cable I have joined the both Linux system with the hub. Then to detect the Ethernet device I have put down "DEVICE=eth0" entry in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. Then I set IP address in Ethernet device in network configuration in graphical mode (or System-config-network in text mode).After doing this job I restart the network service with "service network restart" command. Then I am trying to ping the systems to one another, And It was pinging.
Now Linux system can access with each other and files also shared through SSH, Telnet,FTP using process and command.
I have configured the Linux system in the following way. First I have set the host name in /etc/sysconfig/network file by VI editor. Next I have edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file with "Device=eth0" to detect the Ethernet device. After that I have put the IP add in network configuration file and Restart the network service. To keep the eth0 on permanently I also use the chkconfig command.
After doing this job File sharing can be possible through network file sharing (Nfs). I have install Nfs package & shared the nfs dir by editing exports file. Then I am trying to automount the NFS dir by automounting process. So that I put automounting entry of nfs file in fstab file. After that it's automounted in other system's mount location.
Windows & Linux Networking:
Through basic LAN both OS can only ping each other. To share file or data samba server (a client server in Linux) must be configured in Linux system. So I Install smb rpm package from yum repository. Then I have Configure the samba/smb.conf file. I put the Workgroup name on Workgroup column of samba/smb.conf file. Then I Set the network IP without host to route in network in Host allow column. At last I put down all details of Samba dir, users at the end of the configuration file set the samba password. After that I restart the samba demon to up the samba server. Now files can shared through samba server. In windows I Set the workgroup name pairs with samba server and also set username and password same as samba server. Now I trying to send or access file through samba in both OS and it happened.
USB Net Connect:
Here in this lab workers are use internet from an Usb net connect. So it must be shared in Network. It is too fast so shared internet can be access easily. In Windows XP system I connect the USB netconnect & share it in network. IF all the network setting is ok then all the systems can access shared internet through gateway. Here all users use this shared internet now.
Access of Another System:
VNC Server & Viewer is software through which we can access of another system easily. I just install the software & set the password. Then I run the vnc server. After that I Put the IP add of vncserver from vncviewer of another system and type the password & start access the vnc server system. It can be access form WAN also. I just Run the Vnc server and connect the internet and I got a Wan IP add provided by ISP.
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