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how do i share between vista and xp...

i have a router with 3 pc's...

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i have 2 xp pc's

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Use the Vista loaded PC as a workstation(for monitoring, if required). Connect the incoming to Fast Ethernetport and the other 2 to the serial ports of the router and make them a small LAN which will route all traffic via the Vista PC( for mnitoring) But this will cause low internet speed of all PC's.
Best is to connect to your ISP via serial port of the router and connect each PC directly to the router via fast ethernet ports. Means you will be adding a LAN comprising of 3 PC's. The IP addresses of each PC ae such thatthey form a small LAN.
It does not matter what OS each PC has, else we would not be able to communicate at all. Use simple EIGRP commands to cofigure the router........sodeep

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