Re: Need to setup a LAN between windows 7 home basic and windows xp pro? plz help!
To set up a peer-to-peer network, it's just a few straightforward steps:
- a crossover cable isn't needed for newer Ethernet NICs
- On the Win 7 PC, on the Network and Sharing Centre, set the IP address to 192.168.1.1 As this is a Class C private address, set the subnet mask address to 255.255.255.0 Also set the workgroup to Home.
- On the XP PC, set the IP address to 192.168.1.2 (with the appropriate subnet mask address). Set the workgroup to Home also. Right-click on the folder you want to share, and click Sharing. A hand will appear under the folder, meaning that it will be ready for sharing.
- On the Win 7 machine, in Start-Run, type in 192.168.1.2 You then should be able to see the shared folder from the XP machine, and can drag in folder/files if needs be.