"Win XP" is so out of date it's not funny. While I've seen the newer XP SP2 and XP SP3 setup sharing OK you need to know that the exact level of XP matters. I would never attempt to do a file/printer share with "XP".
1. and 2. If XP is up to date, SP3 and all that then it's on your LAN so the only software to add is your printer driver.
3. It's already secure to external hacking. It's not "on the internet". It's on your LAN and since the router drops inbound requests by default, there is no more changes needed.
Hi all, would you be willing to help a newbie?
I have tried to find the best answer on the internet, but there are sooooo many articles I felt that the best option was to ask some real people...
I would like to set up a home server, that will sit under the stairs so that it can link to out BT home hub (v3). The idea is then to connect the printer to it, so that we can have both a wireless printer and a central file store for pictures/vids etc.
My questions are as follows;
Is XP ok for this? if so, what settings do I need to change/add?
Is there any software that I need to make it work?
How do I make sure that it is secure for external hacking? As it will contain our personal docs/photos etc and I would hate to use them.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,