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Networking a computer with XP and a laptop with Vista

by dsouzaviren / July 26, 2008 9:44 PM PDT

I use a Dell desktop with Windows XP and an Acer Laptop with Windows Vista. I would like help to run a wireless network between the desktop and the laptop. At present I am using a Netgear wireless router to access the internet for the desktop and laptop but would like to be able to access files between computers and also share the printer that is connected to the desktop. could someone please help me with instructions on setting up this network.

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Networking VISTA/XP
by Phil Crase / July 26, 2008 11:34 PM PDT

In the Vista system, look under comparisons and upgrades in control panel, there is a section that alludes to networking and upgrading the OS.

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Networking Desktop/Laptop
by jmnorri / July 27, 2008 4:07 PM PDT

We are doing this now at our house We connected the Laptop with Vista to the Router (and install the software that came with it ) We also bought a USB plug-in Wireless adapter(think that is what it is called) anyway we plug the above into a USB port on the desktop with XP and we are able to share the internet connection just fine hope this helps

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