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networking windows 2000 with windows XP


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You should not have any problems networking between Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

The main difference is Windows XP tends to set the workgroup to MSHOME by default where as on Windows 2000 it is set to WORKGROUP as a default.

You can use any name you like for the workgroup as long as all the computers on the network have the same workgroup name.

The rest of the network settings are virtually the same.

Control panel, network connections (network and dial up connections on W2K), local area connection, right mouse click select properties, internet protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, set the IP numbers to match your network, or you can set it to automatic if you use a router.

To change the workgroup on Windows 2000 go to the control panel, system, network identification, properties. DO NOT use the Network identification wizard as this will mess up the automatic logon.

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