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    Networking with XPHome

    I am a school "laptop technician" and we are just looking at next year's models. We are obliged to get a particular brand - Toshiba - and have been told that the models on offer come with XPHome. We have been advised that our supplier's technicians have been unable to get networking working with XPHome.
    My question is, are the techs correct, or do they need to try harder? The school uses a Netware network, Netware Client32 with Lucent wireless network cards (Cabletron 'Roamabout' actually). To downgrade to Win98se will cost us about $US 90 per machine, and we would like to avoid that if possible. Any advice?

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    well, i know home doesn't offer a way to log on to NT networks. not sure how that works for netware though...

    do they offer upgrading to xp pro for a reasonable cost?

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Aaaargh.

    I did all my pre-testing with XP Pro. Now I am going to have to research the nitty gritties of Home vs Pro.

    Any good summary/detail documents on technical differences?

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Home supports peer 2 peer only, while Pro supports Peer 2 peer and Domain style networking.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Tx Dave.

    Working my way through the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp.asp>SuperSite</A> articles. Good description of the differences included.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    You might also check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/default.asp> Windows XP Professional How-to Articles
    Learn how Windows XP can help you work smarter.</A>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    i've only seen what MS has - the two major differences is in networking and file sharing/permissions. Pro is like NT , Home is not as full featured, only directories can use permisisons, not files.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Check out
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp>
    Which Edition Is Right for You? </A>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    The Netware Client is not included with Home Edition and <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10061913.htm>Novell</A> will not be supporting it.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp>This</A> SuperSite article provides an excellent detailed comparison.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Can you VPN from the XP Home Edition? I'm confused because you could do so from Win98, but they use VPN on the Microsoft website as one of the example uses of XP Pro.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    That is correct. VPN is currently not supported in XP Home.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Update to prior comment. VPN is partially supported in XP Home. However you can not manage IPSec to secure the link with Home, you need Professional to do that.

    The result of this is that for all practical purposes it is unusable from home. VPN using IPSec or L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) are *very* common implementations.

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    Re. the Supersite article - I quote:Networking features
    The following networking features are not included in Home Edition:
    The user interface for IPSecurity (IPSec)
    SNMP
    Simple TCP/IP services
    SAP Agent
    Client Service for NetWare
    Network Monitor
    Multiple Roaming feature

    unquote; and here's the bit that confuses me from Which Edition Is Right for You?
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

    New visual design makes it easier to do common tasks efficiently.
    Digital photo features let you acquire, organize, and share pictures.
    All-in-one music tool for discovering, downloading, storing, and playback of the highest-quality digital music.
    Everything you need to create, share, and enjoy videos on your computer.
    Easy computer sharing and home networking. !!!!!

    Is it me? Either WXPHE suipports a home network - or it doesn't.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/StephenElms_sig.jpg> Didn't think that I made my first post here on 5th February 2001...!

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    Re: Networking with XPHome

    For your question
    <hr>Is it me? Either WXPHE suipports a home network - or it doesn't<hr>
    Yes, it supports "Peer To Peer" networking only, NO "Domain Server types". Some VPN is possible but there are some of limits.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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