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    Creating an XP/Vista Lan

    I am trying to create a simple two PC home LAN. The XP system is already connected to the web via port 1 of an Actiontec DSL modem/wireless router. I used the Control Panel's Network Setup Wizard to configure it as the host of my LAN. I also accepted its offer to generate a netsetup.exe to make the other PC the LAN's client. Then I connected the Vista PC to the modem's port 2. When I ran the netsetup.exe on the Vista PC, it produced an error window headed "Cannot Complete the Network Setup Wizard" with a useless error message "An error occured during configuration of the network on this computer." I assume that something in Vista is incompatible with the XP generated program.

    Can anyone tell me how to setup a Vista PC to be a client hosted by an XP PC?

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    John Littell

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    Re: Creating an XP/Vista Lan

    In a home network configuration, there's no "host" or "clients". Have a look at this article and this article . It's really pretty straightforward. You don't require any "netsetup".
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    Re: Creating an XP/Vista Lan

    Use Help and Support on the Vista machine. Search for "network setup" without the quotation marks. The first entry on my machine is "setting up a home network".

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    Re: Creating an XP/Vista Lan

    Joe and John,
    Thank you, I will study your recommendations.

    John

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