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Adding XP computer to Windows 2000 Router Network


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I have 2 computers (that I'll call Tom and Dick) connected to a 3rd computer (that I'll call Harry) via a router. Harry acts as a server and has all of the files on it that Tom and Dick need to access. All 3 of these computers are running Windows 2000. I am also running ZoneAlarm on all 3 computers.

I have a 4th computer (that I'll call Charlie) running Windows XP home addition that is not hooked up to the router. ZoneAlarm is not installed on Charlie. I want to transfer everything that is on Tom to Charlie and connect Charlie to the router so I can access the files on Harry.

I tried connecting Charlie to the router today, but ZoneAlarm on Harry won't let Charlie through.

This doesn't seem like it should be that hard, but I spent quite a while on it today with no success. Can anyone tell me how (or if) this can be done?

Also I would appreciate it if someone knows how to easily transfer files and settings from a Windows 2000 computer to a Windows XP computer. (Especially the file that contains the email files.)

Thanks,

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Zonealarm blocks everything out of the box until you tell it otherwise. You need to go into the program and somewhere (I forget where as I haven't used it for a while) is an option where you can specify a range of IP addresses that will let traffic through.
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Neil,

The part of the program you are talking about is under the Firewall tab. So, should I specify a range of IP addresses and put the same range on ALL of the computers or does this range just go on the main computer, Harry?


Right now, I have Tom and Dick's IP addresses on the Harry's firewall and I have Harry's IP address on Tom and Dick's firewall. That's why I thought all I had to do was unplug Tom from the router and plug Charlie in.
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A good general rule is to allow everything in the local network and the IP range 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x or whatever range your router is using. If you do this on all the computers you should be able to use them all from each other.
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I added the range that included all the IP addresses being used here, but the IP address of Charlie, the XP computer, was still being blocked.

On the XP computer I was trying to connect to the router, I went through the My Network Places icon to add the network to the computer by typing in the drive letter being used on the main computer I wanted to access and typing in the location, i.e. \\name\server. I had actually done this before using the browse button but nothing came up. I decided to try it again and there it was! So I clicked on it and added the network to the XP computer. And, it works!

I don't think I did anything differently, but if I did, I don't know what. :whistling:

Thanks for the help!
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