Joseph Henry wrote:
> I am using WinXP professional and have not a set password. When I attempt to
> set up either a ethernet network or wireless network between this computer
> and another computer (either Mac or PC) I am asked for a password. Does
> WinXP Professional set a default password independent of any I might set? I
> have even established a password from the Control Panel applet and then
> deleted the password in hopes of establish the network without a password.
> This did not work.
> Anyone with ideas on how to discovering the password please reply.
To answer the question in your subject line:
On each WinXP PC, create local user account(s), with non-blank
password(s), that have the desired access privileges to the desired
shares. Log on to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be
able to access the designated shares, provided your network is
configured properly. Also, make sure that WinXP's built-in firewall is
disabled on the internal LAN connection.
Usually, WinXP's Networking Wizard makes it simple and painless --
almost entirely automatic, in fact. There's a lot of useful,
easy-to-follow information in WinXP's Help & Support files, and here:
Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
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