Any limit to network size?

  Mattjs 15:08 21 Mar 2005
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hello all

At work we have a peer network of five XP home systems doing simple file and printer sharing, using a switch and cables. We may soon need to expand this to include a couple more computers can we just add more to this network? Am i right in thinking that XP home has a limit of five systems in a network? Do we need XP Pro? Does XP Pro have any network size limits?

Any advice welcome, Mattjs

  recap 15:39 21 Mar 2005

Features available only in Windows XP Professional

Peer to peer networking for up to 10 simultaneous users (Windows XP Home only supports five simultaneous users).

You can find out more if you click here

  Rigga 17:04 21 Mar 2005

By five simultaneous users, MS mean that at any one time, only five external users can access the resources of a WinXP Home machine.

The network itself can be as large as you need it to be, you just need to be aware that if you are sharing the resources of any XP home machines, i.e. shared folders or printers etc.. then only 5 users at once can use those resources!

HTH R.

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