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December 13, 2005 12:05 AM   Subscribe

Can one hack a settings file or something to overcome the five (or ten) user limit on networking under WinXP Home (or Professional?) Am I violating the DMCA by asking?
posted by mwhybark to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Speed Guide offers a patch available here (need to scroll down to the bottom of the page).
posted by squeak at 2:30 AM on December 13, 2005

Best answer: I'm pretty sure mwhybark is asking about the built-in client limit for file sharing in Windows XP. (Which is a limit on inbound connections, and not outbound connections.) As far as I know, there's no way around this limit.

The patch that squeak suggests is a fix for something completely different, and, should be completely avoided unless you know exactly what you're doing.
posted by yeoz at 5:43 AM on December 13, 2005

You're looking for this.
posted by SNACKeR at 6:15 AM on December 13, 2005

Response by poster: yoez is correct, I'm looking for ways to deal with the inbuilt client limit on file sharing, not for TCP/IP requests.
posted by mwhybark at 7:28 AM on December 13, 2005

Well, if you can't figure it out you can always setup a Samba server. Why do you need more connections on a home network, anyway?
posted by delmoi at 8:06 AM on December 13, 2005

cygwin + samba?
posted by wzcx at 11:10 AM on December 13, 2005

coLinux + Samba is much better IMHO than Cygwin.
posted by Sharcho at 4:54 PM on December 13, 2005

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