How to Install the LLTD Protocol on Windows XP

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Windows XP and Vista include significantly different networking methods. It is entirely possible to create a network including both types of operating systems and share resources between XP and Vista computers. Installing the Link Layer Topology Discovery protocol on Windows XP makes it a bit easier and lets computers running Windows XP appear on Windows Vista's network map. Installing the LLTD protocol only takes a few moments and doesn't impact Windows XP's networking performance.

  • Open Internet Explorer and go to the LLTD Responder download page. Internet Explorer is required because you'll need to validate your copy of Windows XP to download the installer.

  • Click "Continue" on the page that appears. Follow the prompts to validate your copy of Windows XP and start the download.

  • Run the LLTD Responder setup program once the download completes. Click "Install."

Tips & Warnings

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 includes the LLTD protocol.
  • If you have installed the LLTD protocol on a Windows XP SP2 or earlier machine, chances are that when you upgrade to Service Pack 3 (SP3) will have LLTD installed.
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