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flash777

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hello

i'm having a problem sharing the printer on my home network.
i have 5 computers
all connected through a linksys router
the one with the printer attached (lpt1) is running windows 2k pro
1 windows xp home
1 windows 2k pro
1 windows 2k pro (wireless)
1 windows xp pro

i have set the printer to share and named the printer (printer)
but when i go to add printer from another comp it can't find the printer
on any of the computers except of course the one it's attached to

i have pinged all the comps they all recognize each other
i set static ip's on all comps

any suggestions?

thankyou
 
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On the Local Area Connection Properties on each PC network connection have you enabled (ticked) the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" component?
 

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when you add a printer - i asume you are selecting netwrok printer and then typing

\\name_of_computer_printer_is_phyically_attached_to\printer
 
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If the networking is configured correctly, you should simply be able to browse to the printer as well. Then you don't need to remember much.
 

flash777

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i can't seem to get the wireless comp to add the printer
it says access denied
 
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Do you have the same user account created on the XP Pro computer that is logging into the wireless one.

Also, the default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.
 
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Sorry for the typo but the basics are still the same - Do you have the same user account and password created on the Windows2000 computer that is logging into the wireless one.
 
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