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  1. flash777

    flash777 Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. coulterp

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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?
     
  3. flash777

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  4. etaf

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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
     
  5. flash777

    flash777 Thread Starter

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    thankyou :)
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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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.
     
  7. flash777

    flash777 Thread Starter

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    i can't seem to get the wireless comp to add the printer
    it says access denied
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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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.
     
  9. flash777

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    computer with print is running win 2k pro
    wireless is win 2k pro
     
  10. Bob Cerelli

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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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