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printer sharing xp/98se woes

Discussion in 'Networking' started by d19j72p, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. d19j72p

    d19j72p Thread Starter

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    Hey all,
    I need to say thanks for the help getting me squared away
    on file sharing a few weeks ago.. :) it is all working now.

    I have a problem with the printer sharing now.. :(
    I have the printer (Lexmark 1100) hooked up to my XP and I used
    to have it hooked to my 98. (Before I got the xp) I can print fine
    from the xp, I can even go into the files off the 98 from the xp and
    print but if I try to access the printer from the 98 machine it will
    not work...
    It says that I need to install the driver for the printer on the 98
    so I do, and it does not send the information to the xp machine
    so that it can print out, or at least that is what I think is happened
    but I am not sure.

    Any advice

    and TIA to all who help..
     
  2. Del

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    On your 98 box, did you set up the printer as a networked printer?
    Also, do you have the printer as shared on XP?
     
  3. d19j72p

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    Hi Del,
     Yes, I have the 98 set use a network printer. Also I have the Xp
    set to share the printer.. I am new to the networking but I have
    followed all the instructions from both the HP systems and I even
    went to Windows help site and did it all again.. LoL :(

      Also is there a way to set it up so that I can play games that are installed on the XP on the 98 without having to install it on the 98? I tried an EA Sports game that you dont need the disk to play and it didn't work.. I made a folder called MyGames and set it up to be shared.. it is accessable on the network but I couldnt actually play the game..( Boo-Hoo) so am I wrong in this
    theory or is there a way to do this??
     
  4. JustMe2

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    d19j72p ,
    Have you by any chance tried installing netbeui on both machines?

    JustMe2
     
  5. d19j72p

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    not sure checking now will reply later
     
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    Some programs (not all) can be run on one machine from an installation on another machine.

    Don't know about 98 but on our w2k machines at work I have to "map network drive" to the other w2k machine with the prog installed.

    Right click "My computer" then "map network drive" then browse to the shared drive/folder containing the program on the other machine. If the program is networkable it will now run on your machine.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I never saw a positive response to the NETBEUI question, which I believe will be a key in getting W9x to see the printer on the XP system.
     
  8. d19j72p

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    Sorry about the late responce to the netbeui, I checked and it
    was not installed on the win 98 machine but it was on the XP
    I kinda got sidetracked on trying to get D2 working on the
    network so I can play with my kids.I have installed it now on the
    98 and have not yet checked to see if it worked. I am doing that right now so .... ..... ....... ......... ........(L:)L) sorry about the drama .

    Still not working, hmm now Tried to change the port witch it uses
    and when I go to browse so that i can get it to use the other
    computer. the xp shows up in the network but it says that it is
    accessable:

    computer not excessable, this device does not exist on this
    network..


    Now I am confused.. :( I can file share so whats up!!
     
  9. Del

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    Is your Win XP installed on FAT32 or NTFS??
     
  10. d19j72p

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    How do I check that
     
  11. d19j72p

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    Ok here is an update....

    On the 98 I have gotten the netbuei, installed, but on the XP
    where I thought it was installed I was wrong. It is in the box that shows all the protocals and such, but there are no properties for it, hence it is not installed. Apon trying to install it.. The computer can not find the file, and apon seaching the hard-drives for it no luck. This computer came with no disks everything is on the D hard drive and when I try to access that it just show's autosetup.exe .. Which is essentially all that drive is.

    I made the recovery disk's off of that drive. So now where can I find the stuff??? Since I started messing around with the original cofiguration of the network, now I cant even file share. :(

    When I first started I had the computers communicating and ICS working, I just couldnt use the printer now it is all buggered up.
    I think I am gonna try and remove the network that I have and start all over. Probably not, just blowing off some steam.. HELP


    TIA
     
  12. JohnWill

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    There are sites around that have the files for NETBEUI for XP, but I can't recall off-hand where it is, I just get it off one of my XP CD's. :) I suppose someone could email you the files, they're pretty small, there's only a couple of files and a .TXT file. All three of them are less than 100k unpacked, they appear to ZIP to 55kb. :)
     
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  14. Del

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    The files necessary for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys. Complete the following steps to install NetBEUI:
    Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and browse to the Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.
    Copy Nbf.sys to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers directory.
    Copy Netnbf.inf to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden directory.

    NOTE: To make a hidden folder viewable, perform the following steps:
    Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then press ENTER.
    Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
    Under Advanced Settings, click Show hidden files and folders under the Hidden files and folders Folder.
    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
    Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.
    On the General tab, click Install.
    Click Protocol, and then click Add.
    Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.
    Restart your computer if you receive a prompt to complete the installation.
    The NetBEUI protocol should now be installed and working.
     
  15. JustMe2

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    Hey Del,
    He said he doesn't have an XP cd. Is there anyway to find everything that he needs within the D drive, that I'm assuming has some kind of system restore on it??
    JustMe2
     
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