Printing from vista to XP

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I have a PC running XP. It is connected to a DSL modem (Westell Model 327W) via Ethernet cable. I also have a HP all in one PSC 1315xi printer connected to the PC.

I have an ACER Extensia 5620 notebook running Vista Home Premium with a wireless card. I have no problem connecting to the internet or sharing files with the notebook with the wireless connection. However, I cannot print using the wireless feature. I get an "access denied" message.

I have tried many fixes listed on this forum to no avail. Any help will be greately appreciated.

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Are you getting an error message? What happened when you tried to put the Vista driver on the XP computer? I did get an error message the first time but the second time it went through. Let me know.
 

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I attempted to load the vista drivers for my printer on my xp machine again. I got the same error message that xp would not support the drivers.
Also, when I checked the driver list on the printer sharing tab on the xp machine it did not support vista. When I checked the driver list on the vista machine, xp was not listed.

Thanks, Rick
 

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What we have done. Make sure that the printer is shared on the XP machine. Then on the Vista machine Open Windows Explorer and the browse to the XP machine through Network and then select the XP machine. There you should see the shared printer under "Printers". Now right click the wanted printer and select "Connect" and follow the instructions.
 

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OK, On my vista laptop I went to windows explorer and navigated to "Network". The icon for my lap-top came up. I clicked on the lap-top icon and the printer icon came up. When I right click on the printer and click connect, nothing happens.
Rick
 

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Check the firewall on the XP machine, as the XP machine may be blocking the Vista machine.
 

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I checked the firewall setting on the xp machine. Under exceptions, file and print sharing is checked.

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What firewall are you using?
 

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I am running the windows firewall on both machines. I am also running AVAST and AVG on both machines.

Thanks for your input, Rick
 
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