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Discussion in 'Networking' started by larswebb, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. larswebb

    larswebb Thread Starter

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    I bought a Belkin Wireless router and a wireless USB adapter. My host computer has Win 2K the other has Win XP. Sharing my DSL connection works fine but I need help setting up to share my printer.

    Please Help,

    Larry
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you enable file & print sharing on the machine with the printer, and then in the printer properties, Share the printer, you should be good to go. The only other thing to check is to make sure that NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled in TCP/IP advanced properties.
     
  3. larswebb

    larswebb Thread Starter

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    Thanks Johnwill, Problem is solved.
     
  4. Tidalcloud

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    Just curious John Will ... why is enabling NetBios in TCP/IP necessary? Isn't the router providing the necessary NetBios settings? I've had a Linksys router and now a D-Link wireless router and neither instruction manuals indicated having to enable this.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Well, sometimes the router doesn't set the correct options, so I always just force it. Since it sometimes solves issues like this, it seems that some routers forget to do it properly. :)
     
  6. Tidalcloud

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    gotcha. makes sense.
     
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