sharing a printer

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

larswebb

Thread Starter
Joined
May 10, 2003
Messages
95
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
 

JohnWill

Retired Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2002
Messages
106,425
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.
 
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Messages
239
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.
 

JohnWill

Retired Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2002
Messages
106,425
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. :)
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top