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Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ccfc1987, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. ccfc1987

    ccfc1987 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

    But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

    I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. pedroguy

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    Hi:For the techs here to give you specific instructions,we will probably need to know at least the operating systems on both pcs,as a start.Also,is one of these connected wirelessly,if so which one?
     
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    Hi pedroguy.

    Both my laptop and my desktop are Windows XP SP2.

    My laptop uses the built in Dell wireless connection to connect to the router. The desktop is connected directly to the router using an RJ11 cable.
     
  5. ccfc1987

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    Ok followed your instructions on that thread and successfully shared my desktop printer.

    EDIT:However hen I switch my firewall back on and print off another test page, it fails to print??

    Now, how do I share files from my laptop to PC or vice versa?
     
  6. pedroguy

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    Re firewall:What firewall are you running?Generally,you will have to authorize access to the pc,by telling the firewall app.that a particular site or ip address(the other pc) is allowed access.
    Re file sharing,I do not know the specifics off the top of my head,but I know that other threads exist that have covered this procedure in depth.Let me see if I can dig one up that suits
     
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    I use McAfee firewall, but nothing pops up(like it usually does) telling me that 'xxxxx wants to access the PC' etc. It prints fine when it is switched off, but as soon as I switch it back on and try to print, it says 'failed to print'
     
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    Ok, i'll take a look at that.

    I think I've worked out how to share the printer through the firewall. I just add the IP of my laptop to my trusted IP's on my desktop firewall.
     
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