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unable to share printer and files

Discussion in 'Networking' started by maivina, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. maivina

    maivina Thread Starter

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    My laptop connects wireless to my main computer and i was alsways able to share the printer and files suddenly when i click niew network places I am unable to see the other computers files or share the printer I did not change anything on either computer I uninstalled the printer on my laptop thinking maybe the files was corrupt but to no avail and tried setting up the network windows xp wizard but that did not work any ideas? thanks.
     
  2. invalidusername

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    Do you have a router involved?
     
  3. maivina

    maivina Thread Starter

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    the 2 wire modem/router attached to the main computer but my other laptop with wireless card works fine with sharing the printer and files just my second laptop someting went wrong but i know not what.
     
  4. invalidusername

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    You have DHCP enabled in router?

    All computers must be on the same subnet i.e 192.168.1.X
    All computer have have the exact WORKGROUP
    File and print sharing must be enabled on all computer
     
  5. invalidusername

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    On the computer with problem:

    Well, it can't hurt to try the WINSOCK fix, it's free. Normally, you can't PING
    if the WINSOCK is broke, but let's see...

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.

    {credit johnw}
     
  6. maivina

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    Thank YOU!!! It worked I did as you said, you really know your stuff. maivina
     
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