Re: Sharing a printer
Thanks. I will give that a shot.
"Robert L (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Can they ping each other by IP? If not, I would check the firewall first.
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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> "happydude" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I have been attempting to access a network printer on a laptop with Vista
> > Premium. The printer itself is hooked-up to a desktop computer with XP
> > Home
> > Edition that connects to the internet via a PCI wireless card. It has no
> > issues connecting to a Netgear wireless router using a DSL modem.
> > The XP Home computer and the Vista laptop both have the same workgroup
> > names.
> > Both are set-up as a Private Network, The printer on the XP machine is set
> > to be shared. Network discovery, File sharing, Public folder sharing and
> > Printer sharing are set to on in Vista.
> > When I try to add a wireless, network, or bluetooth printer in Vista it
> > cannot find the printer that hooked up to the XP Home desktop.
> > The XP nor the Vista machine cannot find each other.
> > Any suggestions to help these computer find each other would be
> > appreciated.
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > John