I hope someone can help as I have been trying to sort this problem out since
I have a Compaq Presario desktop pc which runs on Windows XP using a
Wireless USB adapter which connects to the internet via a BT Home Hub which
is in a different room. This desktop is hardwired to my Lexmark 6250 printer
- there are no problems either connecting to the internet or printing.
Last week I bought a Samsung R40 Plus laptop which runs on Windows Vista
Home Premium and connects wirelessly to the internet via the BT Home Hub - I
also have no trouble with this connecting to the internet.
The problem is that I only have one printer (and want to keep it that way)
which as explained is in another room. I have set up a home network and when
I click on the Network and Sharing Centre I have the following enabled:
Network discovery, File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing (read only), Printer
sharing and Media Sharing. Password protected sharing is off.
I have installed the LLTD responder on the XP desktop pc as it wasn't
showing up on the Vista laptop when I clicked on Network Map. The XP pc now
shows up but when I try and use the printer for instance I still get a
dialogue box saying that it can't communicate with the desktop pc.
I have tried so many help solutions from different forums that I can't
remember what I've tried and haven't.
Would be really grateful if someone could point me in the right direction as
all I want to do is have both computers communicating and able to print.