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Printer Sharing with Network USB Hub

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Old 12-08-2007
MapleE.
 

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Printer Sharing with Network USB Hub
Hi:
I want to set-up Printer Sharing with three PCs, two with Vista and
one with XP.

At local Circuit City, I saw the following Network USB Hub.

Web-site is as follow;

http://www.belkin.com/networkusbhub/

Is this device capable to connect 3 PCs with ease?

Or, what other device would you recommend to my Printer-Sharing,
two Vista and one XP?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 12-09-2007
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Printer Sharing with Network USB Hub
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.


"MapleE." wrote:

> Hi:
> I want to set-up Printer Sharing with three PCs, two with Vista and
> one with XP.
>
> At local Circuit City, I saw the following Network USB Hub.
>
> Web-site is as follow;
>
> http://www.belkin.com/networkusbhub/
>
> Is this device capable to connect 3 PCs with ease?
>
> Or, what other device would you recommend to my Printer-Sharing,
> two Vista and one XP?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>

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