Re: Cannot connect to XP printers
I was having a similar problem and found the following doing a Google
search, on your laptop do the following;
" I had the same problem. I found a solution. Logically it makes no sense
to me, but it worked so...
Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.
ChooseAdd a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the
\\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the
printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty."
Hope it helps.
"Bill" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have a friend with a two computer home network. The desktop PC runs
> XP Home SP2 and the laptop runs Vista Home. The XP system has two
> printer attached and both are shared. The XP system shares two folders
> and the Vista system can access the shared folders.
> When I try to add the shared printers on the Vista system the printers
> are listed in the Windows Printer Installation dialog. However, when I
> select a printer and click Next and error dialog opens with the message
> "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied". This happens
> for both printers.
> The XP system has McAfee Internet Security installed but the McAfee
> firewall is disabled. The Windows firewall is enabled. File and Printer
> sharing is enabled in the Windows firewall. File and printer sharing is
> enabled for the network connection on the XP system.
> Why do I get "Access denied" for the printers when there is no problem
> sharing folders? Help!