"jackcool90" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> yeah i have tried that, but the printer downstairs isnt on a network. i
> dont even have a network lol
you have 2 computers that transmit and receive Internet data wirelessly via
On 1 computer you have a printer attached............yes.
You have a capable network then......you just need to sort out a few
differences that might be blocking the network. What you appear not to have
is connectivity between each computer. Plus possible blockages due to
firewalls or some other security software. You may have to sort out File and
Printer sharing as well.
1. Both computers should have the same name.....normally WORKGROUP
In System Properties you should find a link to change the computers name.
For Vista this should help.
In XP go Start, My Computer then top left View system information click
Computer Name tab then the Change button.
Name both comps WORKGROUP or whatever else you like.
Now restart both comps.
When they have both restarted try the Printer wizard again.
If it still does not work, disable Windows Firewall and any other security
software running on both comps.
Now try the Printer wizard again and report back.