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DivineZeal

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Accessing Printer Across the Network
« on: December 06, 2006, 10:13:57 PM »
Hello again!!

Waiting for an answer on another problem elsewhere in the forum, I find myself roaming this website trying to read as many posts to learn as much as I can, but alas I have another question!!

I have a home network.  In this home network I have a router, branching to two computers.  One of these computers has a printer.  I want the other computer to be able to print off that printer.  However something that is odd is when I click on "Network Places" I cannot find the other computer.  

My router DOES recognize both machines, and they both gain internet access.  I did NOT use a Windows Wizard to create a Home/Office Network.  

Just something that I've been wondering about...

Thanks a lot!!

Rob Pomeroy



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Re: Accessing Printer Across the Network
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 01:36:47 AM »
Ideally, you need to ensure that these computers are both members of the same workgroup.  You must then switch on printer sharing.  Do you know how to do that?
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DivineZeal

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Re: Accessing Printer Across the Network
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 10:20:01 AM »
Yup! They are in the same workgroup, but still can't see eachother via network places.  My router recognizes both, but they dont recognize eachother

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Re: Accessing Printer Across the Network
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 11:16:51 AM »
You need to allow ports 137 to 139 and 1512 on your XP firewalls.  (This is one of the things that the wizard would otherwise do for you.)
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    Re: Accessing Printer Across the Network
    « Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 03:06:45 PM »
    If you're using Norton Internet Security or the McAfee suite, turn off their firewalls.  Both are the biggest PITA when involved with networking.  Now turn on Windows firewall.

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    DivineZeal

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    Re: Accessing Printer Across the Network
    « Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 09:11:21 PM »
    Hey, once I get my computer back together I'll test this out and let you know how it goes! Thanks