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Printer Sharing Problem

By jimmyw8
Oct 18, 2005
  1. Use Bellsouth as DSL, Westel Versalink 327W Modem. Main Computer will shar the printer wilth Laptop or Other Desk Top, When I add a printer it show as Ready by get a error wen trying to print. Can remote asscess main computer from Laptop. Had the same setup was useing Verizon in VA worked fine there.

    Jimmy
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    assuming it prints well on the system to which it is attached:
    1 share the device
    2 enable print/file sharing in the firewall
    3 ensure you and all networked systems are in the same workgroup
    ...(XP uses MSHOME now and prior systems used WORKGROUP)
    reboot a system if you change the workgroup

    you should see all attached systems Entire Network->MS Win Network->Workgroup
    including the system that has the printer attached
     
  3. jimmyw8

    jimmyw8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That didn't work

    assuming it prints well on the system to which it is attached:
    1 share the device
    2 enable print/file sharing in the firewall
    3 ensure you and all networked systems are in the same workgroup
    ...(XP uses MSHOME now and prior systems used WORKGROUP)
    reboot a system if you change the workgroup

    you should see all attached systems Entire Network->MS Win Network->Workgroup
    including the system that has the printer attached


    That didn't work, for me to use file sharing I had to go into firewall and add file sharing IP address as 127.0.0.1 TCP 445 then when I look back it had add file sharing with the name of my computer and TCP 445.
     
  4. jimmyw8

    jimmyw8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Working now

    Ok after I manualy added the port, went back to the Wizard and add and network printer and browse for a printer and it was there.....

    Thanks

    Jimmy
     
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