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|05-07-2006, 08:48 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
So Im trying to set up a home network for my new laptop. Heres the deal I've gpt all the wireless stuff set up, and can access the net with the laptop just fine. I tryed setting up my printer as a network printer. Well the notebook cant find it. I have no clue waht Im doing right or wrong here. Deos anyone have an idea of where to start?
|05-08-2006, 09:10 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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how have you set up the printer as a network printer? Does it have a network card in the printer?
There are 2 ways to network print. You can either print via IP, or set up a network print server on your file server. Unless you're running a pretty big network, I think you want to print via IP.
What kind of printer are you using?
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|05-10-2006, 05:49 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
make sure you have your printer sharing enabled too -- (under windows XP sp2)
Start -->Connect To-->Show all connections
Right click "Wireless Network Connection" (or whatever connection you are using) --> Properties
Under the General Tab look for
Second Box Marked "This connection uses the following items:"
Make sure your "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is check
Click the Advanced Tab-->Settings
Under the General Tab, If you have Windows Firewall enabled, make sure you do NOT have the "Don't allow exceptions" box is checked.
Under the Exceptions Tab, make sure the "File and Printer Sharing" is checked
|05-10-2006, 10:22 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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Is the printer "Hosted" from another computer?
Or is it connected directly to the network via it's own network card?
Everything else depends on this question really.
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