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Help configuring File & Printer Sharing Network between XP Pro & Vista

Q: Help configuring File & Printer Sharing Network between XP Pro & Vista

Hi,

Please assist me in configuring File & Printer sharing network between my Desktop (XP Pro) & Laptop (Vista Home Premium 32bit); connected to internet through WiFi ADSL2+Modem.

Done the intial setup. Named my desktop as 'OfficeDesktop' & my latop as 'SonyVaio'. Now I am able to view my laptop in my desktop network & vice-e-versa.

The issues am facing is:
1) In OfficeDesktop (XP Pro);
I am able to access only the PUBLIC folder but others are coming 'Access Denied'.

2) In SonyVaio (Vista Home Premium);
I can view OfficeDesktop, but is not accessible.
Message: "Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Pls assist.

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A: Help configuring File & Printer Sharing Network between XP Pro & Vista

To share files or a printer from XP computers, follow these procedures:~
1. Download and install the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) responder:~

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Read the instructions!

2. Check these out as well...

Windows Technet:~

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

Most Valuable Professional:~

How to share files or a folder in Vista
3. Don't forget to configure (Input ip addresses in subnetworks) your Firewall to accept sharing from other computers.If you have Kaspersky check this below:~

Kaspersky Blocks My Network

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I have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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Hey,
I have just completed networking mine and my daughters computers to gether. We are on a broadband (DSL) link, and things are working as they should.
I was using my Windows XP networking wizard to complete a file sharing and printer sharing link. I got a warning that said if I do this it will allow anyone on the Internet to have actcess to my files and printer as we are always logged on to the Internet.
Does anyone know for sure? I really just want her to be able to use the printer. Please let me know any information that you think is useful.
Thank You,
Bobky
 

A:Network file sharing & Printer

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Hello All - I recently had a neighbors son (who is a "techhead" but now away at school) install a linksys router hardwired to my "main" PC in my study and also connected to a laptop in my home which has a wireless network card. It works beautifully for surfing the web except....I now want to be able to print from my notebook to my HP printer (which is physically connected to my main PC in the study). I would also like to share files as my daughter who uses the laptop needs access to certain excel and word files on my "main" pc while her brother is busy doing his homework on that machine. Can someone point me in the right direction so that I may attempt to fix this? I am not a PC officonado by any stretch so please advise if this is gonna get me into more trouble than it may be worth though I am good at following specific directions. My "main"pc runs windows 98 while the laptop is running xp home edition. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide!
 

A:Network -file and printer sharing

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Hello,

I have spent the last hour searching previous post for an answer to the following question. I have tried some of the posted solutions, but perhaps my problem is a bit different as none of the solutions have worked for me.

I have recently set up a network w/ a constant on PC desktop running Windows98 and a notebook running XP. I can connect to the internet just fine on both machines, but am interested in sharing files between the two and also sharing the one printer I have wired to the desktop.

Printer is older HP812c. I have tried adding new printer as 'network' printer. I did this from the laptop, and I wasn't able to see the printer associated w/ the desktop, only the notebook. To be honest, I am lost on this and probably need someone to hold my hand all the way through it.

Any volunteers to help?

Scott
 

A:Network Printer/File Sharing

Easiest way to setup is run the wizard on the XP PC and create the settings disc.

There could be a software firewall causing problems (Windows Firewall) or any third-party software.
 

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Hi all, I'm using the Linksys 10M Phoneline Router to share my high speed internet access and now I'm trying to share files and printers between the PCs in my network.
The problem is that when I click on network neighborhood, I can only see my PC that I'm currently using on the network. I can't see the other PCs on the network. I checked the settings on the three computers and they all have different computer names and the same workgroup name and I enabled file and printer sharing on all 3 PCs in the network so it looks fine, but I know something is wrong. Any suggestions ???

Thanks for any info.
 

A:File and printer sharing over a network

Have you shared any drives or folders on the other PC's?
 

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I want all computers on my network to share files and printers

3 computers: Windows Vista (32) laptop, Windows 7 (64) laptop, and Windows XP desktop.
There's a linksys router and a cable modem. All 3 computers connect to the internet. The vista is wifi, and the Windows 7 and the XP use the ethernet plug thing. That's all I understand.
Vista connects to a Brother printer, XP connects to a HP printer.

I somehow got the Windows 7 to be able to share files and use the printer on the Vista.
However, both the Windows 7 and the Vista cannot find the XP and its printer even though all three computers are part of the same workgroup. The funny thing is that the XP can find both the Windows 7 and the Vista under the workgroup name, but can only open Vista's public files and printer. XP can see the Windows 7 folder but when it tries to open it, a message pops up saying "You might not have permission to use this network resource..."
How do I
1) get XP to be able to see the Windows 7 public files, 2) Get Windows 7 to be able to use the printer connected to the XP, and 3) Get Vista able to use the printer connected to the XP?

Please help!
 

A:Network file and printer sharing?

heres a few links to sharing which may help

Share-files between windows7 and xp
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

Share files between windows 7 and vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/

PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
 

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I just bought a desktop and a laptop, both HP, and I set up a wireless network through a linksis N gigibit router. the desktop is wired, the laptop is wireless. for some reason the desktop can see and access public folders and files, but the laptop cant even see the desktop, much less the attached printer that i want (need) to use. i'm really getting frustrated, any advice?

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After getting a new PC with Vista and unsuccessfully attempting to have it share the printer attached to my old PC with XP (the new PC couldn't find the shared printer), I removed the USB connection between the old PC and the printer and connected the printer to the wired router via ethernet connection. The new PC was able to find the printer and print but then the old PC would not print unless I replaced the USB cable leaving me with both connections in place at the same time. I tried adding the printer in the old PC as a network printer and again as a local printer, to no avail. I would much rather have just the one connection to the router and free up the USB port. I'm obviously missing something. I'm also not sure if this problem is more appropriately presented in the forum on networking, but since the Vista machine is using the printer I suspect this is an XP issue. Can anybody shed any light?

A:Xp And Vista Pcs Sharing Network Printer

Please give us the Manufacturer and model of the router. We will be able to look for the correct port drivers for this router for WinXP.

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Trying to fix a problem for a friend with printer sharing and their set up is:

Main desktop PC has local Lexmark printer on USB port
DLink router shares internet access with main pc and two wireless laptops
All are on XP pro.

All 3 PCs have access to the internet. AVG is the AV used. The windows Firewall is turned on and file/printer sharing is in allowed box.

The router was set up by another friend of theirs and first of all found they had no encryption so immediately set that up so all 3 could access the internet safely. Two neighbours had been using their bandwidth and were on the network report. Also, the guy who set it up had left the router with the default username and password (admin and admin) for dlink!! So changed that too.

Problem started with trying to share the printer through the Add Printer - browse for printer path and got a network not accessible message. Tried the usual route (Turn on file/printer sharing) , same workgroup name, different computer names, share printer set and printer share name duly noted etc).

Pinged the laptop from the main pc and came back request timed out 100% lost packets. This was the same other way round too. So the computers cannot see each other on the network.

Then did right click on the network adapter icon and find that the file/printer sharing tab has the properties box greyed out (unaccessible) so this is where main problem lies but no idea why it is greyed out!

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A:Unable to get File/Printer Sharing on Network

When computers are on the same network (and, as you know, they are when they all get internet access through the same router) ping failure is almost always a firewall.

3rd party firewalls often must be properly configured or completely and cleanly uninstalled. Sometimes 'disable' or 'turn off' will suffice.

If they ever had a 3rd party firewall (internet security) on that machine some piece could still be hanging around.

A 1st step you could try is Safe Mode with Networking and see if the pings are successful.
 

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Hey can anyone help? I just set up a wireless n/w at home, only two PCs. Both running XP Home SP2 and fully up to date. Everything works fine except one PC is not able to see the shared files on the other. The other PC shows up in My Network Places but clicking on it gets the error message:

"\\[computer name] is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator .........

Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Any idea how to grant the requested logon type. The setup of both PCs was done using the networking wizard and firewalls have been opened to the necessary IP addresses.

Thanks,
Peter
 

A:File/Printer sharing - wireless network

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Hi guys

Well, I have successfully managed to set up internet and wireless sharing on my home network and my (Windows XP home) laptop can now see my desktop Vista PC and vice versa.

The problem is I cannot access my vista desktop from the laptop. I can access the laptop from the vista PC but not the other way round. When I go into:
Vista -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> File and Printer Sharing and tick share my printers and share my files and then save everything is fine, but when I go back in - sharing my files is unticked again (Printer share stays ticked). I am using my main admin user ID and sometimes it asks me for admin rights and sometimes it don't. Either way it always turns off file sharing on my network.

Anyone else had this problem?

Also, I also have XP home and XP pro on another HDD on my desktop PC but now if I boot out of Vista and try to boot up XP it jumps straight to booting up XP home and I cant use XP pro. Any ideas how I can force it to boot XP PRO instead?

Thanks guys!

-Robsa
 

A:Network file and printer sharing enabled... oh no it isn't...

Without knowing more about the error or effect, i found a possibility. The file sharing on vista vs older windows os's is different.

Before the more complicated troubleshooting, see if you can ping back and forth between them. It could be the firewall blocking it if one pings and the other one does not.

If its a permission error, then make sure the computer you are browsing from is added to the permission for the share you are trying to view.

The "not the same" part is here in this article i found trying to fix a similar issue:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx

Cannot Authenticate to a Shared Folder from a Windows Vista-based Computer
If you cannot authenticate when accessing a shared folder from a Windows Vista-based computer on a computer running a version of Windows prior to Windows XP (such as Windows 98 or Windows 95), a computer running an operating system other than Microsoft Windows, or to a network device, the cause might be a mismatch in the configured support for NTLM 2, an authentication protocol that is used for file and printer sharing connections. By default, Windows Vista is configured to use NTLM 2.

To resolve this issue, you can do one of the following:
i don't know how much i can past to this article so i refer you to the microsoft article for the full explanation.
 

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I am completely confused. I am having issues networking my laptops with my PC. Both laptops run Vista home premium. The PC also has home premium after being upgraded from XP. I have read many posts on the issues that arise trying to share between XP and Vista and that is why I decided to upgrade the PC from XP....but I'm still getting the same issue. All the computers can see each other and I can share files from the laptops to the PC but, even though the laptops can see the PC, when you click on the PC icon you get the message " \\Office is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."
Sharing is enabled for each computer and everything has been set to private network. I've bounced around looking at a lot of XP advice on this subject but haven't seen anything when all machines are Vista operating systems. My router is a linksys wireless N (WRT300N) and my laptop network cards are also linksys wireless N (WPC 300N).
 

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First post....

We have a pc with XP and a new one with Vista ..... both used as DVRs here in our development with 9 cameras on the XP and 4 on the Vista. We don't need the internet. We wanted to connect the two pcs and share a printer....at this point, we'll settle for just sharing the printer.... We've downloaded many different solutions from forums, and nothing works. Tried crossover cable - did not work. Tried ethernet hub...can't see each other......

Since both computers have the DVR software installed, I guess all we need is to printer share, but can't get that to work either.....is this something easy, and we're just dumb, or are there problems doing this?

Thank you, pat pelton
 

A:Network or Connect Vista & XP with Printer Sharing

Below is a computer networking version of "Can you hear me now?". Until you get this working there is little sense in hoping for file or printer sharing to work.

To open a Command Window: Start - Run – cmd (command in 98SE) – OK
(if Run not on Vista’s Start menu, just type cmd in the Search box)

To determine a computer's IP address: open a Command Window and type
ipconfig

Now for some troubleshooting:

1. On each PC open a Command window and type
ping IPofOther (where IPofOther is the IP address of the other PC)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

If you got Replies,

2. Do the same ping except use the Computer Name of the other computer:
ping NameOfOtherPC

Replies or lost packets?

Also, would be good if you show us for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Have home network, 3 desktops, internet through wireless router hooked to windows XP via cables, other two pc's are wireless, new gateway pc has printer that i want other two pc's to be able to print on, i have allowed sharing, verified that all are using same workgroup name, i do have other pc seeing the vista pc but when i double click to see items shared says access not allowed, see system administrator, path not found, on the vista it shows connected to network, printer shared, so i am completely at a loss, anyone able to help, that has had this problem. thank you in advance for any help
 

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Hi everyone.
Can someone please explain to me indetail how to set up a wireless home network with internet, file and printer sharing on it
I have a windows Xp Home Dell Dimension 9100 that has the internet and printer connected to it and i want two laptops to be able to use the net and printer and share their files on the Dell. One laptop is a Toshiba Tecra Te2100 running Xp Pro and the other is a Hp Compaq nx5000 also running Xp pro.
 

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I have a home network (Workgroup) that includes an XP-Pro Desktop (PC1), an XP-Pro laptop (PC2), an XP-Home Netbook (PC3), a MAC Leopard laptop (MAC), and Win 7-Pro Desktop (PC4). The network also includes a NAS, a TCP-IP connected printer and a MAC-attached printer.

I am using a Linksys WRT54GS router connected to a cable modem to connect the PC4, the MAC, the NAS, a Viewsonic VS10407 Wireless Access Point, and a Netgear RP614 ver4 router configured as a switch access point.

The PC1 and the TCP-IP printer are hard-wired to the switch access point, and PC2 and PC3 are connected via WIFI.

I had all of the computers save the netbook on a Workgroup and all computers could be seen from all except the MAC. I was able to print on either printer from every machine.

I then added several applications including Adobe Acrobat Standard, ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer, MS Office Pro 2007, Thunderbird Mail, etc. and I added any number of Windows updates, Norton Internet Security updates, etc.

I also installed a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Document scanner and I setup the XP-Home Netbook.

Somewhere along the way my Workgroup network went astray. I can still print on both printers from each computer but I cannot see the various computers and I get an error message:

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

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A:Network Stopped Allowing Printer & File Sharing

Hi EdS,

Have a little look at my filesharing checklist, this may help you find your point of failure.

Good Luck

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We've recently set up a wireless network with two Win XP Media Center Edition desktops and a laptop with Windows XP Pro. We're trying to solve a few issues between the two Media Center pcs before working on the laptop. Computer A has Norton SystemWorks 2004 on it. Computer B has not had it installed yet, and we've made sure the Windows Firewall has been turned off both computers.
We can create a shared folder on A and access it from B. The files will open or copy error-free with one exception so far. Whenever I try to copy or open a *.cab file (ex: IncrediMail data transfer file), it gives me an error, saying something like "Access was Denied, and that the drive may be full or permissions may be incorrectly set." This particular cab file is in a folder where I can access other stuff, so I'm puzzled as to why this happens. Plus, the HD is gigantic with plenty of room (90 GB free, cab filesize 128 MB)... I'm lost as to what's going on with this file??!! We've also checked all the sharing/security settings and can't find anything wrong.
Second problem is with the printers.... Computer A has HP PSC 750, and B is connected to a HP PSC 1210v--both USB. A's printer has been shared and added to B... but printing does not work. The files sent over there get deleted. I was able to get it to work successfully only once after having disabled NAV Auto-Protect but that failed to work other times.

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Hello everyone
I have 3 computers, all of them running windows 7
I have set up one of them as a print and file server
However, I only want the network access of that particular computer to be limited to print and file server and I don't want it to be able to access the Internet
What I mean to say is, when I turn on that computer, I want to be able to use the USB printer connected to that computer and the shared folder in that computer to be accessible to all my other computers, but I do not want that server computer to be able to use the Internet, which means, if I open a browser in that computer, it should not be able to work, neither should anything else such as automatic windows updates or antivirus updates. Needless to say the printer is not a network printer. It is just a normal printer connected through USB to this computer that I have set up as a server.
Would it be possible to do this?
Please help.
Thank you very much.

A:disable all network activities except file and printer sharing

Just set the default gateway to the wrong address. It will still be able to connect locally to other computers. It will not be able to go to the internet.

Another way would be to block it from the router.

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I just had a firewall issue. After restoring the firewall and resetting it to default settings, it turns off Network Discovery & Printer and file sharing. If I try to turn them on and save the changes, it doesn't save when I go back in. If I disable the windows firewall, they turn on and my network shared video works. Can someone help me?

A:Network Discovery & Printer and File Sharing will not stay on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NecromanticRuin


I just had a firewall issue. After restoring the firewall and resetting it to default settings, it turns off Network Discovery & Printer and file sharing. If I try to turn them on and save the changes, it doesn't save when I go back in. If I disable the windows firewall, they turn on and my network shared video works. Can someone help me?


Do you still have the predefined rules option in Windows 7 firewall? If those predefined rules were tampered with then you will see this type of problem.

There is a way to fix the problem but it involves editing the registry.

Here is a thread with a similar problem, solution is in the next link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic466377.html


http://superuser.com/questions/37510...n-i-get-them-b

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I've got 3 computers at home:
- CompA = Vista Business 64-bit SP1 and has shared drives and a printer attached
- CompB = Vista Business 32-bit SP1 and has shared drives
- CompC = laptop with Windows XP SP3

CompA and CompB can see each other and CompB can print on CompA's printer fine.

CompC can see CompB just dandy and use the shared drives.

CompC cannot see CompA at all. trying "net view \\CompA" gives
System error 58 has occurred.
The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.I am able to ping CompA from CompC, but not use net commands.

All computers have workgroup set to WORKGROUP.

I've tried turning off the firewall on CompA but it makes no difference. The only difference I can see between the network configuration of CompA and CompB is in "Network and Sharing Center" in the "Network discovery" setting. CompA says "On" and CompB says "Custom".

I've googled "System error 58" and tried setting network security to NTLM v2 on the XP machine, but it didn't make a difference.

Since CompC can successfully work with CompB I don't think I need to change CompC much, so if anyone has suggestions on what to try with CompA I'd be very interested. Thanks!

A:Help needed with file/printer sharing on Vista

Sorry can't help.

Good luck...

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So far I have tried everything I know of and a lot from other sources, but I have yet to be able to share either. I have been able to "see" the two (vista & xp) PCs in the work groups, also I see the files to share, but that is it.
I am using a linksys wrt54g2 router in front of a ISP modem. No problems there.
Can anyone there shed some light on this problem? Is there anything I can do besides returning to school for a degree? Help!!
roc
 

A:Solved: file & printer sharing: vista & xp

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Hello, I am really desperate for help. It seems as if I have already tried everything. I have two Asus notebooks, each running Windows Vista business, and I have one Desktop PC with XP professional (SP2). They are all connected wireless to the internet through a router (Linksys WRT54GS). My XP machine has a USB printer witch I would like to share as well as some other files. I have the LLTD protocol installed on the XP machine and this had made no difference. They are also both in the same workgroup called VOGEL. Although all can connect to the internet, none of the notebooks does see the XP machine nor does the XP machine see any of the notebooks. If anybody has a suggestion, please tell me. Thank you!
 

A:File and Printer Sharing between Windows XP and Vista

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When using a ''Public connection'' in Windows 7 with a public wifi spot, if i go into Advanced sharing settings and click to turn off ''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' and then click save changes they never stay turned off.
So i did the following - went to Start , Control Panel , Network and Internet , Network and Sharing Center and click the link for "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection" , "Properties", select "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and clicked the "Uninstall" button.
But still not turning off. Network discovery is always on aswell.

Is this something to be concerned about, and if so any awnsers? Maybe they cannot be turned off in ''public'' mode???

Thanks for any help!

A:''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' wont turn off

Hello Billy,

You might see if you may be able to turn it off in the command prompt with the command in Option Two of the tutorial below. If it works for you, then you could create a .bat file with the command to make it easier to use as needed.

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
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A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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I know how to enable/disable a firewall through command line. But how do I do the same for Files and Printer sharing on a network connection through cmd. This is for an xp workstation(s).

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Disabling/Enabling 'File and Printer Sharing' on a Network Connection through cmd

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First of all, sorry this is going to be long, but I will really appreciate the help.

I'm running a little home network with 2 Windows boxes, a printer, and a Linksys wireless router. The box that the printer is connected to is running XP Home edition, while the other box is running XP Pro.

The other day, I secured my network by setting up the router and both boxes to use WPA-PSK network authentication and TKIP encryption. All seemed to be working fine, although I did not really try file sharing after that. A few days later, I found that the Pro box was not seeing itself as part of my home network. After some trial and error, I decided to run the Network setup wizard on both boxes. This got my internet connection back for both boxes (which had been dropped for some reason), but I still have a problem. The Home box is supposed to be sharing the printer and a file folder on the network, but the Pro box cannot see the folder nor can it print (error message when I try to print says that the printer spooler service is not running, but it is - I checked). But a shared folder on my Pro box can be seen and accessed just fine by my Home box.

Also, and I can't explain this either, I can no longer access local files on my Pro box thru Firefox - like I want to load up a local html file I wrote to test out some javascript, but Firefox hangs when I do a File-->File Open. Also, when I try to upload an image to eBay, Firefox hangs when I click on the Browse button in the... Read more

A:File and Printer sharing takes vacation on home network

sorry, this should probably be on the network support forum. I'll post it there.
- Joe

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OK, I have read forum and support posts until I am tearing my hair out. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 (32-bit) with Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials. My problem is that somewhere along the line, my home network stopped allowing me to share files and my one printer. Each computer can reach the internet on its own, but they cannot share anything. I am thinking that sharing has not worked since I contracted and removed a nasty virus some months ago.
I tried enabling file sharing and printer sharing on the Vista computer (where the printer is) in Network and Sharing Center. But when I click on the button to turn on printer sharing, or file sharing, or anything else there and hit Apply, absolutely nothing happens. After reading some posts I tried to enable exceptions for sharing in Windows Firewall, but when I bring up the exceptions window I don't see anything except two Skype entries. I added exceptions there for Ports 137, 138, 139 and 445 per another post, but that hasn't helped either. I have also checked my services and BFE and MpsSvc are running.
Now what? Anybody have a suggestion?
Here is my setup: Gateway Desktop PC running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. It has Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials running. It is Ethernet wired into an Actiontec PK5000 wireless DSL gateway modem. The printer is connected to the desktop PC via USB. Windows Vista Defender and User Account Control are turned off. It has only one user and it has admin... Read more

A:Can't Enable File and Printer Sharing Windows Vista 32

Hello -First - Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.  Next - Please visit This Page from Expert Broni, that has some specific directions for - "Unable to open iphlpsvc registry key". Thank You -

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G'day,

I have just installed Microsoft Windows Vista on two of my computers, and I have Microsoft Windows XP on a third computer.

I would like all three computers to be able to share files, and use the one printer (which is installed on one of the computers with Microsoft Windows Vista).

Can anyone give me some ideas on how to do this?
 

A:Solved: File And Printer Sharing In Windows Vista

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I've looked through the previous posts and have tried many different things, but I can't make any progress. Basically, I have a new Windows Vista Home edition computer that is connected to a router to the internet. I can get on the internet fine. I also have a XP computer connected into the router and connected to the internet. I have a printer connected to the Vista computer.
I cannot see any files from either computer. In addition, I can't share the printer (at a minimum that is what I'd like to do).

I have:

same WORKGROUP.
Updated the XP system with the LLTD patch.
disabled (as best I can tell) all firewalls from both computers.
enabled file and printer sharing
can ping both computers utilizing network addresses
from Vista can see my XP computer under "Network & Sharing Center"'s "View Full Map"
Created a user account on XP with the same name and password as my Vista account and logged into it.

Cannot get to anything on the XP computer from Vista or see anything within the workgroup.
Cannot ping either computer utilizing computer names - I tried adding the Vista machine to the LMHOSTS file on the XP machine - didn't seem to have any affect.
And again cannot see any files from either computer or get to the printer on Vista.

Any help is appreciated!!!
 

A:Solved: Vista and XP Printer File Sharing Issue

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I have two computers at home: a desktop pc that has a cable modem, wireless router and a printer connected via parallel cable; and a laptop with integrated wireless. The desktop has a vpn so that my wife can connect to her office in PA. I would like to share the printer if I can so I don't also have to connect the printer to my laptop. I have tried to enable printer sharing but to no avail. Any suggestions out there?

DJ
 

A:Configuring a home pc with wireless router for printer sharing

I noticed you said you enabled printer sharing but did you actually go to the printer properties and share the actual printer?
 

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated

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Ok, so we get a new computer, We have a router already, our old computer, and my xbox (for xboxlive) hooked up to it. Speed is fast everything is great, i hook up my new computer , The speed is still great (3Megabit downstream and 256Kb up). So one day I am pondering an alternative to burning 20 CD-R's to transfer the data, and i come across "share files and printer" SO i try to set it up, but i am going between Windows ME and Windows XP HOME SP2. I can recieve Files on my New computer and send them from my Old Computer, that is great, so i transfer about 5GB of data in about 30minutes. So i have important files from the old computer on my new computer, this is great. only later do i find out that the internet is slow now. It was fine before i enabled the file sharing between the computer. but afterword, slowness. taking a alot longer to load webpages, so i was wondering, Why is this, Maybe and explanation , or somthing that i could do to fix this, OR any help, Please respond THANK YOU, DAN
 

A:Home Network File/Printer Sharing Setup , internet Speed slows, **Help Needed**

Are you browsing while sharing/transfering files? That would definitely cause it.

Edit: This is in the wrong forum... :hotouch:
 

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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I have a laptop running Vista home premium and a desktop PC with Win ME. I can "see" the laptop from the desktop but cannot connect to it. The other way round is fine, from the laptop I can see the folders and files on the desktop PC, open them etc. I am guessing that the issue is one of share settings? This is set to "everyone" with full access however.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel I am just missing something minor but fundamental!
 

A:File sharing on a Vista / ME network

For information on networking Vista, see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm
 

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ok my mom just got a laptop with vista and her old pc is a desktop running xp

so she needs some files from the old pc to the new one too much to burn and transfer that way
i cant figure out how to open file sharing between the two computers, they are both on the same network, is there a way to do that between xp and vista?

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I have a problem with my PC, it cannot see or be seen by other PC's on the network


PC1 Vista Ultimate 64, wired ( PC with problem )
PC2 Windows XP64, wired
PC3 Laptop with Vista Home Premium, wireless

Zoom ADSL x6 router

PC2 and PC3 can see each other
PC1 cannot see PC2 or PC3, PC2 and PC3 cannot see PC1.

All PC's are on same workgroup ( MSHOME ), network setting on PC1 are the same as PC3.
PC1 can ping and be pinged from PC2 and PC3.

Also my hair is falling out and I have no fingernails left upto the second knuckle joint



I've tried lots of things but when I enter 'nbtstat -RR' into cmd I get amessage saying

'Failed to access NetBT driver -- NetBT may not be loaded'
 

A:Vista file sharing/network problem

4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again

1.

Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)

2.

Network Connections --> your Network Connection --> Properties --> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) --> Properties --> Advanced --> WINS -->
and checked that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected

3.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: (Start->Run->Services.msc)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

4.

1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. Locate and double-click the following registry subkey:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa"
3. On the right hand side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Set the number in the Value data box to 0, and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.



Hopefully one of those will do it
If it works, I'd like to know which did do it as well
 

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I have a Macbook pro and a PC desktop on a wireless LAN that cannot see each other for file sharing purposes. They can ping each other, but other than that, it's as if they don't know the other computer exists on the network.
In the end I'd like access to one the PC's HDDs from the laptop.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:File Sharing on Local Network btw. Mac/Vista

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
 

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Just getting my knickers in a twist about File Sharing through a Wireless router between 2 vista computers

Is there an online resource that explains it for idiots - even a video

Does there have to be a Vista log on password for both computers - one computer has one, and the other doesn't

Thanks
 

A:Wireless Network File Sharing in Vista

Create a password on each machine, the default is to inhibit file sharing with no password.

You can run control userpasswords2 from a command prompt to automate the login to the desktop if that's your reason for not having passwords.
 

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Hi. I just baught a new laptop and decided to get windows 7 on it.
So far everything is great, i love how it looks and all works fine. Seting up wlan and all was no problem.
THE problem is... well with both old pcs (one pc one laptop) we had home network (or whatever network) set up so i could copy the files from sisters pc to my lappy and the other way around.

So now i have windows 7 on the new laptop.
And Vista on my old laptop (Vista 32 bit SP1)

And 0 idea what or where and how to do so i can share the files and get em from my old laptop on the new one... Flash is all fine and dandy but 100+Gb is a bit too much to be transfering with a 2Gb flash card <_< (old lappy does not have Bluetooth either btw...)

Are there any tutorials perhaps on how to get this done or at least ideas?
I speak well english, but i guess it aint good enough to know what exactly to look for in net, cuz i tried exploring but couldnt find anything useful

A:Windows 7 vs vista network file sharing?

all drives are shared by default, to administrators. (EDIT - actually you might need to enable this http://www.softwaretipspalace.com/MS...tive-share.php ) Then you connect like

\\IP_ADDRESS\C$ in Windows Explorer

to connect to the C: drive of another computer.

If the admin shares are disabled, you could also just right-click on the drive and go properties -> Sharing. Share the drive to the "Everyone" group.

If you have any more questions, just let me know.

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Any one else faced with this prospect?

Yesterday I brought my new quad pro Windows Vista 64 machine home only to find out, it couldn't see any of the other computers on my network.

I've been using Windows XP print and file sharing up until now. It would connect all my machines including an iMac. The only exception was Fedora, a variant of Linux.

I was just wondering if any of you had experience connecting various OS's to a LAN. I don't want to do anything complicated, just print and file sharing.

I found this reference, but just wondered what any of the rest of you might be doing.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/0,23...9289508,00.htm
(This reference sounds complicated. I'm not that technical and have never done anything with the registry!)

You help is appreciated.

vcbacon

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Any one else faced with this prospect?
Yesterday I brought my new quad pro Windows Vista 64 machine home only to find out, it couldn't see any of the other computers on my network.

I've been using Windows XP print and file sharing up until now. It would connect all my machines including an iMac. The only exception was Fedora, a variant of Linux.

I was just wondering if any of you had experience connecting various OS's to a LAN. I don't want to do anything complicated, just print and file sharing.

I found this reference, but just wondered what any of the rest of you might be doing.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/0,23...9289508,00.htm

Revised:
I search some more and found a simpler way to do this.
I just had to find out where to change the workgroup!

Here's the reference.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037(TechNet.10).aspx
 

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Gday,

I've got a bit of a problem I'm having trouble solving. I have a Desktop which I'm trying to network with an EeePC for the purposes of internet connection and file sharing. Both are running Win7 Ultimate. I'm using a USB Mobile Broadband dongle on the Desktop, and a crossover cable between the two. Now, I can get the file sharing set up no problems with the Homegroup feature, and internet connection sharing works fine too. But my concern is that for some reason, Win7 is lumping the 'Local Area Connection' for the crossover cable and the Mobile Broadband connection together as the same 'Unidentified Network'. I've attached a screen shot to illustrate.

I don't like this. It means that in order to set up a homegroup (which is the only way I've been able to figure out how to get the file sharing to work), I have to set the 'Unidentified Network' to the 'Home' location. Considering this includes my connection to the internet, it really doesn't seem secure at all, especially if I enable file sharing.

Does anyone know how I can split the two connections ( the Crossover LAN and the mobile broadband) into two separate 'unidentified networks', so I can apply the 'Home' template to one, and the 'Public' to the other? Or any other means of setting up a secure crossover network with a shared internet connection?

Thanks in advance

A:Configuring Crossover network sharing and Wireless Broadband

Seriously? Not one reply?

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Hi , I am desperate to get some info on exactly what I need to configure my BROTHER MFC-210C printer to my existing home wireless network which uses a NETGEAR DG834G Wireless Modem Router ,the BROTHER NC-2200W wireless USB printer server which their website recommends for this job is no longer available ,so what can i use instead ???
(I need it quickly !!!) cheers Iain

A:configuring existing usb printer to network

You can try investigating here;

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...=English&dlid=

edit: there may be some value in this article;

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx

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After exhaustively trying to configure my Canon Printer that is connected to my network through the USB port on my
Airport Extreme I have given up. I have an Imac connected to the network and the printer works just fine using that computer, but my PC with Windows XP cannot find the printer. The PC can find the WPA2 network through the Airport Extreme and is connected using a Linksys Wireless G card. I tried using the IP address (default gateway) of the router to configure the printer, but it still doesn't work. I have downloaded and installed the latest Canon Printer drivers. Nothing seems to work. Documents still sit in the printer queue ready to be printed and the PC cannot find the printer. Please help?!
 

A:Configuring Network Canon Printer

See here:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1770.html
 

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!
 

A:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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