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New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

Q: New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

I've just had a new PC built for me, for the first time rather than build it myself I aid a local shop, and it's a pretty nice machine. They got windows up and running, when I got it back and lugged it in I don't even remember it asking about whether my network was home, work or public (I may be mistaken about that)

A lot of the networking is fine, by adding 'everyone' to the share, and joining the same homegroup as my laptop, I managed to get each to see their desktops, so I'm up and running with most of my workflow. But there's a couple of things not quite right about the network:

I've got a Xerox Phaser 60 network printer. It's got a simple 'walk-up' installer where you get the windows software into listening mode and then on the printer's menu initiate the connection. This doesn't find the printer. Even choosing the manual option of inputting the ip won't find it. So I've had to connect it with USB, not the end of the world, but shows that something's not right.

I have a lot of media on a dlna server in my home. Setting up kodi to find it, the SMB devices didn't show the host. Though, manually typing the IP in this case did find it. Lucky I knew the IP. Weird

And trying to FTP to my website fails too. It says "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution" Yet the same settings on my laptop (imported from the laptop) connects fine.

Surely there's something not quite right. Is there a way to reset all the network connection settings to default 'out of the box' settings?

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A: New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

OK, I just rethought it a little and added filezilla to the firewall exceptions list. Now t's working! I wonder if the same would fix the printer issue?

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My Brother MFC-5840CN is USB connected to my desktop computer, which has 32-bit Windows XP. I have a Dell Studio x64 with Windows 7 installed and I want to share over the network to the Brother printer. When I go through the paces I get the message that the .inf driver is missing. Have gone through the various help sites (Brother, Windows, FixYa, etc.), downloaded and installed BRAdmin Pro 3, but nothing has worked so far.

Help is appreciated.

A:Share network printer

Lets get the simple stuff out of the way. Did you share the printer successfully on the XP machine? Did you download the appropriate driver on the Windows 7 machine? When you are doing the setup of the new printer on the Windows 7 machine at what point does it give you the error message?

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We have a printer which we would like to share but we cant because it wont work with the cross over cable (rj45) it only works by usb I don't know why can we share it this way. it a SHARP MX-3110N PCL6

A:Share network printer

Don't use a crossover cable - use a standard patch cable (plain old regular ethernet cable)

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i have tried everywhere for this, but they all seem to give me the same standard reply as what windows recommends.i have a windows xp computer with a printer connected to it. i have also got another windows xp which does not hav a printer connected to it but i want to share the printer on my other computer. i use a netgear dg834 broadband router to share my broadband internet. how do i share the printer though? everywhere keeps saying make sure prinet connected to the pc is set to share, and then add printer from other pc, but it does not find any printers?? help me please :giddy:

A:How to share a printer on a network?

Alright, XP does make it a bit easier. Do you have XP Pro? Cause pro may have some more steps to take.

Right-click My Computer on the host (PC with printer) and then click Properties. Next click the Computer Name tab. Look at the Workgroup name, write it down. Also make note of the "full computer name". Go to this same place on the client PC (other one) and if needed, click the "Change" button to put it on the same workgroup.

Next open My Computer. Then click Tools-Folder Options. On the host PC. Go to the View tab and scroll to the bottom of the list and see if there is a check mark next to an item called "Use simple file sharing". If so, uncheck it. May not be needed, but not sure.

Now go into Control Panel-Printers on the host. Right-click the printer and choose the sharing option. Check that the share name is nice and small and that the appropriate permissions are set to allow access.

During these operations, you may be required to restart, that's fine.

If you have done all these and still can't connect to the share, then it is likely a firewall problem. Since you have a router (which should also be a firewall), make sure neither computer has a software firewall running. Check your Antivirus, if it's some versions of McAfee or Norton or Panda, it may have a firewall function, turn it off.

To check the Windows firewall, go into Control Panel and click Security Center. There should be a link to firewall settings... Read more

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I have 2 PCs and a laptop all networked together using a router and a wap. I also have a usb printer that is pysically connected to one of the PCs. Is it possible to share the printer among all three computers without the computer to which it is connected to have to be on?

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I can not figure out how to add the printer port for my laptop and the printer is hook up to a desktop. I already shared and I have got the network drive on my laptop and I can see the printer there and I can not figure to add it

A:share a printer over a network

gameplayer10 said:

I can not figure out how to add the printer port for my laptop and the printer is hook up to a desktop. I already shared and I have got the network drive on my laptop and I can see the printer there and I can not figure to add itClick to expand...

Try this. In any address bar, type the following path:

Do you see the printer share?? If so, double click on it. It should install the drivers for the printer automatically. The printer share will not be in any mapped drive that you placed on your laptop.

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I just hooked up another computer for my wife (so she won't mess with mine) on a router. Can someone direct me to a source of info on how to set up the printer so that it can be accessed by both computers?

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My friend had an Epson printer connected to his Windows XP computer and was sharing to two other computers (xp & Vista) through his network. Because this Epson printer was pretty old, he bought a new Canon printer and installed it to his main computer then installed the drivers on the other two computers. However, although the other two computers show the new printer, they are not communicating with it.

Do I have to create a new virtual printer port for USB for this printer? If so, how do I do that?

When I looked at the properties of the Epson printer on the computers before it was un-installed - the Windows XP shows connection through \\Name of Network Local Port and the Vista machine shows connection through Port USB001 virtual Printer Port for USB . I tried to use the same settings for the new Canon printer and made sure the SHARE PRINTER is active - but again, although the printer shows in the printers folder, it gives a communication error.

The main computer prints fine since it is connected through USB directly (as was the Epson).

I tried to be as clear as possible, any help that I can get would really be appreciated.

Thank you..

A:Trying to Share a Printer on a WIRED Network

Yammii, On the main computer that has the printer connected, have you gone to Start > Printers & Faxes > and right-clicked the installed printer icon, and clicked the Sharing option, then tag the box to share the printer?

Then did you run the Add Printer Wizard in the other computers (same place as above) to install the available network printer?

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Here is what i have, I have a Desktop (XP) which is hardwired to my wirless router and I have a Vista laptop connected wireless to the router. I want to print wirelessly on my HP AIO printer which is connected via USB cable to my desktop. Is it possible? I have shared the printer and tried to access that computer but couldnt do that. Any suggestions??


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how to share network printer to other users???

A:how to share network printer to other users

Hi and welcome to SF,

1. Is the printer connected to a router either wired or wireless please or to a computer using a usb connection please specify?

2. Have you installed the drivers and software on each computer wishing to communicate with the printer?

3. Is UPNP enable on the router?

4. Is Netbios over TCPIP enabled on each computer wishing to use the printer?

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Hi -

I'm running XP home edition on my desktop PC, which is connected via wired-connection to a router that also has wireless capability.

This PC has a printer connected directly (usb).

I would like to share the printer with other XP machines that are connected through the wireless router.

Is there an easy way to do this?

- mestran

A:share printer on wireless network

Contect the printer directly to the router. Then set it up to be shared over the network. Should work then.

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I have a PC connected to a wireless modem via ethernet. I want to print on a printer that is connected to a laptop via ethernet, the laptop is connected to the network via wireless usb adaptor. I checked the printer to be shared via the laptop, on the PC i went Printers/Add Printer/Browse/Clicked on printer/clicked yes to use as default, wizard said successful but I can't print. Any ideas? Thanks Mike

A:Cannot share printer on wireless network

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I would like to share this new USB printer between both of my XP PCs. I am using an older broadband D-link wired router to connect to the Internet, but it does NOT have a port for the printer. I have read that security is an issue when you make things shareable. Can you help?

A:Share new USB 2.0 HP printer on my wired network

Connect the printer to one of the machines - right click on the printer object and goto Sharing and Security. Share the printer out. Goto the other machine and simply map the share.

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I have a need to share a printer between only 2 pcs that are connected to a network of many computers. These 2 pcs are connected via a wireless connection. The situation is in a motel where all the rooms have wireless access to the network and internet. These 2 pcs are set up in a business center for the public to use. I want these 2 pcs to be the only ones to be able to use the printer. These 2 pcs have wireless cards and ethernet cards in them.

Can anyone give me some advice.

Thanks in advance.

A:Share printer between 2 pcs on a larger network

A general way is to put the two PCs and printer behind another router daisy chained to the first.

There may be other ways depending on what operating system(s) and the printer and firewalls used. For example, if the printer is connected to one of the computers you could configure a 3rd party firewall on that PC to allow access from only the router and the other PC (using a static IP on the other PC).

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I have a home network consisting of Windows 10 PCs and one Windows XP Pro PC. I used to be able to access the printer from my other PCs not the XP one though. Because of the XP PC I have all the PCs in a workgroup. The printer is attached to what I refer to as a print server. The server can access the other PCs but the other PCs can't access the server.

The issue is due to the Windows Update which took over two hours to complete. I say that because I could access the printer before. The trouble is I don't know what the update has done.

So I have a printer that works fine but my other computers although they can see it cannot access it.

A:Cannot share a printer on a home network

Get a Network Print Server that will work with your printer if only USB.

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I upgraded to Windows 10 on a server computer (the one which has two printers connected to) and none of the other three computers on the network (all three running Windows XP) can connect to it. Downgrade back to Windows 8.1 and boom the computers can connect to the printers like a charm. Everytime I try to connect to the printers from the other computers it asks for a username and password and no matter what combination I enter it refuses to connect. I even disabled password protected sharing and set up a new network, deleted and added the printers and what not. Just refuses to connect. Wondering if its the incompatibility with Windows XP that is refusing to make it work. 

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I have a Kodak ESP 3250 AiO printer running on a vista os. It does not have wifi or bluetooth. I am trying to share it to a laptop with windows 8. Can this be done and if so How? I have a netgear N600 wireless dual band router hooked to the vista machine along with the printer which is shared and plugged into the vista through a usb cable. I installed the printer on the laptop and it shows up in the control panel. All driver are on both machines. Try to print on the laptop and get error, cannot connect to kODAK ESP 3200 Series AiO. Which is the way its listed on mypc which is the host computer. I do get internet on the wireless laptop.
If this is possible please help I'm confused.

A:Does my printer have to have wifi to share it on a network

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(Sorry for the English.)

I have a computer attached with a USB printer (HP Laserjet 1020 Plus). I am using windows 7 with I3 Processor installed.

In my office we only have one printer which we use to print. one day i changed the CPU's of two computer (including that CPU, which were attached with the printer), i changed the LAN wire as well.

Now the problem is that when i try to print from my computer (on which the printer installed) it takes my print. But when i try to install it in other computer. it isn't showing it in network.

one more thing is that when I try to see my files which is shared by my computer from other computers, it isn't opening. I tried everything from google and youtube as i can. Please help.

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I'm trying to connect my mac (OS X 10.4) to a windows computer (2000 Proffessional) which is connected to a Samsung ML-1740 series printer. The two computers are connected through a router, but I'm not sure how to access/share the printer. I've never done this before, and I can't figure it out.


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OK. I have an old Gateway PC running Windows 98. Have had to Dell XP desktops networked to it for some time with no problem. Recently added a 3rd Dell XP Laptop (in docking station) to the network.

Everything worked fine for the 1st 5-6 weeks...Internet, printer share, file share. Then the printer stopped connecting - but I quickly discovered that it worked if the host PC was up and running. Then sharing quit altogether.

Please don't send me off to another site. I've scoured every one of those recommended in the FAQ...and tried just about every fix imaginable. In the process lost Internet connection but have that fixed now. Wireless network is happily sharing Internet; home network is selfish and won't share the printer!

The W98 host PC sees the other 3 workstations; the 3 all see each other but can't see the host. The printer is, of course, wired to the host.

Here's the set-up.
DSL; Westell MODEM
Linksys 4 port wireless ROUTER
HP 882c PRINTER - USB; runs find from HOST
Printer, router, modem all connected directly to HOST
HOST: Windows 98 Gateway 500; NETGEAR FA311/312 PCI Adapter
CLIENT1: Dell XP desktop; True Mobile 1300 wireless adapter
CLIENT2: Dell XP desktop; True Mobile 1300 wireless adapter
CLIENT3: Dell XP docked laptop; Dell wireless WLAN 1350

TCP/IP protocol default that allows for NETBIOS if needed
File and Print Sharing enabled on all
Firewalls disabled
Encryption disabled
DNS ? - don't know how to view DNS status

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A:98-XP Network Problem - Can't share printer

Can someone please help with this? It's falling down the board with no reply!

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I have been unable to share the printer on our networked computers.
One running windows Xp-SP2, the other windows 2000 /98.
Networked through a linksys WRT54G broadband router, DSL.
It worked when network first setup and then has not worked for over six months. Unknown whether the upgrade to SP2on my computer had something to do with it? Help..

A:unable to share printer on network

Are you unable to share the printer or unable to access it from other computers?

Can you give the errors you are getting?

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I've been having a problem that I can't seem to find a solution to... I can't seem to share files from my desktop to my laptop. I have a Dell XPS desktop running XP, and a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista. I have a cable internet connection which runs through a Linksys WRT54G router.

I want to be able to share my files from my desktop to my laptop. My laptop can't access the files on my desktop. Sometimes the laptop can see the desktop (but not always), but when I click on the icon it says I don't have permission to access this device... or that the path cannot be found. I have seen several different error messages when trying to do this. However, I can see my laptop from my desktop fine. I have tried disabling the Windows firewall but it doesn't seem to help. I have the C drive set to shared on the desktop so the laptop should be able to access the files shouldn't it?

Can anyone help me with this issue?

A:Solved: Can't share files/printer on network?

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Good evening.

I'm pulling my hair out.

I am trying to network my computers so that i can share a computer.

I have spent an age looking for how to do it. I have tried set up wizards etc.

Problem is the PC's we have have XP home - which came on the machines when we purchased it (so no CD) and havn't a floppy in the laptop so can't create a disk to follow the procedures.

Bascically I'm new to this and lost.

Here's what I have/ want.

I have a desktop connected to a Belkin router and a printer.

I have a wifi laptop (no floppy) that I want to be a ble to use my printer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Once I'm networked pretty sure I know how to share the printer.

THanks in advance for your time and patience,


A:How to network/ share a printer: Not clueless just confused!

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I have a Epson CX6600 printer connected to a HP m7757c desktop. I have a HP dv6930us laptop connected to the desktop through a lynksys wireless G router. I also have a NEC running XP connected to the system, and a Canon Pixma MP160 printer connected to the NEC.

I can access shared files from all the computers on my network, and can print from the laptop to the Canon via the network. If I hook the laptop directly to the Epson, it will print, but I cannot get the Epson enabled on my laptop through my network. When I try to do so I get an error message that says I need to install a driver, but the 32 bit desktop can't run the 64 bit driver. Got any ideas?

A:Two HPs,two Vistas, unable to share network printer.

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I HATE modern networking with every fiber of my being. Once upon a time, networking was simple. To support huge corporate networks Microsoft has made it into a nightmare for home users.

Since I've upgraded from 8.1 to 10 my wife's win7 computer can no longer use the printer on my computer. I've run down every rabbit hole I found on Google to no avail. You are my last hope. How do I fix it so she can use my printer???

NOTE: for what it's worth I can use the printer on her computer.

A:Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

Is the printer network capable? Make/Model Requested.

Sharing is so 90's <.

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I have two systems.

1: Desktop running Vista 64 premium w/ printer attached (USB)

2: Laptop running Vista 64 premium
I am trying to share the printer connected to the desktop over my wireless network.

Desktop has

-Network discovery On
-File sharing On
-Printer sharing On

Laptop detects printer over wireless network. After 1-2 min of it trying to connect to the printer the Desktop locks up.

Computers are on same workgroup.

A:Network Share Printer locks up host

I think I'd start this process by reloading the printer drivers, and the wireless network drivers on the printer machine. No reason it should lock up trying to share the printer.

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After going through all configurations outlined in both XP help and my ISP directions, I still can't share my printer from the other computers on the network.
Printer is connected to the computer with the wired internet connection; and I have no problems sharing the DSL connection (through wireless router) from the other network computers ... just can't share the printer. Any suggestions on what I might be missing?

A:Solved: Share printer on wireless network

Welcome, slg321.

Some of the things you are missing:

1. What operating system(s) are on the computers.
2. The printer brand and model.
3. What you have done so far to enable file and printer sharing.
4. Whether the other computer(s) can access shared files on the printer-owning computer.
5. Any error message(s) you've encountered.

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how do i share a network printer from my win7, 64 pc to one running vista

i have tried all the sharing settings, but when i upgraded my PC to win 7, my second pc running vista won't print anymore

printer: hp officejet pro 8500ag

A:how do i share network printer from my 7, 64 pc to one running vista

jfree, a big welcome to you to Sevenforums!

On both Windows 7 and Vista, make sure under advanced sharing settings (find by typing phrase into start menu search) that you turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing (both computers).

On the Vista one (without the printer installed), in the start menu search bar, type 'add printer' without quotes and click it. Go through the steps to search for and install the printer driver (and thus the printer) to which you are connecting.

Hope this answers your question. Let me know if it does or not.

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Oh Boy do I need some help!

I have read through several other threads on these forums and followed many, many sets of instructions, all to no avail.

Here's the deal (sorry, I'm not terribly tech-savvy, but Ill try my best!):

Desktop PC running Windows XP Home, connected to and printing to a Canon PIXMA MX300. Also connects to ADSL2 through a router.

DELL Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, can connect to the net wirelessly through the PC's internet service.

Question: Because the laptop can connect to the internet through the PC, does this mean we should be able to share the printer through this 'network', or do I need to set up another home 'network'? I have tried setting up a separate work group many times and I can't get them to talk to each other.

The printer has sharing enabled in the printer properties.

Question: Does the printer need to be somehow added to the network?

If someone could please come to my rescue with some easy, step-by-step instructions, I would be eternally grateful!

A:I need help setting up home network so I can share a printer

I've just answered this same question, check your firewalls to see if they are blocking anything.

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I want to use one printer to do all my printing. My main computer has a broadband connection and I use a Netgear Rangemax router tied into it. My other 2 computers connect to it by wireless adapters. How can I use one printer for all 3 systems? Do I need a wireless printer server or can it be done without one and if so how do I set it up? Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: How do you setup a printer to share on network

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Hi, everyone.
I have a home network with 5 nodes. All five nodes can see each other but cannot share each other's files and folders.

Laptop #1 Win 7 x64
Laptop #2 Win 7 x64
Desktop #1 Win Vista x32
Desktop #2 Win Vista x32
Desktop #3 Win 7 x64

All the nodes will print from the printer connected to Desktop #1. All nodes are on one group which I've named MSHOME.

How can I configure the nodes to read, copy, and paste to each other's hard drives, files and directories?

My AV is Norton Internet Security

A:Network Share Issues

Norton Internet Security is blocking the sharing. Configure Norton Internet Security to allow sharing.

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Curious if anyone has used something like a Virtual Print Server or something similar.
Where host computer has the Print to File device setup.
Other computers on a network would print to it and access the stored images from a network share folder.

Trying to find a way to cut out the required use of scanners where I work.

Edit: This is for Windows 7 systems.

A:Solved: Print to File as a Network Share Printer possible?

I didn't find a program in Windows to do what I need, but found guides on how to set this up on Linux.

Linux CUPS Server (Common Unix Printing System).

And running a PHP webserver for merging PDFs.

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Hi, This is my first posting. I have a desktop computer, a laptop computer and a 2WIRE gateway. Both computers run XP SP2 home addition. The desktop connects to the gateway through an ethernet cable. The laptop connects to the gateway via a wireless connection. Both computers connect to the internet just fine. I was able to share a printer until a few months ago when it quit working. I have never been able to share files.

The desktop is named MARINA and the laptop is CHUCK. The work group is MSHOME. When I displayed MSHOME under “My Network Places” on the desktop I could see MARINA but not CHUCK. Doing the same thing on the laptop I could see CHUCK but not MARINA.

Looking through the postings I found a similar problem to mine posted August 19, 2007. John Will replied to it. I decided to go through the steps that he suggested.

The first step was turn off both fire walls. I did this with no affect. He said that some fire walls require complete removal. My fire wall is part of ESET Smart Security so I removed it on both computers. When I did this I could now see both computers under MSHOME but I could only see MARINA files on the desktop and CHUCK files on the laptop. When I tried to display the remote files I got the message “Chuck is not accessible You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator Etc” on the desktop and Marina is not accessible on the laptop.

I can ping each computer by name and IP address

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A:Solved: Unable to share files or printer over network.

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Hello all,

I'm trying to set up file and printer sharing on a desktop and laptop with xp on both. The internet connection is fine, shared through a Belkin router. The router is wired to the desktop and the laptop connects wirelessly.

If I try to add a printer to the laptop via 'Add new printer' I cannot browse the network - I get a message saying "Mshome 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."

Also, I can't share files between the two computers.

Any help would be much appreciated.

If you need more info, please ask - I'm not very good at networking.


A:Cannot share printer or files on wireless network - internet OK.

have you run the network setup wiz if so are they both on the same workgroup

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Hi all, I have a weird problem. And also complicated, 'cos not even my CISCO Network teacher has been able to give me a solution. I think I need some smart people here

The thing is that I can't share my printer (connected by USB to my PC) with my laptop on another room, over the local network (in Win7 the name is Home Group).

The printer model is not relevant because time ago I was able to do what I'm trying now.

All my configurations are OK, at least the basic ones, because there's definetely something wrong with my PC, and here's why: if I take my laptop and put it next to the printer and connect it to it (by the same USB cable), I can access the printer with my PC, while it's been shared by the laptop.

That proves that the internal network is fine. Also, all the configurations of the printer and also of the home group are literally same in both PCs, the big one and the laptop.

Both PCs run Win7. I have tried this, Connect to printer error - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, but it didn't work.

The printer is also properly installed on my PC, it is not a driver problem or something like that.

My AV is ESET ESSBE 4, but I don't think it's related, because I have tried deactivating its firewall, and also, on the laptop the AV is the same and the
printer did work.

The services are also equal in both PC's now. I have even tried changing the network adaptor on my PC (from Ethernet to Wifi). Nothing.

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A:Can't share printer on local network (0x00000012 error)

Do you have the Windows firewall turned on? If not you won't be able to share the printer until it's turned back on again.

Once that is done the link below shows some set up procedures that should work for you.

Can't share printer, get error

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I have a pc wired to the linksys router that is running WinXP Media edition. It also has a printer (HP Photosmart) that is connected to it by an ecb cable or something strange like that. But it has always worked and I have always been able to share it with my two dell laptops running XP home. UNTIL my hard drive crashed on the dell with the photosmart and I had to format and reinstall. I use to be able to print from the HP Photosmart printer from both HP laptops. I can't remember how I did it but I know it is not happening now.
I have gone as far as to share the entire c drive on both pcs. I have made sure file and print sharing is checked in the firewall list. This just seems crazy to me since it worked before.

Can anyone; help me with this? I would really appreciate it. Been working on it for days.


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I have a network printer that I would like to use in a room away from the router. Can I use an RJ45 splitter so these two devices can share the same cable? It doesn't have wireless capability.

A:Solved: Can a network printer and computer share the same cat5 cable

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Over the past month we have been experiencing a problem with Windows XP.
All PC's are on XP SP3 and are on a domain.

But just recently some users are having difficulty printing and getting to network shares. This happens because they are not authorised. We sometimes get this error message in the bottom right hand corner.

Please lock this computer, then unlock it using your most recent password or smart card. Please clock to see more information.

When we do this the problem doesn’t go away and that message appears every time we try to print to a network printer or open a shared drive.

This is becoming really Frustrating and embarrassing for us now and we would really like a fix.

Thank you for your time.

A:Windows Credentials, Network Printer, Netwrok Share Problems

Can no one help?

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Over the past month we have been experiencing a problem with Windows XP.
All PC's are on XP SP3 and are on a domain.

But just recently some users are having difficulty printing and getting to network shares. This happens because they are not authorised. We sometimes get this error message in the bottom right hand corner.

Please lock this computer, then unlock it using your most recent password or smart card. Please clock to see more information.

When we do this the problem doesn’t go away and that message appears every time we try to print to a network printer or open a shared drive.

This is becoming really Frustrating and embarrassing for us now and we would really like a fix.

Thank you for your time.

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A:Windows Credentials, Network Printer, Netwrok Share Problems

Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958281

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Hi Guys,

Brother has himself a new laptop running vista. He can connect to the wireless router and get internet access, but we cannot figure out how to share the printer which is connected to my computer running XP sp3.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Solved: Help needed trying to share printer with a laptop on a wireless network

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Hi there
I have a domain user who has been issued with a new computer. While trying to setup the user account on the new computer we noticed that the user can access her home directory but only on the new computer. On her old computer the user has access as needed.
I have check sharing settings on the server as well as securities settings and the user does have access on both. I even tested an other network share on the same server that I know this user has access to and she can access it without any issues.
Any suggestion as to were I can look for why this isn't working 

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Here is the situation. Our software can be installed from a network share. The share path for this example is \\gloserver\glodata\misc\client setup\20081010\setup.exe. Find an easier way to start that setup application, and once the setup finishes, copy all .rpt files from \\gloserver\glodata\reports\ to the local machine directory of c:\program files\gloemr\reports. I?d also want some registry keys to be imported to the local machine. The keys will be preset in \\gloserver\glodata\misc\keys.reg. I don?t want any prompts during this entire process (aside from the one that will show when we call the first setup.exe)

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I am running a peer-to-peer LAN of Win XP Pro SP2 boxes. Over 35 of them in a particular workgroup. All static IP addresses.

All machines have File and Print Sharing set up and Windows Firewall turned off.

I have used "HP Install Network Printer Wizard" to install a couple of HP 2300's and a HP 2200d printer, each of which have JetDirect 615N cards installed. But my problem isn't with the installation and use of the printers. In fact, this software works fine and everyone prints happily.

Here's the catch: all machines using HP Install Network Printer Wizard mysteriously disappear from My Network Places (no matter what machine I use to look at My Network Places) after 20 minutes. If I reboot one of them, it's back for about 20 minutes, then gone.

Now, they're pingable and in fact you can find them using the Search button. But they're not visible, and to my staff, this is a major obstacle.

I have 8 boxes without the HP wizard, and they're visible on My Network Places 24/7.

Using a couple different boxes as guinea pigs, I can affirm that deleting the printers, uninstalling HP Install Network Printer Wizard and eliminating references to it in the registry does not reverse the situation and fix the problem. Ugh.

I can also affirm that disabling our Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not solve the "vanishing" problem.

A call to HP Support and subsequent discussion with their reps yielded no help, although they did get a good chu... Read more

A:Computers Using "HP Install Network Printer Wizard" Vanish from My Network Places

OK there is a catch here you know how the printers after 20 min of no using them is going in stand by mode ... for some reason the network card is going in standby mode for the printer also if you try to print over the network you gonna see that the printer is going back visible.
Solution: There was a option in Network Monitor Devices for don't going on that "standby mode" check and see if this will help you.

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Users have intermittent connectivity to shared folder if they use \\computername\folder, sometimes they can not access it sometimes they can but only see a few folders. However if they use \\computername\root\folder they do not have a problem. We are working
across subnets as our home office is in NC and we are in IA. I have asked our head IT guys what the reason for this is and even they are not aware of the issues. Of course they are on the subnet that we are trying to access from our site.
If someone could please explain why we have to use root in between to get this to work it would be a great help.
And yes at some point access the folders via \\domain\folder worked just fine, but it is hit or miss.

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Hi All,
Problem is the Vista Machine connecting to the shared HPG85xi AIO on the network.
I am working on installing a Vista Home Premium Gateway PC on an existing network that consists of a 98 machine, two XP home PC's and an XP home laptop.
With the exception of the laptop, all PC's are connected via ethernet cabling to a Linksys WRT54G sharing cable internet access.
One of the XP home machines and the 98 are connected to a Dlink switch which is wired to the Linksys router. This XP home machine has the HP connected locally and shared.
All PC's have printer and file sharing enabled. All PC's are in the same workgroup, all PC's can see and share files bidirectionally. Including the Vista machine. All PC's with the exception of the Vista machine can connect and print to the HP.
When you try to connect the Vista to the HP, and it doesn't matter how (using Network and connect, using Printers to add a printer, using add a Printer to set up a new network printer and entering the path...whatever), the error message is "Access is Denied" before you can even install the drivers.
I used my IBM laptop running XP Pro to serve the HP via the USB connection (same as how the XP Home PC is doing it), the Vista can connect and print no problem; so it would seem there is an issue with the access rights in the XP Home PC sharing the HP.
I also tested the Vista PC on another network that runs XP Pro and it connected and printed with NO issues.
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A:Solved: Vista Home Network Printer Issues, XP Home Network

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Windows 7 File Explorer is freezing, throwing errors, and not responding when attempting to access specific files on a network share intermittently. This has been an ongoing issue for a long time now and I have not been able to find a solution that worked.
I have tried numerous other forms answers and google searches.

Some background.
We have a DFS network share that is hosted at a remote data-center and shared with other locations. All our computers are still windows 7 64 bit Enterprise edition based off the same image. The computers at the other locations are setup with different domains,
hardware, and computer images. I have not heard any issues at for the file share at other locations only here. Here the issues occur for every computer that attempts to access the specific files. Accessing the files sometimes work and sometimes doesn't. When
it doesn't its the same files for everyone. After a while those files will start working and other files will now have the issue.

The issue is that when trying to copy, open, delete, or manipulate the file in any way explorer or what ever program is trying to access the file will stop responding, crash, or throw an error. Typically the files are .dotm word template files. When in the
directory of the problematic file, file explorer will load for ever until it gives up with the little green loading bar slowly going across the top. After trying to open, move, copy, or delete the file We will get these errors. There are no ... Read more

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