No wireless access to shared printer or files from laptop

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?bmVvcGh5dGU=?=, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Hi,
    I have a main home computer connected to a cable modem and a linksys
    wireless router, and our printer. My laptop used to be able to connect to
    the main computer's shared documents folder and the printer using the
    wireless connection, but since we updated the XP SP2 files, it no longer
    works. We've tried running the connection wizards and such, but the only
    connection that the laptop shows is "linksys" remote, and not the main
    computer name or printer name. Please let me know if there is something I
    can try. Thanks.
    =?Utf-8?B?bmVvcGh5dGU=?=, Jan 23, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?bmVvcGh5dGU=?=

    ANONYMOUS Guest

    You need to create File and Printer sharing exceptions in Windows
    Firewall.

    Control Panel, Security center, Windows Firewall (you need to scroll
    down)
    The middle tab is for exceptions and look for File & Printer Sharing is
    ticked.

    hth

    neophyte wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    > I have a main home computer connected to a cable modem and a linksys
    > wireless router, and our printer. My laptop used to be able to connect to
    > the main computer's shared documents folder and the printer using the
    > wireless connection, but since we updated the XP SP2 files, it no longer
    > works. We've tried running the connection wizards and such, but the only
    > connection that the laptop shows is "linksys" remote, and not the main
    > computer name or printer name. Please let me know if there is something I
    > can try. Thanks.
    ANONYMOUS, Jan 23, 2006
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