Windows XP and 98 print sharing

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?RGF2aWQ=?=, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. I have two computers running Windows XP with the latest service packs. They
    share printing just fine, although I can't seem to get them to have access
    beyond visual, of each others drives. That is another question.
    I just acquired an older Dell Inspiron 7500 PII 400, which is slow enough as
    it is. The Laptop is currently running Windows 98, I don't know if it is SE
    or not. I created a networking disk on my main XP computer and loaded it
    onto the Laptop and after several frustrating restarts I managed somehow to
    get the Network Neighborhood to automatically display the names of the other
    two XP computers.
    However, when I select them I get an error that they are not legitimate or
    connectable computers. All the computers have file and print sharing active
    on them.
    And the names are correct because it created them in the window and they
    match what the others are.
    All I want to do is be able to print from the Laptop 98 to the XP machine
    with the printer. When I try this through the Printer set up, network
    connected printer, I get the same error when I try to select the computer
    name that has the printer. What is up!?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RGF2aWQ=?=, Jul 5, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?RGF2aWQ=?=

    Andrew C Guest

    you should check if all the names of the shared folders on the winxp
    computers have less than 12 letters in them.


    "David" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have two computers running Windows XP with the latest service packs.
    >They
    > share printing just fine, although I can't seem to get them to have access
    > beyond visual, of each others drives. That is another question.
    > I just acquired an older Dell Inspiron 7500 PII 400, which is slow enough
    > as
    > it is. The Laptop is currently running Windows 98, I don't know if it is
    > SE
    > or not. I created a networking disk on my main XP computer and loaded it
    > onto the Laptop and after several frustrating restarts I managed somehow
    > to
    > get the Network Neighborhood to automatically display the names of the
    > other
    > two XP computers.
    > However, when I select them I get an error that they are not legitimate or
    > connectable computers. All the computers have file and print sharing
    > active
    > on them.
    > And the names are correct because it created them in the window and they
    > match what the others are.
    > All I want to do is be able to print from the Laptop 98 to the XP machine
    > with the printer. When I try this through the Printer set up, network
    > connected printer, I get the same error when I try to select the computer
    > name that has the printer. What is up!?
     
    Andrew C, Jul 19, 2005
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