Allowing reote computer access to printer & "Shared Documents"

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Colin, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Colin

    Colin Guest

    I have XP Home on my main computer and Windows 2000 Pro on a wireless remote
    Sympatico is my ISP and has provided Bell Canada "Security Manager"
    (includes firewall) and a wireless "ZWire" router.
    I have set up "Shared Documents and Printers" on both computers.
    I am able from the main computer to sign on to the remote computer and can
    see "Shared Documents" as well as printers installed on the remote computer.
    However, the reverse does not work, i.e. the remote computer does not have
    access to the main computer "Shared Documents" and printer.
    Windows Firewall has been configured on both computers to allow access to
    "Shared Documents & Printers". The "Security Manager" firewall was turned
    off on both.
    I still can not access the printer & shared documents of the main computer.
    Any suggestions?
    Colin, Oct 4, 2008
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  2. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Oct 5, 2008
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  3. Colin

    smlunatick Guest

    How remote? How do your two computer connect to each other? If your
    remote PC is not on the same local network (aka LAN) then you need to
    correctly set up File / Printer sharing and most home routers do not
    permit this.
    smlunatick, Oct 6, 2008
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