New Wireless Network - Cannot share folders or printer - why?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by gmskelton, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. gmskelton

    gmskelton Guest

    1st PC - Windows Vista
    2nd PC - Windows XP
    Network stuff - Belkin wireless-g router connected to the XP PC,
    Belkin network card in Vista PC


    Just installed everything I thought I needed for a wireless home
    network and it connected to the internet fine (I can surf on both

    However, what I really wanted t do was to:

    1) Share files/folders etc
    2) Share a printer (currently got a Canon Multi-function laser
    connected to the XP PC as a normal non-network printer)

    I cannot for the life of me get these two items above to happen. Any
    ideas greatly appreciated.

    gmskelton, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. Hi
    May be this can Help.
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Basic XP -
    Advanced XP -;en-us;304040
    Vista -
    Printer Sharing XP -
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 13, 2007
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  3. Hi Jack,

    Just to let you know *ezlan* is a wealth of information. I only wish I'd
    known about it before I fiddled around to get my network functional.


    Windows Support Center
    Curt Christianson, Mar 13, 2007
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