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

    Issue:


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


    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
    printer
    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.


    Glenn
     
    gmskelton, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. Hi
    May be this can Help.
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Basic XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Vista - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    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.

    --
    HTH,
    Curt

    Windows Support Center
    http://aumha.org/
     
    Curt Christianson, Mar 13, 2007
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