Sharing a Wired Printer over Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by redrob28, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. redrob28

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    I have a wireless router with an XP machine hard-wired to it (ie. via
    ethernet cable). There is a printer attached via USB to this PC. I have set
    the properties of the printer to allow sharing. When I connect to the router
    via a wireless link with my laptop I cannot see the printer which I think I
    should be able to if it is set to share. If I browse for printers it shows me
    the name of the Workgroup set up on the PC but no printers under it. Any
    ideas how I "find" the printer so that I can add it on my laptop and
    therefore print to it?
     
    redrob28, Jan 28, 2009
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  2. Hi
    Whether it is wire or wireless should not matter, the issue is correct File
    and printer sharing.
    Maybe 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.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    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
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "redrob28" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a wireless router with an XP machine hard-wired to it (ie. via
    > ethernet cable). There is a printer attached via USB to this PC. I have
    > set
    > the properties of the printer to allow sharing. When I connect to the
    > router
    > via a wireless link with my laptop I cannot see the printer which I think
    > I
    > should be able to if it is set to share. If I browse for printers it shows
    > me
    > the name of the Workgroup set up on the PC but no printers under it. Any
    > ideas how I "find" the printer so that I can add it on my laptop and
    > therefore print to it?
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 28, 2009
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