Xp with Norton and Belkin - Dimwit at the controls!

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Brownie, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Brownie

    Brownie Guest

    Sorry, bit of a duffer when it comes to this stuff.

    My desktop computer has my USB printer attached and runs on XP Home. My
    laptop is XP Pro. Both are SP2 and have Norton Internet Security 2005 and
    the laptop connects wirelessly throiugh a Belkin modem/router. I would like
    access to the desktop from the laptop, and particularly want to be able to
    print straight to the printer from the laptop.

    Appreciate any clues where to start, or any website that may help with
    idiots guides. So far I've got into a right pickle with it whereas without
    Norton it seems XP can do it all for you? Obviously I need to maintain
    scurity from outside attacks yet XP warns that printer and file sgharing
    leave you open to external attacks.
    Brownie, Feb 26, 2005
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  2. Brownie

    NBT Guest

    NBT, Feb 26, 2005
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  3. Brownie

    Conor Guest

    Firstly, the Belkin Router is already protecting you from attacks.
    Secondly the best thing you can do is to uninstall Norton, vow never to
    let Norton anywhere near your PC ever again and shred the installation
    CD. Stick on Sygate Personal Firewall on each PC and make "Allow
    computer to browse Network Neighborhood and Allow others to share files
    and printers is enabled. After that its simply a case of right clicking
    on the folders/printers you want to share on the desktop and adding a
    new printer - networked printer on the laptop.
    Conor, Feb 27, 2005
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