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Thanks for your email Spacecowboy706. As requested I am posting my problem for you to help me with. :tazz:
Well basically i have a home network between my home computer and laptop. I recently added WPA security but now i can no longer print or share files, whereas before with open access i could.
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just to help narrow it down...disable the wpa encryption in the router and see if your printing get's restored
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Yes it is
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so without enctiption you can print just like before?
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Yes i can print and share files just as before, but when i add the secruity i can't do anything except use the internet.
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ok...well...let's try a different kind of security for now...log into your router's interface and enable MAC address filtering....on each computer do start > run > cmd > ipconfig /all

there will be a listing of all network cards on the computers...look at the wireless card on each system and write down the number next to "physical address" that is the mac adress of that device...enter that into the list of accepted mac adresses in your router...this will accomplish the same task as the WPA security (in that it will keep unwanted machines off your network) but will probably not hinder your printing and what not...if it doesn't work..you can always undo it
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