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surfersmith

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i have a home network problem....
I have three computers i'm trying to network together...about a yr ago i set up this network to share common files and so that they all could print off one computer...

recently i can't share the printer or share files from one of my desktop which is the host computer...i have one wireless laptop and 2 wired desktops total. when i describe the problem i will say desktop (host), desktop (hallway), and laptop.

What works:
the laptop and hallway desktop can share files fine and appear in each others workgroup of MSHOME

What doesnt work:
laptop can't print to printer that is on the host desktop
hallway desktop can't print from the host desktop either
only Host computer is visiable in workgroup of MSHOME

pings
The laptop can ping the two desktops
The Host can ping the the Hall desktop but not the laptop
The Hall desktop can ping the Host but not the laptop

Facts on hallway desktop
running Xp Pro serv pack 2
Dns suffix myhome.westell.com
ip address 192.168.2.101
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.2.1


*Laptop is Xp Media Edition serv pack 2
running Xp Pro serv pack 2
Dns suffix myhome.westell.com
ip address 192.168.2.102
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.2.1


*Host desktop is running Xp Pro serv pack 2
Dns suffix myhome.westell.com
ip address 192.168.2.103
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.2.1
Modem and router is on this desktop
linksys compact wireless g broadband router model WRT34GC
westell model c100
All lights are fine , and every computer running is working fine and is online
i haven't install anything new one day i just couldn't share or print so im thinkin settings on the host idk i've checked that file sharing was enable and i've run the network wizard again to no luck, i'm disable the windows firewalls...

hijack log or screen shots can be sent if you wish
Thanks
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Hsve Yoy recently installed anything on any laptops E.G Antivirus, Firewall?

What router/switch are you using??
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I think router and switch isn't causing the problem.

With regards to the printing, please verify that your network printer is shared and you have adde or installed on the hallway desktop and laptop as network printer.
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my hp printer is shared ...all three computers have that software installed...on all computers also under the win firewall settings exceptions all computer allow file and printer sharing along with upnp framework and such
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my rounter is linksys compact wireless g broadband router model WRT34GC
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