My computer, KANOU, uses Win XP. And the other computer: a laptop, ONGBY-PC, uses Windows Vista Home. We use a Speedstream 5100 modem and a D-link switch to share the internet connection. Also, on both computers, Windows firewall is disabled 'cos the hardware firewall is already in use.
The printer I want to share is named MP_130 and the local network name is WONGHOME. For Kanou, I was able to successfully configure the printer so that it could be shared. For ONGBY-PC, here's the problem. I managed to connect the laptop to the network and am able to see both ONGBY-PC and KANOU on the local network. However, when trying to add a printer, I'm unable to detect MP_130.
For folder sharing: For Kanou, under Network, I’m able to see everything shared under “KANOU” and “ONGBY-PC”. I’d followed the “File and Print Share Setup” tutorial but had to skip some steps (36 to 40, 47, etc.) ‘cos either the mentioned tabs, settings, etc. weren’t present or I couldn’t figure out what they were saying.
However, for Ongby-pc, I can’t seem to access Kanou and am stuck ‘cos I’ve no idea how to properly configure Windows Vista. When I try to access Kanou, I get this message: “\\Kanou is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact admin of this server to find out if you have access permission.” I tried enabling Guest account(with access: Remote Desktop Users) as a possible solution but that didn’t work.
So, is there anything I can do?