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Sharing Printer between XP and Vista


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Kohkane

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Hey guys,

I hope you can help!!

This is the layout of the situation. I have a desktop with Windows XP Professional. That computer has a ethernet card because the network socket doesnt work. I pick the internet through my router and my router is connected to my modem. I have a brother printer installed and directly connected to this desktop through a USB cable.

I just bought a notebook. It has Vista Home premium 64 Bit. I connect through the Internet through my wireless card. What I want to do is Print to my printer through my desktop and I also want to add a folder in which we can share files between the computers.

Is there any additional info I can help you with?

I really want to do this.. I have no Idea how to do it but if you give me simple instructions I'll get it down like a pro! Both computers are set up with the same workgroup name. And the printer on the xp is set up as sharing printer with a designated name.

Heres the thing too,

When I go into RUN and type \\(my computers name) it doesnt find my CPU. I'm connected through a router that picks up 2 signals, one says just "linksys" and the other one says "linksys_SES_46517" .... the one that says linksys run smooth on my Desktop, it always has great connect. The "linksys_SES_46517" one is a little volatile. My laptop connects through "linksys_SES_46517" most of the time. But when I connect them both through the same connection and try to find the computer nothing comes up.. What can I be doing wrong? Am I getting someone elses signal? the modem is directly connected to the router. ...

HELP.


I hope to hear from you soon! thanks in advance guys!

Edited by Kohkane, 07 June 2008 - 11:58 PM.

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Artellos

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First lets see if you're on the right wireless. If you're not on the same network then you can't print or share any files within the network.

I'd like to see some more information. Please follow the steps below.
  • Go to Start -> Run.
  • In the Box, type in "cmd".
  • A black box will appear. Type in: "ipconfig /all".
  • A lot of information will appear, Please right click the black window and hit mark.
  • Select every line of text you recieved and hit "enter" to copy.
  • Then paste it into your next reply.
Please follow these instructions on both the desktop and laptop.

We'll go through step by step.

Regards,
Olrik
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Okay! This is for the VISTA NOTEBOOK!

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Oscar
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myacc.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myacc.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-55-11-B7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b535:844b:7f20:3a0e%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:55:29 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 09, 2008 10:55:28 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251666235
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.233.167.167
24.233.167.168
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-C6-61-2F-83
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{54287062-74D4-40C6-8875-143372A06
251}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myacc.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.myacc.net
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.103%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.233.167.167
24.233.167.168
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:202d:21e2:3f57:fe98(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::202d:21e2:3f57:fe98%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


This is for the WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL DESKTOP!


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\owner>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LEZAMA
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myacc.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-8F-29-50-96

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myacc.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Net
work Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-4F-49-7A-17
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.233.167.167
24.233.167.168
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:50:52 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 09, 2008 10:50:52 AM

C:\Documents and Settings\owner>

Edited by Kohkane, 08 June 2008 - 09:07 AM.

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Bump! You left me hanging
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I'm sorry, I overlooked the reply in my mail.
I need to go to work right now but will write a step by step the moment I get some time free.

Sorry again :)

Regards,
Olrik
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Alright, I haven't worked with Vista that much, but the basics should be the same and what I'm about to tell you might be under slightly different names as I'm using a Dutch version of Windows.

First, we need to share the printer on the desktop.
To do this, right click the printer and hit "properties".
There will be a tab "Sharing"
Type in "PrinterHome", Apply and OK.

Then go to your vista notebook.
Go to the control panel and open to option for printers.
Right click and "Add new printer".
In the wizard select "Network Printer"
When it asks to search, give the name of a network printer or if it's one over the internet, select name of the network and type in "\\192.168.1.102\PrinterHome"
Follow the rest of the directions and your printer will be set up! :)

Regards,
Olrik
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i have 3 computers in my house the main computer has vista the other 2 have xp 1 home the other media. my problem is i don't know how to share the printer which is connected to the computer with vista to the other 2 computers
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