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Cannot access Network Computers

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I seem to be experiencing a problem with my home network. I realized I had a problem when I was unable to print from my wireless laptop to a printer connected to my desktop. I tried redoing the XP home network setup without any luck. I am able to ping the two computers by IP address but not by name. Any help anyone is able to provide would be greatly appreciated. The desktop is connected to a Linksys 54G router and the printer is connected to the desktop via the printer port. I get the: MSHome is unaccessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource....

Edited by jc29ems, 21 September 2008 - 06:10 PM.

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Here's a check-list that you might want to go through to make sure the network is correctly configured:
  • Check if the printer is shared for the redone network.
  • Make sure that all computers have the same Default Gateway.
  • If you can, log into the router and check the DHCP settings.
  • If the PC you want to print with can ping the PC with the printer on it.

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