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The computer that has the printer hooked to it via USB shows both computers in the work group. However, the other computer only shows itself in the workgroup.
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That's why you can't connect!! In the system that has the printer connected to it, make another user giving it the EXACT same name as the 2nd system and password..

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I did what you said to do above.

And I still get "Setup could not connect to the remote computer. Please ensure that you have the computer's name entered correctly and that the computer is turned on."

Do I need to log into the new account that I created?

Would it be easier if I installed the printer on the other system, and then connected to the printer from the computer that currently has the printer hooked up to it? Since I that one is communicating to the other system?

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EDIT - the system that has the printer on it now, can see the other computer over the network, but it cannot access any folders on that computer.

Edited by Jfcap, 24 May 2005 - 09:59 PM.

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That would be a plan.. I would give it a try..

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Nope, that didnt work either :tazz:

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Banging my head on a wall here.. I had the EXACT same problem once before and I am trying to think how I fixed it..

How are the systems networked?? Through a hub or switch??

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They are networked through a router.


Dell guy was here today replacing a processor fan, and he wouldnt fix it for me lol. He told me to check my router config but I dunno how to do that lol.

Thanks for your help so far Murray =)

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Did you turn the firewalls off and is something shared on the system without the printer??

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Edited by Murray S., 25 May 2005 - 07:09 AM.

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The firewalls are on, but ive enabled printer sharing through the firewall.

The only thing that is shared between the computers is our DSL.

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Share at least one folder on each system..

XP uses "permissions"..

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Ok.

I shared one folder on each system. The computer that has the printer installed on it, can see both computers in the workgroup, but cannot access the other system.

The computer that does not have the printer installed on it can not even access the "View Workgroups" menu because it says it is inaccessable.

Both computers are in the MSHOME workgroup.

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Are both systems using DHCP or did you set them up with their own TCP/IP addresses??

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I dont really know what I did, but I can tell you that each computer has a different IP address.

Computer with printer = 192.168.1.101

Computer w/o printer = 192.168.1.100

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In your Network, you should have the option to change that to "use DHCP", try that..

Otherwise, check the Subnet Mask setting for each system.. that should be set at 255.255.255.0

Also, change the IP addresses to 192.168.181.1 and 192.168.181.2

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Where do I go to change it to DCHP?

And how do I change my IP address?

Sorry for the stupid questions, but im out of my comfort zone here :tazz:
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