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Okay.. doing this via W2k (work) computer but it should be close..

Control Panel> Network Connections>Click on your Local Are Connection icon..

Now, click on Properties to open a New Windows..

Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then Properties..

From there you can change your IP address but I suggest you use the Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server address automatically..

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If I obtain the IP address automatically, then how do I change them to 192.168.181.1 and 192.168.181.2?

Also how do I change it to DCHP?
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:tazz: The change is only if you want to go with a TCP/IP address you set.. Because you are going through a router, allow it to set the IP addresses (DHCP)..

DHCP sets itself when you enable the two settings to auto..

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Ok then, if they are on auto, im on DCHP. So whats the next step? Or have we hit a brick wall?
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Now.. can you see each system??

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Nope. The computer with the printer can only see itself, and the computer that has no printer can only see itself as well.

Its odd how things keep changing....I havent changed anything...I was already on DCHP, and I didnt change the IP addresses, because you said to leave them on auto.

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Have you tried running the Network Setup Wizard??

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Yea, The network setup wizard was the first thing that I tried.

Could it be my router that is fairly old?
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Shouldn't be.. I am going to see if I can get one of the Networking Mods involved here.. There is something (probably small) we are missing..

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Ok, Thanks for all the ideas so far. :tazz:
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Hi
I need to get out to a job but I will post on this as soon as I can to help
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Thanks Tazz..

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Ok, Thanks Tazz and Murray =)
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Hi
I need to redo my network to use the printer off a other system. I will write a step by step on how I did it. We'll start from there and see where it gets us after you do the step by step on yours. What windows are you runnning on your sytems?
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Hi Tazz,

Thanks for posting. both systems are running Windows XP Home Edition with SP2. I have DSL where the modem connects to the router, and then the router connects to each computer. One computer has a the printer directly connected to it via USB port. And the other computer does not have the printer attached to it.

Thanks again!
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