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Can't network Printer


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I can't network my printer. I have a laptop with XP Professional and a desktop with XP Home. Trying to network the printer but I read that you can't network the two. Is that true?
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Shouldn't be a problem. Follow this article for info about sharing a printer.

http://www.microsoft...cutt_july2.mspx
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This doesn't work. I tried it before. When I try to connect to the shared printer attached to my laptop, it doesn't appear on my desktop as an option. Any suggestions?
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Hrmmm... so the printer is connected to the laptop and it is shared out already? And when you try to add the printer from your desktop you cannot see it?

When you try connecting to the printer from you desktop, your laptop is on and not in hibernate or anything like that?
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The printer is connected to the laptop and I did share it through Control Panel.

I am trying to access this printer through my desktop.

My laptop uses the wireless connection from a router on my desktop
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When you try to access it through your desktop, the printer is always attached to the laptop and the laptop is on and not in hibernate?

Also, do you have any kind of third party firewalls or anything installed on the laptop?

Edited by Doorslam, 28 December 2005 - 03:15 PM.

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The printer is on and the computer is on and not hiberbating.

I do have firewalls. What tells me if they are third party or not?
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In my firewalls, print and file sharing are allowed as exceptions.
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hrmmm... can you try connecting the printer to the desktop, share it from the desktop, and seeing if you can connect to it from your laptop?
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I tried attaching it and sharing from the desktop and I do see it on the laptop after I added it but says the printer isn't ready to print. The printer is on but I guess the sharing didn't work.

The software for the printer was already installed on the laptop so I presume that it appears after I click "add" since it was already installed.
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