i am using a laptop with windows xp home, connected to the internet using the belkin adsl modem with wireless G router and i also have a pc with windows xp office connected to the same modem so they are both sharing the internet, what i want to do is share a printer which is connected to the pc. The printer on the pc is selected to share so its ready. I have set up a network between the the 2 computers so they have the same work name, From the pc i can see the laptop when i go into view work groups but it says its unaccesable, And when i go into view work groups on the laptop i cant see the pc and it tells me that the pc is not allowing permission any help on this matter would be great as this is my 5th night trying to sort it out aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh help please and as basic as possible
controll panell add printer when you go though the set up search for a network printer which will be the same name as your computer with the printer on it... have you allowed windows fire wall to do all this
1) Connect the printer to the “client” PC, as though it were to be used with that computer, and install it. This ensures that it has all the necessary software/drivers on board.
2) Reconnect it to the "host" PC and, in its Properties, set it as "shared". In the client’s "My Network Places" (or Network Neighborhood), the printer should then appear as a shared resource of the "host" PC along with any shared folders. Double clicking the printer in the remote PC should automatically install it as a "network printer" in the “client”. This means that the “client” now has the same printer installed twice – once as a “local” printer and again as a “network” printer (with a bar under the icon to indicate a network device). If you are always going to print via the network, you may want to set the "network printer" as the default.
Otherwise, have a look at this Microsoft article. It is an old article written for Windows 95, but the basic principle for installing the network printer should still be valid.
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