Networking a printer

  eikonuj 21:03 23 Feb 2004
Locked

With thanks to all concerned I now have a 54g Netgear DG834G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router hard wired to my PC (RJ45 Cat 5 cable supplied)and wireless to a laptop (D-Link Air Plus Extreme G+ DWL-G650+ Cardbus Adapter) and all are working perfectly. My PC has a USB printer connected. How can I print from my laptop to the printer? Both are running Win XP Home.

  LastChip 22:20 23 Feb 2004

But when it comes to the question, is it local or networked, select networked.

  LastChip 22:22 23 Feb 2004

Make sure when you are doing this, your laptop is connected to the network AND your printer on the PC is set to be shared.

  eikonuj 22:45 23 Feb 2004

how do I set my printer to be shared?

  roy 23:01 23 Feb 2004

Set it through Printer Properties.

  roy 23:03 23 Feb 2004

Set it through Printer Properties.

Go to Control panel/Printers and fax. Click on your default printer and select Sharing.

  eikonuj 09:49 24 Feb 2004

Done that but got the following message 'Printer settings could not be saved - operation could not be completed' HELP

  LastChip 14:45 24 Feb 2004

On your PC, to which I understand the printer is attached, you go into Control Panel; Printers; Right Click the printer and select Properties. Now select the Sharing Tab and allow your printer to be shared by ticking the appropriate box and selecting Apply; OK.

Is this the point you are experiencing problems?

  eikonuj 18:21 24 Feb 2004

Yes

  LastChip 21:22 24 Feb 2004

Just looking back at your post(s), nowhere does it say you are sharing files between the two computers.

Can you do that?

  eikonuj 09:18 25 Feb 2004

but cannot share files between the two, i have 'pinged' both from the other ok. They are not communicating with each other otherwise.Should I use ICS?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?