No communication

  Hetti 15:25 10 Mar 2006
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I just tried to share my printer between two neworked PC's both XP home, On second PC im getting
"Cannot communicate, try disconnecting USB lead, Disconnect and reconnect power lead, restart PC, I tried them all no luck, any ideas"?

The printer is setup ok on first PC it works fine, just cannot share it.

  uisquebeathus 15:49 10 Mar 2006

have you enabled file and printer sharing in the computer "A" which has the printer attached , you will also have to enable the second computer "B" to pass any firewall on computer "A",are they also using the same workgroup and are compatable ip addresses (for "A" = IP address 192.160.0.3 and for "B" IP address = 192.168.0.5 for example)
for some set up help info try here

click here
or here
click here

  uisquebeathus 15:51 10 Mar 2006

re previous note

(for "A" = IP address 192.160.0.3 and for "B" IP address = 192.168.0.5 for example)
should read
(for "A" = IP address 192.168.0.3 and for "B" IP address = 192.168.0.5 for example)
sorry for typo error

  Hetti 16:14 10 Mar 2006

uisqbeathus
Thanks, Do I unterstand this correctly? (not technical minded at all):>(

When the second PC asks me for the address I put in the IP for "B"
Sorry if this is a stupid question , but as I said.... me no techie.
Thanks again

  Hetti 16:16 10 Mar 2006

Or if that is not correct how do I find out IP address?

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