Wireless Network - Printer sharing not working

  AngeTheHippy 17:00 25 Nov 2007

Hi Chaps,
Managed to setup a wireless modem/router but can't seem to get the printer sharing to work. I can see the printer in shared docs on main PC, but it says printer error. Any ideas please?

Another question, I've been advised to get another firewall to run alongside the XP firewall. Do I need to install the firewall only on the main PC? not on the laptop too?



  Spark6 20:17 25 Nov 2007

I prefer to have a firewall on all PC's in network. Have you installed printer software on both machines?

  laurie53 20:24 25 Nov 2007

I assume you installed your printer with the firewall removed (removed, i.e. uninstalled, not just disabled)?

  Woolwell 20:55 25 Nov 2007

You don't need to uninstall the firewall just disable it if you have any problems. Have you set the printer to share. What brand printer?
I found this guide helpful: click here

  laurie53 07:31 26 Nov 2007

With some printers you do.

It's the recommended procedure for my HP.

  Woolwell 14:56 26 Nov 2007


I stand corrected. Not had any problems with Epson and the 2 HP's did not need the firewall uninstalled.

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