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To share a printer over a wireless network I assume the printer hardware needs to be set up on all machines?? Is that correct?
Might also want to share a scanner. Can this be done in the same way?
If your printer is network capable, when you add a printer to the client PC the wizard should ask you whether you want to install a local printer or a network printer. Different printers have different preferences in terms of how the software/drivers are installed so get hold of a manual and follow the instructions. Often it is just a case of browsing to the printer on the network and selecting that. (within the add printer wizard)
Thanks for that. I am getting there....slowly.
I now have got the wireless connection up and running but only when I have SSID broadcast set to ON. Should my laptop be able to connect with the SSID broadcast off? I thought that this was meant to be possible to afford greater security.
Am using WPA with a manual key TKIP.
Could anyone give me any guidance as to how I might configure ZoneAlarm to allow file sharing across the wireless network that I now have running.
I also have the file and print sharing running but only with ZA dropped at both ends. :?
Being very cautious I would like to keep ZA running as well as the hardware firewall in my router.
Have tried adding IP address of one of the pc's to ZA zones list.
Am now going to see if I have to add a subnet mask as well....?
Have we been talking on the HyperOs forum?
To your question: You will need all computers to have individual names but be on the same workgroup name. XP defaults to MSHOME & Win98 defaults to WORKGROUP. If you run the network setup wizard in XP it should do all that for you and when the floppy you create is run on the other PC(s) all should be in order in terms of workgroup name and subnet address.
You will of course need to right click on the printer(s) and share them.
Read this thread.
Come back if these first two steps don't uncover the problem I emphasize make sure ZA knows the address of your AP if you are using one.
In ZA go to Firewall/Zones/Add/Subnet. In the Trusted Zone enter the IP address and subnet of your router, something like 192.168.11.0 and 255.255.255.0, call it Home Network.
Also Add in IP range to include all the PCs on your network i.e. 192.168.11.1-192.168.11.3 call that Home Network
Set Firewall/Trusted Zone Security to Medium
Jeffers, probably, I've been quite active on various forums just recently. Have already configured as you suggest.
Modo, Thanks, will take a look.
woodt, in ZA trusted zone on desktop I have 192.168.11.1/255.222.222.0 entered for my notebook.
in ZA trusted zone on notebook I have entered 192.168.11.4/255.255.255.0
This allows internet access wirelessly from notebook via router :) BUT when I engage ZA's internet lock the notebook cannot share files and printer. Diengage the lock and I can. Is there a way of configuring ZA to allow file and printer sharing? I have ZA free.
Additionally I have noticed something call the MAC address filtering list which lists my notebook with a different ip address. Is it okay to add this to the MAC filtering list for extra security? If I wasn't getting totally confused last night I think I did have the router configured this way and working subject to te provisos re ZA internet lock.
you wont be able to share a scanner across a network i have tryed this and sorry to sya it wont work
Thanks for that response. Yes, so it seems.
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