printer sharing

  kimosabi 16:08 10 Oct 2006

Hi Guys
I am getting lost on trying to set up a home network.I have a desktop which is connected to the internet cable broadband wired via my belkin wireless router my laptop of course is wireless both on winxp. I want to share my printer which is connected to my desktop.I have setup my desktop for a home network now what do I do on the laptop.I tried to follow the setup instructions but when I try to print from my laptop I get a message printer not connected although I can print from my desktop the printer shows a hand on both.What am I doing wrong!!!! I hope I have explained this correctly any help would be appriciated

  Technotiger 16:21 10 Oct 2006

Hi, have you used the Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Control Panel? That is how I setup my printer to share with laptop wirelessly?


  kimosabi 16:34 10 Oct 2006

Hi Technotiger
Yes I have tried the setups on both computers but have had not luck yet I have found some help in the search for printer sharing I'll have a read of them to see what help is there.Thanks for your reply

  Technotiger 16:38 10 Oct 2006

Another thought - what printer are you using, I believe some makes/printers are not compatible with sharing.


  kimosabi 15:33 11 Oct 2006

Hi technotiger
Still no luck my priner is a EPSON D88 got it last week

  Strawballs 16:07 11 Oct 2006

If the wireless side is working then its the network wizard you need to run on both machines not the wireless one and have you tried dissableing all firewalls to rule that out.

  kimosabi 21:05 11 Oct 2006

HI Technotiger and stawballs
I downloaded Network magic a free download run it on both compters it done it all for me great little prog for anyone with the same problem (but I am sure it was the firewall) that was causing the prob in the first place it ask me to switch it off more or less now everything is fine.Thanks for your imput as always you guys are great.
kind regards

  terryf 21:07 11 Oct 2006

Hope that you are not now running with firewall off unless router has a firewall

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