printer sharing

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi

    I have enabled printer sharing on my pc with the printer it is connected to. its called printer3. but on the laptop cant pick it up how can i access it?


    screenshots will help me.


    thanks in advance
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  2. Capp

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    I'll try my best to help you.

    First, what version of Windows are you running?
     
  3. lodore

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    windows xp on both. I use a epson stylus Dx4850. the desktop has f-secure internet secuirty on it. the laptop was brogut today.

    i enabled printer sharing and it is called printer3


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    First, Make sure your Microsoft File and Printer sharing are enabled.

    Right-click your Local Area Network connection and choose properties.

    Make sure it is as shown in the screenshot:
     

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    Then make sure your printer is shared such as the screenshot listed below:
     

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    The easiest way I can tell you to try and access it is via UNC path.

    From your laptop:

    Click Start
    Click Run
    Type "\\computername" where computername is the name of your pc that has the printer installed
    Click Enter

    This will bring up a list of all shared files and printers.
    Double-click the printer and click Yes when Prompted.

    Be sure that the Microsoft File and Printer sharing are enabled on both the PC and the Laptop

    Let me know if that sheds any light on the problem :)
     
  7. lodore

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    ok ill try that soon

    so for laptop i just go to run and type e.g. \\home ? then enter and it will come up with list of printers?
     
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    the command didnt work but i forgot to check if printer sharing was enabled on the laptop
     
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    I was telling you this all under the assumption that both computers are on the same network and can see each other.

    Do you have a switch, wireless or router set up that connects these two?
     
  10. lodore

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    wireless router. the desktop connects the teh router via usb. the laptop connects wirelessly.
     
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    Does your router hand out IP address as well? I'm sure it does, but I am just wanting to make sure your 2 computers can even see each other before we worry about getting the printer to work.

    Can you PING either computer from the other?

    Can you verify that they both have an IP address and are on the same Subnet Mask?

    To do this, click Start -> Run -> Type "CMD" hit enter -> Type IPCONFIG hit enter.
     
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