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May 8, 2004 6:20:39 PM

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I run Win XP on a desktop (named "MyDesk") and a laptop
(named "MyLap"). The deskop is connected by Ethernet
cable to a Linkys Wireless Broadband Router (model
WRT54G). The laptop is connected wirelessly to the same
router.

The desktop and laptop are part of the same workgroup,
named "MyWrkGrp." I can see and access the resources of
MyDesk from MyLap. For example, I can access the
external Maxtor hard drive that is connected to the
desktop.

However, I am unable to share the printer that is
attached directly to the desktop by its parallel port
(LPT1). The printer works perfectly from the desktop,
but I need to use it from the laptop.

The printer is "shared" and is named "HPLaserJ." When I
go to the "Add Printer" wizard on the laptop, I do not
see the printer when I browse. I do not see the printer
at all.

How do I print to the HPLaserJ attached to the LPT1 port
on my desktop from my laptop?

Thanks

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May 10, 2004 3:45:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I have found that both xp firewalls have to be dissabled
in order 4 it to work. I am trying to find a way for it to
pass through the firewall though.


>-----Original Message-----
>I run Win XP on a desktop (named "MyDesk") and a laptop
>(named "MyLap"). The deskop is connected by Ethernet
>cable to a Linkys Wireless Broadband Router (model
>WRT54G). The laptop is connected wirelessly to the same
>router.
>
>The desktop and laptop are part of the same workgroup,
>named "MyWrkGrp." I can see and access the resources of
>MyDesk from MyLap. For example, I can access the
>external Maxtor hard drive that is connected to the
>desktop.
>
>However, I am unable to share the printer that is
>attached directly to the desktop by its parallel port
>(LPT1). The printer works perfectly from the desktop,
>but I need to use it from the laptop.
>
>The printer is "shared" and is named "HPLaserJ." When I
>go to the "Add Printer" wizard on the laptop, I do not
>see the printer when I browse. I do not see the printer
>at all.
>
>How do I print to the HPLaserJ attached to the LPT1 port
>on my desktop from my laptop?
>
>Thanks
>.
>
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