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March 16, 2005 1:55:03 PM

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Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our Comcast
broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet been
able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other desktop
computer.

I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can help me
get this to print through our other computer's printer.

Thanks in advance
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 2:08:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between your
desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so that
other computers in the network can connect to it.
This link has some information on printer sharing
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220

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"New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
> Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
> Comcast
> broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
> been
> able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
> desktop
> computer.
>
> I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
> wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can help
> me
> get this to print through our other computer's printer.
>
> Thanks in advance
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 3:21:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after going
through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two networks on
the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we just
tried to set up.

"kapil [MSFT]" wrote:

> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between your
> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so that
> other computers in the network can connect to it.
> This link has some information on printer sharing
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
>
> --
> *******************************************************************************************
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
> *******************************************************************************************
>
>
> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
> > Comcast
> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
> > been
> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
> > desktop
> > computer.
> >
> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can help
> > me
> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 4:33:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

You can try the following on both machines:
1) Launch command prompt ( click Start > Run > type cmd and hit OK)
2)Type the command -> ipconfig and then hit enter.
3) You will get an ipaddress for your box ( it should not be starting with
169 (169.254.xxx.xxx))
4) Then try to ping your laptop from the desktop and vice versa ( you will
need to enable ping in firewall or disable firewall temporarily )
On the desktop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
as follows
>ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you laptop
ipaddress.

On the laptop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
as follows
>ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you desktop
ipaddress.

It you can ping successfully between the two machines then you have
connectivity and can try to access the share. If ping fails then you need to
resolve the connectivity issues before trying
to access the shared printer over the network.

example of ping:
C:\ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), ----> 0% loss means
you have connectivity 100% loss means connection between the laptop and
desktop is bad
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"New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D8DD9F1-32EA-4222-88D2-6D00244A9A74@microsoft.com...
>I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
> correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after
> going
> through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two networks
> on
> the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
> internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we
> just
> tried to set up.
>
> "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between
>> your
>> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so
>> that
>> other computers in the network can connect to it.
>> This link has some information on printer sharing
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
>>
>> --
>> *******************************************************************************************
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights
>> *******************************************************************************************
>>
>>
>> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
>> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
>> > Comcast
>> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
>> > been
>> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
>> > desktop
>> > computer.
>> >
>> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
>> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can
>> > help
>> > me
>> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 5:31:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

OK we are connected and able to "ping"each other. We added "share" to the
destop printer but the laptop still doesn't find that printer when i browse
looking for a printer in the "add a printer wizard" Now what?

"kapil [MSFT]" wrote:

> You can try the following on both machines:
> 1) Launch command prompt ( click Start > Run > type cmd and hit OK)
> 2)Type the command -> ipconfig and then hit enter.
> 3) You will get an ipaddress for your box ( it should not be starting with
> 169 (169.254.xxx.xxx))
> 4) Then try to ping your laptop from the desktop and vice versa ( you will
> need to enable ping in firewall or disable firewall temporarily )
> On the desktop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> as follows
> >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you laptop
> ipaddress.
>
> On the laptop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> as follows
> >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you desktop
> ipaddress.
>
> It you can ping successfully between the two machines then you have
> connectivity and can try to access the share. If ping fails then you need to
> resolve the connectivity issues before trying
> to access the shared printer over the network.
>
> example of ping:
> C:\ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>
> Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:
>
> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
>
> Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), ----> 0% loss means
> you have connectivity 100% loss means connection between the laptop and
> desktop is bad
> --
> *******************************************************************************************
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
> *******************************************************************************************
> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4D8DD9F1-32EA-4222-88D2-6D00244A9A74@microsoft.com...
> >I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
> > correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after
> > going
> > through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two networks
> > on
> > the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
> > internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we
> > just
> > tried to set up.
> >
> > "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
> >
> >> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between
> >> your
> >> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so
> >> that
> >> other computers in the network can connect to it.
> >> This link has some information on printer sharing
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
> >>
> >> --
> >> *******************************************************************************************
> >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> >> rights
> >> *******************************************************************************************
> >>
> >>
> >> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
> >> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
> >> > Comcast
> >> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
> >> > been
> >> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
> >> > desktop
> >> > computer.
> >> >
> >> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
> >> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can
> >> > help
> >> > me
> >> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 7:14:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

What OS is running on the Desktop and laptop?
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"New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C3553497-9B77-4E2B-B98E-A91296B98E86@microsoft.com...
> OK we are connected and able to "ping"each other. We added "share" to the
> destop printer but the laptop still doesn't find that printer when i
> browse
> looking for a printer in the "add a printer wizard" Now what?
>
> "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> You can try the following on both machines:
>> 1) Launch command prompt ( click Start > Run > type cmd and hit OK)
>> 2)Type the command -> ipconfig and then hit enter.
>> 3) You will get an ipaddress for your box ( it should not be starting
>> with
>> 169 (169.254.xxx.xxx))
>> 4) Then try to ping your laptop from the desktop and vice versa ( you
>> will
>> need to enable ping in firewall or disable firewall temporarily )
>> On the desktop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping
>> command
>> as follows
>> >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you laptop
>> ipaddress.
>>
>> On the laptop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping
>> command
>> as follows
>> >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you desktop
>> ipaddress.
>>
>> It you can ping successfully between the two machines then you have
>> connectivity and can try to access the share. If ping fails then you need
>> to
>> resolve the connectivity issues before trying
>> to access the shared printer over the network.
>>
>> example of ping:
>> C:\ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>>
>> Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:
>>
>> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
>> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
>> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
>> Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
>>
>> Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
>> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), ----> 0% loss
>> means
>> you have connectivity 100% loss means connection between the laptop and
>> desktop is bad
>> --
>> *******************************************************************************************
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights
>> *******************************************************************************************
>> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:4D8DD9F1-32EA-4222-88D2-6D00244A9A74@microsoft.com...
>> >I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
>> > correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after
>> > going
>> > through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two
>> > networks
>> > on
>> > the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
>> > internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we
>> > just
>> > tried to set up.
>> >
>> > "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between
>> >> your
>> >> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop
>> >> so
>> >> that
>> >> other computers in the network can connect to it.
>> >> This link has some information on printer sharing
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> *******************************************************************************************
>> >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> >> rights
>> >> *******************************************************************************************
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>> >> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with
>> >> > our
>> >> > Comcast
>> >> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not
>> >> > yet
>> >> > been
>> >> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
>> >> > desktop
>> >> > computer.
>> >> >
>> >> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add
>> >> > Printer
>> >> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who
>> >> > can
>> >> > help
>> >> > me
>> >> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks in advance
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 16, 2005 7:21:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Just wanted to let you know that we got it printing. Yea! Our last barriers
were the firewalls and we got around those.

"New to wireless" wrote:

> OK we are connected and able to "ping"each other. We added "share" to the
> destop printer but the laptop still doesn't find that printer when i browse
> looking for a printer in the "add a printer wizard" Now what?
>
> "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
>
> > You can try the following on both machines:
> > 1) Launch command prompt ( click Start > Run > type cmd and hit OK)
> > 2)Type the command -> ipconfig and then hit enter.
> > 3) You will get an ipaddress for your box ( it should not be starting with
> > 169 (169.254.xxx.xxx))
> > 4) Then try to ping your laptop from the desktop and vice versa ( you will
> > need to enable ping in firewall or disable firewall temporarily )
> > On the desktop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> > as follows
> > >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you laptop
> > ipaddress.
> >
> > On the laptop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> > as follows
> > >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you desktop
> > ipaddress.
> >
> > It you can ping successfully between the two machines then you have
> > connectivity and can try to access the share. If ping fails then you need to
> > resolve the connectivity issues before trying
> > to access the shared printer over the network.
> >
> > example of ping:
> > C:\ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> >
> > Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:
> >
> > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> >
> > Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
> > Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), ----> 0% loss means
> > you have connectivity 100% loss means connection between the laptop and
> > desktop is bad
> > --
> > *******************************************************************************************
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
> > *******************************************************************************************
> > "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4D8DD9F1-32EA-4222-88D2-6D00244A9A74@microsoft.com...
> > >I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
> > > correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after
> > > going
> > > through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two networks
> > > on
> > > the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
> > > internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we
> > > just
> > > tried to set up.
> > >
> > > "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
> > >
> > >> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between
> > >> your
> > >> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so
> > >> that
> > >> other computers in the network can connect to it.
> > >> This link has some information on printer sharing
> > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> *******************************************************************************************
> > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > >> rights
> > >> *******************************************************************************************
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > >> message
> > >> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
> > >> > Comcast
> > >> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
> > >> > been
> > >> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
> > >> > desktop
> > >> > computer.
> > >> >
> > >> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
> > >> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can
> > >> > help
> > >> > me
> > >> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks in advance
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 15, 2005 6:14:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi, I'm having the same problems here!! Frustrating!! Ive disabled my Orton
Firewall on both computers but still having trouble sharing printer. What
did you do to finally succeed? Any help greatly appreciated.

"New to wireless" wrote:

> Just wanted to let you know that we got it printing. Yea! Our last barriers
> were the firewalls and we got around those.
>
> "New to wireless" wrote:
>
> > OK we are connected and able to "ping"each other. We added "share" to the
> > destop printer but the laptop still doesn't find that printer when i browse
> > looking for a printer in the "add a printer wizard" Now what?
> >
> > "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
> >
> > > You can try the following on both machines:
> > > 1) Launch command prompt ( click Start > Run > type cmd and hit OK)
> > > 2)Type the command -> ipconfig and then hit enter.
> > > 3) You will get an ipaddress for your box ( it should not be starting with
> > > 169 (169.254.xxx.xxx))
> > > 4) Then try to ping your laptop from the desktop and vice versa ( you will
> > > need to enable ping in firewall or disable firewall temporarily )
> > > On the desktop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> > > as follows
> > > >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you laptop
> > > ipaddress.
> > >
> > > On the laptop machine bring up the command prompt and use the ping command
> > > as follows
> > > >ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -----> where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is you desktop
> > > ipaddress.
> > >
> > > It you can ping successfully between the two machines then you have
> > > connectivity and can try to access the share. If ping fails then you need to
> > > resolve the connectivity issues before trying
> > > to access the shared printer over the network.
> > >
> > > example of ping:
> > > C:\ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> > >
> > > Pinging xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with 32 bytes of data:
> > >
> > > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > > Reply from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
> > >
> > > Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
> > > Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), ----> 0% loss means
> > > you have connectivity 100% loss means connection between the laptop and
> > > desktop is bad
> > > --
> > > *******************************************************************************************
> > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
> > > *******************************************************************************************
> > > "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:4D8DD9F1-32EA-4222-88D2-6D00244A9A74@microsoft.com...
> > > >I guess we are not totally sure that our two computers are hooked up
> > > > correctly in a network since we still can't find the printer even after
> > > > going
> > > > through the step to "share" it. as shown on the link. I show two networks
> > > > on
> > > > the laptop, the Wireless Netowrk connection (which is how I access the
> > > > internet and works fine) and a "1394" connecction which may be what we
> > > > just
> > > > tried to set up.
> > > >
> > > > "kapil [MSFT]" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> If you already have a network setup where you can communicate between
> > > >> your
> > > >> desktop and laptop then you need to share the printer on the desktop so
> > > >> that
> > > >> other computers in the network can connect to it.
> > > >> This link has some information on printer sharing
> > > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814220
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> *******************************************************************************************
> > > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > > >> rights
> > > >> *******************************************************************************************
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> "New to wireless" <Newtowireless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > > >> message
> > > >> news:D 88B9BDD-B21C-4F9D-862B-86E12D90E068@microsoft.com...
> > > >> > Just got Sony laptop which connected wirelessly like a charm with our
> > > >> > Comcast
> > > >> > broadband through a Lynksys Wireless G Broadband router. I have not yet
> > > >> > been
> > > >> > able to figure out how to access the printer connected to our other
> > > >> > desktop
> > > >> > computer.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I went through Network Wizard setup and then went into the Add Printer
> > > >> > wizard but no printers were found. Hopefullly there is somone who can
> > > >> > help
> > > >> > me
> > > >> > get this to print through our other computer's printer.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Thanks in advance
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
!