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May 24, 2005 4:51:04 PM

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I am struggling to setup a home network with printer sharing and some file
sharing. My desktop runs XP Home edition sp2 and is connected to a Linksys
wireless router via an ethernet cord. I have run the home network wizard to
set up a network. Printer is set to share and it created a shared file on my
hard drive.

My work laptop has a wireless card built in and it runs W2000 professional.
I have been able to establish a wireless connection to the router and have
full internet and email access. What I can't accomplish is connecting the
laptop to my printer or shared files on my desktop. I have gone to my
network and dial up connections on my laptop, but the wizard options for
establishing a new network don't apply, ie, dial up, infrared or serial port
connections.

I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.
May 24, 2005 9:09:31 PM

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See if this site helps you any or just go to www.google.com and search for
"setting up file and print share"
http://www.youthtech.com/techstuff/networking/fileprint...

"David" wrote:

> I am struggling to setup a home network with printer sharing and some file
> sharing. My desktop runs XP Home edition sp2 and is connected to a Linksys
> wireless router via an ethernet cord. I have run the home network wizard to
> set up a network. Printer is set to share and it created a shared file on my
> hard drive.
>
> My work laptop has a wireless card built in and it runs W2000 professional.
> I have been able to establish a wireless connection to the router and have
> full internet and email access. What I can't accomplish is connecting the
> laptop to my printer or shared files on my desktop. I have gone to my
> network and dial up connections on my laptop, but the wizard options for
> establishing a new network don't apply, ie, dial up, infrared or serial port
> connections.
>
> I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.
May 25, 2005 1:33:29 AM

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Try posting to microsoft.public.win2000.networking

"David" <David@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F689B5A9-42ED-40C2-8B48-7B9E4E0E292A@microsoft.com...
> I am struggling to setup a home network with printer sharing and some file
> sharing. My desktop runs XP Home edition sp2 and is connected to a
Linksys
> wireless router via an ethernet cord. I have run the home network wizard
to
> set up a network. Printer is set to share and it created a shared file on
my
> hard drive.
>
> My work laptop has a wireless card built in and it runs W2000
professional.
> I have been able to establish a wireless connection to the router and have
> full internet and email access. What I can't accomplish is connecting the
> laptop to my printer or shared files on my desktop. I have gone to my
> network and dial up connections on my laptop, but the wizard options for
> establishing a new network don't apply, ie, dial up, infrared or serial
port
> connections.
>
> I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.
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