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Can't See Shared Xp Printer From Vista

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#1 mike1963


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:46 AM

I have a shared printer attached to a XP home desktop (USB) and I'm trying to use it from a laptop (wireless) running Vista Home Premium. I have all the appropriate sharing options configured but still cannot see it from the "Add a Printer" wizard in Vista. I also cannot see any of the shared files on the XP desktop. Although when I do Run--> \\ I can see the shared printer and files. I have disabled McAffee security firewall and still had no success. Pings from both machines to each other are also successful. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

Hello mike1963, and welcome to BleepingComputer.com

Have you gone to My Network places and "mapped a network drive"?
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:32 AM

Is your router Vista compatible? As a hunch, I'd disable IPv6 and disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233 )
Also, try "mirroring" accounts on each system to see if this is an issue with the Guest permissions. You do this by creating identical accounts on each system with identical names and identical passwords. Then try connecting after rebooting each system.
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