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#1 tecra134

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:59 PM

I'm having some problem finding a printer connected to another computer over a network.

I am really new to this, so if there is help try to keep simple.

What I'm running:

Computer with printer(Wired to router):
Dell, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, version 2 (SP2).

Router:
Linksys WRT54G Ver. 5

Computer without printer(Wireless to router):
HP, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, version 2 (SP2).

I turned sharing on, on the printer that is being used.

I have done the, "Network Setup Wizard".(on both computers, making sure the workgroup names are the same)

When I go and add new printer(In the add printer wizard), it finds the other computer. When I try to expand it nothing happens. It will show the loading icon then it will go back to the mouse.

I can go into, My Network Settings, then into, Entire Network, Microsoft Windows Networks. The other computer shows up, but when I click on it, it says, "\\(computer) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

I would like to get the printer connected with my computer over the network.
Help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by tecra134, 03 February 2008 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

Hmm. Ok let us keep this checklist simple :flowers:

1) Making sure the printer attached to the workstation (PC) is set to sharing and file and printer sharing options is turned on.

2 ) If it really takes time to load during browsing through the network, Go to START>RUN> type the other pc name for example PC2, \\PC2

3) You should see a printer installed inside his workstation. Double click on it and install it on the client (what you are on now) PC.

Hope that should do it. Good luck :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:15 PM

When I go to START Then RUN, I type the computers IP Address. The network path was not found.

I also tried this with the name of the computer.

Edited by tecra134, 03 February 2008 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:16 PM

Make the the firewall on each computer is configured for the printer
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:18 PM

Make the the firewall on each computer is configured for the printer
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I enabled File a printer sharing, and I also tried turning off the firewall completely.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:27 PM

try going to the both workstation and go to run > type cmd > type net view inside the command prompt. View whether both workstation can view each other. Do a file sharing and test whether both can pick up shared files from each other.
And lastly at the command prompt also, type NBSTAT -RR, then try everything again.

You are having the same problem as I am suffering now, and for me I have to blaim the faulty switches and the server :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:32 PM

Net view: System Error 6118 has occurred. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:07 PM

Hmm...try this

1) In wireless or LAN network properties, install a protocol name IPX/SPX/NetBios Compatible. Enable it.

2 ) Inside the IP Protocol properties, find WINS tab and enable "enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP" option.

Well, that is what most I can think off.Good luck.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:13 PM

That seemed to work!

Thanks

Edited by tecra134, 03 February 2008 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:38 PM

Great to hear that it works. Enjoy your day : :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:36 AM

Have a read of this thread. I had advice from Tomo2 from here that worked for me.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/126483/adding-a-network-printer/
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:32 AM

The Net BIOS protocol may be a requirement for some home networks to properly function...it is with mine.

Some think that this has to do with older NICs being used, I'm only glad that it facilitates the function of the network.

I would not have thought to suggest it, nice job, Syunichi :thumbsup:.

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