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Sharing A Printer On A Home Network

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#1 sgtBill


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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:38 PM

I have a network set up with 3 computers.
I have a Belkin router (wireless) and 4 ethernet ports.
The Main computer is a desktop with XP Professional. Another is a gaming computer (custom built with XP) and the third is a brand new Toshiba laptop running Vista.
I have an HP PSC 2355 all-in-one printer.
The laptop connects to the network wirelessly. No matter what we do I cannot print anything from the laptop.
The laptop "sees" the printer and the main comp. "sees" the Laptop. We have updated drivers in both. I have set the printer to share on the main computer.
We have been through all the help at HP and Microsoft.
But when we hit print on the laptop, we are asked to select a printer. No matter which printer icon we choose the message "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access denied" is displayed.
The laptop prints fine if connected directly to the printer.
I know a little bit about troubleshooting computer problems but this one has me baffled.
Any help would be appriciated.

Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:53 PM

Hello, sgtBill! From another bill, :thumbsup: to BleepingComputer.com!

On lappy:
Control Panel
User Accounts and Family Safety
User Accounts

On the tasks area:
Manage your network passwords

If there are any entries that match your xp machine's name, delete them with Remove.

Click Add....

Enter the machine name of the xp machine

Then for user:

and your password

Make sure "A Windows Logon Credential" is selected, and ok out of it all.

See if it works then ;)

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#3 sgtBill

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:34 AM

Thanks Billy, but it didnt seem to work.
I followed the steps you outlined but the XP machine doesn't have a password to put into the pw section under manage your networks section on the laptop.
SO I still get the same message when I try to print.
Also the "A Windows Logon Credential" is dark and I cannot select it.

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