So I'm trying to set up a home network to where I can share files and printers. I have my router, one XP machine hooked directly to the router, one printer hooked up USB to that computer, another XP machine on the other side of the house, and a netbook with Windows 7 Home Premium (Starter). Both the 2nd XP machine and the netbook are doing fine using the wireless signal. But my main question is how to set it up to where they can each use the printer. Here are questions to get us started here:
1. Since I'm using a wireless network that everyone is on, do I still need to configure them all to be in a workgroup, meaning changing the name of the workgroup on each computer to be the same?
2. Should I make the workgroup name match the wireless network name that I set for my router?
I'm just really confused as to how the workgroup data interacts with the name of the wireless network that I have set on my router.
Thanks for any and all help!
Edited by jtphenom, 08 January 2011 - 09:42 PM.