Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:11 AM
Start at the main computer downstairs. To setup the printer first you need to set up file and print sharing run the network set-up wizard located in the control panel, select this computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway (your router) and then name the computer Main-computer (you cannot use spaces so use the dash). Next select the work group name (use the default MSHOME if you want). On the next screen click enable file and print sharing then click next and allow the settings change. When the wizard is complete click just finish and exit. Allow the computer to reboot. Now you need to share the printer on the network. Go into the control panel and select printers and faxes (on the computer connected to the printer). Next right click on your printer and select sharing. Turn sharing on and name the printer Main-Printer. Click ok. Now you need to share the system drive. Go into windows explorer (under the start menu in the accessories folder) right click on the C: drive and click sharing select share this drive on the network and give it a name (Main C:). Now its off to the bedroom. You need to set run the network setup wizard on this computer also.Select this computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway. When you get to the name make it Bedroom-Computer (remember the dash), under network group name enter the same name you used on the main computer. Complete the wizard and reboot the computer. Next you need to install the printer on your bedroom computer. To do this go back into the control panel and select printers and faxes (on your computer). Under the printer tasks select add printer to open the add printer wizard. Click next and on the next screen you need to select a network printer or a printer connected to another computer. On the next window click find printer in the directory. In the next window click the brows tab next to location and select the printer location ( should be Main-Computer ) click find now. Next click on the name of the printer you want to connect to (Main-Printer) and click ok. On the next screen click connect to this printer. You should now be able to print and access the Main computers Hard disc drive. Note: anything you delete on the Main computer from your Bedroom does not go to the recycle bin it gets deleted instantly so be careful.
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