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Win 2000 And Me Network Problem

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#1 Llynm


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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:09 PM

Hello. I just set-up a new HP 6940 on my wind. 2000 system. My husband and I are networked. He wants to use MY printer. I aet-up with the ethernet cable but I can't figure out how to get his computer to recognize it. PLease help!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:57 PM

Your computer and his must both be members of the same network and the same workgroup.

Is one of the computers running Windows XP?
If one is, there is a network wizard in XP if you have the SP2 critical update installed.
There is more than one way to set up a home network and the Help wizard in Windows XP describes several.

In the computer that has XP, click start then click "Help". When it opens type in "Networking" at the top.
That will give you instructions as to how to use the Networking Wizard to set up your network on BOTH computers.

The printer's software must be loaded on both computers and unless you have a print server, the printer must be connected to one of the computers, not to the router - preferably to the one that has XP.

Both computers need to be connected to the router that shares the internet connection.

There are other things that must be done to enable file and print sharing in the W2k computer.

Here are some sources for more information:
Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP

Windows 2000 Pro networking

Edited by Enthusiast, 25 April 2006 - 04:58 PM.

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