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Network 2000 Pro/me Problem


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#1 Llynm

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:13 PM

Hello.

I posted this in the wrong place, so am re=posting here.

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 set-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 24 April 2006 - 11:46 PM

If you are connected directly to his computer, not thru a fouter or hub, you will need a crossover cable not a patch cable.
Exactly how is your LAN configured?
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

We have a Netgear router. As far as the network config, not sure. How should it be configed for this to work?
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:49 PM

On your computer got to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Local Area Conection>Properties. Enable "Printer and file sharing". This will allow your husband's cmputer to have access to your printer(s). This however this leaves your coputer open to attack in the event your husband's computer is infected by virus/trojans/malware. A better option is to install a prit server. Once installed it will plug into your router just like your computers. Far more secure and you don't have to leave your computer on for him to access the printer. I have a 3 port print server which has one inkjet, one laser, and a dot matrix printer.

Examples:

USB wired

Parallel wired

Parallel 2 port wired

USB wireless

Parallel wireless

You did not mention if you were wireless or not. Sorry for the overkill.
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