Okay, I know I must be missing something very basic here. I just set up a Homegroup, connecting the three computers in our house to one network in order to sahre files and my one printer. The computer that is hard wired to the cable modem is my daughter's Dell Vostro 200 - if the specs are needed for that, please let me know. My computer specs are listed in my signature, and the third computer on the network is an Asus X45U aptop. Again, if specs for this computer are needed, please let me know. The problem is this:
Setting the homegroup was a breeze, and at this point, each computer can detect the others. The computer that I have an issue with is the Asus laptop. It detects my computer, which is the computer that is connected to the printer. However, it is unable to either detect or connect to the printer. My daughter's computer immediately detected both my computer and the printer. When I try to access it by connecting to my computer via the laptop, Windows 7 retuns an error telling me that the laptop may not have permission to use this network resource. Additionally, the error message states that the specified network provider name is invalid. The printer is configured to be shared with all users.
Of note: When attempting to connect the laptop to my computer via the shared media devices, the laptop has no problem connecting. It's only the printer that I can't connect to.
~As stated, the Dell is connected to the internet modem and to the wireless router via LAN cable.
~My computer, and the laptop, both connect wirelessly.
~The router is a Belkin N600
~Approximate distance from the router to my PC: 30 ft., give or take. Approximate distance from the router to the laptop when in us is usually 10 ft. or so.
~Internet connection is 30Mb/s Cable.
While I don't have any concerns whatsoever about BC, or downloads provided here, my antivirus went nuts over MiniToolBox. It's been quarantined. If this is something that's truly needed, let me know, and I'll turn off Avast! and DL it that way.
If further info is needed, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for any help...
Edited by MelissaPleases, 25 July 2014 - 08:47 PM.