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Networking XP home and Win Me


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#1 Ares82

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:03 AM

So I'm trying to connect my parents computer(Win Me) to my computer (XP Home) so that they can use my printer. Right now I just use a hub to connect them to eachother so that both of them have an internet connection, but right now I can't use the printer from my parents computer.

I tried running the Network Wizard with the xp machine and I followed all the instructions, with having the same workgroup name and everything else that the wizards said. The wizard ran fine on both machines without a glitch, but when I try to look for one computer from the other one I can't see it.

Anyways could someone help me out so that I can connect the two computers in such a way that I could use the printer on both computers?

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:25 AM

What are the ip addresses for both computers? Can you ping each computer from the other?

Is the printer shared on the computer?

On the computer your sharing, click on start, control panel, network connections, and right click on local area connection and make sure File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is enabled.




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