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Old 04-08-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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How in the world do you sucessfully share a printer and files on a workgroup? I have the workgroup names inputed into the desktop and laptop, then I also set permissions for sharing as well. What am I missing?
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have you run the printer set up wizard on any of the computers you want to share the printer on?
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Make sure everyone is on the same workgroup. Enabling the printer sharing is a no-brainer, and make sure there is nothing on the router that is preventing access (if you are running a router).

What OS'* are you using?
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Yea, tells me no printer is in range. This is all wireless by the way
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Have you tried pining the other computers, just to make sure they can communicate?
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Windows XP, and i made sure the WG name is the same on both of them. Gonna try pining now...
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Try yelling at it. That always works.
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Ping has been timed out. I tried pining the desktop computer with the router, and i also tried pinging my own laptop (at my uncles house setting him up) and no sucess, what does this mean? im having a brain fart
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You said it'* wireless correct? In that case, it might not be getting a signal, or it'* not pulling an IP address. You could try restarting the computer, or renewing the IP address, or trying to fix the signal if it'* bad.
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i just changed the ssid to the same name as the workgroup. gonna release the ip numbers on both and renew, then see what happens
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