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    Print Sharing

    Hello Everyone,

    I am in the process of finishing the set-up of our home network. We are currently running 2 Win98SE PCs connected to the internet via an external DSL modem and a 5-port hub. Both machines access the internet and e-mail with no problem (my ISP allows 2 IP addresses per home account).

    My dilemma is in trying to enable access to our printer from the second PC. I have enabled print sharing on the PC the printer is connected to but I can't find the printer with the other PC.

    Any ideas?

    Randy J. Reisch

    P.S. Yes, I do have a firewall installed on both PC's

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    Re: Print Sharing

    Can both PC's see each other OK?
    I'm sure you set everything up correctly, but according to Microsoft, it should be as straightforward as <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/usingwindows/work/articles/906Jun/Shareprinter.asp>this.</A>

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    Re: Print Sharing

    Did you run the "Add Printer" wizard from the "Start, Printer". Just make sure that you pick "Network" printer and browse to the computer that has the printer attached and then complete the process.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    Leif,

    Thank you very much for the quick reply.

    It appears that both PC's can not see each other. I searched the Microsoft KB prior to my post and found the same article. Still no luck. I have not installed ICS due to the fact that both PCs can access the internet via the hub with no problem. Is ICS needed to network my PCs? The Microsoft KB was vague on this fact. I truly don't need to set one up as a host since I have 2 IPs with my ISP.

    Randy J. Reisch

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    Re: Print Sharing

    Dave,

    Thanks for replying.

    I have ran the "Add Printer" wizard and selected "Network". It appears that my second PC can't find the network.

    Randy J. Reisch

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    Re: Print Sharing

    You stated that you have "Firewalls" running on both machines, did you set them (firewalls) to allow local network to work?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Dave,

    Good catch. I had set to firewall local security to allow access to windows services but not print shares. I adjusted the settings.

    Still no luck. The PCs still say "Unable to browse the network". I must have forgotten to set something. I'm still learning when it comes to networking.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    What firewall are you using?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    I'm currently using ZoneAlarm on both PCs

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    Re: Print Sharing

    From the Zone Alarm control panel.

    Click on the Security Tab, then it's "Advanced Button". Under "Adapter Subnets", check the adapter for your local LAN. Click OK to apply the changes.

    This has to be done on both PCs.

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    Ian,

    Thanks for replying.

    I had selected the specified adapters on both PCs. Still no luck. My PCs still can't see each other.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    My 2 cents. On each PC, go to control panel and bring up Network, then

    1. Check 'Configuration' for these services: a) Client for MS... [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] nic card present, c) TCP/IP enabled for nic card, d) File & Print sharing ... enabled (as a minimum, there may be more)

    2. On 'Identification' tab, check PC name and workgroup name.

    3. on 'Access' tab, check for 'share level enabled'.

    Now go back to 'Configuration' and if Netbeui is not enabled for the nic card, add it. Click ADD, it is a protocol, under Microsoft, When enabled, it will attach to the nic card, as well as DUN.

    Reboot and hope!

    (P.S. If your DSL requires PPPoE, you will may see it as a second 'nic' on the configuration tab with protocols attached).

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    Re: Print Sharing

    You have the SAME peer2peer newwork name on both computers?

    Each computer has it own name, different from the other?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    I have the same Workgroup name on both PCs with a different Computer name for each.

    I found the cause: NetBEUI wasn't attached to my NIC only to DUN. Problem solved. My PCs are now talking! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thank you very much for your assistance.

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    Re: Print Sharing

    A very well spent 2 cents. ;-)

    Step 1: Verified

    Step 2: Verified

    Step 3: Verified

    NetBEUI - Ahhh! - Found out why I am having a problem. NetBEUI wasn't attached to my NIC.
    Now completed. My PCs are talking and print share is working.

    Moniq, Thank you very much for your excellent assistance.

    To everyone who helped I extend a Thank you!

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