Sharing Printer on XP Desktop with Vista Laptop


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eddieb7

Current Setup is XP Desktop connected to wireless router through LAN
Cable, Wireless Router connected to Cable Modem. I have a Epson
Printer attached to my desktop via USB.

I have now purchased a Vista Laptop which I am trying to get to access
my printer on XP Desktop.

From Vista Laptop i can Ping Wireless Router and XP desktop, can
access internet, but stil cannot see my printer. I cannot ping from
XP desktop to Vista Laptop Though??

Both are set up with File and Printer Sharing. Both have same
workgroup names.

Does anybody have any ideas how I can get access to printer??

ANy help would be much appreciated.
 
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Chuck [MVP]

Current Setup is XP Desktop connected to wireless router through LAN
Cable, Wireless Router connected to Cable Modem. I have a Epson
Printer attached to my desktop via USB.

I have now purchased a Vista Laptop which I am trying to get to access
my printer on XP Desktop.

From Vista Laptop i can Ping Wireless Router and XP desktop, can
access internet, but stil cannot see my printer. I cannot ping from
XP desktop to Vista Laptop Though??

Both are set up with File and Printer Sharing. Both have same
workgroup names.

Does anybody have any ideas how I can get access to printer??

ANy help would be much appreciated.

If you cannot ping the Vista laptop, you probably have a personal firewall
problem.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html

Though there are a few other issues unique to Windows Vista, that could be
relevant.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

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Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
 

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