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LAN configuration with Windows XP Pro

By Elliott Reyes ·
I'm trying to set up a LAN between 2 computers (both with XP Professional) and a printer. The idea is to have one computer as a print server, th other one as a client, and a printer, all of them connected to a switch.

I tried to set up the network through de Network Setup Wizard for a Small office network, but I think this is wrong, since we are not just sharing folders or other devices, but looking to set a print server.

What am I supposed to begin with?

Elliott

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by senftk In reply to LAN configuration with Wi ...

Check out this site. It has alot of home networking information / how to (with screen shots).

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/home-network.htm

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by netlord80 In reply to LAN configuration with Wi ...

This is fairly simple.

Ensure that both systems are set with the same workgroup name and IP range.

For the print server part, you simply need to install the printer on one PC and then share it out. If this is a network printer you will need to add a port (typicly "standard TCP/IP Port") and enter the correct IP address.

When adding it to the other PC just browse to the other PC and add the printer.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to LAN configuration with Wi ...

'I tried to set up the network through de Network Setup Wizard for a Small office.'
this is the correct way to do it. it will ask you if you wish to share a printer later in the process. you can easily unshare any folders you wish after it is all working

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by bill In reply to LAN configuration with Wi ...

I just did that in one of our branch offices. All I had to do was "Add Printer" and say yes to share. As I opened the "Printers" on the other computers on the network, they appeared on their own. All 5 are running Windows XP Pro

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