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Setting up a home network / printer sharing troubles

By luigi6 ·
I recently purchased 2 laptops that came preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Premnium, and I have trying to set up a network through my desktop which is running Windows XP. I was succesful in establishing an internet connection through a router for the laptops, but I have not been able to establish any real network connection between the 3 devices. I believe the main problem may be that the devices are on different OS and are having trouble "finding" each other. Is there any way to resolve this issue without "upgrading" my desktops OS?

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Vista is a little different than XP

by CG IT In reply to Setting up a home network ...

go here. Will give you how to setup home networking with Windows Vista.

Don't forget to read the related articles at the bottom like networking with different versions of windows.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/76174f4a-7522-425a-9424-324dd299265e1033.mspx

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Printer to Router Hookup - Wireless

by tombeek In reply to Setting up a home network ...

WIRELESS SOLUTION
To get your printer connected to your router via wireless, you usually have to start by plugging the printer into the router via Ethernet cable. Once it has been assigned an IP address, you connect to the printer via its web portal and configure it to connect by wireless connection. Once the wireless connection is established, you can remove the Ethernet cable and print wirelessly.

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