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By william_robinson_us ·
is there's any kind of way you can send me instructions on setting up and printing 4 workstations and a laptop

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by LMon In reply to setting up a wireless ne ...

What are the os's you are dealing with? Once all the machines are connected to the wireless network

For XP.

First run the Network Wizard when you run the wizard make sure none of your connections are bridged. If they are delete bridges. Make sure that the network names are the same. IE, "MSHOME" each computer must have a unique name. In the XP boxes make sure the "guest" is on and each box has an identical user name for older os's.

Next you want to install the printer on the main machine and then share the printer. Right click on the printer and select share. Important if you are dealing with different OS's you must have the print drivers installed for the boxes on the main machine then when you connect to the printer you must make sure you put the right driver to for the box. IE 98 driver for a 98 box. Easiest way to connect to a network printer is go through network neighborhood select the network ei "MSHOME" select the computer that has the computer then select printer folder and right click on the printer and select connect. Then print a test page to see if it prints correctly.

If you have a firewall like Zone Alarm or Norton's\Symanctecs (password validation, script blocking services, or internet security you must configure or disable them. Easiest would be to disable them. You will know if you a firewall because you wont see the other machines or you will get asked for a password or you dont have enough rights when attempting to browse one of the computers.

You can also check this link out:

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/troubleshooting/

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/trouble.htm

Remove any spaces from these links

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