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Sharing a Printer on a wireless Network

By eraser3498 ·
I have a wirless home network with one computer wired into a Dlink router and the other is a laptop which a connect wirelessly the router. Both computer connect the internet fine but when try to share files or printer across it I'm unable to view the network when connected wirelessly with the laptop. When I run the network setup wizard on the laptop it only detects the wired port on the laptop not the wireless adapter. Any ideas on how to make this work is there something I'm missing. Thanks for your input.

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by RUinIT2 In reply to Sharing a Printer on a wi ...

Does your printer have a NIC? If so configure the printers NIC with a permanent IP address and then install the printer on both computers! Unless you want to use the other computer as a printserver...

If you are having problems with the wireless make sure you have all network components installed for the Wlan NIC and then see if you can connect to the printer. Also make sure everybody has printing rights on the printer on the host machine!

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by kferraro In reply to Sharing a Printer on a wi ...

Did you check the MS Firewall setting on the NICs? I have had trouble with printers and folder sharing when the firewall wall acidentally turned on. Perhaps the default configuration allows for the Internet traffic for the network sharing but not for shared resources on the computers themselves. I turn off the firewall, but I know it can be configured to let specific resources through. This would assume that all your computers are in the same workgroup, although I think I just added a laptop to my home network this week and did not have to change any workgroup settings, so either it did not matter or I was using default workgroup names.

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by wheeljack In reply to Sharing a Printer on a wi ...

I would verify that it's in the same workgroup, client for microsoft networks, and check your firewall. Once I had an issue with the McAffee firewall which would block me from accessing the printer in the workgroup.

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