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Trouble Connecting XP & Win98

By SPBrown ·
I have a laptop running XP Pro set up on a small wireless network using a Linksys router to a cable modem. There are two desktops, one wired running XP Home and the other wireless running Win98. The Win98 computer has a shared printer on it. The wired XP Home machine prints fine to the shared printer, the wireless XP Pro machine gets an error message saying that it doesn't have permission to access this resource. Any idea how I can get the XP Pro machine to be able to access the Win98 machine and its resources?

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to Trouble Connecting XP & W ...

on xp machine , be sure the user account has atleast power user authority which give the user the right to manipulate printers.

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by DKlippert In reply to Trouble Connecting XP & W ...

The User account must be set up on the
>>XP machine<<
Use the machine name of the W98 machine and the password used by the W98 machine

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by dustyD In reply to Trouble Connecting XP & W ...

Try simply unsharing the printer, and then re-share it. I've had this happen on a wired net for some reason.
Good luck.

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by SPBrown In reply to Trouble Connecting XP & W ...

Sorry, but the machine in question can't access the printer's Win98 machine at all... shared folders... printers... no access at all.

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