Home network help

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by DIYer, Jan 22, 2012.

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    DIYer Guest

    It was some while ago but one of the regulars here produced a helpful guide
    to sharing printers on a Win XP home network. Was it Jeff Gaines? And would
    they both still be around?
     
    DIYer, Jan 22, 2012
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Enable file and printer sharing. Share the printer. Add network
    printer to other machines.
    Make sure everyone has the same user name and password on each machine.
    Disable the firewalls until you get it working.
    Re-enable the firewalls and hope it still works.
    Or something like that - I think there's a blood sacrifice, some sacred
    herbs to burn and an incantation too.
     
    Rob Morley, Jan 22, 2012
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    Hermit Guest

    "Rob Morley" wrote in message
    Enable file and printer sharing. Share the printer. Add network
    printer to other machines.
    Make sure everyone has the same user name and password on each machine.
    Disable the firewalls until you get it working.
    Re-enable the firewalls and hope it still works.
    Or something like that - I think there's a blood sacrifice, some sacred
    herbs to burn and an incantation too.

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    I think that last bit only applies to Linux installations ;-)
     
    Hermit, Jan 23, 2012
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    Rob Morley Guest

    No, IME they generally go without a hitch, it's the Windows stuff that
    often seems to need mysterious tweaks and sometimes just doesn't work
    for no discernible reason.
     
    Rob Morley, Jan 23, 2012
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    Howard Neil Guest

    If that is Windows 7, make sure that the printer name is no more than 8
    alpha numerical characters. It seems that Win 7 has dropped back to DOS
    as far as printers are concerned.
     
    Howard Neil, Jan 23, 2012
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