All of a sudden the other machines can now "see" the pc with the printer attached.
But when I go through the wizard to add the printer I get an error message "Windows cannot connect to the printer. either the printer name was typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost connection to the server".
As far as I can see the name is correct (showing in the format \\PCNAME\HPPhotosmart HP Photosmart C5200 series).
Looking in printers, on the machine with the printer attached all seems fine.
Just installed a printer after my old one died. I've set it up to share but none of the other machines in my home network can now either access the machine to which the printer is attached nor the printer itself.
I've double checked that the workgroup name is the same on all the machines and that windows firewall is turned off on each machine (no other firewalls).
I had no problems with sharing the previous printer and cannot figure out what the problem is.
The printer is attached to a win xp pro sp2 desktop, the other machines in my network are an win xp pro sp2 desktop, a laptop with win xp pro sp2 and a laptop with win2k sp4.
Any suggestions gratefully received.