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Print sharing for wireless notebook

Ok I am a newbie here so I will try to give you all the info I can.

1. Main PC- Dell Desktop connected to Comcast cable/Netgear Rangemax Wireless Router WNR834B- Printer(HP Officejet 7310xi) is hooked directly to this PC. All is well here. Firewall is ZA Pro and I can disable it.OP system is XinXP Pro.

IP CONFIG FOR PC

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : REGINA
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-DB-2E-77-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 08, 2007 11:05:21 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:05:21

2. Laptop Dell Inspiron 9400- Need to be able to print to the printer above wirelessly. Laptop and PC can connect to internet--no problems. Has Mcafee firewall and it can be disabled. OP system is XinXP Pro.


IP CONFIG FOR LAPTOP

Windows IP Configuration


Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DBLAPTOP

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:


Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CF-0E-E3-07

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 09, 2007 9:22:30 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 12, 2007 9:22:30 AM


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CF-FB-E1-A8


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASIX AX88772 USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-5B-07-98-9E


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-3C-E9-67

As you can see I have several local connections that are disabled. Not sure here why or the relevance to my concern.

Where should I start to fix my issue.

Also, when the wireless router was set up for me initially it had a password to get into it. I may not be able to find it. Any ideas here?

Thanks,


Bruce

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Additional info

In reply to: Print sharing for wireless notebook

On main PC

Windows Firewall disabled
Printer is shared
My firewall has been given the IP addy as trusted form my laptop and visa versa.

Went into guest account and granted share ability there as one article suggested and I have shared my C drive with my laptop . This can be seen from the laptop.

In my network places (Laptop) my HP Officejet printer is not visable. On my laptop I went to printers and selected (browse) add a printer in hopes to finding it and when it searches it only sees Microsoft Windows Network as an option. Of course this does nothing.

I went to my computer r clicked, properties etc on both machines. I noted the names and workgoup names etc and shared the printer but I still cannot access it or find it from my wireless laptop.

I can ping the laptop, but the laptop cannot ping the main PC with the printer attached to it. Not sure if this is relevant?

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wider trusted range

In reply to: Additional info

Since the IP addresses of the computers are assigned by the router via DHCP, give the personal firewalls on each computer the trusted range of 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255.

Result?

If it works using the 0 - 255 range, then you can further narrow the trusted IP address range according to the range of possible addresses the DHCP server in the router may assign.

Hope this helps.

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Trusted Range

In reply to: wider trusted range

Did it and can ping both ways. Still cannot see printer from laptop.Tried to add it as printer from laptop. Used the search option and tried typing it in \\name\printer still no luck.

The workgroup/name of the connected PC shows up on the laptop in network places, but it cannot be accessed when you click on properties.

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reset

In reply to: Trusted Range

Disable printer sharing for that printer.
Reassign Workgroup names on all computers.
Enable printer sharing for printer on host computer.
Restart all computers.

Attempt to Add New shared printer on notebook.

Result?

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reset

In reply to: reset

I unshared the printer on the host, renamed the workgroups on both machines, reshared the printer and restarted both. Both firewalls are ok. I can ping both.

Restarted and on the notebook tried to add a printer.

First time the notebook saw my workgroup(OFFICE)Which was correct.

I browsed to add a new printer( on notebook) it saw my workgroup but it did not recognise the printer name. I thought I made a mistake writing it down so I checked it on the Host. When I saw it was correct, tried it again from the notebook but this time the notebook only saw microsoft windows network. It did not see my workgroup name(s). I'm at a loss here?

Secondly, it just occured to me that my printer HPOJ7310 software is not installed on the laptop...should it be?

Any other suggestions?

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