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Windows 7: New Router- Can't see desktop or printer attached

01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
New Router- Can't see desktop or printer attached

Swapped out a Belkin N Series router with a newer model (3 of the 4 ports were not working). After doing the install of new router, per there directions, My 2 Dell Laptops Can't connect to the Dell Tower (that has my printer attached to it).

Had no problem seeing the desktop when I clicked on "network" on either my work laptop (running win 7 pro x32 or the wifes running vista sp2 x32 home Premium). But Now neither can see the tower.

Nothing else was changed, all setting were set the same. Any idea's? Thought Dells could talk to each other via RF signals, no need for routers.

Thanks in advance

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01 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark



Is the printer connected wirelessly? If so then you'll need to re-configure the printer as it may be looking for the wrong SSID. Also, try re-installing the printer software on the 2 un-connected machines and see if you can re-establish a connection.

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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 pro x64

Thanks for the quick reply, Printer is connected to the desktop via USB cable.

The printer maker (HP) Doesn't make drivers for this printer for Win 7 Pro. They go as high as XP. Tried using it and it tells me the "Run As" command is being blocked because I don't have admin rights, Even though this is the only profile on this laptop and I set it up with Admin rights. So the disk isn;t any help.

Called Belkin and there telling me, my firewall is blocking the connection. It never stopped me before from printing from the laptop
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