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Windows 7: sharing printer from a XP computer

18 Nov 2009   #1

sharing printer from a XP computer

Well here is my issue I have a XP computer that is hooked up with the Printer but I have it set it for to be shared already. When I go to "ADD PRINTER" and i hit the button saying "ADD NETWORK, WIRELESS, BLUETOOTH PRINTER" it searches and searches but it nevers finds it but when I had vista I had no issues finding it. We are on the same network and workgroup. I am connected by wireless and the XP computer is connect via wired. What can be causing this because I am completely stumped about this because I am trying to figure out how to print stuff though a network printer. Another thing is I can not find any other computer on the network tab. Someone please help me out.

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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

First of all please check and make sure that in the properties of both of your network cards on both PCs have a check in Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Then determine the IP address of the XP machine and attempt to ping that IP address from the Win7 machine. If that is successful then determine the name of the XP machine and attempt to ping that name from the Win7 machine. Let us know the results
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