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Windows 7: Looking for simple instructions for home network.

08 Jan 2010   #1
neoknight037

Windows 7 x64 v6.1
 
 
Looking for simple instructions for home network.

Hello,

I wish to network the pc's in my house with a Linksys Wireless Router in order to use the printer connected to one of the computers, can someone provide me with some simple instructions, on how to.

Connect a;
Windows Xp Home - grant permission to computer and drives.
Linksys WiFi
Norton 360
Epson Stylus Printer ability to print directly from Windows 7.


To a;
Windows 7 - grant permission to computer and drives.
Wired to a Linksys WRT54G
Bitdefender Total Security

I just want a simple fix on how to set up the two different operating systems, that for the past two days, I have been unsuccessful with being able to set the two up together with conflicting Anti Virus Software also.


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08 Jan 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neoknight037 View Post
Hello,

I wish to network the pc's in my house with a Linksys Wireless Router in order to use the printer connected to one of the computers, can someone provide me with some simple instructions, on how to.

Connect a;
Windows Xp Home - grant permission to computer and drives.
Linksys WiFi
Norton 360
Epson Stylus Printer ability to print directly from Windows 7.


To a;
Windows 7 - grant permission to computer and drives.
Wired to a Linksys WRT54G
Bitdefender Total Security

I just want a simple fix on how to set up the two different operating systems, that for the past two days, I have been unsuccessful with being able to set the two up together with conflicting Anti Virus Software also.
Easy - make sure both belong to the same workgroup and enter the security details of the 7 router into the XP router.
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08 Jan 2010   #3
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

That is only a partial solution, but a good one it is. Is the printer wireless, or does it have an ethernet port so you can connect to the router? If the printer is connecting directly to the xp, then you will have to share it, then you have to enable file and print sharing in the firewall exceptions. I take it the xp machine is a laptop, and the w7 is a desktop that is hard wired to the wrt54g (this is the same linksys wi fi, correct?) I am sorry but, doing it is simple if you know what to do, but it is not as cut and dry as you want it. There are some more things to consider, but this should get you started. In regards to connecting the xp to the wifi, do you know how to do that part? For starters you will need to connect a cable to the wireless router so you can go into it to configure the wireless settings. If your router is still with the default settings, then then once you have connected to it (do not use the WAN port, one of the 4 lan ports), open an internet browser, and type 192.168.1.1, press enter, this will take you to the log on screen. leave the username blank, and type admin for the password. You will need to know what your isp settings are. if it is sbc or att, you will need to know the username and password (this will be your sbc or att email address and password), the connection type will be ppoe. If you have cable like comcast, then it will be automatic configuration dhcp.
For the wireless, you can chose wep or wpa, I prefer wpa because it is more secure. The screen is easy to follow.
I know I know, you asked for simple, but sorry it is not that simple as 123 unless you know what you are doing. There are more steps, but I think I gave you enough to get you started. Once you accomplish these steps, we will go from there.
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08 Jan 2010   #4
neoknight037

Windows 7 x64 v6.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Easy - make sure both belong to the same workgroup and enter the security details of the 7 router into the XP router.
Ok, I have done this already, I can view folders in XP, although I have not given permission to all the ones I can see for now will do, as far a Windows 7, I can see a Icon for XP but can not access it in Windows 7? At all...

I have ran a diagnostic and after a hole lota trial and error with how to configure Norton 360 > My Network setting, I was finally able to get it to allow but I get hung up on some Firewall / Network Security function, that prevents me from accessing it.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

remember you are running two network security suites against each other, so you will have to play around with both of them till you find the exceptions that allow both computers to access each other.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
neoknight037

Windows 7 x64 v6.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
Is the printer wireless, or does it have an ethernet port so you can connect to the router?
My bad, I already been having it configured for sometime, -XP- works perfect with the internet connection that Surewest a California ISP provider, provides.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
then you will have to share it, then you have to enable file and print sharing in the firewall exceptions.
I have tried this already, I found from a different post where a character named
jimbo45 had given the suggestion to \\COMPUTERNAME\PRINTERNAME on the computer you wish to allow to print from, but still I do not seem to have permission to either view from Windows 7 or access from Windows XP? I can not seem to figure this out.

So the question is, is it with XP or 7. Or is it with a Network Security setting with some policy, or better yet my Anti Virus software, I think it is a policy in XP?

Correct me if I am wrong.
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09 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi neoknight037,

Have a read of the attached.
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09 Jan 2010   #8
neoknight037

Windows 7 x64 v6.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Hi neoknight037,

Have a read of the attached.
Yeap, have this already...
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09 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Here is some more reading. Page 3 is my shot at the sharing of files. Nothing here about printer i don't think.

Mixed Win7 / WinXP network issues (again)
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09 Jan 2010   #10
neoknight037

Windows 7 x64 v6.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Here is some more reading. Page 3 is my shot at the sharing of files. Nothing here about printer i don't think.

Mixed Win7 / WinXP network issues (again)
I just got my printer filled with ink today, but I have been up for a while now, I will give it a go tomorrow, getting sleepy.
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