Sharing a printer between 2 computers on a home network

bernie

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I have 2 machines on a router which provides my broadband access. One of the
machines is a desktop with XP Professional, the other a laptop with XP Home
Edition. The desktop is connected via Ethernet and the laptop via wireless.

I have a printer on the desktop that I would like to share with the laptop.
I have shared the printer and checked that printers are included in the
firewall exceptions. I can even browse with explorer on the laptop and see
the printer. However when I try to select or get access to the printer from
the laptop I get a message like "Operation cannot be completed. Either the
printer name is typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost
connection to the server"

I did try putting the printer on the laptop and sharing with the desktop.
It worked with no problems.

Any suggestions on what else I can look at or try?

Bernie
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Consider asking the question on a networking news group if you have not
already done so.

Server: msnews.microsoft.com
Group: microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web

Clickable link:
NEWS://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.newtprk_web
Clicking on the link will set up an NNTP client such as Outlook Express,
if installed, to set up to show and post to the group in the link.

This is one reference but possibly somewhat limited for your need.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814005

Tom
MSMVP
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"Bernie" <Bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6ABDE77D-A2C0-48FA-840D-4B8AB565D89B@microsoft.com...
:I have 2 machines on a router which provides my broadband access. One
of the
: machines is a desktop with XP Professional, the other a laptop with XP
Home
: Edition. The desktop is connected via Ethernet and the laptop via
wireless.
:
: I have a printer on the desktop that I would like to share with the
laptop.
: I have shared the printer and checked that printers are included in the
: firewall exceptions. I can even browse with explorer on the laptop and
see
: the printer. However when I try to select or get access to the printer
from
: the laptop I get a message like "Operation cannot be completed. Either
the
: printer name is typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost
: connection to the server"
:
: I did try putting the printer on the laptop and sharing with the
desktop.
: It worked with no problems.
:
: Any suggestions on what else I can look at or try?
:
: Bernie