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wireless printer share?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Philc, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. Philc

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 285

    hello i have a wireless router with 1 computer wired to it and a laptop that uses the wireless. They cant seem to see each other, ive set all the ip's correctly any ideas?
     
  2. MikeOCUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

    Posts: 355

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    windows firewall, make an exception for file and printr sharing. they both need to be members of the same workgroup name ideally.
    also they need to be sharing something before they will show up. so make a folder thats shared on each.
    if you know the ip address try this
    start>run> '\\ip_address_of_other_machine_here' > press enter
     
  3. Philc

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 285

    can wireless talk to wired stuff on the same router?
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

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    Location: ::1

    Yes.
    Can they ping each other or the router?
    What do you get if you feed in \\[IP address] in the Start, run box?
     
  5. MikeOCUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

    Posts: 355

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    they cant if wifi isolation is selected.
     
  6. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    By default, it'll work. No kit comes with any option like that enabled by default...