Printer sharing,Vista Home Prem to Vista Home Basic

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Pat, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

    I recently installed a home network Toshiba laptop with Home Basic and a HP
    6230 woth Vista prem.I have tried to get printer to work but will not take
    from either comp.Enabled printer sharing both comp-added printer but does not
    appear in network mand sharing center-error message appears that there is
    still a prob-msg is cant communicate with dns server Firewall
    was turned off still no luck Thank you
    Pat, Oct 4, 2007
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  2. Pat

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Oct 4, 2007
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  3. Pat

    Pat Guest

    I went thru each step several times,the network is fine but still cabnt
    prin.Shoud the printer show on the remote computer?Should the laptop show on
    the main desktop?Should I delete all printer and start over just with the
    printers.I have not tried accessing file or folders yet would like to get
    printer working first
    Pat, Oct 5, 2007
  4. Pat

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Is the printer set to share on the computer that it is hooked up to?
    And in Vista comp, with no hooked up printer, try Network and Sharing
    Center> Add a Network Device> Browse for the other comp's printer.
    Mick Murphy, Oct 5, 2007
  5. Pat

    Pat Guest

    Heris what I have found thus far-from the desktop PC which has all
    peripherals installed on it-printers,router etc --In the Net and sharing
    center it shows the following-Pat and Chris-PC(the name of the comp)--the
    name of the network and then the internet symbol
    In the computers and devices section I have the following Pat and
    Chris-PC(has 2headed symbol next to it)the router and again the Pat and
    Chris PC
    On the laptop which has no peripherals in the Net and sharing center I have
    the following
    Pats Laptop--network name--and then the internet
    In the computers and devices section I have the foll::
    Pat and Chris PC---Pat and Chris PC --Pats Laptop and then the router
    I have treid to add a printer(which does work from this PC) but it keeps
    telling me that it cant locate printer.I did search by TCP/IP it installed a
    driver but it still does not work.
    Is there a way to delete the entire network and start over??Even tho it
    works I have a feeling I screwed up on the original set up
    Thank you
    Pat, Oct 8, 2007
  6. Pat

    Pat Guest

    On further searching and trying to find thigs I found this Net and sharing
    center I clicked "show all shared network folders on this computer and I saw
    the following:
    Letter "C" my hard drive which I wanted to share with the laptop,"G" a
    portable drive fpr pics,a printer ,the one I want in the net work,
    program files
    I dont know what this means but thought I would put it out there.
    Pat, Oct 8, 2007
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