Sharing Printer on XP Desktop with Vista Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by eddieb7, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. eddieb7

    eddieb7 Guest

    Current Setup is XP Desktop connected to wireless router through LAN
    Cable, Wireless Router connected to Cable Modem. I have a Epson
    Printer attached to my desktop via USB.

    I have now purchased a Vista Laptop which I am trying to get to access
    my printer on XP Desktop.

    From Vista Laptop i can Ping Wireless Router and XP desktop, can
    access internet, but stil cannot see my printer. I cannot ping from
    XP desktop to Vista Laptop Though??

    Both are set up with File and Printer Sharing. Both have same
    workgroup names.

    Does anybody have any ideas how I can get access to printer??

    ANy help would be much appreciated.
     
    eddieb7, Dec 13, 2007
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  2. eddieb7

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    If you cannot ping the Vista laptop, you probably have a personal firewall
    problem.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html

    Though there are a few other issues unique to Windows Vista, that could be
    relevant.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck [MVP], Dec 13, 2007
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