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How to enable and disable printer and file sharing in Windows 7

How to enable or disable printer and file sharing in Windows 7

1. Click on the start button, then click on Control Panel

2. Once in Control Panel click on Network and Sharing Center

3. Click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings, located in the upper left hand corner

4. Next you will need to make sure you are accessing your current network profile. In most cases the current profile will already be explained. Note with the network profiles allows you to set different access for different types of networks.


5. Next you will need click on or off file and printer sharing as desired.


6. Next click on Save Changes

Note you you may want to change the Network Discovery settings as well.

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enable wireless for aspire kav60


Which Operating System?

The wireless button is for turning the wireless on or off, it sounds like you have the wireless adapter disabled.

Click Start/Control Panel or Start/Settings/Control Panel and look for Network or Network and Sharing.

If windows XP: when you open the Network just right click on the wireless connection and select Enable.

If windows Vista or Windows 7 when you open Network and Sharing look over on the left and select Manage Network Connections. Right click on the wireless connection and select Enable.

Jun 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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wireless lan disabled. where is button to enable


for windows XP - go to control panel - network connection - eneble wireless LAN
for windows vista - go to control panel - network and connect sharing - manage netwrok connection - right click wireless icon then enable
for windows 7 - go to control panel - network and connect sharing - manage netwrok connection - right click wireless icon then enable

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just bought win 7 laptops wont connect to my lexmark x1180 printer connected to my desktop running xp any ideas?


Enable File and Print Sharing on your XP system.
Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click Printers
Enable "sharing' for the printer.

Click Start
Right-mouse click My Computer
Click Properties
Click Computer Name
to show the current "workgroup" name on your XP system.

On the Windows 7 system:
Configure it into the same workgroup.
Then, "Add Network Printer", connecting to your XP system, and pointing at the shared printer.

Dec 10, 2009 | Lexmark X1150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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