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Can't access shared printer

My son recently installed a netgear wgr614 v7 on my 2 machine wired home network. Since then, while both machines have internet access through the router the second machine can no longer access the shared printer attached to the 'host' computer and none of the shared files and folders on either machine can be accessed by the other.

Both machines are running XP

Can you help me?

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  • mathman64 Feb 12, 2009

    I followed the directions in the first solution. Actually I had all ready installed the router. It didn't help. Computer 2 can't access computer 1 at all. Computer 1 can access the shared files on computer 2 but none of computer 2's shared assets show up in My Network Places 1. I have to do a search for them to gain access to them.

  • mathman64 Feb 12, 2009

    I have the windows firewall turned off and am using Norton Internet Security's personal firewall. Do I turn it off? Then I will have no firewall active. Will the router act as a firewall for my system then?

  • mathman64 Feb 12, 2009

    I turned off the Norton firewall. That gave me complete access. I turned the Norton firewall back on and I still have access. I just had to turn it off and turn it back on again. Does that make sense?
    Thank you for the help and guidance. Greatly appreciated.

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Nice to know that you solved the problem, thanks for using Fixya.

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Open internet explorer,type 192.168.1.1 hit enter

you will see a pop up like this.

Can't access shared printer - 799ef92.jpg If no password has been setup yet,just leave the user name blank.
and type Admin for the password.(if the password has been changed you will need to enter the new password)

This will open your router setup page.

Go into the settings and and allow uPnP.

This should take care of it.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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    Randy Hough Feb 12, 2009

    You can also go into you firewall program and allow the sharing.(you would need to do this to all the computers)

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Using this happens when you have Norton Antivirus installed.....uninstall and you would be able to connect.....


Make sure that your firewall is turned off :)

Take Care.

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You may want to unistall the printer from both machines and re install it on both of them to see if that wont allow you to access the printer that way.

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Hi
The reason why you can't access your drivers and printer can be many.. But I will try and give you few steps to solve ur problem..

On one of the systems where the router is directly connected make sure you don't have a firewall installed which is blocking your sharing mode.

2. Open my computer go to tools ->folder options -> view->IN the last option you will find system file sharing recommended uncheck the following option and apply ok.

3. On your storage drive .i.e. your D drive or E drive go to properties and then you get a new tab i.e. security tab.
4. Now share your drive on one system and then click on permission then check all three boxes.
5. Click on apply and ok .

6. On your Local area network go to properties (i.e.) your wireless connection -> go to advance and click on settings turn off firewall for few min go to exception and turn on file and printer sharing. apply and ok.

7. Now on your system which has printer directly connected and drivers properly installed, right click on the printer and set as default printer.

8. Again right click on the printer and go to sharing and share the printer. to used on your wireless network.
9. On the 2nd laptop click on start go to printer and faxes and then click on add printer select the option browse printer and it will show you the shared printer.
10 . INstall the drivers and set as default printer.
Your printer is shared on the network.

( Note - In case you still find a problem restart your modem router and both machines together)


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Two ideas you may want to try:

  • right click on "My Computer" of both machines, click on "Properties";
  • click on "Computer Name" tab;
  • ensure that both share/use the same 'Workgroup', otherwise click on the Change button to modify;
  • additionally, use static IP address on the 'host' computer where the printer is connected/physically installed.
and
  • delete the icon of the printer inside the Printers & Faxes on the 2nd computer;
  • verify that the printer is shared in the 'host' computer;
  • click on 'Add Printer' inside Printer & Faxes of the 2nd PC;
  • click on Next, tick on 'A network printer....';
  • click on Next, tick 'Browse for a printer', click on Next;
  • follow on screen instructions.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.




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You have to turn off the firewall in the control panel...

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Instructions Things You’ll Need:

  • Wired or wireless router
  • Cat5 cable
  • Ethernet network interface card or wireless card
  • Step 1:Can't access shared printer - 59101_65x95_aspect.jpgTurn off both computers you want to connect through a router. Open your computers' chassis and install the ethernet network cards if your motherboards don’t have them built in. You can also install your wireless ethernet cards this way. Close the chassis when installation is complete.
  • Step 2:Boot up your computer systems. Install the software for your ethernet cards in both computers following manufacturers' instructions. Newer computers will install this software (driver) automatically.
  • Step 3:59103_65x95_aspect.jpgPlug one end of the Cat5 cable into the ethernet network card you just installed in your computer. Plug the other end into an open Internet slot on the back of your router. These slots are numbered. Perform this step on both computers.
  • Step 4:Plug one end of another Cat5 cable into the slot on the back of your router labeled ethernet. Plug the other end of the cat5 cable into the back of the Internet modem provided by your service provider. Perform this step only if you want to share Internet access between both computers.
  • Step 5:Plug your router power supply into a power source. Turn on your computers. Install the software. Turn on your router when prompted.
  • Step 6:Your computers are now connected or networked through your router.
Tips & Warnings
  • If you choose to connect both computers wirelessly, the process is the same, except you will need to use wireless cards instead of cat5 wires.
  • Different manufacturers make different routers and network interface cards.
  • Connecting or networking your computers using wires is safer and faster than using wireless access cards.
  • Networking your computers using routers allows you to share printers and other resources but can be dangerous if not secured properly. Use strong encryption technology to secure your data during and after transfers.

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Please tell me in what format u use another computer HDD. (as NTFS or FAT),
and also tell me what operating system u use for your computers.
Thanks

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    rockfixya Feb 02, 2009

    on the pc with the printer attached, right click on the printer, click sharing, check "share this printer. The icon should now have a hand under it(indicating it is shared.
    If you still can't find it, make certain that you've either configured or disabled any firewalls or other blocking apps.


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    rockfixya Feb 02, 2009

    did you "browse" for the printer from the second system to add it, or did you just try to enter its location? You should try to browse for it. This will show the workgroup and all comps, doubleclick the one with the printer attached and the printer will show, doubleclick the printer and it will install drivers over the network. If any of that fails to happen, check your firewall settings, make sure both comps are in the same workgroup and there are no permissions that might be preventing the setup.


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    go to the link for more information>>

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