Question about Linksys Network Everywhere NC100 Network Adapter
I have a PC (running XP home) with an external HD and a printer attached to it (USB).
Both are set to share with the computers on the network and "Allow network users to change my files" is checked as well for the external HD.
I have a home network through my wireless router, and a total of 3 computers access the WiFi (the above mentioned computer and 2 others). I would like the 2 other computers to be able to share the printer as well as the external HD of the desktop. Currently both computers are able to print through the printer and both computers were able to access and use the external HD - great.
Something happened about a month ago where one of the computers (running XP Professional) stopped being able to access the HD. It still can print but it gets some errors accessing the HD:
The HD is not accessible.
You might not have permission.
Not enough server storage is available.
There should not be any permission issues - it is allowed on the desktop and in fact the other wireless laptop can access the HD. It doesn't seem to be a connetivity issue b/c it shares the printer to this computer just fine. There is plenty of space on all the computers as well as the HD
What I tried was to delete the HD from my network places and then re-instate it. That didn't work either.
Try this, go to control panel and then system. The go to advanced tab and device manager. See if you have any "YELLOW ?'s" fix those that are part of the printer.
You will see your entire computer there. from HDD to Printers.
If no yellow ?'s, then go get the new drivers for the printer.
I also do not know if you defrag on a regular basis or not. That is a "MUST" and at least once a month if your network has allot of usage.
Another item to look at is this. When using the computer, click "CTRL/ALT/DELETE and look at the performance tab. See how much of your computers processor is being used. You may be maxing it out and then you must clean computer up. But, overall it sounds like a driver issue or device management.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You'll be using the wireless router to connect the new wireless printer to your home network so make sure the router is up and running. Most new computers and wireless printers are equipped with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capabilities. If your printer is not wireless you can purchase a wireless card that plugs into a USB port.
2. Select the Location of the Wireless Printer
The wireless printer should be set up in a place at home or in the office that is accessible to everyone and where there is ample space for paper, printer ink and other supplies. If you are using Bluetooth wireless you may want to give this some thought since Bluetooth printers have a smaller wireless range than Wi-Fi printers.
3. Enable Printer Sharing
The server computer's operating system must be informed that the printer you are adding to the network is a wireless printer. (The server computer is the one the printer is connected to.)
In Windows Vista, this is done by accessing the network settings in the Control Panel and then activating file and printer sharing in the local area network settings.
For Windows XP go to Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, "View installed printers or fax printers." Right-click on your printer and select "Sharing", then select "Share this Printer." Give the printer a name and click OK.
4. Add the Wireless Printer to any other Computers on your Network
The other computers on the network must also be set up for using the wireless printer. To do this in Windows Vista, open the Control Panel in the classic view and then open Printers. Right click on the printer that is going to be shared, and then open Properties. In Properties, check the box that allows the printer to be a shared device.
For Windows XP you will need to do the following:
Both this computer and the one the wireless printer is attached to might need a reboot. If you're not seeing the computer it is attached to, double-check that all computers have the same network name: go to Control Panel, Performance & Maintenance, "See basic information about your computer." From there click on "Computer Name" and your workgroup will be displayed.
If you're not seeing the printer, make sure it's switched on. If printer still doesn't work, you may need to install the printer driver using the software CD that came with it.
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