I was using Verizon DSL with my desktop (Vista) wired to the router and my laptop (XP) networked to choose any of three printers connected to my desktop. We recently changed to Verizon FIOS and they installed a wireless router in the other room. Both computers connect wireless to the internet OK. I cannot get the Home network to allow each computer to see each other. I have reinstalled the Home Network but still nothing.
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FIOS and DSL use different modems and or gateway devices. Sounds like you were using a DSL gateway device with networking setup and when you moved to FIOS, the tech did not duplicate your network on your new FIOS gateway. OR you had a 3rd party router e.g. Linksys that was removed from the setup when FIOS was installed.
Either way, Verizon is who you should contact. Just tell them your network went down after you moved from DSL to FIOS. Dont mention Microsoft or Livewebtv.
On the desktop machine - go to the printers folder, right click the
icon for the Laserjet and choose sharing (enable print sharing). You
should be able to name the printer and make it accessible to anyone
within the workgroup. If needed you can run the network setup wizard to change the workgroup names on both machines.
On the laptop go to add new printer and choose network printer, you
should be able to browse to the desktop machine by name and choose the
Laserjet as a printer (whether you want it to be the default is up to
you). The laptop will download and install the drivers from the desktop
pc to the laptop and set the correct network path automatically.
It goes without saying that the desktop machine must be on in order to print from the laptop in this scenario.
Hi, Whenever you format a laptop, you always need to install the drivers for the chipset, audio, graphics, wifi, LAN etc Click on this link and, from the drop down menu, choose pronet81266 for wifi and the LAN one at the bottom: http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_t180.html Install the chipset and the audio too. The one on the list that says ati is for your graphics card.
Is your laptop running Vista and the desktops running Windows XP or they all running the same software??? Also your problem is the fios router they come set up to be on a automatic channel search so there always searching for the best channel and you probably live in a brick house....Go to the settings for the router you can get to them easy with the software they downloaded to your computer its the fios help icon on your desktop and you can change the routers channel go to 7 or 11... If you have any questions just let me know also please rate me if you get a chance..
On the machine that the printer is connected to go to Start>Control Panel>Printer and Faxes>Right click the Printer that you want to Network and Left Click Sharing> Select the Option to Share the printer and Name it something that you wil remeber. On the Laptop go to printers and Faxes select add new printer and select Network Printer. And Choose the second option Put the Name of the Computer that the printer is connected to and then printer name. Example \\Desktop\HpPhotoSmart 8100. Also you will need to check to make sure that both machines are on the same Domain\Work Group. Go to Start>Control Panel >System>Computer Name Tab ( Here verify the Machines Name)> Join or Change Domain>Put the machines on the same Workgroup if they are not, Do the same on the laptop. To test this, on the laptop go to Start>run and type \\Desktop Name and you should see what is able to be shared. Walk thru the steps above to install the printer on the laptop and have the intall cd in the laptop to install the drivers and you should be good to go. I hope this is understandable. If not feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will see if I can clarify this for you. Happy networking!
To connect to the router wirelessly using a Windows XP, right click on the wireless network connection icon on the lower right corner of the screen and choose view available wireless networks. Select your existing network and click on the connect button. If you are using Vista, go to network and sharing center of your control panel then select connect to a network. If you still having problems, please provide details of the problem like your Internet service provider and if there are already other computers online with your WRT54G2.
Verizon needs to apply a firmware update for the Atheros wireless adapter in your notebook. I work for Acer and I end up having to tell people this all day long. If you take this to a wireless router that is not from verizon you will have no problems with your connection. Maybe if enough Fios customers complain they will provide a firmware update for this.
Right click on the drive you want to share. Ex: C:\Vol-xx = name. In the pop up window click Sharing & Security. This needs done to all the drives you want access too. To share a printer. Everyone must have the printer drivers installed. The Pc that has a direct connection to the printer must also Share the printer on the network. Open Printer & Faxes, highlight the printer you want to share. Click File than click Sharing follow windows instructions.
Small suggestion regards to the wireless side of the network. Suggest you setup security so others close too you can not tap into your network. (common).