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When I try to connect my notebook running Windows 7 starter via a home network to a printer on my Xp PC, I get the message, windows cannot connect to the printer, access denied. Any ideas?

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Shut both systems down, then set printer as admin and see if this works.

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How to determine what your computers IP address is


How to determine what your computers local IP address is

Applies to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

1. Click Start - Run

2. Next enter "CMD" and click OK

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3. Next at the command prompt type "ipconfig" and press enter

At this point all your active connections will list on the screen. Note you may need to scroll back up the window to get to the connection info you need. Also keep in mine if you are connected to your wired or wireless connection because both might have an IP address assigned but you can only be actively connected to one at a time not both.

4. Look under the Local Area Connection if connected to your network via a wired connection or Wireless Network Connection if connecting via a wreless connection.

Once under the right connection you will want to look for the line that shows "IP Address" this will have what the computers current IP Address is. Note if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 it will be listed as "IPv4 Address". Also while you are here take note to what the "Default Gateway" is because if you are trying to network computers together you want to make sure they are connecting to the right network.

Here is an example of what IPCONFIG looks like on a computer running Windows 7

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I cant print wireless on my hp Laserjet 1015 Printer. I have it like a Directed connected shared printer to my PC. By the way, the operative system of my pc in which i have it connected is XP, and it does...


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With that, you need to install the printer into your windows 7 computer and windows vista computer.
Even though the printer is installed into your windows xp computer wirelessly and set up as shared printer, you still need to install it on to your other computer because you need to install the driver and other printer's software to maximize the features.

Since the printer is already connected, you just need to run the appropriate installation package, the one that's compatible with your Operating System, and install it via Wireless or via Network. For the correct installation package. You can download it from the hp website and check the Support and Driver's section.

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I suggest that you upgrade your Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium.
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Windows is defaulted to homegroup

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Windows 7 and Linksys wireless print server


Step for installing Network print server in windows 7.

Click Windows "Start button"
Select "Devices and Printers"
Click "Add a Printer" button
Select "Add a Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer"

Printer wizard will searhc for all network printer including wireless.
Select "The printer that i want is not listed"
Select "Select a shared printer by name"   (Make sure you have shared the printer you want to connect)
Type the IP address of the printer if it ia a printer.
If it is printer that is connected to a PC then type like this below

\192.168.0.50printer shared name where 192.168.0.50 is the IP address of the PC where the printer is connected.

Click Next and if you want to Send a test print you can try that too,otherwise click "Finish".

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