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Problem setting up printer sharing. Windows XP hub connected by ethernet cable. Windows Vista wireless across the room. XP can see and access Vista. Vista can see but cannot access XP. "Logon Failure" Please help.

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Hi,

Please elaborate your problem providing us with more details of the issue.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

  • Susy Hammermeister Aug 02, 2010

    Actually, I remembered that my Brother printer 3040CN is networked so I connected the printer and modem directly with an ethernet cable and that problem is solved. But I still can't see my XP files from the Vista computer - denied access to them - although I can access the Vista files from the XP computer.



    I'm going to withdraw my question, since printing was the most urgent problem I had. Thanks anyway.

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