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I have an SBC DSL wireless router (Brand : 2-wire) with following network setup:

1) Router connected to Win98 OS (Connected Via Ehternet Cat5)
    (Printer Connect to this PC via USB cable)
2) Laptop Win 98 OS(Connected Via Wireless card, 64 bit Encryption)
3) Destop XP Home OS(Connected Via USB Wireless card, 64 bit Encrption)

I can ping from and to each of the computers on the network. I enabled file/printer sharing on both the Win98 PC and the Laptop, but can only see my laptop on the other network and not the one which router is connected via Cat5.

I cannot print document over the wireless network.

Any sugesstion would be helpful
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Do you have a shared directory on each of the W98 boxes?  I'm not sure if the computer name will show up if you do not have a shared directory.  Since you can ping all computers, sounds like conectivity is ok.

First, here I am connected with Cat5.

I would work with the W98 boxes first, then get XP talking....
I have one box W98 with my printer attached.  On it I have file AND printer sharing.  On your W98 desktop (w/ printer) did you share the printer?  Then on your laptop install a printer (SAME MAKE AND MODEL that is on your other box).  I think there is a box to tell the laptop this is a NETWORK printer and not a local one.  In my case //huey/epson.  Huey is the computer name and epson is the SHARE AS name.  Then on your laptop, you should be able to print a test page.

I made sure all of my computer have the SAME workgroup name, different computer names.  Since you can ping, I dont think it is an IP or subnet addy issue.

 If the SAME driver is used for BOTH W98 and XP, I would create a folder on the 98 desktop called driver.  Share it as driver.  Get it online and download the latest driver for your printer.  Then when the laptop requests the driver disk, I would point it to this shared drive.  Then after the laptop is happy, you could use this for the other box.

Should not be too bad to get this working.  I have 98 & XP talking here.  Also have Linux in the mix here at home.  Work mainly 98 boxes all talking and sharing printers.  

Let me know how I can help.

Radnor  
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