Troubleshooting Shared Printers through a Shared Wireless Connection
Posted on 2006-06-17
All computers run XP SP 2, all patches current.
The printer is connected to Computer A, wireless router is connected to this computer.
Computer B is a laptop uses on board wireless card.
Computer C is a desktop with a Linksys Wireless AP.
B and C share see the wireless connection and are connected without a problem.
When I designate the printer attached to Computer A as a shared computer, then go to B and attempt to find the printer through the add printer wizard, it doesn't even see the name of Computer A. I go to C and use the wizard, it sees the workgroup name but doesn't see the printer name. When I try to type in the path to the printer, it doesn't find it.
I've turned off firewalls on A, B and C but no luck.
What am I missing?