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Help connecting a Win 2K machine to a printer shared from a Network Attached Storage device on same subnet and Workgroup

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Hi,

I have a very simple network at home.

- 1 x computer running Windows 2000
- 1 x Router
- 1 x Network Attached Storage device (LinkSys EFG120)
- 1 x HP Laserjet 1015 being SHARED off the Network Attached Storage (it acts as a print server)

Now all devices are on the same subnet and workgroup ('WORKGROUP'). I've attached the printer to the NAS and shared it, and I can see the printer when I connect to the NAS shares using Win 2000.

I can't get the NAS to appear in the network list, but this may be to do with NetBIOS settings - I need to check this tonight.

My problem is that even though I can 'add' the printer as a network printer in Win 2K, it says access denied... I do have file shares mapped to the NAS already, but they all use the same username/password combo - I've not been prompted for either when setting up the printer.

I then tried mapping the printer using a script and specifying a username and password, but it failed and complained the resource was already connected with different credentials!

So I'm a bit lost - any ideas?
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aelegre earned 500 total points
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so you use a username/password combination to get into the Win2K system and an account with the same exact name and password exists on the NAS device?
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OK I'm almost too embaressed to admit it, but it happens to the best of us... after a week of pulling my hair out I remembered what was wrong - I'd forgotten to plug in the data cable. D'oh! Points awarded though for help.
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