Help connecting a Win 2K machine to a printer shared from a Network Attached Storage device on same subnet and Workgroup
Posted on 2007-11-21
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?