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1 Computer can print to a shared printer on a pc but no one else can. What's up?

I have a Windows SBS and everyone is running XP Pro.  I have have a printer shared out on a pc.  Only 1 computer can find the computer on the network. I have no idea why this pc works and no one else can.  I setup the pc's exactly the same way on the domain.  When I search for the pc with the shared printer (\\fedex) It says network name not found.  But when I use the pc that works it just pops up with the printer that is shared.
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lamaslanyCommented:
Are all of the PC's in the same domain?  If not are all of the PC's in the same workgroup?
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mkramer777Author Commented:
all are in the same domain
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segurahCommented:
If you make ipconfig /all the dns is the same in all machines? If you try \\ip_of_pc_who_share_the_printer from machines that can't see \\fedex, can you see it?
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mkramer777Author Commented:
One thing I forgot to mention.  This might be doing something.  I have a wireless router on the pc with the shared printer.  WIll that do anything?  When I try to find the ip address of the pc with shared printer it just tells me the ip address of the router so I can't ping it from the other machines.  Should I try and ping the router ip from the other pc's?
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segurahCommented:
Seems like wireless pc is in another subnet than the lan ...

If this, the problems basically is routing, the router of your lan is not cofigured to reach wifi subnet.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
How do I change that?
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segurahCommented:
Two ways :

1. Put wifi ip's in the same subnet of your lan.
2.- Ad routes in 2003 (http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2006/08/04/add-a-persistent-route-to-the-routing-table-in-server-2003/)

I preferer number 1.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
I still don't understand why this 1 pc can see the computer and shared printer.  It's doesnt seem to any different then the rest.
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