Solved

Windows 7 PC unable to connect to network share over WAN

Posted on 2013-01-15
3
630 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-20
New Windows 7 PC replacing existing XP Computer
Previous XP Computers on separate LANS connected via VPN over WAN
one XP PC has a shared printer
Was able to print to XP share previously by adding port \\192.x.x.x\sharename to printer on local XP PC.
Once local XP PC replaced with local W7 PC - unable to create port

Any ideas?

Unable to see any shares across WAN
0
Comment
Question by:absadmin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:IanTh
ID: 38779767
are they in the same domain or work group

I think you might need to make a network location onto the xp machine
0
 

Author Comment

by:absadmin
ID: 38779813
The local W7 PC is in Domain  - domain.local

The remote XP (with shared printer) is in Workgroup  domain.local

Are you saying to create network location on the W7 PC to see the XP machine?
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
eerwalters earned 500 total points
ID: 38842437
Sorry but I'm confused.  Are you trying to:
1- setup a printer to Print to File where the destination location is on the remote PC
or
2- print to a printer to that is shared on the remote PC
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question