I am trying to enable printer and file sharing on 2 PCs. Of Which one is a desktop computer and the other is a laptop computer. Both are running windows 7 Ultimate edition.
Windows firewall is off and they both got AVG Internet Security on and the Firewall portion of AVG Internet security says “File and Printer Sharing” ‘Enabled’.
Both computers are on the same home network connected via wireless network cards. And I confirm that they both can ping each other. DHCP is enable on the router and both machines getting their IP addresses from the DHCP on the router.
My Desktop computer has got the printer attached to it and I want to share the printer so that I could be able to print from my laptop but somehow I can’t figure out what is wrong with the sharing.
I have shared the printer on my Windows 7 Desktop computer and I have checked the AVG Internet Security Firewall settings which says that printer and file sharing is enabled. And also windows firewall on both of the computers is disabled.
When I try to Add printer (Connected to my desktop computer) on my laptop computer it says it can’t find any printer on the network.
When I go to the Network on my laptop computer it shows the desktop computer in the ‘Media Devices’ but somehow it is not letting me access the shared printer and shared folders on the Desktop computer.
I’ve explained the scenario to the best of my ability if you need any further information please do let me know.
Any help would be great. Thanks