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post #1 of 12
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ok i have no idea about networking and my mam has got a new printer downstairs and i just want to connect to it from way up here (my room), i have no clue how to do this?!

I think im on a network though im not sure, we are both connected to a router to share the internet but we can't share files weirdly (something else i would like)
Downstairs is wired to the router as the router is right next to the computer and im connected wirelessly.

Any ideas how i can do this?

Thanks
-Chris
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post #2 of 12
You'll need to enable File and printer sharing on both computers (properties of your connection found in the properties of "My Network Places"), then in system properties under the "Computer Name" tab you'll want to make sure both computers are in the same workgroup- change button if you need to change workgroup name, might be case sensitive- I forget. Reboot both computers, open up "my network places" and the workgroup or other computer should be there. After that, I've never had to print anything on a network so somebodyelse will have to help
post #3 of 12
Here is an ok tutorial on how to do it, its pretty easy to do. Hope this might help

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net-update.asp
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sigh im never gonna get this dam thing working, i've followed like 10 tutorials already!
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post #5 of 12
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Do i need my local area connection enabled...i can't enable it, i connect wireless...im still really confused, every guide i read on how to do it is different and doesn't help me!
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post #6 of 12
You need what I call a network medium aka hub, router, switch. Grab a cheap switch and some 100ft CAT5 cables and connect your computer and your mom's into it OR you can get a quite expensive wireless router, and two wireless NIC for your mom and you. Connect them all to the medium and start the tutorial again.
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Sin100 come on xfire if you can ill walk you through it
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post #8 of 12
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er... i have a router, i can get this far..


I try to go to computer-room and i get this


I try to add printer that's on the computer room but it cant find it
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post #9 of 12
you right click on the printer on host pc and go to share tab and give it a name then you should be able to see it by double clicking on the computer name
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post #10 of 12
Open my network places and click set up home or small office office network. Configure that how it is it will ask you to run it on all the computers and give you a choice of where to burn the info onto. I used a mem stick and it puts an .exe on there. Run that .exe on the other computers in your network and configure them correctly as to what function they perform.

Also go to your networked computers and right click on my computer>props>computer name.

Make sure all of your computers have the same workgroup name.
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