Re: Vista laptop/XP Desktop printer sharing



Do you receive any system errors if using net view \\xpipaddress command/

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"Not Me" <cargod01@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uJzaCLtyIHA.4772@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have a Vista Home Premium Laptop, an XP Home laptop and an XP Home desktop (and an XBox 360) connected to my Linksys wireless G router and an XP Home desktop connected via CAT5 to the same router.
All connect to the internet fine.
The XP laptop finds and uses the printer on the desktop fine.
I had setup a share of the Canon I560 printer, connected to my XP desktop, on the Vista laptop and it worked fine.
I don't believe I made any changes, but now it won't find the printer and I can't seem to install a new copy.
The Vista machine will not detect the printer and won't even find the XP desktop or laptop on the network.
The XP machines find each other fine.
All machines get their IP address from the router via DHCP.
All are in the same workgroup, or it seems so. Strangely the Vista machine shows WORKGROUP and the XP machines show Workgroup, even if I type the name in caps, XP still shows Workgroup and Vista WORKGROUP.
I checked every setting repeatedly as described in http://technet.microsoft.com:80/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
I tried to setup the printer manually (\\machinename\\printername) but Vista still wouldn't find it.
I do not have any third party firewall or security suites installed.
I have AVG8 and Sptboy Search & Destroy as well as Windows Defender running on all machines.
Any idea on how to meke my printer work again?





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