Printer Sharing Vista

Hi All
Been tearing my hair out trying to get my HP Wireless Printer Upgrade
Kit to work across my network. The printer concerned in an HP LaserJet
1010. It connects to my PC easily both through USB, and through the
wireless upgrade kit when using it as a stand alone wireless adapter.
When trying to connect it to the router, (Netgear DG834PN), it fails
when applying the network settings, saying either the SSID is
incorrect (it def isn't) or the AP is not there.

Therefore I cannot connect my laptop to the printer. Both PC and
laptop work on the router wirelessly, with no issues, along with a PS3
(via homeplugs) and a Wii (wirelessly). I also have an HP Photosmart
C450 Printer connected wirelessly and working from both PC and laptop
with no issues.

So I decided to bin the wireless upgrade kit, as the PC is on nearly
all the time. So i thought I would attach it via USB, then share it to
the laptop!

Now how the devil do I do this. I have clicked all the share buttons
for the printer on the PC where the printer is attached, but it will
not be found (either PC or printer) when searching from the laptop.

Please help. Please please please!! Many thanks in advance