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Printer Sharing.



I have two laptops on a small home network connected via a Linksys BEFSR41 router to a shared NTL Broadband connection. THis shared internet access works correctly.

The computer running XP Home is a P4 2.4GHz with 512MB memory and a HP Deskjet 5150 USB printer - called, say, ComputerA

The one running XP Pro is a P2 366MHz with 128MB memory - called, say, ComputerB.

I have st up every thing for sharing on both computers and I can read/modify files on ComputerB from ComputerA BUT not visa versa. When I try to access files on ComputerA from ComputerB I am asked for a password.

Also when I try to access the printer on ComputerA from ComputerB it cannot be seen.

I imaging it is something to do with access going through the Administrator on ComputerA but that is as far as I can get.

Any help?

many thanks


By default, guest access in XP Home is disabled (unless you run the Home Networking Wizard at first setup). Thus, the machine will prompt you for a password everytime you attempt to connect to it. To fix this problem, enable guest access on ComputerA, or even better, run the home networking wizard (this will setup the appropriate permissions so that your sharing will be easier).

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