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Connecting Win7 To Xp Network For File / Printer Sharing


I have a new netbook running windows 7 starter edition and i want to use file sharing and printer sharing with my existing windows xp network. I have turned on file and printer sharing on my xp desktop. The win 7 netbook connects to the internet via my wireless router. The xp desktop is connected to the wireless router. The printer is connected to the xp desktop. Why am i unable to connect the win 7 to the xp network? How do i do it?

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Home Network / File Printer Sharing With Win 7 And Xp

I have 3 machines on my home network. #1 is a new windows 7 64 bit (ultimate); #2 is an upgraded windows 7 32 bit (pro), and #3 is a xp machine. I am able to get #1 and #2 on the home network, but #3 is giving me trouble. I need to be able to share files at a minimum, and ideally printer too.

Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

File Sharing Network Issues

I have three computers running on my network. 2 computer have windows 7 ultimate 64bit and 1 has windows vista ultimate 32bit. One of the computers is wireless (windows 7) the other 2 are wired. When i first turn on my wireless computer i have full internet and file sharing connections. I continue to have full connections until about about a half hour or until i lock that computer. Then when i start to use that computer again i have internet connections but my file sharing connections are messed up. I only can share files with the windows vista computer. When i try to access and share files with the other windows 7 computer it says windows cannot access.

I try and click diagnose but it cannot find anything wrong with it. Can anyone help me find out what is wrong with this? The only other way i can start to share files with both computers is to either restart my computer or go into computer management disable and then re enable my network card (that seems to work most of the time). My router and wireless card are only about a year and a half old. It is a linksys speed booster brand. Wrt54gs i think.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Connecting Canon Ip4600 Printer Into Network

I have a simple local network pc running windows xp – wired to router- pc has canon ip4600 printer attached laptop running windows 7 – wireless connection to network.
 
On the laptop when i try to add a printer (the ip4600) the search box recognizes the pc’s printers, including the ip4600. When i select the ip4600 the windows 7 installation wizard searches for a driver – only to report "no driver found" and advises i contact canon, who in turn advise me to contact microsoft.


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

The File And Printer Sharing (smb) Problem

The device or resource (pc name) is not setup to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". Long enough i have suffered with this problem, hopefully this will be the place that is able to solve it. A while ago, when i installed windows 7, the file sharing feature just worked fine. Thought since a month, maybe 2 its not working at all. I have 2 pc's. One laptop with windows xp 64-bit, one main pc with windows 7 64-bit (windows 7 ultimate n build 7600).

The problem: i have file sharing turned on, thought i cannot access the desktop pc from my laptop. (Not by name nor ip address). On the desktop pc itself, i cannot look into the shared files (which are on the same pc!). The ironical part of this is that is does show what files are shared (and this updates correctly) thought it wont show the content. Also the desktop pc cannot see any other pc on the network, thought they all have the same workgroup. The laptop is able to see and access other windows xp pc's who are in the same network, but not the desktop (windows 7) pc.

Some tests i did:
#1 from my laptop i can ping to my desktop.
#2 from my desktop i can ping to my laptop.
#3 i uninstalled northon ghost (even with the removal tool), no changes.
#4 i turned off eset nod32, windows firewall and windows defender, no changes.
#5 i uninstalled the drivers of my network card and reinstalled them, no changes.
#6 i checked if the serveces started that might have something to do with this:
-> "Computer browsing" -> started
-> "Ssdp discovery" -> started
-> "Tcp/ip netbios helper" -> started
-> "Server" -> started

#7 when i turn on network discovery, it will automatically go back to "off". (I used to be able, when all worked, to turn this on!)

#8 set pc back to a restore point 20 days ago (this unfortunately was the earliest i could find, thought even on that date i had problems. )
Change sharing options for different network profiles is configured as following:
Home & work (current profile)
Turn off network discovery (! I cant turn this on !)
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write.
Media streaming is off (also with "on", no changes)
Use 128-bit encryption to help. (Also with "40- or 56-bit", no changes.
Allow windows to manage homegroup connections
Errors:
#1 when i open network, it shows my desktop pc only in the list. (I used to have all the pc's in the list)
#2 when i click my desktop pc's name, it shows which folders are shared: "some folder" & "users" are shared.
#3 when i click eighter of these folders i get the notification: "windows cannot access jeffreyusers"
#4 when i click "diagnose" it shows: "the remote device or resource won't accept the connection" and "the device or resource (jeffrey) is not set up to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". "
 
Solution: the problem is caused by a corrupted file.

The dns client and the dhcp client rely on 3 processes in windows 7: "nsi, tdx and afd" (can be found in the registry, see 2nd post of mine for location). If the dhcp client wont start, it might be, because of one of these files. By entering the command: "net start nsi"  (and tdx, and adf) you can find out if they work or not. In my case the tdx process wouldn't start.

Using shinmila h. 2nd post, you can find out if the file is corrupted, and replace them with a non corrupted one. In my case the tdx.sys file was totally empty, and following the tutorial of shinmila h. 2nd post link, i was able to replace the file, with a file of my friend. (I couldn't find it on the installation dvd).

Once the file has been replaced, the service would start normally again. (Manually, or automatically on restart) who knows what i have to do, to make windows sharing possible again, between a windows 7 and a windows xp pc.


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Trouble Sharing Printer In Network

I just installed windows 7 on my desktop and my laptop last weekend. I want to share the printers connected to the desktop with the laptop. The desktop is directly connected to the broadband router. The laptop is connected via a wireless connection that runs off of the same router. I had all this working under vista. I can see the desktop machine from the laptop but cannot she the printers. I have set all the sharing option i can find on for the printers on the desktop. I cannot make a connection to the desktop from the laptop. Please help.

Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Problems Of Sharing Network Printer Xp Pc With Win 7

Problems of sharing a network printer that is already installed on an a windows xp home edition desktop pc with a windows 7 pro laptop. ° Have an epson aculaser c1100 printer which is already installed on a windows xp home edition pc. ° Am using an wireless network connection. I was using a windows xp home ed. Laptop and sharing the printer without any problem but when i changed my computer which uses windows 7 pro. I couldn't use the printer.

I tried the cd that was given by epson but it freezes (i think its not compatible with windows 7), when i use direct connection with usb, i can use the printer without any problem. As i controlled out my network i can see the computer and the printer easily but couldn't use it. When i tried to download the windows 7 compatible driver for epson printer i saw that there is not any driver for windows 7.


Posted On: 2009-12-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Sharing On Win 7 From Other Machines On Network

I have a lexmark 1150 printer on a windows 7 box and want to share on network with xp boxes. When i go through the steps to install the printer on the xp boxes, everything seems to go fine. However, when i send a print job to the win 7 printer. - It "hangs" in the queue and will not print. On the win 7 box i have to stop/start print spooler to clear the job. Any ideas on this one?

Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sharing Printer On Wireless Network From Xp Computer

Sharing a printer on a wireless network from a computer running xp that has the printer attached to a laptop running windows 7. I am having trouble sharing a printer on a wireless network from a computer running xp that has the printer attached to a new laptop that runs windows 7.

Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Sharing Wireless Network Between Win 7, Xp, Wireless Printer

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Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Connecting To Network

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Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Connecting Xp To Win7 File Server

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How do i fix this permanently?


Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connecting Laptop To Xp Network

I have just bought a new laptop running win7 home my home environment is xp based with several desktops hard wired to my internet wireless router my new laptop can see the router and has connected to my network for internet access via the router (wirelessly) but i cant see or connect to any of the desktops that are connected to the router? I would like to be able to see the desktops to share files etc etc, and also to use my printer which is connected to one of the desktops i'm sure this has been asked before, but i cant find a definitive answer of how to make this work.

Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connecting To Homegroup While On A Domain Network

I have a domain at home, so the connection is a domain network. I have one win7 box running home premium, which is my media center pc. I'd like to join my domain members to this machine's homegroup, but am obviously having problems. I have full control of my domain, are there any settings that can be changed to allow myself to join the mc7 box's homegroup? I would like to view content (movies, recorded tv, etc).

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Invalid Ip Address / Connecting To Home Network

When i first hooked this new laptop to my wired network everything worked fine for two days, but i haven't been able to access the internet or my network since. The only way i can get online is wireless. All my other pc's on the network are not wireless (yet). When i troubleshoot, and go through all the reset divice and so on the end result is "invalid ip address". My other pcs are hooked to the same router and they work fine, (running xp home and pro).

Posted On: 2010-04-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Blue Screen When Connecting To Wireless Network

My computer crashes and shows a bsod very often. The thing is that happens usually when i'm connected to a wireless network in my office. I thought it was some problem with the office wireless network, but then it happened with the network of a hotel i was staying in some time ago. And those are the only situations when it happens. At home it works just fine, without any problems. What should i do?

This is the dump folder:http://www.Mediafire.com/download.php?Jinny2mnmin 


Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Connecting 2 Computers In Lan Network With Cable - Win 7 And Xp

How can i connect 2 computers in lan network (with cable) if one is running windows xp professional and the other is running windows 7 ultimate? Please, step by step answer.

Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Wireless Network Not Working On Netbook Connecting Through Desktop

Wireless network was working at first but now it will not allow my netbook to connect through the desktop. Sometimes it works but then stops. I got a new desktop with a netbook and all worked great at first but now the netbook cannot connect to the wireless network. I unplugged the router and reset and that worked for a few days but now it says it cannot connect to the wireless network again. Diagnosis does not find any problems. Router is about 5 years old.could that be the problem? It's a 2 wire that came with the att service.

Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Folder / File Sharing

I'm new to windows 7 and i'm getting very frustrated. I have 2 user logins on the same laptop, one for me and one for my wife and i want to share folders and files with the other user. For instance all my photos are stored in my pictures on my login and i would like to share this folder with my wife's login. I have tried all the "share with" options but noting seems to work. They all talk about sharing on a home network but i don't have a network, only one laptop. Please help before i blow a fuse!


Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Setting Up File Sharing

Two desktops both running windows 7 home premium. Got it set up once and it worked great. Then due to problems on pc 2 i did a clean install of windows 7 home premium. The files that i am trying to share reside on pc1. I have the homegroup set up on it and set several files to share and then selected read/write for those files. Printed out the key and went to pc2 to set it up.

Did as instructed on control panel but there is no network and internet but went into network. Thats when it gets crazy as it seems that in trying to join now and put in the password from pc1 it prints out its own password on the screen and says that there are no members in the homegroup.could someone help or point me to a document to read and use?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

File Sharing Not Working

I have had the files on my vista home premium desktop set up for over a year as shared files. I could always access them from my laptop. I recently got a new laptop with windows 7 and it immediately could access the files and make changes to them. Today , all of a sudden the files on my desktop are now read only. I go to documents folder and there is a check make in "read only". I unchecked the box and click apply and another dialogue box comes up asking me to click ok to make these shared files.

I click ok and another little window appears and shows progress as attributes of every file in documents is being adjusted. However after that task completes and i go to look at documents properties -the read only box is still checked. I have restarted the desktop and tried to make the change 3 times but no success. If i go to network setting there is a green check mark for file sharing on. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to fix this.

The only new software put on the laptop has been microsoft home and student office but i don't see where that should have affected anything.


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

File Sharing On Win 7

I have recently installed windows 7 on my pc. I have a ton of music and photos that i would like to be able to share. We recently got set up with at&t uverse, and there is an interactive feature on uverse that allows you to access your music and photos from your network. When i go to this feature in uverse, i am able to see that my pc is connected, but i am unable to access any of my folders that contain music or photos. At one point, i was able to access them, but i installed another hdd in my pc with more music and while i was trying to get everything set to share, things disappeared from uverse.

I have gone to my computer and right clicked on the music library that i want to share, i selected share with specific people, and included my homegroup. I gave the homegroup read / write access, but the files still do not show up on uverse. I would appreciate any insight on sharing or any insight on how to use with at&t uverse.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Firewall Blocking File Sharing

Came into the office today (two computers on the network) and one of the computers could not see the other on the network (it was not a problem the other way around). I went through some troubleshooting, and figured out it was the firewall on the one computer blocking access. The firewall is controlled by macafee virus protection. So, i turned off the firewall, and bingo, i can now see each computer from both directions. The problem is now i don't have any firewall protection. Any reason the settings on the firewall would have been different today than they were yesterday, and how do i turn the firewall back on while allowing the file sharing to continue on as before over the network?

Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Access File Sharing On Server

I have windows 7 home and i want to access file sharing on server.

Server
- Not ad
- Create folder and set share permission for user in server. After i  map network drive from windows 7 home to server - > example 10. 0. 0. 100 share (everyone not full control) in folder share have set folder permission for some user only. Select map drive with different user account and it keep ask user and password? I make sure that i type

User: servernameuser , pass:password
User : 10. 0. 0. 100 user
Pass : password


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Wireless Printer Not Connecting

I have installed a wireless printer on my computer. I am able to connect the usb cord from my printer to my computer, and print just fine, but when i try to print wirelessly, my computer pops up a message saying that the communication could not be accessed. It gives suggestions on how to fix the problem, which i have done all of except for 1. It says to check the firewall to see if it allows the computer to read the printer. But i don't know how to find the printer option in my firewall section. How do i get my wireless to work on my computer?

Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Sharing Between Xp With Office And Win 7 With Ms Works

File sharing between windows xp with microsoft office and windows 7 with microsoft works word processor and spreadsheets. I work for a small non-profit and just opened our first office. We received a donated rebuilt pc with microsoft xp office products which were compatible with what i had been using at home. Just received an new dell inspiron with windows 7 and the microsoft works programs installed. The systems are wirelessly networked to share files.

However, the new system will not install many of the existing logo images installed in our forms, and when they do install they aren't proportional or different colors. And formatting is often lost in the . Wps files.

I have been able to open files, edit and then re-save in the .doc format, but it is time consuming and doesn't solve the formatting or image issues. I have not been able to figure out how to run the compatibility software.


Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Network And Sharing Center Does Not Open

I get this error when clicking "open network and sharing center" in wireless network connection icon in system tray. Also, same error when clicking "view network status and tasks" in control panel.

[Window title]
::{26ee0668-a00a-44d7-9371-beb064c98683}3::{8e908fc9-becc-40f6-915b-f4ca0e70d03d}
[Content]

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel. [Ok]

This all started with issue of dead network status icon (i'm running win 7 ult x64): (http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7network/thread/c3ee2c3f-82e5-44c7-8f40-ee7fb7f48c83)


Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Sharing Two Machines In One Network, Xp And Win 7

Sharing two machines in one network, xp and win7, can't access to the xp files from the 7 machine. I have two computers, one is connected to wlan router directly, and the other one is a laptop. I set them to the same workgroup, enabled sharing and everything, and i can access to the win7 files from the xp using password. But, when i try from my laptop (with win7 installed) i can't see any computer connected, so i can't access to the xp files. When i type "net view" in command prompt, i get error 53, "the network path was not found".

In other location, when i connect my laptop to a lan using a cable, i can access to the lan's internet, but not to it's network folders. My laptop has windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installed


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Connecting To Shared Printer From Win7 To Xp

Connecting to a network printer on my existing all-xp network with my new win7 pci have an existing small business network with an okidata c5150 printer connected via usb to one of the pc's. I can print from any of the exiting pc's with no problem. My new pc running win7 can see the printer, can connect to the printer, but when i try to print, it shows the document is spooling (for hours) and never prints.

After restarting the win7pc, the document is still in the que, but not printing or spooling. I can restart or cancel, but the document just sits in the que, showing the last action (canceling or restarting), without ever printing or deleting. When i check the printer que on the host pc, it shows the document. If i print a document from another pc, i can not see it on the win7 que. I've connected the printer directly to the win7 machine and can print with no problem, but couldn't get any of the other pc's to see the printer when i set it up to share from the win7 machine. What am i doing wrong and how can i fix it?


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Code 43 While Connecting To A Printer

Background: i have an existing printer (hp color laserjet 2600n) which works well with my old pc (windows xp)

I've just bought a new pc with windows 7 home premium (64-bit).

I have downloaded hp's newest driver for windows 7(64-bit) to my new pc.
"Hp_clj_2600-hb-pnp-win64-en"

I've connected the printer to the new pc via an usb cable

Problem:
Windows 7 will not install the new printerdriver.
The new pc repports:
Missing usb connection
"Unnown device"
"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

This is already tried without solving the problem:
Restarting the pc
Restarting the printer
Device and printers/troubleshoot
Usb port controlled (it works fine with an usb memory stick)

Question:
How shall i get a usb connection to my printer ?


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .