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  1. #1
    TGilboy
    Guest

    Re: wireless network with vista and xp

    Have read the posts here regarding getting XP to “see” a printer on wireless
    network. Read article, which was straightforward. If I understood it
    correctly, the fix appears to have a PC attached to the printer as a local
    and then the PC attached to the wireless network.

    I have a printer on the wireless network, direct, without a PC attached. IP
    address for printer, etc.

    Is there some way to get XP to “see” this printer? While I am waiting for
    any response, I will take a look at my Norton sharing…..

    See details below:

    <1>
    Using Windows XP Pro, new Dell Latitude E5400.
    <2>
    I have set up Home office wireless network using ATT’s “2-Wire” wireless DSL
    Gateway. Works OK, access to internet no problem.
    <3>
    I have attached printer to “2-Wire” wireless DSL Gateway. Printer is HP
    Photosmart C 6180. Printer confirms connection to Printer. When I check ATT
    web page (http://192.168.1.254/), the “Home Network” tab “sees” the Printer.
    <4>
    Next step is to use “Add Printer” Wizard, and “Browse” for network printers;
    the Wizard does not see the Printer on my Network.
    <5>
    Did a cold reboot of Dell – no solution.
    <6>
    Then tried using the MS “Wireless Network Wizard”. Recommended was to copy
    settings on to USB device and then attach USB device to printer. Printer did
    not recognize device, or clear problem. Then tried “manual” process on
    Wireless Network Wizard. The Wizard displayed the “Settings”, and those
    settings were exactly as reported on the Printer and on the “2-Wire” wireless
    DSL Gateway.


    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > Running two software Firewall is a No No. So as a first step decide on one
    > Firewall and disable or and get rid of the other.
    > However, even one Firewall if Not configured correctly can block File
    > Sharing,
    > How I set my software Firewall to allow free traffic between my Network’s
    > computers.
    > http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    >
    > Otherwise, successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    > settings,http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    >
    > As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    > allowed to be shared.
    > Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
    > Basic XP -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...lesharing.mspx
    > Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    > Printer Sharing XP -
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
    > Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    > Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    >
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    >
    > "dean phillips" <dean phillips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3D9BA570-B169-425A-8D9E-A0FC49586C35@microsoft.com...
    > >i have an xp home machine and a vista laptop and am having problems sharing
    > > files. the laptop sees my wireless network and can access the net. I have
    > > shared a folder on the xp machine but cannot map to it on the laptop.
    > > could
    > > it be a windows firewall or norton firewall problem? any ideas please?

    >
    >


  2. #2
    Lem
    Guest

    Re: wireless network with vista and xp


    TGilboy wrote:
    > Have read the posts here regarding getting XP to “see” a printer on wireless
    > network. Read article, which was straightforward. If I understood it
    > correctly, the fix appears to have a PC attached to the printer as a local
    > and then the PC attached to the wireless network.
    >
    > I have a printer on the wireless network, direct, without a PC attached. IP
    > address for printer, etc.
    >
    > Is there some way to get XP to “see” this printer? While I am waiting for
    > any response, I will take a look at my Norton sharing…..
    >
    > See details below:
    >
    > <1>
    > Using Windows XP Pro, new Dell Latitude E5400.
    > <2>
    > I have set up Home office wireless network using ATT’s “2-Wire” wireless DSL
    > Gateway. Works OK, access to internet no problem.
    > <3>
    > I have attached printer to “2-Wire” wireless DSL Gateway. Printer is HP
    > Photosmart C 6180. Printer confirms connection to Printer. When I check ATT
    > web page (http://192.168.1.254/), the “Home Network” tab “sees” the Printer.
    > <4>
    > Next step is to use “Add Printer” Wizard, and “Browse” for network printers;
    > the Wizard does not see the Printer on my Network.
    > <5>
    > Did a cold reboot of Dell – no solution.
    > <6>
    > Then tried using the MS “Wireless Network Wizard”. Recommended was to copy
    > settings on to USB device and then attach USB device to printer. Printer did
    > not recognize device, or clear problem. Then tried “manual” process on
    > Wireless Network Wizard. The Wizard displayed the “Settings”, and those
    > settings were exactly as reported on the Printer and on the “2-Wire” wireless
    > DSL Gateway.
    >
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >> Running two software Firewall is a No No. So as a first step decide on one
    >> Firewall and disable or and get rid of the other.
    >> However, even one Firewall if Not configured correctly can block File
    >> Sharing,
    >> How I set my software Firewall to allow free traffic between my Network’s
    >> computers.
    >> http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    >>
    >> Otherwise, successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    >> settings,http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    >>
    >> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    >> allowed to be shared.
    >> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
    >> Basic XP -
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...lesharing.mspx
    >> Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    >> Printer Sharing XP -
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
    >> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    >> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    >>
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >>
    >> "dean phillips" <dean phillips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3D9BA570-B169-425A-8D9E-A0FC49586C35@microsoft.com...
    >>> i have an xp home machine and a vista laptop and am having problems sharing
    >>> files. the laptop sees my wireless network and can access the net. I have
    >>> shared a folder on the xp machine but cannot map to it on the laptop.
    >>> could
    >>> it be a windows firewall or norton firewall problem? any ideas please?

    >>


    HP printers often require that you "find" them by installing the hp
    software (ugh!) on the computer, *especially* for all-in-one devices
    such as your Photosmart C6180.

    You can first check to see if your firewall has been properly
    configured. Determine the IP address of the printer either from your
    router (the "gateway") or by printing a configuration page using the
    printer's front panel controls.

    Then either open a Command Prompt and type
    ping [printer IP] [press Enter]

    or open a web browser and enter the printer's IP address in the web browser.

    At the very least, the ping should reply with no errors. If it does not,
    check the firewall settings on your computer.

    Here are hp's directions to install the printer on a wireless network:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1153494
    (It sounds as if you have already completed Steps 1 and 2).

    Once you have things working, you should probably reconfigure the
    printer to used a fixed IP address outside the range of IP addresses
    allocated by the DHCP server in your router. The "HP Standard TCP/IP
    Port" (which will be added if you follow the directions above) has a
    check box that says, "Always print to this device, even if its IP
    address changes," but I have had mixed results with this.

    After you set the printer to a fixed IP address (HP may call it a
    "manual" IP address) using its web-based utility (or via a USB
    connection), go to
    Start > Printers and Faxes
    Right click on the printer icon and select Properties
    Select the Ports tab and scroll down until you see the checked entry for
    your C6180. Highlight this entry and click "Configure Port."
    Enter the IP address in the correct box and OK your way out.

    Before setting the printer's fixed IP address, you may want to open a
    Command Prompt and type
    ipconfig /all [press Enter]
    and write down the subnet mask (which will be 255.255.255.0), the
    Default Gateway IP address, and the IP addresses for your DNS servers.
    These values will be required when setting the printer's IP address.
    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago this month:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ap...0th/index.html

  3. #3
    TGilboy
    Guest

    Re: wireless network with vista and xp

    Thx. Key issue (one I solved Norton "Trust" hurdle) was to reset the port to
    TCP/IP. I had originally config printer as local on USB port. One I added
    the new TCP/IP port and checked it, finally worked.

    "Lem" wrote:

    > TGilboy wrote:
    > > Have read the posts here regarding getting XP to “see” a printer on wireless
    > > network. Read article, which was straightforward. If I understood it
    > > correctly, the fix appears to have a PC attached to the printer as a local
    > > and then the PC attached to the wireless network.
    > >
    > > I have a printer on the wireless network, direct, without a PC attached. IP
    > > address for printer, etc.
    > >
    > > Is there some way to get XP to “see” this printer? While I am waiting for
    > > any response, I will take a look at my Norton sharing…..
    > >
    > > See details below:
    > >
    > > <1>
    > > Using Windows XP Pro, new Dell Latitude E5400.
    > > <2>
    > > I have set up Home office wireless network using ATT’s “2-Wire” wireless DSL
    > > Gateway. Works OK, access to internet no problem.
    > > <3>
    > > I have attached printer to “2-Wire” wireless DSL Gateway. Printer is HP
    > > Photosmart C 6180. Printer confirms connection to Printer. When I check ATT
    > > web page (http://192.168.1.254/), the “Home Network” tab “sees” the Printer.
    > > <4>
    > > Next step is to use “Add Printer” Wizard, and “Browse” for network printers;
    > > the Wizard does not see the Printer on my Network.
    > > <5>
    > > Did a cold reboot of Dell – no solution.
    > > <6>
    > > Then tried using the MS “Wireless Network Wizard”. Recommended was to copy
    > > settings on to USB device and then attach USB device to printer. Printer did
    > > not recognize device, or clear problem. Then tried “manual” process on
    > > Wireless Network Wizard. The Wizard displayed the “Settings”, and those
    > > settings were exactly as reported on the Printer and on the “2-Wire” wireless
    > > DSL Gateway.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi
    > >> Running two software Firewall is a No No. So as a first step decide on one
    > >> Firewall and disable or and get rid of the other.
    > >> However, even one Firewall if Not configured correctly can block File
    > >> Sharing,
    > >> How I set my software Firewall to allow free traffic between my Network’s
    > >> computers.
    > >> http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    > >>
    > >> Otherwise, successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    > >> settings,http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    > >>
    > >> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    > >> allowed to be shared.
    > >> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
    > >> Basic XP -
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...lesharing.mspx
    > >> Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    > >> Printer Sharing XP -
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
    > >> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    > >> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    > >>
    > >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "dean phillips" <dean phillips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:3D9BA570-B169-425A-8D9E-A0FC49586C35@microsoft.com...
    > >>> i have an xp home machine and a vista laptop and am having problems sharing
    > >>> files. the laptop sees my wireless network and can access the net. I have
    > >>> shared a folder on the xp machine but cannot map to it on the laptop.
    > >>> could
    > >>> it be a windows firewall or norton firewall problem? any ideas please?
    > >>

    >
    > HP printers often require that you "find" them by installing the hp
    > software (ugh!) on the computer, *especially* for all-in-one devices
    > such as your Photosmart C6180.
    >
    > You can first check to see if your firewall has been properly
    > configured. Determine the IP address of the printer either from your
    > router (the "gateway") or by printing a configuration page using the
    > printer's front panel controls.
    >
    > Then either open a Command Prompt and type
    > ping [printer IP] [press Enter]
    >
    > or open a web browser and enter the printer's IP address in the web browser.
    >
    > At the very least, the ping should reply with no errors. If it does not,
    > check the firewall settings on your computer.
    >
    > Here are hp's directions to install the printer on a wireless network:
    > http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1153494
    > (It sounds as if you have already completed Steps 1 and 2).
    >
    > Once you have things working, you should probably reconfigure the
    > printer to used a fixed IP address outside the range of IP addresses
    > allocated by the DHCP server in your router. The "HP Standard TCP/IP
    > Port" (which will be added if you follow the directions above) has a
    > check box that says, "Always print to this device, even if its IP
    > address changes," but I have had mixed results with this.
    >
    > After you set the printer to a fixed IP address (HP may call it a
    > "manual" IP address) using its web-based utility (or via a USB
    > connection), go to
    > Start > Printers and Faxes
    > Right click on the printer icon and select Properties
    > Select the Ports tab and scroll down until you see the checked entry for
    > your C6180. Highlight this entry and click "Configure Port."
    > Enter the IP address in the correct box and OK your way out.
    >
    > Before setting the printer's fixed IP address, you may want to open a
    > Command Prompt and type
    > ipconfig /all [press Enter]
    > and write down the subnet mask (which will be 255.255.255.0), the
    > Default Gateway IP address, and the IP addresses for your DNS servers.
    > These values will be required when setting the printer's IP address.
    > --
    > Lem -- MS-MVP
    >
    > Apollo 11 - 40 years ago this month:
    > http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ap...0th/index.html
    >


  4. #4
    Lem
    Guest

    Re: wireless network with vista and xp

    TGilboy wrote:
    > Thx. Key issue (one I solved Norton "Trust" hurdle) was to reset the port to
    > TCP/IP. I had originally config printer as local on USB port. One I added
    > the new TCP/IP port and checked it, finally worked.
    >
    > "Lem" wrote:
    >
    >> TGilboy wrote:
    >>> Have read the posts here regarding getting XP to “see” a printer on wireless
    >>> network. Read article, which was straightforward. If I understood it
    >>> correctly, the fix appears to have a PC attached to the printer as a local
    >>> and then the PC attached to the wireless network.
    >>>
    >>> I have a printer on the wireless network, direct, without a PC attached. IP
    >>> address for printer, etc.
    >>>
    >>> Is there some way to get XP to “see” this printer? While I am waiting for
    >>> any response, I will take a look at my Norton sharing…..
    >>>
    >>> See details below:
    >>>
    >>> <1>
    >>> Using Windows XP Pro, new Dell Latitude E5400.
    >>> <2>
    >>> I have set up Home office wireless network using ATT’s “2-Wire” wireless DSL
    >>> Gateway. Works OK, access to internet no problem.
    >>> <3>
    >>> I have attached printer to “2-Wire” wireless DSL Gateway. Printer is HP
    >>> Photosmart C 6180. Printer confirms connection to Printer. When I check ATT
    >>> web page (http://192.168.1.254/), the “Home Network” tab “sees” the Printer.
    >>> <4>
    >>> Next step is to use “Add Printer” Wizard, and “Browse” for network printers;
    >>> the Wizard does not see the Printer on my Network.
    >>> <5>
    >>> Did a cold reboot of Dell – no solution.
    >>> <6>
    >>> Then tried using the MS “Wireless Network Wizard”. Recommended was to copy
    >>> settings on to USB device and then attach USB device to printer. Printer did
    >>> not recognize device, or clear problem. Then tried “manual” process on
    >>> Wireless Network Wizard. The Wizard displayed the “Settings”, and those
    >>> settings were exactly as reported on the Printer and on the “2-Wire” wireless
    >>> DSL Gateway.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Hi
    >>>> Running two software Firewall is a No No. So as a first step decide on one
    >>>> Firewall and disable or and get rid of the other.
    >>>> However, even one Firewall if Not configured correctly can block File
    >>>> Sharing,
    >>>> How I set my software Firewall to allow free traffic between my Network’s
    >>>> computers.
    >>>> http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    >>>>
    >>>> Otherwise, successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    >>>> settings,http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    >>>>
    >>>> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    >>>> allowed to be shared.
    >>>> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
    >>>> Basic XP -
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...lesharing.mspx
    >>>> Advanced XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    >>>> Printer Sharing XP -
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
    >>>> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    >>>> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    >>>>
    >>>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "dean phillips" <dean phillips@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:3D9BA570-B169-425A-8D9E-A0FC49586C35@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> i have an xp home machine and a vista laptop and am having problems sharing
    >>>>> files. the laptop sees my wireless network and can access the net. I have
    >>>>> shared a folder on the xp machine but cannot map to it on the laptop.
    >>>>> could
    >>>>> it be a windows firewall or norton firewall problem? any ideas please?

    >> HP printers often require that you "find" them by installing the hp
    >> software (ugh!) on the computer, *especially* for all-in-one devices
    >> such as your Photosmart C6180.
    >>
    >> You can first check to see if your firewall has been properly
    >> configured. Determine the IP address of the printer either from your
    >> router (the "gateway") or by printing a configuration page using the
    >> printer's front panel controls.
    >>
    >> Then either open a Command Prompt and type
    >> ping [printer IP] [press Enter]
    >>
    >> or open a web browser and enter the printer's IP address in the web browser.
    >>
    >> At the very least, the ping should reply with no errors. If it does not,
    >> check the firewall settings on your computer.
    >>
    >> Here are hp's directions to install the printer on a wireless network:
    >> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1153494
    >> (It sounds as if you have already completed Steps 1 and 2).
    >>
    >> Once you have things working, you should probably reconfigure the
    >> printer to used a fixed IP address outside the range of IP addresses
    >> allocated by the DHCP server in your router. The "HP Standard TCP/IP
    >> Port" (which will be added if you follow the directions above) has a
    >> check box that says, "Always print to this device, even if its IP
    >> address changes," but I have had mixed results with this.
    >>
    >> After you set the printer to a fixed IP address (HP may call it a
    >> "manual" IP address) using its web-based utility (or via a USB
    >> connection), go to
    >> Start > Printers and Faxes
    >> Right click on the printer icon and select Properties
    >> Select the Ports tab and scroll down until you see the checked entry for
    >> your C6180. Highlight this entry and click "Configure Port."
    >> Enter the IP address in the correct box and OK your way out.
    >>
    >> Before setting the printer's fixed IP address, you may want to open a
    >> Command Prompt and type
    >> ipconfig /all [press Enter]
    >> and write down the subnet mask (which will be 255.255.255.0), the
    >> Default Gateway IP address, and the IP addresses for your DNS servers.
    >> These values will be required when setting the printer's IP address.
    >> --
    >> Lem -- MS-MVP
    >>
    >> Apollo 11 - 40 years ago this month:
    >> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ap...0th/index.html
    >>


    If you just added the Windows Standard TCP/IP port and didn't install
    the hp software package, you'll probably be able to print OK but you may
    not be able to use the scanner.

    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago this month:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ap...0th/index.html

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