Instalation of Wireless Print Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been unable to install a wireless print server.  It is a Netgear USB Print Server with 4-port Switch WGPS606.

    Is there a problem with OneCare print sharing?

    Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:35 PM


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  • I don't think this is supported. See the printer sharing requirements - http://channel9.msdn.com/Wiki/OneCare/PrinterSharingSystemRequirements/


    Friday, July 18, 2008 3:43 AM
  • I moved your post over to the Firewall topic. As Jim pointed out, the Printer Sharing functionality in OneCare works with locally connected printers only.

    Since you are using a Print Server, which is a device on your network that happens to have one or more printers attached, you have a network printer. You will need to manually attach to these printers per the instructions from the Manufacturer of the Print Server.

    You may need to tweak the OneCare firewall to configure the sharing, though, which is why I moved this to the Firewall topic.

    Open OneCare on each of the computers.

    Click Change Settings

    On the firewall tab, click configure firewall

    If the network is shown as Public, click Change Location to change it to "Home or Work."

    Click the Advanced Settings button

    Click Network connections tab.

    If there are multiple active connections shown, you may need to disable the extras in your Windows network connections settings. (Network and Sharing Center, manage connections, in Vista; Right click My Network Places and select Properties on the Start menu in XP)

    On the Ports and Protocols tab, add a check mark next to File and Printer Sharing - for subnet and Internet if the first setting alone (after all of the above are verified) does not allow Sharing to work.

    If all of the above fail, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2




    Friday, July 18, 2008 12:53 PM