4th Computer RRS feed

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  • I have added a 4th computer to my NetWork.  It is not or does not need to be in the OneCare circle, but, I do need printer sharing. The Hub PC is on Vista, as is 1 other. #3 is XP, as is #4.  I cannot get #4 to see printer #3 & 4. Help.  JohnA

    Monday, October 6, 2008 12:10 AM


  • Since it is not part of the OneCare Circle, being either in trial mode or subscribed with a different LiveID, you would need to configure Windows File and Printer Sharing and then share the printer in Windows. You may need to change the OneCare firewall settings to allow sharing on your network configuration:


    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



    Monday, October 6, 2008 7:06 PM