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Old Nov 22, 2005, 12:29 PM
danomorgan danomorgan is offline
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Hi all,
i am very new to the whole consept of networking two computers in one household, so i was wondering if anybody would actually be able tell me what i would have to do to be able to use one printer and one broadband connection between two computers running on windows xp.

Is it possible to have a wireless connection rather than running a lead between the two?

Can i still have Norton anti virus running when in network?

Thanks.
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 08:55 PM
Nastynann Nastynann is offline
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Sure locally install the printer on one of the workstations, and share it. You can use the wireless router to network the computers. From the workstation without the printer just search for the workstation with the Printer installed, by IP or the netbios name of the computer. In so doing you should be able to see the shared printer. right-click on it and connect. Make sure you change the SIDD when configuring the router from the default setting, i.e. "linksys" as well as the uername/password. You can use WEP, which really isn't all that secure and then generate a key for the other workstation when attempting to connect to the wireless connection. Also, you can tighten down the settings in your router by assigning static IP's. There are a variety of other settings that you can change if you desire to make your network even more secure.

And yes your virus software shouldn't be an issue.

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