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    accessing PC printer via wireless network
    i have a mac book my parents and siblings use a windows pc
    there is a wireless network set up and i have enabled file and printer sharing on the PC. the printer is connected via USB to the PC
    i cannot get my macbook to find the printer though. the printer software is also
    installed on both computers i dont know if that means anything.
    suggestions?
    i have been able to comnnect to my PC and dads lap top via the wireless network as well

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    is it (the printer itself) shared on the PC? IIRC enabling file and print sharing only makes sharing possible, it does not perform it.
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    it is shared. i clicked on printers and faxes. then the printer icon. then share this printer. switched option to share and set the printer share name

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    Ok, then second question.. does the PC had a firewall enabled? Both Vista and XP (after sp2) do by default
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    it should yeah
    can it be configured to allow whatever i need to connect to the printer without shutting it off and leaving the PC less secure

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    Try turning it off, then see if you can connect to the printer. If that works, then start configuring to allow printing... which I can't help you with. Everything at home is behind a hardware firewall so I don't use software ones.
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