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    Mac will not recognise Vista network

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    Mac will not recognise Vista network
    Hello I have a MacBook running 10.5.8.
    PC operates through a Belkin Pre N wireless router and the Printer is a Kodak 5500 AiO.
    The The printer is on the PC.

    I am trying to share a printer with Vista. I can see the Mac from the PC but cannot see the PC from the mac nor access the printer. I have enabled sharing on both and read every article this side of China but nothing works.

    On the Mac:
    I have tried to use the URL:// nothing
    tried windows Nothing.
    tried smb://username:password@workgroup/computer/printer. Nothing.
    Wish the printer would show up when I select windows from the Print & Fax but still noting. Sure hope someone has a fix for this.

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    Mac will not recognise Vista network
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    It's probably your firewall on the Vista machine. Make sure it's configured to allow file and print sharing to pass through.
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    Mac will not recognise Vista network

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    It's probably your firewall on the Vista machine. Make sure it's configured to allow file and print sharing to pass through.
    I'll try it again.

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    Mac will not recognise Vista network

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    Yes it was Kaspersky. It took over the Vista Firewall and blocked the connection.

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