As an IT professional I decided that it really was time I got my printer to work across the LAN at home.
It all used to work perfectly, with my old colour inkjet shared between 4 computers – and one of them running Windows 98 – but then a few tings changed. In rapid succession Jayne got a new PC, we got a second-hand laser printer, and I had to replace my PC when the motherboard packed up. Ever since then I have been unable to get the new printer to share.
Every so often I would run the network wizard on all the computers with no luck, but tonight I was determined to sort it out. I thought it might be because Jayne's PC was an ex-business computer and set up for working on a domain instead of a workgroup, so I made sure that was all set up properly, but it still couldn't see my PC or the printer attached to it.
I then did what I should have done inthe first place, and looked at the firewall. The network wizard kept talking about hos the Windows Firewall was configured for printer and file sharing, but of course I have that disabled and have a different firewall running… I added J's IP address to the trusted zone and then everything was humming along nicely.
Only six months to get a printer networked! Do my new employers realise what talent they now have in harness?