Hi Ron, Just a though do you have it granted permission through your firewall? I'm not good on networking either, I rely on my archives to figure things out. Mike *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 25/01/2004 at 9:09 PM Ron Allen wrote: Sunday, January 25, 2004, 8:39:08 PM, you wrote: M> can the printer be seen by both computers on the LAN? M> Have you tried installing the printer on the computer that does not work? M> I don't mean physically but using the Add Printer. Hi Mike, Nope, the printer is shared, but is not visible on the network. When I try to install it from the other machine, it doesn't show up when I try to browse for it. When I try typing in the path (\\MAIN\HPLaserJet) it asks for the password for the guest account. The guest account is turned off on both machines, and doesn't have a password anyway, so that's total nonsense right there. The "Shared Documents" folder is visible from both machines, but I also can not seem to share other folders. I have a folder shared on my computer, but it is not visible on the network from the other computer. I don't see anything different in the properties of that folder and the other folder I shared, but one is actually shared and the other isn't. As information, my young nephew stayed the night last night and was bugging me to set up Quake 3 Arena so we could play against each other on the network. I couldn't get that to work either. Q3A indicated that my network was using UDP instead of TCP/IP. I (very) vaguely remember deciding to not use TCP/IP for my internal LAN when I first set it up many months ago. Seems to me it was a security decision, but I don't recall now what the issue was. As you can tell, networking is not my strong suit at all, and I only deal with it when I have to :) Heck, I'm not even sure how I could check that and change it to TCP/IP right now. I could do it in Win9x, but XP is a different animal. But while that might affect a game like Q3A, the fact that the "Shared Documents" folder is working makes me think it shouldn't be affecting the folder and printer sharing of Windows... should it? Thanks, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.