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Thread: Opening ports for sharing printer




  1. #1
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    Default Opening ports for sharing printer

    Ok im trying to open ports 139 or 445 so i can share my printer on XP Home & still have my fire wall on. (It's a usb printer if that makes a difference)Anyways i typed in the computer name & tried 127.0.0.1. & my ip address the port #s but won't work ,if i turn off the fire wall it works so what am i doing wrong. I got the information from Microsofts web site on how to do it but dosen't seem to work. Thanks to who replies.

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    Default Re: Opening ports for sharing printer

    Try this guide here

    But I would suggest installing the new service pack for XP ( SP2 ) as it has much more helpful configuration options for the built-in firewall, like a tick box for "file and printer sharing"

    Gary

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