network printer password protected

  wobbler 15:30 14 Jul 06
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I am trying to set up a network printer using windows XP. The network works finwe and file and printer sharing are both enabled. However when I try and "add a printer" to the remote computer I get as far as the browse for a printer box, which lists the printer, but when I click next I am asked for a password!! Never seen this before, has anyone else?

  ade.h 15:56 14 Jul 06

Enter the password from the user account on the other client.

  wobbler 15:59 14 Jul 06

neither computer have user password set and both firewalls are disabled

  ade.h 16:18 14 Jul 06

When networking, it's best to have passworded user accounts because you'll often be asked for a password when setting up share access and relate things. You're being asked because it expects you to have one. Often, people will create a new account just for this purpose.

  ade.h 21:42 15 Jul 06

Have you tried setting a password yet? Created a common account yet? Passworded a limited user account?

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