Printer sharing over wireless network

  Gary Wood 09:53 07 Feb 07

I am going to install a wireless access point in my small office network.

At the centre of the network is a Windows 2003 server, which as a couple of printers connected to it.

The access point is to allow staff from other branch offices to be able to access the internet when they visit my office. Ialso want them to be able to print to the printers.

Can anyone tell me if, and how, I can let them access the printers without having to give them a full logon to the network?



  STREETWORK 21:28 07 Feb 07

The most secure method is to give them a log-on. If you open the network to any person within range it would compromise your security, if anyone can access your network printers, then it can provide access to your files as well for any kiddy hacker in the area...

  Gary Wood 21:59 07 Feb 07


Thanks for this. I guess a way around having to have lots of individual logons would be to have one "guest" account for visiting staff to use.

If I create a Guest account on the server, what configuration would be needed on the individual Windows XP machines that need to connect?



  STREETWORK 22:06 07 Feb 07

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good luck

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