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Niso Levitas · 08-03-2002 · Category: Guides

How to Find and Connect Shared Folders and Printer


File or Folder Sharing

  1. Click on my network places in My Computer.

  2. Click on Entire Network. and click on Windows Microsoft Network.

  3. Click on the Workgroup name.

  4. Click on the Computer name you like to connect.

  5. If you just want to see that folder temporarily. You may click on it. If you will use that share often right click on it and choose Map Network Drive.

  6. You will assign a drive name for that share now. If you want to see that share after you restart your computer, check "Reconnect at Logon" Box. Click OK.

  7. When you click on My computer, you can click on the assigned drive name and connect to that share anytime.

Search and Find

  1. If you want to look for a specific computer. Click on search in Start Menu.

  2. On the left side of the search area, over the puppy , click on computers or people.

  3. Click - a computer on the network - over the puppy.

  4. Type the computer name you are looking for and click on search.

  5. Click on the found computer.

Configuring The Network Printer

  1. Find the computer which the printer you need to use is connected by above methods.

  2. Double click on the computer. Double click on the printer. If it can't find the driver, it will ask for the driver. You may choose it from default printers of XP or provide the driver.
  3. You can see in Control Panel - Printers that your printer is installed.

File or Folder Sharing

  1. For direct access click on Network Neighborhood.
  2. Click on Entire Network.

  3. Click on the Workgroup name.

  4. Click on the Computer name you like to connect.

  5. If you just want to see that folder temporarily. You may click on it. If you will use that share often right click on it and choose Map Network Drive.

  6. You will assign a drive name for that share now. If you want to see that share after you restart your computer, check "Reconnect at Logon" Box. Click OK.

  7. When you click on My computer, you can click on the assigned drive name and connect to that share anytime.

Search and Find

  1. If you want to look for a specific computer. Click on Find-Computer in Start Menu.

  2. Type the name of the computer you are looking for and click on Find now.

  3. When it found it, click on the computer name.

Configuring The Network Printer

  1. Find the computer which the printer you need to use is connected by above methods. Right click on the shared printer and choose install.

  2. Standard Printer installation will start.

  3. After installation you may see that among your installed printers.

Contents

  1. Basic Network Setup for Windows XP
  2. How to Find and Connect Shared Folders and Printer
  3. Preparing Dial-up Connections for Windows XP
  4. Preparing your Ethernet/Router Connection for Windows XP