Firewall/printer problem wireless

Dell Inspiron 6400
September 24, 2006 at 16:48:21
Specs: Win XP, Dual core
I've got a wireless network set up in my apartment, with the router connected to cable internet on my desktop. Up until recently, I was able to print a document from my laptop, on the printer connected to the desktop, through the wireless network.

But then I installed Trend Micro PC-Cillin anti-virus and firewall, and I can't print anymore.

I already know that the problem lies in the firewall, because when I shut it off, the printer works again.

But I don't know how to configure the firewall to allow the printer through to the network.

I'm not a complete rookie with firewalls...I know how to configure it to allow programs to connect to the internet...I just can't figure out how to allow the printer to connect to the wireless network.

Anybody know? Thanks in advance.

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September 24, 2006 at 17:04:04
Look for something in the configuration that Says File and Printer sharing. Most software firewalls disable file and printer sharing by default. You need to enable it.


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September 25, 2006 at 05:05:27
I can't seem to find that option anywhere. Anyone out there have PC-cillin on their computer who can help me with this?

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September 25, 2006 at 17:22:19
Never mind.....fixed it. Just had to switch over from the Wireless profile to the Office profile.

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September 25, 2006 at 23:19:05
You can do it by allowing port (follow the link as follows)

With regards,
S. radha

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