I have an xp pro desktop that is connected to a wireless dsl network.My wife ahs a windows 7 laptop that we cant get to see the printer connected to the desktop. please help
Have you turned off Windows Firewall on the Win 7 machine? Previously, while working on a client deployment back at Launch of Win 7, we had issues with initial setup of network printers, because we had turned Windows Firewall off. The solution was to turn the Windows Firewall Service On, temporarily while we setup the printers, and then once we could print, we turned the service back off.
Also, maybe reading through this guide from MS would help too. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/sharing-files-and-printers-with-different-versions-of-windows