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I have a Belkin wireless router and all devices including my laptop can connect to the internet. However I can't get my laptop running on Windows XP to connect to my printer through my PC running on Windows Vista. I read all the posts but nothing works. I get an error message on my laptop saying 'The name of my network' doesn't give me permission. How do I change this?

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Can you ping your PC from your laptop? Can you connect to a file share on your PC from your laptop? –  Dave Webb Oct 23 '09 at 16:04
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In Vistas "Network Sharing Center" there are specific options for file sharing, password protected file sharing and printer sharing. Look for the "Password protected sharing" under " Sharing and Discovery" and turn it off.

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I'd run into this like twice because I'm so XP-user, and when I updated to vista, could not share anything until I found this option. It's weird that vista and 7 don't let you share those even if you select HOME NETWORK as your network location. Great Answer –  josecortesp Dec 11 '09 at 3:30
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What about your AV protection - I know (becasuse I worked there) Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 blocks printer sharing, or any kind of network sharing by default.

Although Adam's answer seems like the solution in this case.

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