** Reply to message from "Ed Durrant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:08:01 +1000
> Cliff Scott wrote:
> >> Yes, that's easy. You should be able to browse for a network printer
> >> from the Add Printer Wizard (I *hate* those dumb "wizard" things which
> >> M$ pushes). If that doesn't work, try entering the explicit share name,
> >> e.g., \\COMPUTER\PRINTER . You should be able to get to it. Make sure
> >> that the blasted Windows firewall on the host (the machine hosting the
> >> printer) is either off or allowing connections to its shares (no, the
> >> firewall isn't always modified upon enabling a shared resource...don't ask).
> > Tried and no connection to the printer. The local peer network is on a
> > different net than the DHCP in VBox gives. Trying to give the VBox a fixed IP
> > doesn't work either. I'm using the Nat network access since the other driver
> > messes up networking on the host computer. The Vbox machine says it can't
> > access the peer network which I understand since Netbeui isn't loaded. Ideas?
> Hi Cliff,
> That's correct NetBeui wont traverse IP networks only IP and IPX
> (Netware) will. You need to go to IP printing (LPD). To do that at the
> printer end, you need a printer with a network card set to IP printing
> or a printer server box (HP, Linksys, Belkin etc) that connects on one
> side to the printer and the other side to the Ethernet cable.
> I think you said the printer in question is connected to your wife's
> Windoze PC ? Windoze itself (AFAIK) doesn't support acting as an IP
> print server, however I am sure there will be third party software that
> will allow it.
> Just another thought (but it can be tricky to get working) - if you
> use TCPBEUI (Netbios over IP) from the eCS virtual machine and set up
> static mapping of the LMHOSTS file on the windows box and in the names
> list in MPTS - Netbios over IP settings (can't remember what the file is
> it writes) you "may" be able to get communication between the virtualized
> eCS machine and the Windoze PC on the external network.
Interesting ideas. BTW, I am using eCS as the host and W2K is running in
Vbox. I was hoping that the two W2K machines would talk together. I can
access the shared printer in eCS just fine, but it is probably working via