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04-12-2001, 09:34 PM
I just installed two NIC cards and connected two computers with a crossover cable. I can access all the files and drives etc on both computers, can print but cannot figure a way to use a CD RW and scanner on connected to one of the computers (Micron 800 AMD Duron with Windows ME the other computer is a Micron 266 Millenia with W98 se) Is it is possible to do and how? I have found answers to all my other questions and problems on this BB, I hope there is an answer to this one. Thanks
04-12-2001, 11:49 PM
I'm new to the networking field, but I will throw my snowballs in this fire...It could have something to do with the diff between the unforgivingness of Win ME. Quite possibly you have to go into the properties of the CDRW and the scanner to enable sharing as you can with files. Hang in there...we have some networking gurus that volunteer as well. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
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04-14-2001, 01:27 AM
when you say "use a cd-rw".. how do you mean ??
with your scanner you make scaned files available from the pc that has the scanner to the one that doesn't. The machine the scanner is physically attached- to is the one you use to do- the scanning, you can use whatever you have scanned by accessing the file or folder in question viathe same way you access any other file.
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04-14-2001, 09:21 AM
Sea is right.
It will depend on the drivers loaded on the client computers. Remember that with a network device the driver at the client box must be able to choose between a locally installed device or a networked device. ( if you have installed any networked printer you'll see the option as to whither the printer is attached to a local port or is located on the network.)
You shouild be able to access the CR-RW as if it were a regular CD-ROM from the client box, but you proably won't be able to burn any CDs from the client.
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04-14-2001, 09:22 AM
I guess I am splitting hairs when I say I want to use/access the scanner/CD RW from the remote machine while someone else ( one of 4 teenage children)is on the machine that is physically connected to these peripherials. I found a dandy little program called VNC (Virtual Network Computing) that allows me to actually mirror my other computer on the remote machine
but I am still playing with it to see how it works. You are right, the machines are in the same room and I can scan and burn CD's using the shared files from either machine, I should be happy with that. I am learning too about networking and wanted to know the limitiations and capabilities of the network. Thanks
04-14-2001, 06:54 PM
a question similiar to this was asked just recently here, and I was about as confused then as I am now. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif
I fail to see what the big deal is on this.
In order to actually use- a scanner or cd-rw.. you have to physically touch it!!
you still need to put whatever you want scanned INTO the SCANNER, you STILL need to PUT the CD - into the bloody CD -RW.
and then you simply share the files wherever...
you can share desktops like in the link you provided with MANY different apps.. even Windows Netmeeting.
why not have all the things like scanners, cams,etc- connected to the one machine that YOU use (or whoever needs the scanner most) and you can admin the others and- the kids. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
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[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 04-14-2001).]
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