Did you add a Canon 2355 vista compatible Driver to the Laptop?
Also, in laptop>Start>Network>Network and Sharing>Add Network device>Browse
to XP's Printer?>follow instructions to add it.
Have a read below as well.
Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
Permissions/Share info is there as well.
If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall (or LAN allowed, depending on how their
Exceptions are worded in their Firewall)
1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
In Vista Network and Sharing:
Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
File Sharing: ON
Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista Public Folder is the same as XP Shared
Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords (passwords can be different) on ALL computers in your Network) If
you have it ON, you will be asked for a username and password when you try to
access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista computer.
Also, run the XP Home or Small Office Network File and Printer Sharing
Wizard to include Vista in your ewNetwork, even if you had an XP Network
set up prior to adding a Vista computer to it(redoing the Wizard seems to
work for XP machines!).
In y Network Places et up a Home or Small Office Network
OR under Accessori>s > Communicatio>s > Network Setup Wiza>d > Allow File
and Printer Sharing.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> I have an XP main computer with a a Canon 2355 printer attached. >
> belkin wireless router is attached and I run a vista laptop fro>
> another room. The wireless network works well and I can access the X>
> PC from the laptop and access the internet. The Canon printer i>
> shared and showing up on the laptop as shared and as the defaul>
> printer. However I cannot print to the Canon from the laptop. Nothin>
> shows in the print queue on the XP PC but eventually shows an error o>
> the laptop. Any help will be grateful>