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06-24-2007, 11:42 AM

I am setting up a wireless network for a friend. The set up is a desktop computer connected to a printer and a notebook. He has bought a wireless router/modem. What he wants to do is be able to browse the internet and print from the laptop wirelessly. The desktop connected to the printer is used for business and he doesn't want it connected to the internet for security purposes.

What I was going to do was connect the desktop to the router via ethernet and share the printer. What I need to know is how to set the router or the desktop so that the printer is shared but the desktop is not connected to the internet but the laptop can connect wirelessly.

Any help much appriciated.


06-24-2007, 06:11 PM
Depending on how good your router is, you normally have a firewall option. You can simply put a rule in the firewall to only allow outgoing and incoming traffic for the laptops ip.