Is there a way to re"query" the network for new resources, so I don't have to re-boot?

Question

I have a home network consisting of three computers, each connected to ports of a Netgear 4-port router on a cable modem. I sometimes want to print to one pf the other printers tied to another computer. If that computer was not turned on when I started up, my computer doesn't recognize that that printer is there. I must start the distant computer, then re-boot mine to "find" the distant printer. Is there a way to re"query" the network for new resources, so I don't have to re-boot? Thanks! Frank

Answer

This question was answered on April 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

No, there is no way to "query" the network for new resouces, however, you still should not have to reboot your computer After you have turned on the computer attached to the printer, then you should be able to REFRESH your screen in My Network Places.

Then the other issue may your initial protocol set up If the router you have does not accommodate a print server, then you may want to consider changing your router

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 15, 2004