A few steps forward, and one or two back.
I installed the Epson Network and driver package on both machines. It didn't seem to make any difference.
I then disconnected the internet cable from the router and switched off the firewall on both machines. No change.
I checked again, using the Network Wizard, everything ok.
I used Microsoft's Network Troubleshooter and disovered that the workgroup name (in the Computer Name tab) was not what I had entered and was displayed in the Network Wizard.
After changing it, I was able to see both computers through My Nertwork Places/"View workgroup computers", and from each computer was able to see the files with sharing enabled on the other one.
Remembering that my printer is on a USB port on the Upstairs computer, I tried to print a document from the Downstairs one. The expected windows were displayed, but, on clicking Print, the printer window's progress bar filled up very quickly and I found that the file had not been printed.
I forget the exact sequence of the next one or two steps (having found this whole matter so frustrating, I have had a bit of a rest from it).
Next time I looked, although both computers were still shown in "View workgroup computers", I was unable to see anything on the Upstairs one from the Downstairs. I was presented with the message " \\Home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access denied".
Well, I am the administrator, and he doesn't know !!
I had had quite enough again, thank you, so shut both machines off again.
This evening, I fired them back up.
I was able, from the Upstairs computer, to modify a file on the downstairs one, and tell the downstairs one to print a jpg file, which it did.
Going downstairs again I was unable to see anything on this (the Upstairs one) from it again and was presented with that same message.
Anyone got any ideas?
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