Not new to computers but a total novice at networking, I studied these pages and this forum for 3 weeks while I waited for my cable modem installation. After they installed the modem I networked my 2 computers to an SMC barricade router and hooked the modem to the router. EEEKS!!! Everything works, modem, file and print sharing, IM, Napster, dial-pad, and a check from a couple of security web sites supposedly show my network as “stealth” and “computer does not exist”.
So now I may be expecting too much but I want to use the HP 9100I CD-RW on computer A (mine) from Computer B (kids). I can copy files from B to a RW cd in A but I want to take it one step further and write and copy CD’s from computer B to the CD writer in computer A. My Adaptec software on computer B fails apparently because it can’t find a compatible CDRW on the local machine (B).
My purpose is to allow the kids to write their music and copy cd’s to my CD writer from their computer. These kids are awful quick with the keyboard and the mouse and I don’t want them on my computer playing with files so I’m hoping there is a way to let computer B recognize the writer in computer A.
Thanks for any suggestions,