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Solved issue shared printer Sharp AR-M236 in Windows 8

Q: Solved issue shared printer Sharp AR-M236 in Windows 8

Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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Preferred Solution: Solved issue shared printer Sharp AR-M236 in Windows 8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I am running Windows 7 on two systems, a desktop and a laptop. I am trying to share a printer on the desktop.

I had the sharing accomplished by assigning each computer to the same workgroup.

I then took my laptop to my son's house where they have a wireless network. Next I returned to my house and when I tried to print it refused stating that the printer was offline. I did not mess with any printer settings while at my son's house just used the wireless connection to connect to the internet.

I am using ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

I hope that someone can help me.


1. I tried pinging the desktop from the laptop and the laptop from the desktop from the cmd interface. This worked fine.

1.a. The shared files showup as expected.

2. I stopped ZoneAlarm from running and then stopped Windows Firewall from running. Then I tried to print from the laptop again. Still the printer was reported offline.

3. Then I changed the workgroup names on each computer and restarted. Still the printer was reported offline.

4. The ipconfig /all for the desktop is:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GatewayDesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
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A:Solved: Windows 7 and non shared printer.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

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I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...

A:Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!

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A couple of computers will not print to the shared printer unless you go to \\<computer name>\<printer name and type in the username and password for that computer. There are other computers that do not have to do this and can print as soon as the computer is booted.

I have a local account on all of the computers with the same name, but the users login under different user names and not the account name that's on each system.

As soon as you authenticate to the computer sharing the printer, then the printer will work fine until a reboot occurs.

Why needs to be done so that the computers with the shared printer installed automatically authenticate as soon as the user logs in?

A:Shared printer issue

Are the computers having this issue running XP Home by chance?? If so this happens because XP home does not store network passwords

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I have a friend who is having trouble accessing a shared printer on her local network.

The printer is connected to one of the desktops and is shared on the network normally. All computers can access the printer, except one.

The computer that can't see the local printer is cabled directly into the LAN. However, at login, it connects to her company's domain. It can not see her local network or the printers on it. The only printers it can access are at her office.

Is there any way to make this computer see the printer on the local network?


A:shared printer issue

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OK...here's the situation. A user has an HP Deskjet 2200C Printer hooked up locally via Parallel Port. His workstation is running Windows ME. The device works fine when printing from the user's workstation. I made the printer a shared device and installed it on another workstation which is running Win2KPro. I installed it with the latest Win2K driver DLd from HPs website. Test page does not print properly. Went to printer properties and selected "additional drivers" under "Sharing" and installed the same WinME driver on the user's original box. Test page fails to print at all. Any thoughts?

A:Shared Printer Issue

Did you try to install the printer directly on the XP computer, deleting the driver from the ME computer, then adding it again by connecting the networked printer and having XP install the driver?

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Do know if you can add a shared printer (on a domain) without adding the WS to the domain in a win2k/win2k serv environment? I am trying to help someone do this but I do not know how to do it myself.

I am being told that he has a WS that is strictly for net use and he does not want the server to be associated with the WS that is used for the net. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Shared Printer Issue

Can't you just run the Add New Printer Wizard on that PC and find the wanted printer on the network? Should be a piece of cake if you are in the same Workgroup.

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Hi all...

I'm one of the techs working in a large Win Server 2003 domain. All our workstations use Windows XP.

In one location on the network, I've got a workstation with a local printer attached via USB. For some of the other workstations in that phyisical location, I want to be able to print to that printer.

I shared the printer on the workstation that has it, then installed that printer on the other workstations as a "shared network printer." All this of course had to be done as local Administrator.

However, when my users log in with their domain accounts, they can't see the shared printer that I set up using the administrator account.

A friend says that is just how it works in Windows XP, and that the only way around it is to buy a small print server box. Is he right? I would hate to do this since this situation is going to be replicated about 8 times in other locations on my network/domain.


A:Shared printer issue in domain

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I have an HP laptop running Vista home Prem. I also have a desktop with XP Home with both OS going thru wireless router. The XP desktop has a Brother HL-2040 printer. I am trying to get my laptop to print at XP, and I cannot get it to work. I am "sharing" my printer, downloaded the proper driver, turned off firewalls (temp.) on Norton. I seem to get a code of 0x800f0214. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong or not doing?


A:Vista to XP shared printer issue

The error code says something like "destination does not have applicable inf" files. iow, it can't find an .inf file that tells it how to install the printer driver. My old Epson pinters came with an XP driver, and a network program to run on the client machine to access the XP driver over the network. You might check the printer site for such a client program. Also look for a manufacturer's forum. Your chances of getting a specific printer to work are much higher where all the questions are for similar models. You may find out some specific trick or tweak.

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My desktop PC has Windows 7 64 bit and my laptop has Windows 8.1 64 bit. I have two printers connected to my desktop. I am setup for a home network and my modem and router are connected to my desktop. I have my desk top set up to share file and my printers are set up to share. Everything was working fine up until the last 2 or 3 days. When I'm on my laptop I can access my files on the desktop, but now I can't print. From my laptop it will see my printers, but when I try to print I get all kinds of message. Sometimes it says that the print spooler is not running and I know it is. Other times it will ask for a user name and pass word, but I never did use a pass word. Besides when I set up file and print sharing, I disabled using a pass word. There are about 3 different messages that I get telling me that it won't print. If I just right click on the printer icon and select "connect", I still get the messages. I re installed the latest drivers for my printers, I refreshed the print spooler in services, I ran virus scans, and system scans. I reset my router by un-connecting and re-connecting. But it still will not print. The only way I can print is to send the file to my desk top and print from there. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be going on?

A:shared printer won't print issue

I finally found the problem and was able to fix it. I discovered that Simple File Sharing had to be enabled and for some reason on my desktop it was disabled. So I went into the registry and enabled it. I have no idea how it got disabled, but that was the problem. I might drink an extra bottle of beer tonight to celebrate. I think I deserve it.
The way I changed it was to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ForceGuest and change the value from 0 to 1

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Dear Experts

I have got HP LaserJet M5035 MFP Series printer that initially was able to scan documents to shared folder on 2xDesktops (PC1 and PC2) windows 8

I upgraded PC1 (but not yet PC2) only from windows 8 to windows 10 pro and I tried to copy the same setting as it was on windows 8

Created folder on windows 10 and shared it and edited permission tab and security tab as well

I can access that shared folder on PC1 from PC2 no issue.

On the web interface of the printer when I click on : "Test Folder Access" I get the below error message :


Unable to reach ?\\VISIONDESKTOP\Kylie_Scans?. Please check the location and make corrections as needed

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Ok so I realize this Thread is supposed to be for Hardware However my Question is both a Hardware and Software related Question so here goes.

First My System Info.

Foxconn A88GMV Mobo

AMD Phenom II x2 555BE 3.2Ghz (Unlocked via Core Release) to AMD Phenom II x4 B55 3.2Ghz
Mushkin 4Gb DDR3 1333 2x 2Gb PC3 10600 Dual Channel Mode
Integrated IGP AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
300Watt HP Server Power Supply
In A Dell Dimension 2400 Mini Tower Case
Added an AMD 3200rpm CPU Fan behind the Air Scoop in the front Bezel/Face Plate
Rear System Fan is an Insanely High CFM + Pressure Generic 3200rpm 120mm Case Fan
CPU Cooler is Stock AMD AM3/AM3+ 3200rpm Heatsink Fan Combo
Optical Drive - Philips Dual Layer DVD-RAM/DVD-R/W Sata-3 5.25"
HDD1 750Gb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD2 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD3 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
PCI-1 5 Port USB 2.0 Hub Card
PCI-2 PCI to PCMCIA Adapter Card w/ Netgear RangeMax WPN-511 WiFi Card Inserted
5.25" Bay-2 is an 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Adapter Tray with Vents and 2x USB 2.0 Connected to Mobo
Bottom 2x USB 2.0 in Front Face Plate/Bezel Connected to Mobo
Currently Running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Ok Now Comes The Fun Part

So the problem that I am having is this. In the BIOS I can either set my Graphics Card to Auto-128Mb-256Mb-or-512MB Now that is fine by me However Said HyperMemory is more than enough to meat my modest needs, and when I go into Windows, Windows see's that hey you have 256Mb or 512MB etc,.. However... Read more

A:Solved: Hardware/Windows Shared Memory Issue

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It would be great if someone out there could give me some direction as to where I need to look for this problem. I am at a dead end.

We are a volunteer organization (www.access-nl.org) that uses donated equipment. We have a Windows XP Workgroups setup (10 computers), one acting as "Mainserver".

Connected to the network is a Sharp Printer/Scanner Model ARM165.

All computers can send print jobs and the jobs are successfully printed.

When we scan documents, they are supposed to arrive in a folder that is on the desktop of the "Mainserver".

However, when the scanner goes into "Sending" mode after reading the document, error CE-04 appears on the Sharp's window display. We are trying to send to a desktop folder, so I don't understand why we are getting an FTP error.

The scanner used to work until the "Mainserver" crashed a few weeks ago, and we had to replace it with a "new" donated computer. All other aspects of the network work as expected.

I have checked all the settings via the Sharp supplied Network Scanner tool. All seems to be in order, IP addresses, etc.

The attached documents show screen shots of all the settings. Because of size restrictions at this site, I split the document into 4 (D1.doc to D4.doc), a total of 13 pages of large screen shots.

I would be very grateful if someone could cast an eye on the screen shots to see if s/he can spot something wrong, or can give me a hint as to where to look ... Read more

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?


A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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I'm back. Trying to share a printer on a WIN 7 PRO PC. Was working after much help from this forum but has now quit.

My PC is a Vista Home Premium. If I click on network the WIN 7 PC shows but if I try to open it to see the printer it gives me a message; Windows cannot access \\XXXXX-PC.

If I try to add the printer it doesn't come up so I click option that the printer I want isn't listed and try to add by name \\XXXXX-PC\hp psc 1300 series I get message; Windows cannot connect to printer. Access is denied.

Any short term help as I'm trying to get a report out.

Long term I'm in the market for a print server. Must be able to handle 64 bit.


A:Solved: Shared printer

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I have three computers in a small office. One computer is directly connected to an HP OfficeJet G series all-in-one. The printer is set up as a shared printer. I logged on to each of the other computers as administrator and installed the printer, printed a test page and it worked. However, as I understand it, shared printers have to be installed by each individual log-on to the same machine. So I logged onto each computer under the name of the user log-on (we are a small library and this is our literacy office) and installed the printer. I had no problems installing the printer; I clicked on the option to browse for a printer and after a long wait (typical) the options finally came up and I was able to see and choose the printer I wanted in the list. However, when I try to print a test page, it just comes up in the printer window with a status of "deleting-printing" and nothing prints. I know the computers and the printer can see each other over the network, because if I go to the printer window on the computer that is physically connected, I can see the "deleted-printing" status. And I can print if I am logged on as administrator, so I surmise there must be a permissions problem. However, I am not finding it. I went to the printer properties and all I can check under sharing is share or do not share. Shared is chosen. I went into the securities tab and gave the specific log-ons permissions and finally I went back and gave "creator-owner" full pe... Read more

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I have a small office LAN that is running a Windows Server 2000 domain with a few XP SP2 workstations (Workstation B is located here) and a separate Workgroup (Server A is located here) for the rest of their XP SP2 PC's. Right now, I'm having trouble installing a shared printer, connected to Server A (Windows Server 2003) via USB, on the Workgroup TO Workstation B on the Domain.

From Workstation B, I can see the shared printer on Server A and can access file shares hosted there with no problem. When I right click on the shared printer from explorer and click Connect.., I get this error popup:
Error Message said:

Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help.
[OK] [Help]Click to expand...

I tried installing the printer by going through the Add Printer wizard, Network Printer, and using the IP of the server with the share name of the printer (ie. \\\HPShared) and get the exact same error message. I tested that the printer is connected and installed correctly on Server A by successfully printing a test page from the Server itself. File and Print Sharing are enabled on both computers. I can read/write on the file shares on the server from the workstation, so connectivity is not an issue.

I'm stumped on this one guys. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This office is a whole State away from me, so stuff ... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot Install Shared Printer

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Sharing a printer (HP Laser Jet 1320) on a Windows XP 32 bit PC

Now on Windows 7 64 bit PC trying to connect to that shared printer, it says it needs a driver so I say ok let's find a driver locally for it. Locate it and hit ok... gives me error...

Connect to Printer
Windows cannot connect to printer.
Tried numerous drivers and get same error. Is this a issue with connected a Windows 7 64 to Windows XP 32?

Downloading drivers straight from HP site.

A:Solved: Shared Printer Issues

have you tried installing the printer on the windows 7 PC using a USB connection - just to see it work OK

it says its compatable with windows 7 and driver not required
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/co...id=Q5927A&pf=16&pi=4&s=hp5 laserjet&os=64-bit

whats the error you get ?

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Yes, another user that can't print wirelessly!

My Canon MP530 is connected via USB to a desktop PC running XP Pro. The printer is set to share, which is confirmed by Network Magic.

My laptop, also XP Pro, connects wirelessly to a 2Wire modem. The Canon printer is shown as shared on the Laptop. The Network Magic troubleshooter reports that "This printer is available for printing from this computer."

Here's what happens when I try to print from WordPad: I get the Print dialog box showing the Canon MP530. But when I click Print, nothing happens. Same with Print Preview in WordPad.

Notepad isn't much better. In that case I get "The handle is invalid."

A test print using the Printers and Faxes folder yields "Test page failed to print."

The Printer Properties PORTS tab shows Canon MP530 on Port USB001, described as "Virtual printer port for USB." If I click on Configure Port, I get "An error occurred during port configuration. The operation is not supported."
Here are some of the things that I have already tried:

- Deleting and re-entering the share doesn't help.

- Windows Firewall off on both machines - no difference

- Anti-Virus off on both machines - no difference
Any suggestions appreciated!

A:Solved: Can't Print to Shared Printer

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This will end up being a Windows 7 Firewall question. Here's the scenario.

I have a number of users running Windows 7 Professional at a remote office. Each user has a laser printer they've connected via USB and shared. The users connect to a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server in my office. Their printers appear in their Terminal sessions, but when they print to them, the jobs 'vanish'. They never make it to their local print queues.

Now, with the Windows Firewall 'Off' on their PCs, I can see their local shares in their Terminal sessions, connect to their printer shares directly, install the drivers, and successfully print. The problem is that we want to turn their Windows Firewall back 'On'. At that point, we can't see the local shares anymore, and the installed printer and port disappear.

The Win7 Firewall seems to be set up properly, but it's obviously blocking something. What should I look for? Their systems are on a workgroup (Work/Private) and my Terminal Server is on a Domain.

A:[SOLVED] Can't Access Shared Printer...

If it was working at one time then you must have set it up correctly and I while don't know if you have this option in your OS on the host computer but, via Control Panel > under Network and Internet > Change Homegroup and sharing options and Start the Homegroup Troubleshooter may correctly configure Windows Firewall - don't know if this will have to be done on all of the computers ?

Just my bit

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I have 2 PC's running WIN98. The "local" PC has a Lexmark printer attached to LPT1:. The "remote" PC is using this printer over the network. All runs smoothly until I reboot the local PC. The remote PC will no longer access the network printer. In order to resolve, I have to access the shared printer properties on the local PC and perform the following operations: NOT SHARED-APPLY-SHARED AS-APPLY-OK. The remote PC again will recognize the printer.

A:Solved: Losing Shared Printer

I couldnt' tell you why you have a bug there. I could possibly suggest to completely uninstall the printer and then reinstall the printer again reapplying all the shared permissions again. Maybe they will stick. Otherwise it's possible you could write a small script to run at startup that will do just that process that you have been doing to correct the issue. If you prefer not to do that. I would suggest to look at upgrading the pc's to XP where the shared permisions and network connectivity is more secure and a bit more reliable.
I know upgrading may not be an option, but maybe something to consider. At this point, windows does not support windows 98 any longer. So help is quite limited.
Oh...thought of another option. You could possibly use a print server. I think Lynksys makes one that will connect an LPT connection to a network connection, which will assign and IP address and the printer will basically be a network printer. I know for a fact that HP makes a unit, but not a 100% the unit will work with a LExmark...HP's is called JetDirect.
Those are very simple to install and will elimate any shared setup but will allow you to install the same printer on both pc's using an ip address.
Good Luck...Hope that will help!

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I have my laptop & desktop both connected to the internet via a wireless router. They are both running XP home. I am currently unplugging my USB printer cable from the desktop, & plugging it into my laptop when I want to print from the laptop. I tried to network the two,but that resulted in corruption of both computers. Both slowed to a crawl & did all sorts of weird things. I used my Ghost images of both computers to restore them. I do not want to attempt networking again! If I plug a USB hub into my desktop, then connect one of the four ports to the printer. Can I then connect my laptop to one of the other four ports to allow either of the computers to use the printer? ( printer sharing enabled on both computers)

A:Solved: hardwiring for shared printer

After a lot of research, I was able to determine that hardwiring two computer into one printer is not possible with standard USB cabling or with a hub. However, A switching device is made especially for this purpose. I was able to purchase one of these on Ebay for about $25.00 complete with cables.

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I have two computers connected via a wireless router and adapter. Both computers have A Vista O.S.
The computers are connected since I can get on-line with both. I want to share my printer with the 2nd computer. I checked the share printer box on both computers and installed the printer software on the 2nd computer.
But when I try to use the printer from the second computer I get Msg "Printer off line" The printer works fine on my computer. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and/or what I have to do to use the printer on computer #2? Thank you

A:Solved: Network shared printer

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Just took over an office with a Sharp AR-M317 and no clue whatsoever how to get it hooked up to print though my Windows 10 laptop through the network. Any help with what I need to do?

A:Sharp AR-M317 Printer

From what I have seen this is a wired printer so will need connecting, drivers are available from here:

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I just got this printer from my sister, it is a Sharp AJ 5030 Printer. I have xp on my computer and she told me that I have to download the latest driver for it. I did. It Zipped the driver. When I went to install the driver, it unzipped to somewhere and I have no Idea where. what do I do? I don't even know how to get back to the zip folder to find it. I did download the original in my "download" file. I have no idea what I am doing. Please help. Maglooky

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I am looking for driver of printer model sharp 5520

A:sharp printer 5520

Service Center Support, Spare Parts & Drivers - Sharp - Australia

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A few year back, my brother in law, who is very knowledgeable, set me up so that my wife and I could share a printer. My desktop PC is wired directly to the Linksys wireless router. My wife's laptop connects wirelessly. She was able to print to my printer from her laptop until I got a new printer. I carefully followed the instructions of a knowledgeable person to set up sharing this new printer. But now, whenever my wife tries to print, my desktop PC says "Spooler App Error" or something like that.
Can anyone tell me how to correct this?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: Spooler App Error/ Shared Printer

Hi Voodoo,

First of all remove your printer driver from your Pc. after restarting the pc first create your wife's user name and password which she is using in her pc into your pc ...(through control pannel under User Account with the same password. Once you did that one later on install your printer in your pc and take a test printout from your pc... now you can print in your pc after that right click on your printer and click share button and give the sharing name once you did that you have to give the permission under security men this once once you right clikc the printer therewill be tap security click everyone and tick all under alllowfield and give ok now start your wife's pc and map that printer into her pc.. how to map your pc into her pc just type your ip address in internet explore once you enter you will get your shared items from your pc right click on you printer and click connect now your printer connected to your wife's pc now she can get a printout... let me know if ther is any problem....

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i have a network of 7 computers, all running windows XP. one of the computer has lexmark printer installed on it. i went to control panel, printers and faxes to share the printer so that printing can be down from the other computers.

my problems is, all the other computers can't access this printer and all other shared folders on this computer(the one with the printer as well).

can anyone please help me solve this problem. i would be more than greateful. thank u

A:Solved: can't print from a shared network printer

XP-Home or XP-Pro? Note that XP-Home has a limitation of 5 connections from other networked computers.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

A:Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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Hello all in the house, Pls can someone help out in this solution. I configured a wireless network for an 8 system making one wired connected directly to the wireless router port and a network printer configured on another port on the wireless router.This solution works fine until the client now bought a colored network printer and connected it to his own system via USB and later called me to provide solution for the colored printer to be able to be use by any system on the network. Pls how can i achieve this moderator.I wanted to run a network cable but he refused that he doesn't want cable, that he preferes it the way it is and still want is solution. pls help me out in this forum

A:Solved: How can a stand alone printer on a network be shared

Assuming your client is running Windows on all of the computers, you would need to enable printer sharing for the given printer on the computer with the USB attached printer. You would then add the new printer to the list of available printers and choose the option to add a printer attached to another computer on the network. You should then be able to browse to the other computer and select the printer. Depending on the printer and the version of Windows, you may need to add the correct drivers to the other computers.

The above configuration will allow other computers to use the printer as long as the computer with the attached printer is turned on and Windows is running.

If you need more specific instructions, please tell us the versions of Windows running on all of the computers and the brand and model number of the printer.

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So the SHARP printer that decided one day to quit its job and runaway to Spain with the Coffee Pot. Luckily we got them back with only one casualty (no more coffee for awhile). now in protest the printer refuses to print and I tried everything. It runs on the network and was working for everyone until that faithful day.

the steps I have tried so far was reset the printer and its host box - TCP/IP is correct and the drivers are correctly installed, it prints test pages fine, scans, copies - all that jazz. just no ones computer seems to be able to get this guy to print.

Looking forward to your assistance thank you!

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I had a problem with my HP printer not scanning via the wireless network even thought it did in the past. I could print wirelessly. The ADD/REMOVE program wouldn't allow me uninstall it came up with an installation error when trying to do so.I then went onto a HP forum to try and get help and was directed towards deleting the HP files and downloading the HP driver from scratch. Afetr manually deleting the HP folders/files and downloading the relevant full HP driver I now get an installation error when trying to install the printer. I am now at a point that the PC doesn't even recognise the printer on the network and I can't install the driver. Is this something to do with the ADD/REMOVE program not being able to uninstall properly?

A:Solved: Windows XP/Printer Issue

Trying to remove a program manually is always a bad idea. You can never find everything that needs to be removed, especially in the registry. The only thing it will accomplish, is prevent further installation of the software.

If the software is still showing inside "Add or Remove Programs" chances are you might be able to remove leftovers with the free Revo Uninstaller, but I wouldn't bet on it. Still worth a try though.

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I just recently shared the printer, but it wants a on my small home network to supply a username and pass. why? Other times it has worked fine, no asking for a pass or whatever. I have xp pro. What do I do to fix this?

A:Solved: login and password comes up for someone wanting to use the shared printer.

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Hey guys, i'm tyring to simply share a printer from an XP Desktop with a W7 64 bit. laptop, I have all the pre-requisites of same workgroup and access. But when I initially connected with it, warning said improper driver. So I went out and installed the latest drivers on both the W7 64 Bit and XP Desktop, now it says cannot connect due to error 0x000000d.. I've networked printers before in this environment, but not this time I'm STUMPED... any help is greatly appreciated as always...

A:Solved: Cannot connect to shared printer error 0x000000d

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I share a Lexmark Platinum Pro 905 printer on my home network.

I upgraded a Dell 8200 WinXPSP3 machine to a new Dell XPS 8700 with 24 GB of ram - Win 8.1 64-bit.

Both computers act as printer host by sharing the USB connected Pro 905 printer.

The old Dell 8200 ran 24/7 since 2001 - and was still functioning when I replaced it with the Dell 8700. The Dell 8700 is running the recommended 64-bit Lexmark driver and software LEXMARK_Pro900_wcr_64_en v3.2.7.3 - 02/08/2013.

All other computers on my network are Win 7 - 64-bit and are set to print to this Lexmark Pro 905 by installing the print driver by accessing the Pro 905 from the list of network printers.

The 8700 prints fine to the directly connected printer and all other networked computers can print, but with significant delay. There were no delays with the 8200 Win XP machine acting as the network print server.

I purchased Microsoft Assure and had MS remote into my machines (Win 7 and Win 8.1), but they have found nothing yet.

I am reaching out to see if a solution to this poor/slow shared network printing for Win 8.1 exists. One would expect 12 year newer hardware and software would be at least on par with the old system and Win XP.

A:Windows 8.1 Shared Printer Problem

Hi there,

I have moved this Thread to Networking forums to better assist you.

You might want to fiddle with the ethernet adapters Speed & Duplex settings from Device Managers from the problem computers. Please see image attached.

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I am having what seems to be a very common issue - Windows 7 computer unable to access a shared printer connected to an XP Home machine.

I have tried tried several of the "fixes" suggested in this forum but no luck.

Here is the configuration. I have an HP printer connected to an XP Home machine.

The printer is shared and I can access it from another desktop (XP Home) connected to the local network via a cable and a laptop (XP Professional) connected via a wireless connection.

I have another Windows 7 laptop (Lenovo X61 tablet) where I am having trouble. First, I can see the computer and printer in the networking section. When I click on the printer to access it I get an "Windows cannot connect to the printer, Access is denied"

I have gone through the procedure of installing a printer on a local port using the configuration \\hostcomputer\sharedprintername. This allowed me to install the printer and driver. The printer show up on my list of device. I can print to it from applications - it will move through the printer queue but nothing will happen on the printer.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


A:Windows 7 access to a shared printer on XP

Thanks for the reply. I checked all the settings as you suggested. The only one that was not correct was the one to use passwords and user accounts to connect.

When I use the add printer wizard it sees the printer but then gives me the access denied. See snapshot below. Also, I can see all the computer connected the network. When I click on the computer with the shared printer I can see the printer. If I click to connect I get the same error - please see snapshots.

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i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.

A:installing a shared printer on windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by techieguy

i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.

Hello techieguy, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Nice to meet you.

You could try plugging the printer into the 7 pro 32 machine and allow windows to install the driver. See if you are able to print directly. Then put the printer back on the XP machine and setup the device (the printer) again as a networked printer and check.

Question: Do all computers networked belong to the same "workgroup name" (not homegroup)?



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okay so i have 2 laptops and an XP machina on m desk wich is connected to a printer, I created a homegroup for for the 2 windows 7 laptops but windows XP couldn't join so I left the homegroup account and am now trying to conect to the shared printer of XP, any help on how to do this would be great

A:how does windows 7 connect to shared XP printer?

Quote: Originally Posted by Thijzzzzz

okay so i have 2 laptops and an XP machina on m desk wich is connected to a printer, I created a homegroup for for the 2 windows 7 laptops but windows XP couldn't join so I left the homegroup account and am now trying to conect to the shared printer of XP, any help on how to do this would be great

This tutorial on the subject should be helpful.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP

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There are drivers on the Sharp Website now for 32bit Vista, however, none are liste for the 64bit version. There is no indication that Sharp is working on them. Does anyone know if and when 64bit drivers will be available? The Sharp AL-1655CS is a print/copy/scan machine that is only 2 years old now.

A:Sharp AL-1655CS 64bit printer driver

Hi jmhvista
Welcome to the forums.
I would call Sharp and ask them. I guess they would have more accurate info than any of us?


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I got a new laptop loaded with seven. I have an older HP7150. New pc runs 64 bit, printer 32. When I plugged in printer, it loaded "sometype" of driver that said it would work. Well, it sorta does and don't and for the most part, it jams up, feeds through unprinted paper and etc. Upon further reading I found where 32 bit devices do not work with 64. So, I called HP and they provided a little free help and I took it, up to the point where they wanted $$ for there help. So, what I did find out that by going to command prompt and typing driverquery that I do not have any type of 7150 driver. By going to the HP does not offer a 64 bit driver for seven, only for vista. Hmm, thought I'd give the vista driver a whirl...and this PC is so smart, in will not unload the driver. It just comes up with a message and says something like..."it's been determined that the driver you are already using, is better than the one that you want to use". Hmm, so can somebody please tell me, where I can find an actual driver that will work, that I can download to say, my thumb drive, that I can actually locate and installed in the printer properties? Thank you

A:Solved: printer driver issue w/windows 7 pro

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Hi all,
Hoping someone out there may be able to help with the following.

I have a Canon MG8250 all in one printer/scanner. All was fine on Windows 8, but then upgraded to 8.1 a couple of weeks ago. Just got round to using the printer and scanner and the printer wouldn't work (scanner was fine). Uninstalled MP drivers and reinstalled from Canon site and all seemed fine with the printing. Alas the scanner now would not work. Did the same, uninstalled MP Navigator Ex and reinstalled from Canon site, but no fix this time. PC says "Cannot start MP Navigator Ex" and printer says "Set PC to start scanning".

Anybody know how to fix?


A:[SOLVED] All in One printer issue with Windows 8.1 update

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You are using software and drivers for Windows 8.1?

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that are shared printers on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that are pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on/print management on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually on the Windows 7 machine the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Looking in Print Management on the server the printer that does push out is on the list of printers and the that does not push out is not, even though it is listed in the list of printers under printers and faxes. This printer has added to deploy under group policy though and still does not push out to the Windows 7 machines but will to all our XP machines. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 &amp; Network Printer Issue

Are you specifically using a driver designed for Windows 7 on the Win7 machines? By default, the print server will push out the driver installed to the client when first connected, so if the driver being used is for XP or 2003, it may not work properly under Win7. That error message means "ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER", which would indicate a driver issue indeed.

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This has been bugging me for quite sometime, and the same thing happens on two separate networks, so, I'm wondering if it's just an issue I'll have to live with.

I have an HP Office Jet connected to one computer on each network (G55 on one, G85 on the other). It's shared. Everyone can print from it, HOWEVER, even with the default settings set to BLACK, each and every time a user who IS NOT using the computer that the printer is actually connected to, the print job defaults back to color and has to be manually changed each and everytime they print. Obviously, this is forgotten most often than not, resulting in an absolute waste of color ink.

A:Solved: Shared printer on network defaults to printing in color

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Hi Everyone,

I have setup a Kyocera FS-2020D KX printer on a Windows 7 x64 computer. On the Windows 7 computer the printer is connected by LPT port. Within Windows 7 the printer is set to Share so that it is available over the network to other Workgroup Computers.

On an XP computer I have added the printer by using the Add Printer dialogue. During initial setup of the printer XP stated that it would "automatically get a driver from the host computer", however it failed to do this, and as a result presented me with an additional dialogue which I used to browse for an appropriate driver file.

I am unable to print a test page from the XP computer, furthermore there is some strange behaviour when right clicking on the printer and selecting Printing Preferences. I have created a YouTube video explaining the issues at hand (please take a look):

Kyocera Driver Issue

I believe that there is a basic incompatibility between the host (Windows 7 x64) computers drivers and those of the guest (XP); more specifically I think that these are driven by the fact that the host is 64 bit and the guest is 32 bit.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue (whilst leaving the printer connected by LPT to Windows 7 x64) can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,


A:Can't print from XP to shared Windows 7 Kyocera printer

I would just try to get the matching 32 bit XP driver from Kyocera and install in manually. That's how I did it decades ago when the printer ran on a W2000 server and I had to use it from WfW Desktops

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I have a shared printer on this network, I'm trying to connect to it from another pc and it is asking me for user name and pass word for the printer on the network which I do not have. The pc I want to connect from has 2 accounts one connected but the other won't without credentials I'm not sure whats going on any help?

A:I'm Dumb. shared printer wants credentials windows 10

Try this tutor Share a printer - Windows Help

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