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Q: Find the printer

I bought a Toshiba e-Studio 2540c Digital Copier/Printer for my wireless network. My Linksys EA7400 wireless router has 2 USB ports that I can use and I have a Netgear wireless adapter also. How can I connect the printer?

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A: Find the printer

Hi edonchow, and welcome to TSG.

One way to connect the multifunction printer to the router is using an Ethernet cable. If you require a wireless connection, please tell us the exact model number and any hardware version number of your Netgear wireless adapter.

EDIT: By any chance, does your printer have the Toshiba GN-1060 Wireless LAN card installed?

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I just downloaded and installed Windows Virtual PC XP Mode to be able to run old software (Micrografx Designer) that worked on 32-bit XP.

The installation went fine, also installing Designer in the virtual machine. However, the printer is not found.


When restarting XP with the printer attached to a different port it was still not found. 
What to do?
Thank you.
(It's a standalone PC, the printer does not connect via network)


"Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now".

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I'm using Adobe Reader 10.1.4 and can't get it to see the laser printer on the network. Previous versions worked OK and Word sees it without a problem. When I try to print a document the print screen shows firstly the default printer which is an inkjet connected via USB and when I click the drop-down all the printers are there except the laser on the network which I want to use.

The printer has been deleted and re-installed several times, is shown on the printer list in the Control panel and being “ready” and works fine with other packages such as Word. I have also deleted and downloaded Acrobat several times restarting the PC in between but still it can’t find that particular printer.

As other PCs see the printer and this one used to, does anyonehave any ideas as to how I can link the two?

To try and help further it is the only printer on the wireless network and if I transfer the pdf document to another PC, it works fine.
 

A:Adobe Reader can't find printer in printer list

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Hi there everyone!

Windows 8 machine sharing printer with 8 and 7 machine.

Under Advanced sharing settins, I've enabled Network sharing in private, public/guest and all networks and disabled password protected sharing. Under printer properties, I have selected to share the printer under the share tab.

On the other machines, nothing shows up. On win 7, I chose to find the printer on the network and when I click the printer's host, I'm prompted for a network username & pass. This is in spite of the fact that I chose to disable password protected sharing is disabled under Advanced sharing settings.

Could someone help me get this figured out? I'd love to have the crew be able to use the printer.

Thanks for your time!

A:Printer sharing: can not find printer

It helps to know the manufacturer and model of the printer. For sharing the printer. You need to go into the Printer properties and select that the printer is shared. Then any computer on the network should see it. As long as the computer that it is physically connected to with a USB cord, is turned on.

You should not need to enter any username or password to connect to a printer. If you have to. Something is screwed up or the Internet Security software you are using is taking over.

I would suggest using a WIFI or Ethernet capable printer. Versus one that requires the computer it is connected to. To be on at all times.

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Hi, I have an HP printer connected and in working order on my Vistax64 and have it set up to be shared. I'm trying to find it on my Vistax32 laptop over the network but it's not showing up. I've tried using the add printer option to find a wireless or bluetooth printer and going into the printers folder by typing \\(my desktop name) and going into the printer folder but the printer is still never there.

I've tried turning off the password protected sharing option but with no difference. I also have firewalls turned off when I try searching.

Thanks a lot.

A:Printer Sharing - can't find printer

You won't find it under wireless or Blue tooth printers. First make sure the printer is shared and listed in the directory.

Second go to Start---Network---Network and Sharing Center---Make sure Printer sharing and network discovery are both turned on, on both computers. Make sure both computers are connected to a private network not public.

On the computer that the printer is connected to Click Show me all of the shared network folders on this computer. Check to see if your printer is there.

SuperXero

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"Cannot Find printer.exe" Thats the jist of whats displayed everytime I turn on my computer.

I googled it and everyone else that seems to have this problem couldn't access their control panel. At first I couldn't but I tried uninstalling and deleting some stuff and now I can. But my computer is still not right.

I've read all the rules, so here is my HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:56:32, on

10/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT

5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00

(7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.ex

e
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.ex

e
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceSe

rvice.exe
C:\Program

Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\

DevSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\Program

Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLau

ncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Ulead

Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\UpdateServi

ce\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common

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A:Cannot Find printer.exe

Please turn off (uncheck) the Wordwrap feature in Notepad, by going to Format in the menu bar. It creates the double space effect in the HJT log, and is difficult (or in this case, nearly impossible) to read.

Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan and save a Logfile'. Save the log file and post it here.

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Create an uninstall list:
Open HiJackThis
Click on the button " Open the Misc Tools section"
Click on the Box that says "Open Uninstall Manager"
Click on the button "Save list"
Copy and past the List from the notepad file into your post

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Have an HP Laserjet 6L which was workinh fine. Got a virus and cleaned it out with Norton Anivirus but printer won;t work. Get the mesage "can't find printer" when I clicl on printers. properties and test print page
 

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Hello, this is my exact same problem? Did you get an answer to your questions that solves the problem?
 

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I beguin the install procedure for Acrobat 8 Pro, and it goes well up to the point a message pops up referring that could not find the PDF's printer. If I skyp that, the installation ends, but thedistiller feature is not present

Hope someone can help me.
 

A:Can't find the PDF printer

you need to tell us more about your set up. Do you have a printer? Are all your printer drivers installed? Are you using a legit copy of adobe? Also this is not the proper forum for computer questions. Check the FAQs in the appropriate forum and also read the GUIDES forum before posing questions. Then if your question is not answered, post it in the most appropriate forum. welcome to TS.
 

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Have an HP Deskjet Cxi990 that used to work fine; Asus K8V SE Deluxe mb, W2000Pro. The printer works fine when connected to a laptop via USB, but a dialog box pops up with ' ..can't detect printer on Ltp1' sort of message. Tried different port, reloading software, troubleshooting, nada.
Anybody have any ideas?
Much appreciate the help.
 

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Hi Folks!

I am trying to install a printer over a vpn. We use a vpn to remote connect to a server (win2k server)at our main office on IP 192.168.1.1. This server runs a database that we need to be able to print from to a local printer on IP 10.0.0.150.

I had trouble getting the local machines (xp pro) to find the printer (HP 4014n) and had to install the HP network printer wizard onto each machine to get them to find it.

I can ping the printer from the local network (10.0.0.x) and i can remote onto the server and ping the computers on (10.0.0.x) however when i try to ping the printer on 10.0.0.150 it times out. I have tried running the Hp network wizard on the server but it does not find anything on 10.0.0.150.

Will the subnet mask on the printer affect this or will it see the trafic from 192.168.1.x as local because it comes over the vpn?

We currently print to an old printer that is shared via a local machine on drect connect cable however this requires the user to be logged in to share.

I have looked at writing an lmhosts file but there does not appear to be one at present and im a little dubious to create one as the vpn appears to be working fine apart from this single issue.

If anyone has any ideas that would help resolve this your help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Cannot find printer over VPN

I always set up the subnet mask as well on the network printer.
But try this: Press Start Detection button in this post: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
 

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I have two printers. One is a wireless Epson WF645. I bought this one for my wife's laptop and also have it set up through an Ethernet connection to my computer. A couple of days ago it stopped working on my computer and I kept getting a message "Can't find printer" . Now it stopped functioning on my wife's laptop for the same reason. I uninstalled it from my computer and reinstalled it and at the end of the installation the message "Can't not find printer" came up. I uninstalled it on my wife's laptop, reinstalled it only to get the same message. I know the wireless is working because my wife's laptop using wireless. The wireless light is not longer lit on the printer. Is there some way to get the printer back on wireless. I can't seem to get a response from Epson. Any assistance would be gratefully accepted,
Thank you,
mthumjdo
 

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I have a two printers installed on my home WiFi, yet when I 'search' for them neither show up, what am I doing wrong. I have a new laptop which doesn't have a DVD/CD Drive to use the printer install disc so I need to figure this out.

A:Can't Find A Printer

Huh!? You suggestion doesn't seem related to my issue. Please explain.

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I have Windows 7 installed and my printer is the Epson Photo R320. I'm not sure when it started but today I tried to print a document from the internet and nothing happened. I mean I hit print and I'm shown my printer Epson Photo R300 and then OK but nothing happens. I then tried it with Microsoft Word and still after hitting OK nothing happens. I repeated with notepad same results. I then uninstalled and reinstalled my printer. Same results. Any ideas?
 

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Ever since I upgraded my Mac G4/350 from OS 9.0 to 9.2.2,
I can't get connected to my HP LaserJet 6MP printer. Neither LaserWriter nor HPLaserJet can be selected as the PostScript printer on my "Chooser."

The printer connects via serial cord to AsanteTalk converter that plugs into an AsanteFast PCI 100MBps Fast Ethernet Adapter board installed on the G4.

Using HP driver v.8.3.1, appears to be latest available.

LJ6MP works fine on my Dell PC with parallel cord.

AsanteTalk serial/USB converter and Asante board replaced under warranty.

Have tried everything Mac, Asante, HP suggested to no avail. Any suggestions?
 

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Hello all,
I recently bought a new Lenovo ideapad for an office computer and it can't seem to register the printer here already in use (Canon MX490 series). The printer is a couple years older, but works fine on all other computer in the office. I can search for it in my control panel, but nothing ever comes up. Then I tried the "add printer using TCP/IP address" and came up with a generic match but it won't work either. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Hi,
I am trying to find the network name of my printer to put in a Printer Queue shortcut
I have tried these with no success.
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n HP6CC21747B66E
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n HP-Print-AF-Officejet Pro 251dw
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n HP47B66E
I can't find a good suggestion on how to find the printer network name for Windows 10.
Suggestions?
Thanks
Frank C

A:Find Printer network name

Is this a printer that is connected to your network with Ethernet or Wifi, or with a USB cord on that computer or another one? If it is a Network capable printer, it needs to be set with a Static IP. Then when you install the software for the printer, it will ask you how you wish to connect to it. It should appear in the setup and from there the software will install everything and then set it as the Default Printer if you are asked.

The way that you are wanting to do it, is not the proper way and you are trying to reinvent the wheel.

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i have 2 PC's and a laptop. the PC's have a printer each, and are both connected to a network, the laptop is also on this network. the laptop can see the printer on my PC1 (see above specs) but not the printer on PC2. also when i go to the "find printer" thing i get the error message "the directory service is currently unavailable". i get this message on find printer on both PC's and the laptop. any ideas what this means and how i can get rid of it?
thanks
 

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When I purchased my printer (Epson Stylus color 660) 2 years ago, I couldn't get it to work and finally a tech told me how to change to the port it was looking for. In December a virus wiped out my hard drive and I had to reinstall everything. I had the same problem with the printer but fell into how to do it by accident. Somehow, I think I told it to "install USB to parallel port driver" from my Epson CD. That's what I wrote on my cheat sheet but I didn't write how I got to that point so I could. I know I didn't have to go into bios (however you do that!). I have a scanner hooked up in the port right next to the printer port and it works in either port. I got it at the same time as the printer. I had to reinstall windows 98 when my computer said I didn't have windows any more last week. I tried going into settings, printers, device thing that one of you wrote about and changed some things but had to type in USB and it came up as an unknown device. What do I need to do to fix this? Did I mention that I am a novice?
Thanks,
mugada
 

A:Can't find port to printer Again!

I'm not clear from your post whether you are trying to connect the printer directly to the parallel port or to a USB port. In any case, the following link contains some docs that may be helpful:

http://support.epson.com/hardware/printer/inkjet/sc660_/documentation.html

Hope this helps.
 

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OK, here's the deal.

My friend had a XP desktop connected to a wireless router. He was sharing his printer that was connected to desktop. His personal laptop running xp worked fine , used the printer connected to desktop fine.

His company issued laptop running xp also connected to the internet fine, but can not find the shared printer.

He got a new desktop running vista basic. He shared the printer and his personal computer connected fine and found printer no problem.

The company laptop connected to internet fine, but can not find the shared printer. The company laptop does have a different workgroup name, since it is used at work ( a large business) but this had never been a problem before???

How can I get his company laptop to find the shared printer?

TIA
 

A:Can't find shared printer

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Hi guys, today I bought an Epson Workforce 645 multifunction printer, mainly because I wanted to take advantage of the wireless features. I have a couple of laptops in the house most new ones running Windows 7, and one older one with XP.

After setting up the printer on my main desktop computer I went through the laptops and searched for new printers, found it, downloaded drivers automatically and printed test pages not a problem, until i get to the laptop with XP.

I tried control panel, devices and printers, add printer. Then from there I went to wireless or network printer, browse, and it doesn't seem to detect the printer. Even if i try to connect by manually entering the printers IP, or the using the network command to connect through the host computer, it still tells me it cant find or connect to the printer. Am I missing something?

Prior to this I had an HP Photosmart 3110 series all in one, and I was able to connect to that one. Any help would be appreciated thanks
 

A:Can't find Wireless Printer on XP

Is the XP laptop able to see the Win7 PC? By default, XP and Win7 use different workgroup names.

Also, see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903267
 

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Two machines, both Win 7 64.
Canon MX310 USB printer plugged into Mach. #1 , and it works.
Mach # 2 can see mach #1, and look at its file structure, but can't see the printer.

Mach #2 can see the Ext HDD wired to mach #1, but not its printer.

When the issue first started , the printer was offline and no way to turn it on.
Now I can't see it.

What to do ?

A:[SOLVED] Can't Find Printer

Make sure the Canon printer is shared. It will show the Shared icon as pictured.

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Ok, I'm at a loss, probably something silly I'm overlooking but hopefully somebody can help.

I've got 3 computers on a small wireless network (one is actually wired) and I have a printer connected directly to my linksys router via Ethernet cable. One of my wirelessly connected computers refuses to find the printer. while all others find it just fine.

The problem computer is running windows XP sp2 and in My network places I can see all other computers on the network but not the printer. When I click on add a printer the workgroup will not expand to see the other computers as it does in 'my netwrok places'. When I select the URL option in put in the ip address it says it cannot find printer, name incorecct etc etc....

I can however open a web browser and log into the printer through the web browser and make changes to the printer via the web browser on the problem computer.

What am I missing? please help
 

A:Can't find networked printer

Top suspect would be a firewall, I'd disable it and see if that changes things.
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, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Windows 7 64 bit. I have a printer and I can print to it from applications but it does not show up in installed printers. Even if I add it again, it does not show up. What can I do about it? Other devices are there; just not this one.

RON
 

A:Cannot Find Installed Printer

Local i.e plugged into the back of this computer or Network connected to another computer or network print server?
 

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I am in a hotel using a wired LAN connection to access the internet. I'd like to print a document to the one printer connected to the main server. When I try to add a network printer by browsing, no printers appear. Can anyone walk me through what I need to do on my laptop and the hotel computer to be able to access the network printer? Thanks
 

A:Can't find network printer

If the printer is connected via the network, you'll need the server name and also model of the printer they have, unless you wish to print from your own printer, of which you can obviously manually set-up and install yourself.

You could also go to Control Panel > Printers > File > Add Printer > Next > A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer > Find a printer in the directory.

Nick.
 

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1. laptop A has WIN 98 SE - mshome workgroup
2. laptop B has WIN XP Pro - mshome workgroup
3. Laptop A shares printer using TCP/IP not netbui
4. laptop B can't find or see laptop A's shared printer
5. workgroup name is the same!
6. What's wrong?
 

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I looked both on the Windows7 Forums and on this forum and could not find an answer. The machine is a HP G60 Notebook PC running windows Vista 32-bit OS. The computer the printer is installed on is a Windows7 machine. She's a member of the workgroup, but we can't get the printer added. We go through the add printer steps, clicking on add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer. The search for available printers shows nothing, so we browse for the printer and we can see the correct computer that the printer is connected to, but when we select it, we are prompted for a user name and password. We type in the name of the computer it's hooked up to and the password we set up for it and get a message that the password or user name is wrong. What am I doing wrong?

A:Can't find printer on the network

Has the win7 computer shared the printer?

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i have an old 233mhz computer with a MMX processor that i am working on for someone else and it has windows xp in it and the printer port in it is bad so it has a card installed in it for the printer and xp will not find it or open the prot for the printer. i have look for drivers for the card but without a fcc# im not having much luck, does anyone know what the card is called and where i can find some drivers for it or what i can do to get the printer to work. also when you first turn on the computer i get an error message saying conflict error I/O port -378 and at the bottom of the screen it says hit f1 to cont. how do i get that off there and fix the problem. i have looked threw the bios and cant find any i/o ports. i am not that good with computers but im kinda good with them so if you have an answer for me please tell me in detail what to do. thank you for your help. James
 

A:cant find printer card

As far as the error message it's possible the port is still enabled in the bios causing it to conflict with the card. Trying going into the bios and disabling of changing the resource to get rid of the message.
 

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I have my printer connected to my D-link wireless router. The desktop is able to use the printer without problems. The laptop uses a d-link notebook adapter and is able to connect and get the internet. The laptop however is not able to print. This laptop orginally did print wirelessly thur the router but stopped. When I try to add a network printer with the add printer wizard it only finds "Microsoft Window Network". I tried to refresh the laptop network connection to allow for shared printers and files with no luck. What do I need to do to get the wizard to see the network printer?

Thanks
 

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i lost the cd, i own a vista 64 bit. hp officejet 6110 all in one

A:where can i find printer software?

A 5 second search of HP site brought up THIS for your printer.Make your choice, choose your operating system, and download what you need.

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I am the IT guy for a company and I have a user that cannot find an image that she converted to a PDF.
So she hits print and uses the PDF printer, then she gets the save as prompt. She renames the file and saved it to Documents. I assumed she saved it to her local documents folder rather than the network Documents folder. I checked all locations and it could not be found. She also tried to save it to her Desktop and to no avail could not find it. I had her restart her computer and the .pdf is still not found.

What is very odd is when I had her "reprint" the file when she saves the file she is prompted with a warning that a file with that name already exists, and we can see it on the "save as" screen that pops up. I searched her whole computer and cannot find this .pdf

I cannot figure out what is causing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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help! ive installed windows xp on my computer.ive got everything working except the printer. it keeps saying its not attached when it is. the printer didnt work on the previous version of windows either.its a brand new printer (we even bought a new one incase it was the old printer).could my usb ports be broken? if so how do i test for this? and how much time money and hassle will it be to replace them?
 

A:Help! My printer cant find ports!

Go into Device Manager and make sure the USB drivers are installed. It doesnt always happen automatically. Did you install the chipset drivers after you installed XP?
 

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We have 2 pcs, 1 runs XP home, 1 2000 pro, a Linksys WRT54GL router, Hp 6980 printer. Everything was working printing and internet access. Now, the pc with 2000 pro stopped communicating with printer. I uninstalled the printer, now I cannot reinstall the printer. Although I enter the url in the install printer set up, I keep getting this message: "could not connect to printer....." I can ping the printer and the printer's drivers are installed.Even with the Norton Internet Security, and AV disabled I cannot istall the printer. The printer works perfectly with the XP pc. Thanks, in advance.
 

A:Can Ping but 2000 cannot find printer

Well, I fixed it, but I'm not sure why. The browser could access the printer using the url. In the add printer box I listed the printer as local, not networked, and specified TCIP as the way to connect with the printer. Problem solved, but I don't understand why the network with the url specified could not find the printer. Any explanations welcome.
 

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I am using a Compaq laptop, and i have Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter attached to it.
I used to be able to connect to a Printer Brother MFC-J430W via wireless and print from it.
But recently, when I try to print from it, it says that the printer is offline. I tried restarting my laptop, wireless adapter, and the printer, I also try restarting the spooler service but the attempt was not successful. Try unchecking SNMP and the printer is online but I can't print from it. So, I decided to uninstall the printer and reinstall it again. This is where another problem occurs. When I try reinstalling it, my laptop seems to be unable to find the printer (I have entered the IP address of my Printer but the printer still can't be found). Oh, and by the way, other laptop seems to be able to print a document from that printer. So, why can't I find the printer. I can't seem to figure it out.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: I Can't Find My Wireless Printer

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I have 2 printers hooked to a desktop running Windows Vista. When I try to add a network printer to the my laptop which runs Windows XP the laptop does not find the printers. It does find the computer name of the Vista computer but when I click on that computer nothing shows up. I do have file and print sharing on and network and workgroup names are the same on both computers.

Any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong?
Thanks

darrellrx
 

A:Can't find printer on vista through network

Go to your printer properties and make sure you are sharing the printer. Even though file and print sharing turned on you have to share the drive or printer you want to use on the network.
 

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When I got a new printer, I went to my laptop and try the find printer thing when I clicked on it the window pop up and then another one that said "The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable." Please someone tell me what and how to fix this
 

A:Can't use the find printer program thing

Follow the directions that came with your new printer. Usually you have to first install the driver from the included disc or their website, then at some point you're instructed to plug the printer in with USB cable and power it up. It should then be recognized in Device Manager and show up in Control Panel/Printers, where you can set it to your default printer.
 

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Just installed a new dual core pc Vista computer in my home network. Moved the attached printer to the new computer and weeded thru the vista sharing wickets. Set up Public files on the Vista for sharing. The Vista and a slower desktop running XP are cabled to a NETGEAR router. Connected via wireless to the router are a Laptop and Desktop both running Win98 Sec ED. The vista computer shows the Public folder and the printer is fully selected as shared. The Vista can see all the other three computers and read files from their respective shared resources. The Vista prints fine. All three of the other computers can see that that Vista is on the network. Only the XP computer attempts to install and connect to the printer, but attempts to print fail. Norton and Windows Firewall both turned off. None of the three computers can see that the Vista computer has a shared resource named Public. All four computers connect to the Internet properly via the NETGEAR router. Software incompatibility problems or HW bandwidth? The new computer is seriously fast in comparison to the other computers?
 

A:Cannot find shared printer on network

See if this page offers any help: Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together
 

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Having problems with windows 7 laptop being unable to find the printer driver on the XP (SP3) desktop. The printer - canon pixma mp780 - is plugged into the desktop but the laptop can't find the driver on the desktop so keep getting Printer is Offline message.

When trying to install the printer driver on the laptop I get the message that the installation is incomplete and that it can't find the printer port.

The printer is installed on the laptop and shows as default. I can see the printer on the desktop from the laptop -the networking is fine - but I can't find the driver. I know it's there cause the printer works.

A:Windows 7 can't find printer driver on XP

Hi -

Please see if these are of any help to you -

Set up sharing - Windows 7/ XP --> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/

Windows 7/ XP printer sharing --> http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...r-sharing.html

Windows 7 Home Group sharing --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...n-my-homegroup

Microsoft TechNet forums --> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...3-28de3fbf0001

Regards . . .

jcgriff2

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Hi
I can usually solve most problems given enough time but after 4x hours work I have admitted defeat.

I need the Mac Address of my Wireless printer so I can set mac filters for our laptops and printer.

The printer is an HP F4500 all in one wireless printer.

I managed to find out how to print a configuration page but there is no ip or mac address on it.

Tried Ipconfig /all on the laptop and it only lists the ip and Mac address of the netbook.

Phoned HP twice. wasted half hour being transferred all over the place then told to check their tech help website. Nothing on their website about obtaining mac address naturally .

Checked all over the printer and there is nothing whatsoever anywhere. I'm just about to unscrew the casing and look inside the printer on the wireless card but thought I'd ask here first.
 

A:cannot find Mac address for wireless HP printer

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Hi,
I have a Toshiba laptop and just purchased a HP Photosmart wireless printer. My husband set it all up and we used it for awhile, then all of a sudden, when I went to print, I no longer saw the HP Photosmart on the list of printers to chose from. I've tried downloading the CD that came with it, but it keeps saying... Can not find printer. I have a linksys wireless connection, and i DO have a connection to the internet. WHen I go to control panel and printers, the Local Area Network has an X on it!? I'm thinking back, and maybe awhile ago, I was attempting to clean up my computer with all the software, deleting some of my son's games, etc, and may have deleted the W-LAN somewhere?! Can you help me put it back??
Thanks,
Jeannette from Jacksonville
 

A:Help, can't get laptop to find wireless printer?

Go here, and select Start detection

If this does not work then you will need to confirm your printer's IP address

If you do not know this you may need to refer to the manual, or do the following.

Press the wireless button on the printer
Then press the button that scrolls through the options
Until print configuration appears
Then print it
(the above is just an example - as I do not know your printer)

Now you can install the printer through Windows Printers

Go to Control Panel - Printers
Select add printer
Select a local printer (top one) and untick automatically detect
Next
Select create a new port
Select HP ...TCP/IP (if exists) If it doesn't exist select Standard TCP/IP
Next
Next
Printer Name: HP Photosmart
Port Name: (enter your IP address ie 192.168.0.1 <-note this is not it)
Next
And after this not sure - but it's probably: Next then Finish

Now print a test page to the new "HP Photosmart" printer, you just created

Did that work ?
 

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Ive recently got a new laptop which im connecting to my home network via wireless. The other computers are connected by cable.

Im trying to add a printer that is connected to one of the other computers on the network, and usually you can browse and it will come up on the list. However on my laptop it just comes up with Microsoft Windows Network and no printers or computers.

Any help as to how I could go to fix this would be greatly appreciated! Any questions fire away.

OLI
 

A:Find Network Printer on wireless

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I am running windows 8. One day the internet would not work. It is visible and says it is connected to the router, but can't find any server. I hooked it up directly to the modem, but it still did not work. It does the same thing with printing. It shows the printer, but won't print even when hooked up directly to the printer.

A friend reset Windows to a previous day and everything worked. Then last night when Windows updated automatically it is doing the same thing again.

Please help. I can upgrade to Windows 10 if the problem persists, but I need the internet to do that.
 

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Good day,

I have an Epson 310 printer which I cannot find with my wife's win7 64 computer. My network looks like this:

Printer found here: Modem->Asus RT-AC68W Router->USB 2.0 Printer
Wife's computer found here: Modem->Asus RT-AC68W Router->TP Link TL-SG108 switch->Wife's computer

My computer finds the printer just fine, it is located here:
Modem->Asus RT-AC68W Router->My computer via cat6

My computer automatically detected the printer via the devices and printers utility in windows. My wife's computer couldn't find it. When I tried to manually find it, I got asked a bunch of questions somebody that knows something about networks needs to answer. I am not interested in hooking up to the printer via wireless, wired only.

Any ideas? If so, please don't ask me to give you an IP address or subnet mask or some other networking jargon without telling me how to do it as well since I am an end user, not a network specialist .

A:Computer cannot find network printer

It works now, no idea why but after going running I came back to the computer and did another search. Showed up, go figure.

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I have a small office with 6 networked computers and a network printer. As of this morning we got an internet service upgrade (Uverse) and changed from a router to a switch. Everything seems to work fine...

However, one of the computers on the network can no longer see the network printer. This computer connects to the internet and other computers on the network just fine but the printer is invisible. All other computers connect to the printer without issue.

4 of the computers are XP, 2 are Win 7. The computer with the printer connection problem is XP but it doesn't seem like that should be a factor. I have tried the printer troubleshooting and uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver. The printer is invisible to this one computer.

All of this makes no sense to me. Any ideas what to look for?

A:One computer on network cannot find printer.

Can you give the printer make and model and how it is connected to the network?

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When I have a Word document opened, I go to Print in the pull-down menu and get the usual banner...when I click on the Find Printer button, I get a pop-up message that says "The Directly Service us currently unavailable."

I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat 6.0 yesterday (because it wasn't working properly -- big mistake on my part beccause I don't have a disc...yeah, it was stupid), and I'm wondering if that have something to do with it.

Can anyone tell me how to fix the directly service problem?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:can't find Directory Service (for printer)

Beginning 4.28.07 I have the same problem. A little searching has led me to believe that my computer now is trying to be a server. Could it be related to several microsoft updates I have been loading manually little by little? My computer is an older AMD Athlon 2200. I am running a wireless router for my wife's laptop. I've tried all the fixes suggested by MS help/support (cables, port, etc.) but continue to get message that compt. can't communicate. Also my printer software says can't perform that function when printer is busy.

I hope someone here may have some advice for renhb and me. I'd like for my computer to not be a server...

Thanks,
siestakey
 

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You can find your printer driver in device manager by opening the device manager then going to View/ Show Hidden Devices, and then scrolling down to Printers.

A:Find Your Printer In Device Manager

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