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Q: Solved: Can someone assist me with a networked printer problem?

Two days ago, I tried to print on my network printer and the computer showed that the printer was offline. After a few hours of working things out I was able to get the printer back online. Bascially I had to remove the printer from "devices and printers" and somehow it installed itself. I was happy, I was able to print I sat the pritner as default.

Here is the problem.

There are two computers on the network.

Computer A, which only has the network printer and Computer B which has a local printer connected to it. When I set the network printer to default on computer A, it becomes default on Computer B as well. I do not want this. I want Computer A to have the wifi printer default and computer B to have the local printer default.

But everytime I set the default on computer b to the local computer, it removes the default network printer on computer A.

What am I doing wrong? If you need any additional information, please let me know.

Thank you in advanced,


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I am running two systems, one Windows XP and on the other computer Windows 2000. The printer on the 2000 broke, so I set it up to use the printer on the XP system.

I got it working, but now on the XP system, the first time I attempt to connect to the internet (AFTER A REBOOT)I get a WORK OFFLINE box that says: No connection to the internet is currently available. To view Internet content that has been saved on your computer, click Work offline. Click try again to attempt to connect. When I click try again it connects and then anytime I click on IE after that it will connect no problem. Until the next reboot and then same thing happens.

On the 2000 system, when I boot it up I now get a sign on to windows screen, I press ok and it finishes rebooting. It wasn't giving me that screen before.

What did I change when I was installing the printer??

Thank you for your help.

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Roe727 said:

I am running two systems, one Windows XP and on the other computer Windows 2000. The printer on the 2000 broke, so I set it up to use the printer on the XP system.

I got it working, but now on the XP system, the first time I attempt to connect to the internet (AFTER A REBOOT)I get a WORK OFFLINE box that says: No connection to the internet is currently available. To view Internet content that has been saved on your computer, click Work offline. Click try again to attempt to connect. When I click try again it connects and then anytime I click on IE after that it will connect no problem. Until the next reboot and then same thing happens.

On the 2000 system, when I boot it up I now get a sign on to windows screen, I press ok and it finishes rebooting. It wasn't giving me that screen before.

What did I change when I was installing the printer??

Thank you for your help.
RoeClick to expand...

Hi Roe,

On the XP machine, if you go into Control Panel > Internet Options then click on the "Connections" tab, and then click the "Setup" button and re-configure the internet connection settings, does the problem go away?

If not, you can try this registry fix: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=4068

Look at posting 4th from the top.

But always be careful when editing the registry!

As for the Windows 2000 logon prompt; Do you get the "Press ctrl-alt-del to log on" screen?

I can only assume that it's related ... Read more

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Can someone help us? I had my pc & printer connected to ADSL broadband modem (via telephone line socket), and then a computer tech networked my laptap to my PC & printer using a wireless router,. which was somehow joined to the wireless modem.
We have now moved house, and we can't afford tech person to come so far to replicate the situation. We don't have ADSL in our new region (too remote) but we have wireless (works brilliantly too!!) using a new wireless multi-computer modem.
Hence, the PC and laptop are on wireless, ..but what of the printer in regards to the laptop??? I've asked both computers to share, the laptop says it's sharing/networking with the main, it says it's conected to printer (Canon Mp800), the network connections say all the right things. I've hooked the router in but i think I have it wrongly connected. I have the router joined to wireless modem as an extension, hoping that it will pick up the laptop signals for the printer.

Hope someone can help

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Hi and welcome. We had your post split off from the thread you posted in. It's too difficult to assist multiple users with different problems in the same thread.

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I've added a networked printer (Brother model attached via USB to an XP home computer) and I can print a test page from the printer properties page with no problem.

But when I try to print from Word or Wordpad or IE, when I click File/Print it sits there for about 2 minutes saying Connecting to Printer in the status bar, then the print dialog finally comes, and after I click Print it waits about another 2 minutes before it prints.

When I installed the printer, it said it was getting a driver from the machine that the printer is attached to, (but I'm not sure how it could since that is an XP machine).

I tried uninstalling/re-installing, did not help.

As a test, I connected the printer directly to my computer, and Vista is able to configure it and print normally without the need for a driver disk or download. But when returned to the original configuration, it still cannot print quickly over the network.

The odd thing is that this computer used to print fine to that printer via the network, but since I restored a Ghost image from 18 months ago and had to re-install the printer, it no longer prints correctly.

Any ideas?


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One of our office printers is a HP LaserJet4000. Unfortunately, the NIC card went bad on the unit, so we went out and purchased another one and plugged it in. To get it to work on the network, we have to give it a static IP. When we try to use the little control panel on the printer, we aren't able to set it because the menu software keeps resetting when attempt to put the IP address in.

To add insult to injury, any Apple computers on our network see it just fine -- although we haven't set the IP on it. I don't understand that one at all!

Does anyone know if there is some kind of computer-based way to assign the IP to the printer without using the control panel on the printer itself? Can we connect to it via an ethernet cable and then set the IP that way? We've researched the HP web site, but can't find any other way to set it besides the control panel.

Thanks in advance for any and all replies to this request for help!

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Am having a difficult time networking a new Brother HL-2040 printer with my two networked PCs.
I dual-boot Win98SE and WinXP Pro on my PC and the printer is physically connected to the Duron running WinXP Pro only. I haven't any problem printing from either machine but only while in WinXP Pro. I cannot print from my PC when using Win98SE.
In my Win98SE printer folder I have 3 printers shown installed--one of them is the Brother and the other two are the former HP722C. I cannot even click of the either of the HP printers(while hoping to remove them) without locking up the PC.
I get the message: Spool 32 caused a stack fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0187:bff7a2a1 and then some lines of more info. I cannot find a way to remove those 2 HP printers from the folder. I think that if I could, I could hopefully get on with the networking of the printer. Of course, I don't know that leaving them there creates a problem either. Anyone got an answer or something I could try. As always, TIA.

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I have 2 PC's networked together with XP. Everything is working fine.

I have 2 printers installed on the server (PC#1). On the client (PC#2) I want to map one printer to LPT1 and the otehr to LPT2. I was tried a NET USE command in the Autoexec.nt file but that doesn't seem to work. When I run a NET USE statement at a command prompt there is nothing in the settings so apparently nothing mapped.

What is the the most stable to do this?Thanks in advance.

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I had to reinstall my Win XP operating system, which presented a number of problems. Here's one I haven't been able to solve:

My wife's computer can no longer print to the networked printer on my computer. The printer is "installed" on both computers and is designated as shared on both. Printing from her machine was seamless prior to reinstalling the OS on my machine.

The network is wired, running through a Microsoft router and D-Link hub. Since she can access the Internet and the shared documents on my computer, I don't believe the problem is in the router or hub or firewall.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Good Afternoon All,
I have an interesting situation. On a 100 node network I have multiple printers with static IP’s. 1 certain printer, Marketdell, on port is not able to be printed to from only 1 user. I have deleted the printer from the PC, shut down, turned on, Added printer opened notepad and tried to print, Can’t print.
I opened up printer and faxes, double clicked on the printer and could see the empty print queue. I then opened up Marketdell Printer Properties, clicked on print test page. Received error: Test page filed to print, would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance. I ran through that and still does not work.
This user can successfully print to other printers as well as other “Dell” printers
The Marketdell printer model is a 3100CN

Thanks for all the help!

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i posted this last week, but apparently my post was deleted.

We have a computer hooked up to a network printer. When I log on as Administrator, I can print no problem. When I log in using the regular public profile(I work in a library), I cannot print. I've tried making new shortcuts, etc. but I am frustrated. Our IT doesn't really care, as this problem has been going on for quite some time.
If anyone can offer any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi! My name is Laura and I am brand new here.

My problem (or at least the one that I can mention here is that I cannot get my Windows XP to recognize my networked printer.

What I have:

-A brand new iMac (Leopard) in which I have installed Windows XP via Bootcamp.
(I should note that my previous computer was a MacBook Pro (Tiger) with the same configuration and I was able to use my printer through Windows XP.)

- A Linksys WRT54G router (for which I know the IP)

- A Xerox Phaser 6115MFP printer
(It has a static IP. I installed the print drivers in Windows.)

The printer is plugged into the router via an ethernet cable. There is another computer in the house using the printer wirelessly, without issue, so I know the printer is working and hardware configuration is correct.

The Mac side was able to find, and use, the printer with a few clicks. The Windows side won't find the printer.

I've checked Mac forums and the issue does not seem to have anything to do with the Mac or Bootcamp. I sense that this is correct as, mentioned above, I had this same configuration on a previous computer with no issues.

I am able to use the network via Windows to connect to the internet, so I know the router is working and I am connected to it.

I am not networking savvy in the least, so if you do help me, please idiot proof your instructions.

Thank you so much in advance for any and all help.

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I have an XP Home desktop with two printers (Epson inkjet and Samsung ml-2010 Laser) which both work fine as local printers. Using my Win7 laptop, I installed both as networked printers. The install wizard correctly identified both printers, and the install process went without error. Now (from the laptop) the Epson works fine, but the Samsung just gives "There was an error printing ...". I have tried reinstalling on both ends.

Strange thing is, it was working fine until I had to reinstall XP on the desktop due to hard drive crash. Now I can't make it work. Am I missing something?

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I have a home wireless network consisting of a XP pc, a Vista laptop and a new Windows 7 laptop. The two laptops are networked wirelessly. The printer is a Canon i560 that is connected via usb to the XP pc. I can print from the Vista but not from the Windows 7. The problem is that the Windows 7 is unable to find the driver even though there appears to be one on Live Update. Suggestions? I have been unable to find help on several Microsoft forums or from Canon.

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Hi I share internet with several other people in my house, and have two computers of my own connected over wifi with DHCP. My problem is that I want these two computers to share files and a printer, but I don't want the other network comps to have access to my data. I assigned them a workgroup name and everything but the other comps all show up in my network places. Is there a way to keep my info private? One of my roommates is a computer genius and I don't like the idea that he could get into my computers. Can you guys help me? By the way, I don't have access to the router. Thanks.

A:Solved: File and printer sharing with only one networked PC

With Vista and Password Protected Sharing On or with XP Pro using Advanced File Sharing set up the permissions to permit only your user account(s).

Else use a non-Windows firewall that can limit access to specified MAC Address(es) or specified computer(s).

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I seem to be having some difficulty with sharing my desktops printer with my laptop (wireless network). I can see the printer when walking through the the wizard to add it to my laptop, but half way through the wizard (on my laptop) I get the frozen hourglass and the wizrd stops responding. What am I doing wrong?

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My setup is as follows:

Two Windows XP Pro PCs
Linksys (Wireless) Router
Brother HL-5250DN Laser printer.

I also sometimes connect wirelessly with my laptop.

The issue:

Up until about two weeks ago I was able to print from Desktop PC #1 to printer. Desktop #2 has a dedicated printer via USB and doesn't access the laser printer. I tried installing Brother's printer configuration on laptop so that I can also print to the printer from the laptop. After installing Brother's configuration software I printed a test page from the laptop successfully. I then proceeded to print several PDF files from the laptop and then suddenly the printer would no longer print and the print job monitor just said "Printing - Error".

Ever since that happened, I have been unable to print from Desktop PC #1. I reinstalled the Brother software and was able to print a test page and a few print jobs. I come back to the PC later in the day and I can no longer print.

I power cycle the router and then same thing happens as above (can print test page, a few jobs and then nothing). Each time I power cycle router I can print for a few minutes, then nothing.

I went out and got a new router. Same exact thing! I configure new router. PC #1 & PC #2 can access the Internet, but PC #1 can't print (but it does see that the printer is there).

Also, occasionally the laptop can't connect to Internet. It can connect successfully to the LAN but then not to the Internet.

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A:Solved: Unable to print to networked printer

Do you have the Brother printer setup with a static IP address?

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Hi, folks. I've recently become (among other things, it's a jill-of-all-trades sort of job) the tech support for a small company running Vista Home Premium. I used to be fine with 3.1, but my experience with XP and 98 was mostly corporate networks where I was lucky to be allowed to install Firefox without going through the IT department, and I'm a Mac person by choice. Until 2 weeks ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of touching Vista with the proverbial pole, so please keep that in mind when you reply -- this is the first time I've had admin powers on a Windows machine since the 90s!

Today's most urgent problem is a printer mishap. We have two computers connected to the same HP OfficeJet 6210 printer. The printer is fine, and it's making copies and receiving faxes just as it should; the printer itself doesn't show any error messages. However, both of our computers are insisting that they can't print because there's a paper jam. They spool files into the queue and then they just sit there. I've tried canceling all the spooled documents and starting over, we've turned the printer on and off and been over it multiple times, and we can't find a paper jam anywhere except in the network's imagination. Any idea what to try next?

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Ok...Here is what I am attempting to do.

The way my appartment is set up, my laptop is connected by hardline to the internet. There is not enough room on the built in desk to accomidate my printer so it is in another room.

From my last home, I had a wireless router that my printer was connected to and I would just connect to my router wirelessly for the internet and printer.

I am unable to connect my router to the internet as it is now in a different room with the printer. What I am wanting to do is connect to the printer via my wireless but connect to the internet via the hard line.

The problem I am having is that I get a limited or no connectivity warning when I go wireless since the router is not connected to the internet. This prevents me from being able to access my printer.

Any thoughts on how I can get my printer accessable on the wireless without the router being connected to the internet? Cant seem to figure out a way to do this.

Any help would be awsome. Thanks one and all.


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I'm trying to get a laptop running Vista Home Premium to share a printer (across a wired network) with printer connected to a desktop running XP Home. Printer sharing is enabled on both computers. The laptop sees the printer, but when I try to add the printer as a netwoked printer I get an "access denied" error.

The printer works fine when connected directly to the laptop.

I can't find any place to set permissions for the printer, and if the desktop is "willing" to share the printer, why does Vista care if I use it?


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I have a Dell desktop and a dell laptop. I got a new belkin n300 F9K1002v1 Router today and now I can't print to my dell 968 aio printer from my laptop. the printer is connected to the desktop with a usb cord and was working with the old router, so everthing is shared and all that. Can you help please? thanks, Shirley
this info is from my laptop:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225874 MB, Free - 126104 MB; D: Total - 9999 MB, Free - 5832 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C, , .DHF4PF1.CN7016686601RZ.
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

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I'm sure this question has been answered before here but I couldn't find the answer in the forums, so I'll keep it as brief as possible.

OS: Windows 7

Laptop -> (wireless) -> wireless router -> (lan cable) -> printer. I can't even ping the printer from the laptop. Get "Destination Host Unreachable" error and can't figure out why? The printer is accessible (via it's internet explorer setup screen) from a desktop connected to the same router via lan cable.

I suspect the problem may be the printer settings (either the gateway which is or DNS server which is 192.168.x.x). Printer is set for AutoIP, DHCP off. Or maybe it's because the laptop IP is 172.16.x.x and printer IP is 169.254.x.x.

I don't know, I'm at a loss after many moons of internet searching.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

A:Solved: How connect laptop wirelessly to networked printer

make and model of the printer and router

you have a wireless Laptop connected to a router
you have a cabled desktop connected to the same router
and a printer cabled to the router


post an ipconfig /all from a working PC
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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I am trying to added a printer on a windows 7 machine. When i add new printer and select from the list i get this error.
Connect to Printer.
A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I have tried adjusting the Group policy setting and registry as suggested in this article. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=319939&product=winsvr2003
I can manually add the printers via the ip address of the printer, but cannot from selecting them from the available printer list.
Any suggestion to resolve this issue.


A:When trying to add a networked printer i get this error. On windows 7 Profeesional machine.__Connect to Printer.__ A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
gpupdate /force.
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\
Point and Print Restrictions >>
Prevent addition of printers
>> Disable
Prevent deletion of printers
Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers\
Allow print spooler to accept client connections
>> Enable
If the issue persists, you may also refer to the following link to troubleshoot this issue:
Does it work?
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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I have networked two computer with printers attached to each.
PC1 is “guy”, with a brother printer attached
PC2 is “Susan” with a HP 1100 attached

In the past I had no difficulty with networking the computers and have access from each computer to each of the printers.

I up graded the computer Susan and I am now having a few problems that I never had before.

After I perform the Network Setup Wizard on each of the computers (in many different methods) I am having the following problems.

First, every now and then I am getting the following message after double clicking on Entire Network then Microsoft Windows Network:

Entire Network
Not enough storage is available to process this command.

If I wait a few moments I will get the MSHOME and am allowed to click on that.
After this I do see both guy and Susan. If I double click on guy I see items pop up.
If I click on Susan I get the following message:

\\Susan is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path is not found.

Of course I can not add the printer from Susan either. Though I have had no problem adding the printer from guy to Susan. And it prints properly.

What am I doing wrong…

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration….


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Ok, I have three computers...one desktop and two laptops, all running Vista and all connected via wireless network. My problem is that I'm having trouble accessing files on those computers. What do I need to do to fix this???

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I am a student worker and I am having a problem with a small project that I'm working on.

I have a user that wants one of our computer labs to have his networked printer added into the list of available printers. The Printer is a Brother HL-5250DN, and I already have the .inf driver. I have written a script but it does not seem to work. I am replacing the printers IP address with a generic loopback for my example.

My Script:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /ia /f C:\Brother\BRHL5250\BROHLA5A.inf

I put the script and .inf driver file on the server and sent the job to a computer to test it, and it failed and I am receiving error "0X00000709". Basically the error is saying that the printer cannot be found, but this is the IP address that the faculty member supplied. Any ideas as to what I did wrong, and/or how to improve this script?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Trying to add a networked printer.

Up. Problem is still not fixed. Any help?

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I have purchased a new network printer. While waiting for delivery I downloaded the installation guide and came across this statement in the guide (see also attached JPEG)

This machine cannot be used over a wired and wireless LAN at the same time.Click to expand...

I find this statement confusing and contrary to my understanding of how a LAN works. I am therefore trying to understand what "intelligence" does the printer have to prevent operation on a wired and wireless LAN.

I would be grateful if a Forum member could correct my understanding of LAN's which is as follows:- Devices (PCs, Laptops, Printers...etc) connect either by cable or wireless to the Router. It is the function of the Router to direct the flow of data across the network irrespective of how those devices are connected. Therefore, providing that a device is installed correctly and is visible to the network, it does not matter what other devices are connected or how they are connected.

How is it possible therefore that a printer can determine how a device is connected to the Router and in the case of this printer prevent one type of connection while allowing another type of connection? In terms of my understanding of how LAN's work, that sounds like nonsense.

However, the installation diagram is very clear. In terms of the installation diagram, if (for example) you connect the printer by cable to the Router and you have a PC connected by cable, you cannot then connect a Laptop by wire... Read more

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We have and HP Laserjet 400 Pro 410dne.  Its successfully networked with one of our computers.  However, when I attempt to network it with other computers using the same settings (port name, IP, SNMP) and drivers it doesn't seem to function. 
Everything looks good until I try to print a test page and there is an unspecified error and nothing happens.  I've tried reseting the print spooler.  The printer works well with the other networked PC, as well as the one connected via usb.
Thanks for the help,

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When I go to add the UPS networked printer I go through the motions of setting up a printer. It then says I need to install the driver before going any further. It starts to add the driver and then I get this error message. "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Cannot creat a file when that file already exists." I go into my server properties and delete the driver it says already exists. I go back to add the printer and the same thing happens. The driver I had deleted reappears in the server properties driver tab. How can I get this working. I am totally able to network regular printers, why can't I do this one?

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I have several PC's at work and "most" are networked to one printer except one that will not recognize the one with the printer attached. All the other PC's were easy and all are on XP. Any ideas?

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I have a Dell laptop model 1521 using Vista home premium. It is wireless, hooked up througha linksys router to a Dell desktop computer running XP Pro.

I have an HP inkjet all-in-one printer connected to the desktop, and I would like to wirelessly share that printer with the Dell laptop. I've followed the directions on both computers to do this, but I can't get the laptop to recognize the printer.

Anyone aware of problems with the process as listed on the respective computers? I'm pretty sure I followed them correctly.



A:Networked printer

you need to set the printer connected to the desktop as shared - with a name
Assume the name you give the printer is - PrinterShared
The desktop has a computer name
control panel
computer name tab

lets assume its called Desktop

you also need print and file sharing enabled

if you then add a printer on the vista machine
then add a network printer
in the box put

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I've recently set up my two computers for networking and haven't been able to set up the printer. I have a Windows 2000 and a Windows 98. My printer is a BJC-3000 and is hooked up to the Windows 2000. Canon tells me that this printer cannot be networked. Surely, there is some other way to sent a file for printing from the Windows 98 to the qeue in the Windows 2000. Any suggestions?

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I don't know if any one can help with this, but I would appriciate it if you can. I have a remote computer that I have installed a new printer on. As far as windows programs go it prints fine. The problem is the clients log on to the server that is in another location and uses a software program called mestamed and in order for the user to be able to print from this program the printer needs to be named sunflower which it is on the local computer, but when I install the printer as a networked printer it names it sunflower on msiwdpc2 (that is the name of the local computer). So I think I need to install it on the server as a local printer not a network printer yet still make it so it links to the install on the local computer. If any one can make sense of that and help me out I would really appriciate it. Thanks

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I have an HP Laserjet 3015 connected to an XP 32 bit PC downstairs and a Win 7 64 bit PC upstairs. I cannot seem to get the Win 7 PC to find the drivers etc for the printer. I've tried downloading vista 64 bit and all other drivers for the printer but still no joy. Any ideas guys, would be most appreciated. Thanks

A:Win 7 to networked XP printer

Welcome to the land of 64-bit, where drivers are hit or miss.

I would try connecting the printer to the Windows 7 computer and see if Windows update can find some drivers for it. Once the drivers are installed (if any), then you can move the printer back to the XP machine and it should work.

EDIT: here's another thing to try (try this first):
XP to 7 Printer sharing

Good luck.

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At my work there's a room with computers for the public to use and everything is running smoothly and they are all able to print apart from one.

The problem machine recently had a corrupt windows install so I fixed that and now it's working and connected to the network/on the internet but I'm completely unable to get it to print.

It says I need to add a printer so I go to control panel and pick the printers and faxes section and to use the option for adding a printer but can't pick the existing printer that all the other computers use.

Add printer wizard - next - network printer/printer attached to another computer - browse for printers.

Here's where the problem lies - it comes up with the option of clicking Microsoft Windows Network but doesn't display the actual Network that all the computers are on, there's no add sign so I can't expand it.

If I try to press next it says 'you need to specify a valid network printer name'

I've been on another computer, looked at the settings on it for printers, found the right printer and then wrote the exact name into where you can type on the add printers screen but it doesn't like it.

I'm not sure what to do about this don't like printers or networking, not my thing at all! - any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance guys!

A:Can't add networked printer to computer?

hmm; XP vs Vista vs Win/7 ??
What OS is the printer attached to and what OS's are trying to access it?

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When I try to install a new printer across my network (3 com card, Novell Netware), I am informed that the printer is offline and that I cannot use it until it is back online. I can see the printer across the network, it installs correctly with the proper drivers (IBM 4019 laser printer). If I send a print job to the printer, the job goes into the que, but is not printed as the printer is offline.

I receive the following error message "Cannot connect to this network printer. Make sure your network is working properly and that the network share you are connected to exists."

I can browse the network without any problem, navigating to the other machines on the network and viewing files in the shared folders. I can move and copy files correctly, and the machine with the printer shows my remote machine in the network neighborhood and can move and copy files from there. The printer prints fine from the other computers on the network.

Thanks for your assistance!

A:Networked Printer Offline

Hi there. You didn't mention what operating system(s) you are using. We recently moved locations and had to reset up our XPHome network. One PC had a problem using a networked printer. Similar to you, it appeared under installed printers etc. I found this information and tried it, and now that PC can connect and print to the networked printer. FYI, the printer mentioned in this post is not the same as the one we have installed. Here is the post that helped me:

Another approach to edwinbrains solution would be to click:
start -> run and put in:
\\computername and hit <Enter> (without the printer name)

If your PC can see the other machine and recognize it by PC name, it should bring up a window that shows the available "shares" on the other PC. From there, you SHOULD be able to see the shared printer. Right-Click on it and click "connect".

This approach helps narrow down where the issue might be somewhat:

- If you type the \\computername and you can't connect, then you are having a problem seeig the other machine in general.
- If you can connect to the other machine but do not see the printer listed in the avilable shares, then there is an issue with the sharing of the printer.

Same idea, just a little different approach... Hope it helps...

Credit to: mashRinx at Dev Shed Forums.


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Hi i have a HP printer connected to a computer running 2000 pro. I can't get it to print from an XP pro machine through a network when i use the disc is says a "serious error" has occured and shuts down.

The XP pro machine can print to other printers which are locally connected to 2000 pro machines just not this one.

Thank You,

A:Networked Printer 2000/XP

when I have had trouble with the printers with XP or 2000 it is the printer driver, go to www.hp.com and download the right driver for each machine or if it is located on the server just update the drivers there.

Hope this helps

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My Win7 computer is part of a home network that also has an XP machine. (Win7 Home Premium, 64 bit, SP 1; XP Home Edition 2002, SP 3). I want to print from the Win7 machine to a printer connected to the XP machine (an HP DeskJet 832C, with sharing enabled). This used to work fine when I had two XP machines, but doesn't now that one's been replaced with a Win7 machine.

The Win7 machine prints properly on a printer connected directly to it, and the XP machine has no trouble printing on the HP, so each computer does have the proper driver for the printer that's connected to it. The Win7 "Devices and Printers" list includes the HP printer, which suggests that the Win7 machine can see it. The "Additional drivers" button under "Sharing" on the HP's Printer Properties is grayed out, which I thought meant that the Win7 machine has a driver for this printer. Print Preferences look the way I expect them to for this printer, which also led me to think that the Win7 machine has the correct driver.

But -- I get a print error when I attempt to print on it from the Win7 machine. The document appears to spool properly from the Win7 machine, but the HP printer doesn't show any sign that it's been contacted or is trying to print. The document doesn't show up on the HP's print list on the XP computer (Settings / Printers and Faxes / etc...) and the printer's operating lights don't flash.

Win7's Troubleshooter suggested that I make the HP the Win7 machine's de... Read more

A:can see networked XP printer but can't print

Have you actually installed the printer on the 7 PC.

7 looks at the whole network and adds things all by itself but that does not mean they are installed on the 7 PC.

Best is to go to the HP site, see if they have a win 7 driver for that printer, download it and run it to install the printer.

I have a HP B9180 printer connected to my Win 7 PC by USB. Before I installed the drivers for that printer it showed up in Printers and devices. But I couldn't print to it. No driver was installed.

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I just installed 7 and am trying to get all my stuff up and running. One thing still missing, is a NEC P30 that's connected to my 2003 Server and shared. Windows Update won't find any drivers, how could I go about to use that printer (though it's just an old dot matrix printer, I badly need it )


A:networked NEC P30 dot matrix printer

try installing the windows xp drivers for it manually.

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Hi, I have two computers, both running vista business edition. The desktop has the Lexmark x1150 directly connected to it and prints ok. It is connected diretly to a router.

The laptop is wirelessly connected to the router, and I can file share between the two systems. On the laptop, I can see the printer in the desktop/sharedfolder/printers.

I have enabled print sharing on both systems.

When I try to connect to the printer from the laptop in the \\desktop\printers\lexmark by right clicking on it and selecting connect I get the following error:
"Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000000d)."

Similarly by adding printer from an open document and printing I get the same error.

Can anyone help me with this please?


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I'm having problems trying to setup a fax/printer on my network. It works fine as a printer but I want to send faxes from my pc. Is there a way to do this? I want to be able to send emails from outlook as a fax. I would really appreciate any help and guidance on this matter. Thanks in advance.

A:How can I send a fax through a networked fax printer?

If faxes cannot be sent its not a big deal, more important is receiving a fax on my pc from my fax machine (Panafax)

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My PC is dual booted as described in my signature below.
I cannot print to the new Brother HL2040 printer physically attached to the other PC(Duron) from Win98SE. I can print to it from WinXP. File and print sharing is ticked in Network Neighborhood in Win98SE.
Prior to installing WinXP, I did not have any problems printing to the formerly used HP 722C printer from Win98.
While booted to Win98SE (on my PC) I can ping the Duron and I can ping my PC. When I am booted to WinXP, I can ping the Duron but I cannot ping my PC.
On the Duron PC, I can ping my PC's IP but cannot ping the Duron's IP. I don't know if any of this presents a problem or not---I only know that I can print using WinXP but can't print when using Win98SE. Any solution from any one? Will appreciate all input. As always, TIA.

A:Cannot share my networked printer

^BUMP^ because others are getting replies and my thread may just need to be moved up the "ladder". Is it possible that the Brother HL2040 cannot be networked using Win98SE? Anyone with experience in networking Brother printers out there? Maybe a brother requires special attention. I have to ask that because I don't know the answer.
Again, TIA.

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I have 2 Vista Home Premium PC's. I've added a networked HP PSC 750 printer to both - it's actually connected to an XP Home PC. No prints from Vista ever appear - not even the test page. They show up in the local spooler window but not on the 'print server'. No error messsage are shown but the other odd thing is that the 'Printing Preferences' window (on the Vista PC's) just shows for fraction of a second and then disppears.

I dont' seem to be able to update the drivers - the HP website says that they are already installed under Vista and there is nothing I can download.


A:Printing to HP networked printer

Are you sharing the printer out from the XP machine, or is the printer physically attached to the network directly? I have 2 printers attached directly to the network, and in Vista, I have to add, not a *network* printer, but a local printer with a new port, changing it from :LPT1 to TCP/IP, entering the IP address of the printers - from there it is a matter of Vista searching for the printers, finding them, and setting them up on its own.

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I am having a great deal of difficulty getting my two networked laptops to work with a HP7280 photosmart all in one printer. My wifes laptop says the print spooler is not running when it says it is in the services area.

My laptop did just come back from being re-built by Dell and it works fine, logs onto the network and gets e-mail and seems to have full functionality, just can't find the printer on the network. I have gone round and round with these two laptops ever since we got the HP printer, uninstalling, reinstalling, updating drivers etc. and I have been able to get the things working in the past but am at a standstill now.

A:Networked printer problems

Look for the print network configuration page on you&#8217;re printer and press OK. Check the IP address of the printer. Now go to Printers & Faxes, right click the printer and select properties. click on ports and check the port that has a check mark on it. If the port is not using the exact IP address, click on, configure port, change the IP address with the IP address on the configuration page. Click apply and click OK and try the printer again.

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If this is in the wrong forum, please feel free to move it. (I tried searching the forums with no luck.)

Daughter got a new Vista laptop for Christmas, want to print to the printer on the XP machine. Three other computers already print there (2 XP and 1 98). The Vista machine, however, won't. The XP machine is already set up to share the printer (obviously), and I have tried the "set up a local port" option so popular among those who have had this problem. I have downloaded and installed Vista drivers from Lexmark and have tried using only the XP drivers. (I have done the same on the XP machine - the Vista drivers stopped all printing.) I'm probably missing some little permission somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Suggestions?

A:Vista to an XP networked printer

No replies? C'mon folks, I know someone else out there has had this issue!

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Computer #1 - Dual boots with XP Pro SP3 and Windows 7 RC1 7100 with Konica Monolta 2400W printer attached via USB and shared.

Computer #2 - Windows XP Pro SP3.

Computer #2 Sucessfully installed networked printer and prints normally when Computer #1 is booted to XP. When computer #1 is booted to Windows 7 it automatically detects and installs networked printer once network was correctly setup but gets error message when trying to print.

A:Still not able to print on networked printer

You need to have those printer drivers installed on the Windows 7 machine if you want to print from it. It see's the network printer but without the correct drivers installed it won't print.

If they don't make printer drivers for your printer and Windows 7 you are out of luck.

Of course you can always use the network folders to slide the document over to the XP machine and print from there.

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I have 2 machines running WinME on a network. The printer on machine "A" (HP LaserJet 4L) is working fine on machine A, and I used to be able to print to it from machine "B", but since I installed a router, I can't connect to the printer from B anymore. Printer and file sharing is checked on both machines and the printer itself is shared. When I delete the "offline" printer from machine B and reinstall it, I get a message saying "this printer is currently offline. You can install the printer now but you can't use it until it's online again." But it's not offline.

Got any ideas?

A:Can't locate networked printer

Just a shot in the dark as I had a similar problem once and this fixed it:

Turn system "A" and printer on and let boot, then turn on system "B". See if system B can print to printer then.

My problem was that I did the reverse and it gave me the same error message.

Hope that helps!

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