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Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

Q: Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

I am using DELL AIO 926 Printer. When running 2 XP computers I was able to share the printer. Now, I have to unplug the USB and put it in the computer I am printing from. How can I get it to work wihtout changing the usb locations.

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A: Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

Go through the following steps
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

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Hi!

I'm so confused. I have two computers hooked up through a router and I want to share a printer that is connected to one. They are running Windows XP. I have set up the computer to be "shared" and know it's done because the hand is shown under the printer. However, when I try to find it on the other computer through the network, can't locate it.

Do I not have the network set up properly or I'm not finding the printer in the right place.?

Please help

Nancy
 

A:Sharing printer on Windows XP with a computer running XP

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Halp!

Having troubles setting this up.

Windows 7 computer working fine - printer working fine (it's a canon ip5200). On Windows XP machine (SP3), I am trying to access the printer. I've tried this a couple of ways and it fails every time.

1) Drill down to printer via the Add Printer searchj for a network printer action. This eventually will ask me to point to an INF file that I don't have (unpacking Canon's printer driver installer to get to the 'ip5200.inf' file will eventually get me a 'Invalid printer file' error even though I can see that the inf file looks like an inf file.

2) Try to add it as a local printer, pointing to the network path (\\network\printer). That installs OK, but it doesn't work.

3) Try to install a network printer giving it a network path. See #1.

What in the heck am I doing wrong? I cannot get Windows7 to add the Windows XP drivers to it's list so I can install it via the network.

Halp!!

A:Sharing printer on Win7 (x64) with Windows XP computer

Rebooted windowx xp computer after uninstalling it and tried method #2 and it worked fine! Dunno what went wrong!

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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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What would be my best way to connect 2 computers and share a printer?
NO ROUTER or Modem!!!

Michael
 

A:computer to computer sharing a printer

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i have HP 1020 Laser printer installed on Win 7 computer and i want to share this printer with XP computer, when i goto XP computer and try to add network printer, it can see the Win 7 computer but not the HP printer attached to Win 7 computer.......

the printer is shared on Win 7 machine

thanx in advance

A:sharing printer with xp computer

Here your go: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek

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Well here is my issue I have a XP computer that is hooked up with the Printer but I have it set it for to be shared already. When I go to "ADD PRINTER" and i hit the button saying "ADD NETWORK, WIRELESS, BLUETOOTH PRINTER" it searches and searches but it nevers finds it but when I had vista I had no issues finding it. We are on the same network and workgroup. I am connected by wireless and the XP computer is connect via wired. What can be causing this because I am completely stumped about this because I am trying to figure out how to print stuff though a network printer. Another thing is I can not find any other computer on the network tab. Someone please help me out.

A:sharing printer from a XP computer

First of all please check and make sure that in the properties of both of your network cards on both PCs have a check in Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Then determine the IP address of the XP machine and attempt to ping that IP address from the Win7 machine. If that is successful then determine the name of the XP machine and attempt to ping that name from the Win7 machine. Let us know the results

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I recently converted my Windows 2000 (SP 3 installed everywhere). peer network to a Server-client network, with Active Directory.. Now I cannot access any drive shares or printer shares, except for the drive shares on the win 2k Server.

Even as the Domain Admin, when I try to access any of the shares from any other computer I get a message saying " \\(machine name) not available, Logon faliure. The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

So what is this pointing to? I thought I had opened up all permissions and security to all machines...
thanks
 

A:computer and printer sharing in AD.

Have you joined all of the windows 2000 computers to the domain?

Do you have TCP/Ip installed on all of the machines and configured properly?

Are all of the computers showing up in the server's DNS registry?

Can you get to the computer's shares using thier IP address? EX. "\\192.168.0.1\C$" logged in as the administrator?
 

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I have add printers before on networks but for some reason can't see this one, here is the setup and problem

DSL--MODEM>Wireless Linksys Router? 1st computer dell dedktop windows xp sp2 home it wired to router no problem works great. Printer hooked to desktop works great.

2nd computer is a dell Laptop windows xp sp2 home with wireless card and connects to the network just fine.

They have a new printer a HP Officejedt Pro L7500 all in one printer, scanner, copier, and fax. ON the laptop I go to control panel and printers and then add a printer and go through where it tells to check for network printer and I do and it shows the computers but not the printer, I look on the desktop for the share name and it was HPOffice so I even typed that in on the laptop but still can't see it.

I have a network setup just like my buddy modem>wireless router>2 desktops and a laptop. MY printer is hooked to the first computer which is aldo wired to the router and on my lap top (which is the same as his a DELL Inspiron I did the add printer and it saw my printer and added it right away.

On my buddies I shared the printer from the desktop computer and did the same thing on his laptop as I did mine but it just doesn't see his. Can someone tell my what I am doing wrong. I even ran the add a home network on the desktop then the laptop and that didn't help it just isn't picking up the printer. I tried to run the disc for the printer on the laptop but only get a l... Read more

A:Solved: 2 windows XP SP2 Home-Router-Printer-Can't add printer on 2nd computer

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I have a small network connected via a router.
I have 2 printers connected to a computer running on windows 7.
i want to share it with a computer running XP on the network.
Can this be done??
PS:-
i am not that educated in networking so you will have to break it down for me.

A:Sharing a printer connected to a computer

Have a look at post #3 in this thread: Networking from Printer attached to Win XP PC to Win 7

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I have win2000 OS and LAN connection . I want a clear suggestions or instructions which I would be able to set up and able to print my document document from one computer to others. Awaiting for earliest reply.
Thanks
SAjid Zaman
 

A:Sharing printer in multiple computer

Well.


can 1 computer talk to the other computer(meaning can they share files between them)

if yes then install printer locally on computer.
Go to start>settings>control panel>printers & fax.

right click the printer. click on "sharing"
enable sharing and give the printer a simple name preferably with no spaces. apply settings and exit.

on the remote computer go to start>settings>control panel>printers & fax. choose add a printer. follow directions to install networked printer.
 

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I need help to connect my laptop to the printer connect to my main PC, the laptop works by been connected to a wireless router and the PC. What I want to do is to connect to the printer through the PC, but how do i do it?

PC running XP Professional
Laptop running Vista Premium
PC is not wireless but connect to a wireless router so my laptop is wireless

How do i do it?

Create a workgroup in XP PC

Matching Workgroup names to Vista and all other associated names

I know im asking a lot but I dont want to screw the job up please help urgent
 

A:XP Computer Printer Sharing to Vista Laptop

Here's one of many articles:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
 

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Troubleshoot: Part2, XP File & Printer Sharing, Computer missing? Chk Browser Service


TROUBLESHOOT: Part2, XP File and Printer Sharing
Computers Not Found? Diagnose Computer Browser Service​
File and Printer Sharing between Windows computers requires you properly select and configure a ?mix-and-match? set of Windows components and options. For brevity, this guide refers to File and Printer Sharing as F&PS

Network visibility and access errors are indicative of underlying problems in F&PS Visibility. You can?t find all Windows Network devices under My Network Places
Access. Access/privilege errors occur when you open a workstation or workgroup you should have access to​This guide helps find and fix most causes behind Visibility and Access errors. The settings suggested are fairly generic and support most users. Once errors are fixed, you can further modify these settings as meet your needs
The system details / instructions herein are specific to XP Pro and XP Home running SP2 or SP3. For other versions, you can still gain an understanding of ?things to look for? but can?t use these instructions to fix other versions​This guide is divided into 3 parts


Part 1, ?Troubleshoot: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers not found? Check your basic configuration? focuses on common problems and F&PS configuration issues which cause visibility errors.
Part 2, (this document) focuses on Computer Browser Service and how it ma... Read more

A:Troubleshooting: XP File & Printer Sharing, Computer missing?

I've mentioned this prior, but you have a lot of info

Master browser can be done in the services.msc

Master Browsers
Computer Browser Started enabled set to auto
Network Connections Started enabled set to auto

None Master PCs
Computer Browser disabled no started
Network Connections enabled and started

Browstat - status command is what most user can use
 

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Ok I had to put windows 2000 on my moms PC, which is part of a network, and now EVERY computer on the Network sees an "Internet Gateway". WHY???? The only computer that can see shared files is my moms with the windows 2000. theres 3 more computers all running windows xp. how do i fix this? File sharing is now available, but I myself believe the internet is being slowed down. THe Internet gateway that windows XP is picking up is reading 8.0 mbps. My connection has gotten as high as like almost 2, but it should not read that.
 

A:Solved: No more windows file sharing after windows 2000 computer networked!?

..bump..
 

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There is a shared printer on my wife's Windows 7 computer (HP7250). When both computers were XP, I had no trouble accessing them with all my accounts on my computer. 3 years ago I upgraded both computers to Windows 7. Same thing, no problem accessing the shared printer on all my accounts. Now I got a new Windows 8 computer and the only account that can access the shared printer is my admin account. Nothing has changed on the W7 box but I cannot access the printer with my W8 standard account, or my new "Microsoft" admin account. Only with my "local" admin account. I don't even see the printer in Control Panel/Printers and Devices, only in the local admin account. If I do a "net view \\HP7250\MP150" I can see the printer share on all my accounts. Therefore I can print on the shared printer only on my local admin account. Is this by design of W8 or am I missing something.
 

A:Solved: can't access network printer with my Windows 8 computer

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I recently got a new computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. I've been trying to install my existing HP PhotoSmart C4780 printer on the new computer. I don't have a disc so I downloaded the install from the HP site but I keep getting an "Can Not Find" message. I keep getting the message, "Can not find C:\Users\wmm35\AppData\Local\Temp\7zs6a5c\setup\hpzshla..."

I tried the HP Support site but can not find the hp.dat files they tell me to rename.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3130M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3988 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -2037 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694860 MB, Free - 573806 MB; D: Total - 19748 MB, Free - 1987 MB; F: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 199537 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 218F
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Install HP PhotoSmart C4780 printer on new Windows 8.1 computer

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Here is the problem
The lady in my home town library asked if I could help her.
They have DSL Coming in first to a modem, then modem to router, then router to its a switch or a hub I didn't look real close.

They have a couple of small printers that they just put on with a couple of the windows xp computers and they work fine. then they have a large printer a HP Laserjet 4200/4300 series and that is hooked to the hub or switch which ever it is.

They have the share name as Black&White$.10
The windows xp computer they want to be able to print from the network printer won't. there is two computers side by side both windows xp.
If you go to printer and faxes in control panel on the 1st one it shows the hp 4300 printer as Black&White$.10 and prints from the network printer. The other xp computer only shows the small printer in printer and faxes in the control panel its like a HP810 OR something like that. It shows no Black&White$.10

If you click add printer and go through like you want to share that printer any way I try it it says it is not on the network.
My question is, do I have to run the network printer disk like you would if you were adding a new printer then go through the share thing or what am I doing wrong?
 

A:Solved: Several Windows xp and a 98 printer sharing has me stumped, can you help?

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I'm trying to connect my Toshiba laptop running Vista Home Basic with the printer connected to my Dell desktop running Windows XP Home. I've disabled the firewalls on both computers, run "add printer" it "sees" the printer connected to the Dell, I select it, it says "connecting Samsung ML-2510", after a few seconds tells me the printer has been added but when I go to print a test page nothing happens. If I try to print an email or word document, again, it doesn't print. I've removed and added the printer many times but just can't it work even though it says it's added. Any suggestions?
 

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I just put an HP Deskjet 5650 on my Win 7 machine. I couldn't share it, I kept getting an error message. I had Windows Firewall disabled in Services (services.msc). I was only able to share the printer after I enabled the Windows Firewall (which I turned off after I was able to successfully share the printer). It took me many hours to solve this prob via search engines. I offer this tip in order to help others that may have the same prob sharing Win 7 printers. (Solved)
 

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My question is this

Have a windows xp sp2 desktop wired to a Linksys wireless router (have DSL)
Have a windows xp home sp2 laptop wireless to same router

can you share files the same way as if they were both wired and can you share a printer the same way as if they were both wired or do you have to have a wireless adaptor on the printer to share it with the laptop?

I guess I am asking can I just share the printer from the wired desktop and then do the add printer thing on the wireless laptop and then print from the laptop, without adding any wireless adapters to the printer.??
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Home SP2-Question about sharing a printer

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G'day,

I have just installed Microsoft Windows Vista on two of my computers, and I have Microsoft Windows XP on a third computer.

I would like all three computers to be able to share files, and use the one printer (which is installed on one of the computers with Microsoft Windows Vista).

Can anyone give me some ideas on how to do this?
 

A:Solved: File And Printer Sharing In Windows Vista

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I have a Linksys router running NAT and DHCP. I have a desktop machine hardwired up to it. I have 2 laptops that use 802.11b. Up until very recently, I could print from the laptops to the printer attached to the desktop with no problems. However, that does not work anymore, and I cannot figure out why. I haven't changed anything that I know of.

The laptops can ping each other and browse each other, and the desktop can ping and browse the laptops, but the laptops cannot ping or browse the desktop anymore. I figured it was Windows Firewall that was the culprit, but I have it turned off on all 3 machines.

All 3 machines are using DHCP. This is a very basic setup, and like I said, had been working fine until recently.
 

A:Solved: Windows Firewall turned off, but I cannot use file or printer sharing

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Hi

I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

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Kazaa is sharing on my files on my computer, not just my downloaded files. Therefore all my images of example my Links 2001 software is showing up in Kazaa Image folder. So instead of 150 files in my Kazaa I now have 2000! I am using XP, and this happened when I began tinkering in Options=>File Import section, when I was trying to make my Kazaa files private to my user profile. That's my next question. If answers were already answered, please direct me as I could not locate.

Thanks, Frank
 

A:(Solved) Kazaa sharing ALL files on my computer

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well awhile back i noticed a feature in Windows Vista ultimate(maybe only for Ultimate) which states that you are able to stream media from the computer to other devices if it is in a certain power mode, but the computer is still shut down some how. (i dont want my computer on when all i want is music upstairs)

my question is, is it possible to do this or am i incorrect?
if it is possible how do i go about setting that up?
 

A:Solved: Sharing media when the computer is shut down?

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i want to be able to access files on a windows xp computer from my windows 8 computer,
 
both are connected to the same router,
 
i have marked the c drive on the xp computer as shared,
 
i am able to see the xp computer and file list on the windows 8 computer, but i get an error when trying to view SOME of the folders,
 
i can view certain folders but not all of them,
 
i have attached a pic of the error

A:Sharing with Windows XP Computer

I have a similar interest. Would like to be notified when replies are posted. Thanks.   ..wdc

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Hello there,

My name is Ed.. I have a Widnows XP with my HP Color Laserjet printer connected, which is Share on my Network Workgroup.

I also have new Vista Computer, I've got the Vista connected to the Share Printe from XP, but, once, I shutdown and restart my Vista computer I loose the printer share connection to my Windows XP/Hp color laserjet printer. I try to access the printer from my Vista it said access denied.. I have to delete the printe and locally again reconnect the printer.

I thank you in advanced for your help with this dilema.

Regards
 

A:Printer sharing access denie Windows Vista to XP Printer

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Hi. can anyone help me share files between my two computers. i would like to play my music or my videos from my main computer on my laptop. i've changed the workgroup name on both computers to match but still can't find my PC on my laptop in the network center. is there something else i'm missing? or maybe because one is vista and one is XP?
(i use a wireless connection for the internet on both computers from my brothers room)

A:Sharing Files Between Xp Desk Computer And Laptop Vista Computer

Networking a vista and xp machine together are easier said than done, only because of the different way vista handles network shares.Check these links:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-windows-vista/http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspxIt works for me on my Xp and Vista machines but I really don't remember how I did it. I just turned on sharing on my xp AND vista machines and it seems to work just fine...Sorry if I can't be more help to ya

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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.

Hi,
 
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 >>
Disable
Prevent addition of printers
>> Disable
Prevent deletion of printers
>>
Disable
 
 
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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888046/en-us
 
Does it work?
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hello guys,

I have 4 PC's at my home, they can all access each other pretty well, except the main computer, COMPUTER-1 which can easily access other computers, but when I try to access it on the network, I get:

"windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-1
error code 0x80070035"

I then click to Diagnose or just wait for about 2 minutes, and eventually I CAN access \\COMPUTER-1 over the network. I have also noticed that in my Advanced Sharing options for a private network, "Turn On Network Discovery" will not save. I have searched and read many posts about this issue and tried things like doing scans, Auto starting services, rebooting, disabling the windows firewall completely, but it makes no difference.

It seems like a bit of a clue that the network DOES appear after a couple of minutes. Any help much appreciated!

Tx
Mark.

A:Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER-1 - sharing problem

It helps to know what Internet Security software you are using.

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Hi, We just purchased an Hp pavillion 64-bit pc. We installed our 2004 Hp psc 1210v all-in-one printer, and the computer recognized it, but only as an Hp 1200 series. It will not print anything, but I did get the scanner to run. Strange thing, though, my son has a brand new Toshiba satelite laptop, and he installed the cd install disc for this old printer. We plugged it in to the USB port and power, and it printed out just like it was supposed to...go figure! Need some help! Sooz
 

A:Solved: old printer new computer

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Hi Everyone:

I have run up against a problem and am out of ideas to fix it. I just moved and signed up for Comcast internet. When I plugged their router into my desktop computer everything went find and the Comcast router assigned the label of "Network 2" to my network.

I have a laptop that I used wirelessly through out my house and it too is working fine but my wireless router uses the name of "David49" for its name.

I am trying to get the printer that I have attached via a USB cable to my desktop computer to work with my laptop and am hitting a wall. Every time I try to add the printer to my laptop the laptop can't find the printer to add it and when I try to add it manually I get messages saying that the "printer can't be found, check your printer name" and messages to that effect.

Both computers are running Windows 7 and I can't help but feel that the difference in the router names is causing the problem but I am not sure if this is the case and how to fix it. I am wondering if I renamed one of the networks if that would fix the problem but I don't know how to rename a network.

Anyone run across this? How did you fix it? Thanks all.
 

A:Solved: Need Help, Computer Can't See Printer

Your description of the hardware setup is a little fuzzy to me. Are you using a wireless router in addition to the Comcast modem/router? If so, exactly how is everything plugging together (include port names for the routers)? What are the brands and model numbers of the networking hardware involved?

Do you have sharing turned on for the printer on the desktop?
 

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I just spent $1100.00 on new hp computer & printer! I was going wireless because my wife has a new ipad with Linksys wireless router. Now I started up the computer yesterday an add all the software. Now the printer won't print? I even bought a spare cable for the printer and it will not print? Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: New HP COMPUTER & PRINTER

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Good Norning,

I am going to a friends house this morning and hook up her new computer. She has also bought a new printer. Do I hook up all the wires including the one from the new printer to the computer and then turn the computer and printer on? Is there a order that I have to follow? Thanks,

Danboy
 

A:Solved: New Computer and Printer

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Hi, me again...

Printer problem this time. Actually it's a Computer problem in that my Computer won't recognize my Printer.
It's not the Printer because the Printer works fine on my other Computer (the one below.)
I installed the latest XP Driver.
The 'Bad' Computer has Printer and USB Ports but neither will recognize my Printer.
I never connected a Printer to this Computer before; (I use it only for the Internet.)

OS: XP Home.
Printer: HP 842C Deskjet.
Mobo: ASUS P4VP-MX (Intergrated.)

THx,
AZ
 

A:Solved: Printer/Computer

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I have followed a tutorial online and have setup the live id on the user account of mine and my girlfriends computers. Then shared the folders needed with the correct live id, but I don't have a clue how to access the files from over the internet?

Can someone tell me what to do please?

Thanks

A:Sharing Files From Computer to Computer over internet?

This tutorial might help you with that. Step two covers the file sharing pretty well.
HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files

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i want to share massive amounts of files between computer A and computer B via the internet. what is an easy client i can download some kind of FTP client that A and B can have that enables direct connection to send files with unlimited transfer, is there some kind of solution to set A and B up as servers?
 

A:computer to computer file sharing via internet

http://www.guildftpd.com/index.php
 

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hi everyone, I just reinstalled xp on my computer and now I can't use the printer because they're not communicating! Am I missing something here, do I have to do something other than connect and run the lexmark software? I have a Lexmark 5400 all-in-one. On the same note, my Windows Media Player won't play a dvd because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on my computer, I have know idea what to do. Will someone kindly be willing to help me? Thank you
 

A:Solved: computer cannot communicate with printer

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A few days ago, our HP Deskjet 6122 suddenly stopped communicating with our computer and refused to print from any program. After re-booting and trying a few other quick fixes with no success, I assumed something must have been corrupted, uninstalled the printer (including all traces of HP software) and used the CD that came with it to try a clean reinstall. Unfortunately, now I can't reinstall the drivers because the computer isn't detecting the printer, which is both plugged in and turned ON at the time. Tried again with new drivers downloaded from HP, but this was also a no go. Have rebooted/plugged and unplugged the printer cable hook-up multiple times. Also did an uninstall/reinstall of LPT1. Unfortunately, I can't test the printer with a different computer since we only have one and I can't try a different printer cable unless we go buy a new one (which I'm hesitant to do except as a last resort). Am at a loss for how to proceed--about to tear my hair out. Can anyone *please* help??

Computer is a 3-week old Dimension 4700 running XP Pro, SP2. Printer is on a parallel connection and worked just fine w/ the new computer before suddenly becoming non-responsive 2 days ago.

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A:Solved: Computer not detecting printer

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Hi, I have dell A920 all in one printer, I got an error saying I had a ink cartridge problem I took the cartridges out put them back but I got the same message, so I've tried uninstalling the printer but I get a message saying wait until the printer has finished printing and then uninstall, I get the same message even when I unplug the printer, I can't uninstall it no way
I can't even see the printer in device manager, I tried printing again only this time its says its not communicating with the computer, its been working fine until now. I've had the printer about 4 years, whats a good all in one cheap to run printer for home use
 

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I am working on a compaq, computer with an HP deskjet 5650 printer. When I go to print the computer will shutdown and reboot. No error messages, No warning, nothing.. I have tried reinstalling the drivers, made sure that no other printer software is on here. and still if I try to print the computer will reboot. the printer is only 3 months old and I am running windows XP home on the machine. Has anyone else heard of this before?
 

A:Solved: printer reboots computer

Problem solved. The solution was that I discarded the HP 5650 driver and installed the HP 550c driver. this is an inkjet generic driver.
 

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This started happening since yesterday.
I plugged the cord from the printer into my laptop.
And at the same time, an icon in 'Devices and Printers' called PC Camera popped up, instead of my printer's icon becoming solid. I dont know what the heck is happening. Also, everytime I plug the cord in a Windows Instal thing pops up and says some driver for a webcam is installed correctly (and my laptop already has a webcam?, which isn't the PC Camera).
Yes I have checked the cord actually came from the printer. I've set my default printer as HP Deskjet 2050.
I tried to print some documents and they are not being printed.
Please help!
 

A:Solved: Printer won't print from computer

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I've been trying to connect my printer to my wireless router/modem. The install program is giving me the following error{ The PC and the printer are connected to different networks(192.168.15.0 and 192.168.0.0). They must be connected to the same network. This can happen when you use the manufacturer's default network name (SSID) and another nearby network is using the same name.} I just had the computer built and have been setting it up. How do I know which is the right IP address?

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Thank for any help
Peligan
 

A:Solved: Computer has a different IP address than the printer

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I just installed an AIO dell printer 966 my problem is when my computer boots up I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. The only way to get the computer to boot is to unplug the usb cord. Is there a way around this?? I am using xp sp2. Thanks for any help!
 

A:Solved: Printer won't let computer boot up

Just a hunch, but see if "removable devices" is listed before "hard disks" in your PC's BIOS under boot order. If so, change it to where your hard disk boots first because it might be trying to boot to the card reader in the printer. Yes, I have seen that happen before. I might be wrong but it is worth checking out.
 

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I have an HP Pavillion 724c desktop running XP home hardwired to a netgear wirelss access point/router. It is connected to a broadband cable modem. Connected to this computer is an HP psc 2100 xi all in one printer. I have an HP Pavillion zv5000 notebook computer wirelessly connected to the netgear WAP. I have run the network set up wizard on both computers, naming each computer uniquely, with a common network name, allowing for file sharing. Both computers will connect to the internet. When I look at My Network Places (or neighborhood) Neither computer sees the other. When I run Add A Network Place, I see
Entire Network
+Microsoft Terminal Services
-Microsoft Windows Network
XYZWG

It will not let me select XYZWG on either computer to add to the network places. The printer is identified as office printer on the desktop, with sharing allowed. When I try to add a printer to the notebook, it will not find the printer. The wizard just comes up with Microsoft Windows Network and will not find the printer. What have I done wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob
 

A:Solved: Computer not seeing network or printer

have you created the same username on both computers? quoted from http://www.chicagotech.net/accesserrors.htm

" computername is not accessible. No permission to access the resources"

If both win2000/XP and win9x can see the workgroup but only win2000/XP can access a win 2000/XP computer, and win9x gets the above error, check the group name. If they are the same name,

Check these:
1) are you sure the logon user has permission to the shared folder?
2) have you tried to logon using the same user name and password of the accessed win2k/XP computer?
3) the last and risky one, if you enable guest account in the accessed win2000/XP computer, can you access now?
 

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I run Windows XP and have a Brother MFC-8460N printer. 3 times within the past 2 days the printer has shut off the computer. The document prints and the computer does not try to restart. This does not happen every time I try to print. I have unplugged the printer from the UPS and into a different wall plug. I cleaned the vents in the front of the computer and vacuumed the fan area. There is a temperate indicator on the front of the computer and it reads 23 degrees celcius which is normal. My Norton AntiVirus is up to date.

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks,
Erin
 

A:Solved: printer is shutting down computer

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