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Problem with Networked Printer

Q: Problem with Networked Printer

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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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

A:Networked printer problem

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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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.

A:Solved: Networked printer problem

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?

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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,


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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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'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?

A:Can't get my printer networked...

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I am running 2 computers with XP Pro SP2 fully updated, ample ram, no viruses, spyware, or other such problems.

They are cable connected through a Linksys router, both get on the internet with no problem and I also can trensfer files back and forth from either computer with no problem ( setup of network was by Network Setup Wizard in Control Panel and configured to allow complete file and printer sharing ).

One computer has a USB 1.1 printer which is functioning perfectly in all respects. I can't print to it from the other computer, although I have repeatedly installed ( setup by Add A Printer in the Printers and Faxes window ) , uninstalled and then used printer properties/drivers to remove all the drivers before attempting a reinstall.

When installed to the other computer, the printer shows up in My Network Places as being installed and also shows up in the Printers/Faxes window in Control Panel. I have no other system issues of any sort.

Please advise the steps to take to correct this situation.

A:Can't Print From Networked Printer In Xp Sp2

Both computers must have the software installed for the printer, the printer must be set for sharing, (click start/settings/printers and faxes/sharing) and both computers must be on for you to be able to print to the printer which is connected to the other computer.

The way to eliminate the computer connected to the printer from having to be on is to get a print server, which will enable any computer on the network to print to it individually.

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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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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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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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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.

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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 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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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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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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I am a teacher and have just been given a new laptop by my school. My problem is the tech department will no longer load the printer files and driver for a personal printer on the new computers. The closest networked printer is too far away for some of my emergency printing needs. Is a workaround possible? Can I load the printer system files on a flash drive?

A:Printing to a non-networked printer

You can Print to File, then save the prn file to USB flash drive, and print later on a closer printer
But if you have a need for a local printer (or closer networked printer, to help teach!)
Then I cannot see why this would be declined

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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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We have several printers located in various rooms and connected to various computers. I would like to rename the networked printers so that the computer they are attached to is the first part of the name. Presently, the computer is the last part of the printer's name.

Example of current name:
HP LaseJet 3330 on Kaye

I would like it to say:
Kaye's HP LaserJet 3330

Can this be done? If so, how?

A:Why can I not rename a networked printer

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I have a home group/ network with a windows Vista desktop as the home base and a windows 8 HP laptop, several tablets, etc. communicating and sharing with it wirelessly. I have an Epson R1800 photo printer hooked to the Vista desktop via USB and sharing enabled. Has worked this way for years. All of sudden the printer has disappeared from my windows 8 laptop and I can't print to it and the laptop can't find it using the add printer feature, or search for printer. How do I get the printer back on the laptop and working through the home group network on the laptop? Previously, it showed up as "Epson R1800 on Cheryl-PC" which is the name of the desktop computer. Now I can't find it anywhere and I can't find it by entering that name.

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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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Hey all,

OK, trying to fix this problem for someone else but it's got me stumped. They have 2 Vista machines running Vista home premium. One is a desktop the other a lappy, the printer (Epson CX8300) is connected to the DT via USB and prints fine, it is shared. The lappy connects to the network wirelessly and can see the DT AND the printer, at the add printer dialogue I 'add as admin' and the printer installs fine, it will then print a test page no probs and will print from I.E.7. It WILL NOT print from Word 2003 or notepad and returns an error about not being able to communicate with the printer or 'no default printer' installed (in Word), and when I select the Epson as the default printer Word will still not recognise it. Occasionally though, Word will give a 'printing in background' message and the document WILL print?

Any ideas?

A:Big trouble in networked printer.


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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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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.



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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I have a few different desktops and laptops, I have a printer connected via usb to a recently upgraded windows 10 machine, I also have an old basic desktop that is still running windows xp, I can no longer access the printer on the windows 10 pc through the xp computer. All the sharing is enabled on the printer end, i go to readd the printer to my xp pc and its asking for username and password which doesnt exist. I read that xp and 10 might not work together with workgroups, how else can i add this networked printer to my xp pc?

A:Networked printer issue

Have a look at this page. Although it mentions Windows 2000, this will work for XP, too. After you've added it, reboot the Win10 PC, reboot the XP machine, and then try a test print. Just something to bear in mind: When you get to paragraph 4, the graphic they've shown there is wrong (see graphic below). They should've used back slashes, not forward slashes, i.e. \\laptop\EpsonR200.

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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?


A:cannot connect to networked printer

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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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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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Hello guys. I am having a problem with my printer. I have a networked printer that I cannot access thru my wireless laptop. I get a print spooling error. I checked system configuration and print spooling is running. What happened? This was working at one time. The printer still works thru my desktop.

A:Networked printer not working thru wireless

"What happened?"

Maybe it got confused by your fancy font.
"This was working at one time."

Start with the easiest fix I can think of: delete the printer from the laptop, and reconnect to it.

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I run a peer to peer network consisting of XP PRO and Home. The problem is I can't get my AMSI program to print on the network printer. It will print to the local printer but I need it to print to the network printer. AMSI is a DOS program. Anybody know how to do that? MS 2003 Office HP 940c deskjet printer.
Appreciate all assists.

A:Can't print dos program over XP networked printer

When installing our work printers it asks whether we want it to print from DOS. As we don't use anything that is DOS we don't install the DOS printer drivers.

Could you possibly have selected not to print from DOS when the network printer was installed.

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I have a few users that are working in a Workgroup using Windows Server 2003. One networked printer that is on a drive that is called 111 has the status of offline. The printer can be pinged successfully. It had been working great for a long time.
That same printer on a network drive called 222 has the status of ready and users have no problem printing to that printer when the Sharp printer was installed from this drive.

What might be causing the printer that was installed using the drive 111 to suddenly be offline?

A:Networked printer working only on some drives

I don't understand. How is the printer installed on a network drive? Is the printer connected directly to the network (using its own IP address), or is it connected to a computer?


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Greeting and Salutations: I have a conundrum here. I have within my home three networks that work fine with each other for the most part. All devices hook to each individual network and is able to access the internet. But I would like to understand how to configure my networks to use peripherals across multiple domains with different IP addresses, especially a printer, my Brother MFC 9330CDW. If I could make this work it would make life so much easier. I would like to keep them departmentalized to a certain degree so that I can see what is on the other networks but they cannot see me. This way I know what is going on and I can help the people that is on the upstairs from downstairs. Like monitor the Brother printer. Anyhoo... Here is my configuration: My primary network... (DHCP IP address: ...consists of an Arris Motorola Surfboard broadband Wireless router with the wireless turned off. There are three devices connected to this router that are network cable driven. The TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router. A Visio SmartTV, and a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N 300 router. My secondary network... (DHCP IP address: ...consists of the TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router in which connects a Windows 7 32-bit desktop, a TiVo Premiere, a Windows 7 HP Pavilion and a couple of casting devices (an EZ-Cast and a Chromecast), and a Visio SmartTV that is wireless but I am utilizing a network cable. Since the TP-Link is a... Read more

A:A Three Networked Home - Computer is on one, Printer on the other

My apologies in advance for my aforementioned posting. I tried to edit it and make paragraphs when warranted. But short form rewriting the whole conundrum, I copied and pasted it from another forum I am also privy to as well.

Thanks for your help, in advance... Happy Holidays.

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I have a user with no admin rights that cannot access nor print to a networked printer on the network. However ALL other users can and in addition to that this particular user is able to install and connect and print to any other networked printer on the domain.

However, when I dial into his computer with my domain admin credentials, I can add, connect and print tot he printer just fine but once I log off and have him log back on with his limited account, he still cannot print to the printer as it says " Access Denied" IT always complains that he does not have sufficient priveledges to access the printer but he's under the same doamin groups as everyone else and can print to any other networked printer just fine..

Is there something we are missing here? Why can he print to any other printer except this one even though everyone else can print to it just fine and also when I log in as admin I can print just fine......Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Networked Printer Access Denied

also to add to this, the Total Effective permission for this user is Print and Read Permission to this printer...the same as any other user.

So unless im missing something here.....he should be able to connect......but can't....im stumped....

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Hi. I hope this is a good spot to come for an answer. Thanks in advance for any help.

At my business we have a server connected to a cisco router, I'm unsure of the model but I'll find out if necessary. The cisco router is not a wireless router but I wanted to have wireless access for my phone and tablet and my "tech guy" told me I can't replace the existing router but could hook up a wireless router to the cisco one. So I've hooked up a TPLink Router and it works great, I have internet connection through it. My issue is 1- I have a printer which I used to be able to access through the network from any computer on the network. Now that my printer and computer are connected to the TPLink Router I cannot find my printer on the network from a computer which is not connected to the TPLink Router. 2- my "tech guy" won't respond to help me.

I think I'm unclear and maybe this will help:

Router #1 --> Server, other computers, Printer #1, & Router #2
Router #2 --> Printer #2 & My computer

My computer can access the server and Printer #1 & Printer #2
Server can access Printer #1
Server cannot access Printer #2

Please Please help. It's so inconvenient having to use only Printer #1 for work related stuff.

A:Two routers and cannot access a networked printer

the issue is the wiring. If you took the link from router#1 to the wan side on router #2,
then there is no means to access router#1 resources.

a) use your browser to access router#2 setup (I assume you know how, if not ask).
then disable the DHCP service in this router
also disable the remote management port 8080
save the changes.

b) now take the wire out of the wan slot on router#2 and move it to a lan slot, leaving
router#2 wan empty.

Router#2 will then operate as a switch but still retain the WiFi support. All devices connecting
to it will get IP addresses from router#1 and thus have access to all resources.

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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.

A:Solved: Can't print to networked printer

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Hi all,

I have upgraded a clients computer systems from xp pro to win 7 pro (x64). Everything has run smoothly except for a Ricoh multi-function networked printer which the company lease.

When installing the printer which the computers sees. Windows 7 fails to load the drivers for the printer (printer is a ricoh aficio mpc 2800)

I have contacted the lease company but they seem dis-interested as the support package has not been purchased.

I have downloaded the drivers (PCL 6 drivers) from the website http://www.ricoh-support.com/enduser...1-5ba95d44734f

but unable to find any exe. files to action the process or install.

I have directed win 7 to load the drivers from the download but when selecting the file it fails to pick up on any of the docs in the downloaded file.

can anyone advise or help with this?

Please note that there is no server involved. The company has 2 computers linked using a standard switch.


A:ricoh networked printer drivers not available for win 7 pro - help

Hi ascomputers , The pcl 6 driver you downloaded was an .exe file r59622en.exe which should automatically install try redownloading the file , It may have gotten corrupted

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I'm just wrapping up installation of a new computer, including a clean install of Windows 10. We have a networked Brother MFC-8480DN. I went to Brother's site, retrieved and installed the full driver and software package for this printer and 64-bit Win 10. There were no errors or warnings indicated during the installation. I rebooted the computers, and attempted to print a test page from Word. Nothing happened -- Word didn't give any error messages, but nothing was queued to the printer.

The printer is set as my default printer. The status shows 'working properly'. The device troubleshooter is unable to detect any errors. In attempting to print a test page from the Printer Properties dialog, it immediately pops up with 'Test page failed to print'.

I can "talk" to the printer. There's a web management page which I can reach without problem through a browser. One of the programs installed with the Brother package was a scan and fax utility, which I tried and had no problem scanning something.

So I'm really at a loss what the problem might be, or where to go from here. I hope someone can help.



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