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Can't share printer on local network (0x00000012 error)

Q: Can't share printer on local network (0x00000012 error)

Hi all, I have a weird problem. And also complicated, 'cos not even my CISCO Network teacher has been able to give me a solution. I think I need some smart people here

The thing is that I can't share my printer (connected by USB to my PC) with my laptop on another room, over the local network (in Win7 the name is Home Group).

The printer model is not relevant because time ago I was able to do what I'm trying now.

All my configurations are OK, at least the basic ones, because there's definetely something wrong with my PC, and here's why: if I take my laptop and put it next to the printer and connect it to it (by the same USB cable), I can access the printer with my PC, while it's been shared by the laptop.

That proves that the internal network is fine. Also, all the configurations of the printer and also of the home group are literally same in both PCs, the big one and the laptop.

Both PCs run Win7. I have tried this, Connect to printer error - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, but it didn't work.

The printer is also properly installed on my PC, it is not a driver problem or something like that.

My AV is ESET ESSBE 4, but I don't think it's related, because I have tried deactivating its firewall, and also, on the laptop the AV is the same and the
printer did work.

The services are also equal in both PC's now. I have even tried changing the network adaptor on my PC (from Ethernet to Wifi). Nothing.

I recently had problems with the home group, but they are solved by now. I guess the source of the problems is the same, but I don't know where else to look.

Does anyone have a clue of what' happening here?

Thanks in advance.

Preferred Solution: Can't share printer on local network (0x00000012 error)

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

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

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

A: Can't share printer on local network (0x00000012 error)

Do you have the Windows firewall turned on? If not you won't be able to share the printer until it's turned back on again.

Once that is done the link below shows some set up procedures that should work for you.

Can't share printer, get error

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I have a USB attached inkjet printer that was always shared with a Vista PC on my network. Suddenly the Vista machine cannot see the printer on the Win7 system and on Win7 I am unable to set the printer to shared status.

When I try to set the printer properties to Shared I get this message: Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be complete (error 0x00006d9).

Here is what I've tried so far, all to no avail:

1. Turned on Security Essential Real Time Protection (I read somewhere that this has to be on for printer sharing to work, but I don't know if this is true.)

2. Tried to start Windows Firewall service (I read that this has to be started for printer sharing to work) but my system has no Windows Firewall service to start.

3. Renamed the printer and tried to share it using it's new name (same failure)

4. Removed the Win7 system from the Homegroup (same failure)

The printer works fine on the Win7 system. My user ID has Admin privileges. Rebooting Win7 has no effect.

What else can I try to get the printer shared?

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Quote: Originally Posted by bbinnard

I have a USB attached inkjet printer that was always shared with a Vista PC on my network. Suddenly the Vista machine cannot see the printer on the Win7 system and on Win7 I am unable to set the printer to shared status.

When I try to set the printer properties to Shared I get this message: Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be complete (error 0x00006d9).

Here is what I've tried so far, all to no avail:

1. Turned on Security Essential Real Time Protection (I read somewhere that this has to be on for printer sharing to work, but I don't know if this is true.)

2. Tried to start Windows Firewall service (I read that this has to be started for printer sharing to work) but my system has no Windows Firewall service to start.

3. Renamed the printer and tried to share it using it's new name (same failure)

4. Removed the Win7 system from the Homegroup (same failure)

The printer works fine on the Win7 system. My user ID has Admin privileges. Rebooting Win7 has no effect.

What else can I try to get the printer shared?

Do you have the printer drivers installed on both systems?

Do you have printers drivers that are made to work on both systems?

It's important to point out that Homegroups is made for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems only so you should have a common name "Workgroup" set up on both machines.

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I am using 64 bit Vista and used to be able to print and scan from with the brother printer I have connected to it. I fiddled around with my computer settings - maybe the sharing settings, and now I can't print but the scanner still works. When I print, the file gets sent to print and stuck in the queue...any solutions ideas?
Not connected to a server at all.
Brother said that it's an issue with my computer.


A:Can't Print - Can Scan from local printer after playing with share settings

Try to go back with system restore to a week before you touched settings
System Restore - How to

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I hv been sharing the folders/drives from long now. Now, for some reasons, I am facing an issue where i cannot share a thing on my local network. Everytime i get a message saying "You do not have persmissions and contact the system admin".... Snapshot is shown below.... plz help ??

Note : the persmissions has been given and I am trying to access the other computer from an Admin account only....

A:[SOLVED] cant share on the local network

Instead of browsing the computer from My Network Places, go to Start/Run and type the name of the computer (Ex) \\JMTE-D\Shared. Also make sure the Shared folder is shared (it has a hand icon underneath it) Be sure both computers have user names and Passwords to access the computer. If there is not a password, you cannot access the computer over a network. Lastly, make sure both computers are part of the same Workgroup name. If typing the name doesn't work, then try typing the IP Address.

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 I am trying to add a local user permission to a network folder and I cannot get window 7 to choose the correct scope. WinXp handles this like a charm.
I go start\run \\computername\share
I right click on the folder in question and choose security. I then choose edit and then add
I am going to change "From this location" from the domain to the remote computername
I then type the name of the local user that I would like to add. Click ok.
I end up with the "name not found window"
In the security window if I choose advance and click find. I end up finding only the "Built-in" security names.
I get around this by using XP, but my xp days are numbers are I have been told I have to give up that machine.
Win7 seems to always be stuck on searching for domain names rather than changing the scope to the local names. 
hours and hours of searching returns random noise articles about how to set security on folders. 

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I have a situation where a lot of data is being written to a small partition, and every time it fills up I have to go and remove things that I do not want to remove.

I am wondering if there is a way (hardware/software) that anyone knows of to do a sort of RAID setup to combine the local disk, and a network share into one virtual disk.

Ideally I would like the local disk to be used first, when it gets full I want the files to be written to the network share. All this needs to be accomplished while making Windows NT think that it is one drive.

The application that needs to write to this "virtual drive" can not be easily changed to switch between two drives, so it needs to be seamless to Windows. Speed is not a huge concern at the moment.

Any help or pointers to where I might find more information would be greatly appreciated. If I am crazy and asking for something that just is not possible, that's OK too I guess.

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Hi there,

when extracting an archive to the same network location on which the archive itself resides, why is it that I'm having local bandwidth usage?

As you can see, there is simultaneous ~150Mbit/s upstream/downstream on my local ethernet adapter. WHY? As far as I am concerned there should be no meaningful traffic since it's actually a copy process on the local hard disk of my server.

Ideas anyone? Your help/insight is highly appreciated!


A:copy from/to network share - why local traffic?

The action is being processed on your local machine's CPU rather than the servers CPU since the task was initiated from your machine, the only way to reach your machine from the server is via your ethernet card.

If you were able to initiate the task on the server itself then you would not see any ethernet usage on your client machine. You wouldn't even see the application completing the task. The only change you would see is the new files on the servers share.

Hope This Helps,

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Guys is there any way I can share large amount of files over the network?
I tried sharing the folder over the network but that gives a max speed of 2 MB/s. Is there anything I can do to get faster speeds?

A:Share large files over the local LAN network?

How are the computers connected to the network? Wired or wireless?

If wired, use good quality Cat5 or better cable. Ensure computers/routers have gigabit speed ports. How long is the cable run?

If wireless, what wifi standard are the adapters and router using, 802.11 N? How far are the computers from the router?

Are you sharing these files or just trying to copy them? If just copying, try a program like teracopy to see if it will provide better performance.

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

A:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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i want to share desktops in local network. is there any way or any application by which i can do this without using internet connection. i mean if there is only local network exist. HELP

A:Want to Share desktops over local network like team viewer. help...

This might help.
Start Orb and type Remote Desktop Connection.
Their is a lot of good questions and answers also in Help and Support built into Windows. I have never done it but that is the information I have found.

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Hi There!
I would like to have an index copy of two network locations.  One location is on the fileshare and the other is on Sharp.  I used to be able to do this.  I would like to search on my local computer and have keywords "inside" files
in those network locations return results.
Thanks in advance.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 as a domain controller

Internet Explorer 11 64/32

Favorites are redirected to a Windows network share (on the server itself)

Issue: When clicking a favourite redirected to the Windows network share, IE does nothing. 

For testing purpose,

I double click a .url file in redirected Favorites (e.g.
\\domain_controller\profiles\username\Favorites\website.url), IE opens with a blank page. 
If the .url file is placed at local drive or a Samba share (e.g. in a Synology box, probably it does not really matter as long as it is a network share residing in another computer), IE works fine.
The issue applies to every one (probably except Administrator) logged on the domain controller.I tried reset IE.  It did not work.Favourites redirection works on Windows 8.1 client computers in the domain.Pinned Site Shortcut (.website) file works everywhereWhen Enable Protected Mode in Internet Options\Security\Internet is disabled, IE can open .url file in a Windows network share.  But it is probably not a good idea to permanently disable it.
Any suggestion on fixing the issue?  Thank you.

A:Internet Explorer cannot open url in local Windows network share

tried ProcMon, the events captured are enormous even after I filtered out those I am sure do not matter.  It was hard to spot what went wrong if I don't know what to look for. 

Which is why I made the suggestion to filter coarsely and wait for a divergence in your two nearly equivalent traces.   <eg>
Otherwise, if you are only looking at one trace but think that there is a possibility that some diagnostics may have been written, filtering with 
Operation Is WriteFile  is often very handy.  With that filter you can also use the Count occurrences... tool for the number of distinct  Path  values which were involved.
In fact, now that I have reviewed the symptom description, filtering coarsely might also mean using only the File Access events and filtering with  Path Contains Fav   Do that with each of your traces and see where there is a divergence. 
Then turn the filter off at that point or perhaps just add Registry events at that point (e.g. use the button but leave your filter for  Path in place).  Etc.
Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle

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Hi everyone! I have quite a dilemma at work. Let me explain...

Last year we rolled out all new Windows 7 systems and new domain controllers with Server 2008 R2 and redid some of our group policies. For reasons unknown, at that time I decided it was a good idea to redirect the AppData folder to the local users' share on our file server.

Now, it hasn't affected too much since then, but the #1 problem with it is that it pretty much breaks Offline Files for our laptop users. It will try to sync the AppData folder and throws tons of errors and causes problems.

A while back I found an article on TechNet that described the procedure which involved moving the affected user and computer to and fro different organizational units to redirect the appdata back to the local user profile. It's a very daunting and confusing task, but it does work if done correctly. I can't for the life of me find that article now. Hours and hours of Googling has turned up nothing.

The only thing that seems to work is to deny read permission of the GPO that has the redirection policy to the affected user, gpupdate and reboot, and delete the user's profile and start new. This of course isn't an ideal solution. Simply ticking the box "Move the contents of the folder back to local user profile upon removal" does not solve the problem.

If anyone has any ideas or knows what article I'm talking about and could point me in the right direction, I'm all ears! Thanks so much.

A:Un-redirecting AppData from network share back to local user profile

You will need to edit the registry keys identified in the following article to remove the folder redirection Registry Settings for Folder Redirection in Windows

But you will also need to either remove the folder redirection from the gpo applied to the ou or move the users into an ou that doesn't have the folder redirection settings applied

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I've just had a new PC built for me, for the first time rather than build it myself I aid a local shop, and it's a pretty nice machine. They got windows up and running, when I got it back and lugged it in I don't even remember it asking about whether my network was home, work or public (I may be mistaken about that)

A lot of the networking is fine, by adding 'everyone' to the share, and joining the same homegroup as my laptop, I managed to get each to see their desktops, so I'm up and running with most of my workflow. But there's a couple of things not quite right about the network:

I've got a Xerox Phaser 60 network printer. It's got a simple 'walk-up' installer where you get the windows software into listening mode and then on the printer's menu initiate the connection. This doesn't find the printer. Even choosing the manual option of inputting the ip won't find it. So I've had to connect it with USB, not the end of the world, but shows that something's not right.

I have a lot of media on a dlna server in my home. Setting up kodi to find it, the SMB devices didn't show the host. Though, manually typing the IP in this case did find it. Lucky I knew the IP. Weird

And trying to FTP to my website fails too. It says "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution" Yet the same settings on my laptop (imported from the laptop) connects fine.

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A:New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

OK, I just rethought it a little and added filezilla to the firewall exceptions list. Now t's working! I wonder if the same would fix the printer issue?

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We have a printer which we would like to share but we cant because it wont work with the cross over cable (rj45) it only works by usb I don't know why can we share it this way. it a SHARP MX-3110N PCL6

A:Share network printer

Don't use a crossover cable - use a standard patch cable (plain old regular ethernet cable)

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My Brother MFC-5840CN is USB connected to my desktop computer, which has 32-bit Windows XP. I have a Dell Studio x64 with Windows 7 installed and I want to share over the network to the Brother printer. When I go through the paces I get the message that the .inf driver is missing. Have gone through the various help sites (Brother, Windows, FixYa, etc.), downloaded and installed BRAdmin Pro 3, but nothing has worked so far.

Help is appreciated.

A:Share network printer

Lets get the simple stuff out of the way. Did you share the printer successfully on the XP machine? Did you download the appropriate driver on the Windows 7 machine? When you are doing the setup of the new printer on the Windows 7 machine at what point does it give you the error message?

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I can not figure out how to add the printer port for my laptop and the printer is hook up to a desktop. I already shared and I have got the network drive on my laptop and I can see the printer there and I can not figure to add it

A:share a printer over a network

gameplayer10 said:

I can not figure out how to add the printer port for my laptop and the printer is hook up to a desktop. I already shared and I have got the network drive on my laptop and I can see the printer there and I can not figure to add itClick to expand...

Try this. In any address bar, type the following path:

Do you see the printer share?? If so, double click on it. It should install the drivers for the printer automatically. The printer share will not be in any mapped drive that you placed on your laptop.

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i have tried everywhere for this, but they all seem to give me the same standard reply as what windows recommends.i have a windows xp computer with a printer connected to it. i have also got another windows xp which does not hav a printer connected to it but i want to share the printer on my other computer. i use a netgear dg834 broadband router to share my broadband internet. how do i share the printer though? everywhere keeps saying make sure prinet connected to the pc is set to share, and then add printer from other pc, but it does not find any printers?? help me please :giddy:

A:How to share a printer on a network?

Alright, XP does make it a bit easier. Do you have XP Pro? Cause pro may have some more steps to take.

Right-click My Computer on the host (PC with printer) and then click Properties. Next click the Computer Name tab. Look at the Workgroup name, write it down. Also make note of the "full computer name". Go to this same place on the client PC (other one) and if needed, click the "Change" button to put it on the same workgroup.

Next open My Computer. Then click Tools-Folder Options. On the host PC. Go to the View tab and scroll to the bottom of the list and see if there is a check mark next to an item called "Use simple file sharing". If so, uncheck it. May not be needed, but not sure.

Now go into Control Panel-Printers on the host. Right-click the printer and choose the sharing option. Check that the share name is nice and small and that the appropriate permissions are set to allow access.

During these operations, you may be required to restart, that's fine.

If you have done all these and still can't connect to the share, then it is likely a firewall problem. Since you have a router (which should also be a firewall), make sure neither computer has a software firewall running. Check your Antivirus, if it's some versions of McAfee or Norton or Panda, it may have a firewall function, turn it off.

To check the Windows firewall, go into Control Panel and click Security Center. There should be a link to firewall settings... Read more

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I have 2 PCs and a laptop all networked together using a router and a wap. I also have a usb printer that is pysically connected to one of the PCs. Is it possible to share the printer among all three computers without the computer to which it is connected to have to be on?

A:How do I share a printer on a network

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I just hooked up another computer for my wife (so she won't mess with mine) on a router. Can someone direct me to a source of info on how to set up the printer so that it can be accessed by both computers?

A:Share printer in network

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I have a Kodak ESP 3250 AiO printer running on a vista os. It does not have wifi or bluetooth. I am trying to share it to a laptop with windows 8. Can this be done and if so How? I have a netgear N600 wireless dual band router hooked to the vista machine along with the printer which is shared and plugged into the vista through a usb cable. I installed the printer on the laptop and it shows up in the control panel. All driver are on both machines. Try to print on the laptop and get error, cannot connect to kODAK ESP 3200 Series AiO. Which is the way its listed on mypc which is the host computer. I do get internet on the wireless laptop.
If this is possible please help I'm confused.

A:Does my printer have to have wifi to share it on a network

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OK. I have an old Gateway PC running Windows 98. Have had to Dell XP desktops networked to it for some time with no problem. Recently added a 3rd Dell XP Laptop (in docking station) to the network.

Everything worked fine for the 1st 5-6 weeks...Internet, printer share, file share. Then the printer stopped connecting - but I quickly discovered that it worked if the host PC was up and running. Then sharing quit altogether.

Please don't send me off to another site. I've scoured every one of those recommended in the FAQ...and tried just about every fix imaginable. In the process lost Internet connection but have that fixed now. Wireless network is happily sharing Internet; home network is selfish and won't share the printer!

The W98 host PC sees the other 3 workstations; the 3 all see each other but can't see the host. The printer is, of course, wired to the host.

Here's the set-up.
DSL; Westell MODEM
Linksys 4 port wireless ROUTER
HP 882c PRINTER - USB; runs find from HOST
Printer, router, modem all connected directly to HOST
HOST: Windows 98 Gateway 500; NETGEAR FA311/312 PCI Adapter
CLIENT1: Dell XP desktop; True Mobile 1300 wireless adapter
CLIENT2: Dell XP desktop; True Mobile 1300 wireless adapter
CLIENT3: Dell XP docked laptop; Dell wireless WLAN 1350

TCP/IP protocol default that allows for NETBIOS if needed
File and Print Sharing enabled on all
Firewalls disabled
Encryption disabled
DNS ? - don't know how to view DNS status

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A:98-XP Network Problem - Can't share printer

Can someone please help with this? It's falling down the board with no reply!

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Hi -

I'm running XP home edition on my desktop PC, which is connected via wired-connection to a router that also has wireless capability.

This PC has a printer connected directly (usb).

I would like to share the printer with other XP machines that are connected through the wireless router.

Is there an easy way to do this?

- mestran

A:share printer on wireless network

Contect the printer directly to the router. Then set it up to be shared over the network. Should work then.

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(Sorry for the English.)

I have a computer attached with a USB printer (HP Laserjet 1020 Plus). I am using windows 7 with I3 Processor installed.

In my office we only have one printer which we use to print. one day i changed the CPU's of two computer (including that CPU, which were attached with the printer), i changed the LAN wire as well.

Now the problem is that when i try to print from my computer (on which the printer installed) it takes my print. But when i try to install it in other computer. it isn't showing it in network.

one more thing is that when I try to see my files which is shared by my computer from other computers, it isn't opening. I tried everything from google and youtube as i can. Please help.

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I have been unable to share the printer on our networked computers.
One running windows Xp-SP2, the other windows 2000 /98.
Networked through a linksys WRT54G broadband router, DSL.
It worked when network first setup and then has not worked for over six months. Unknown whether the upgrade to SP2on my computer had something to do with it? Help..

A:unable to share printer on network

Are you unable to share the printer or unable to access it from other computers?

Can you give the errors you are getting?

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I would like to share this new USB printer between both of my XP PCs. I am using an older broadband D-link wired router to connect to the Internet, but it does NOT have a port for the printer. I have read that security is an issue when you make things shareable. Can you help?

A:Share new USB 2.0 HP printer on my wired network

Connect the printer to one of the machines - right click on the printer object and goto Sharing and Security. Share the printer out. Goto the other machine and simply map the share.

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Here is what i have, I have a Desktop (XP) which is hardwired to my wirless router and I have a Vista laptop connected wireless to the router. I want to print wirelessly on my HP AIO printer which is connected via USB cable to my desktop. Is it possible? I have shared the printer and tried to access that computer but couldnt do that. Any suggestions??


tech blind

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I have a need to share a printer between only 2 pcs that are connected to a network of many computers. These 2 pcs are connected via a wireless connection. The situation is in a motel where all the rooms have wireless access to the network and internet. These 2 pcs are set up in a business center for the public to use. I want these 2 pcs to be the only ones to be able to use the printer. These 2 pcs have wireless cards and ethernet cards in them.

Can anyone give me some advice.

Thanks in advance.

A:Share printer between 2 pcs on a larger network

A general way is to put the two PCs and printer behind another router daisy chained to the first.

There may be other ways depending on what operating system(s) and the printer and firewalls used. For example, if the printer is connected to one of the computers you could configure a 3rd party firewall on that PC to allow access from only the router and the other PC (using a static IP on the other PC).

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I upgraded to Windows 10 on a server computer (the one which has two printers connected to) and none of the other three computers on the network (all three running Windows XP) can connect to it. Downgrade back to Windows 8.1 and boom the computers can connect to the printers like a charm. Everytime I try to connect to the printers from the other computers it asks for a username and password and no matter what combination I enter it refuses to connect. I even disabled password protected sharing and set up a new network, deleted and added the printers and what not. Just refuses to connect. Wondering if its the incompatibility with Windows XP that is refusing to make it work. 

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I have a PC connected to a wireless modem via ethernet. I want to print on a printer that is connected to a laptop via ethernet, the laptop is connected to the network via wireless usb adaptor. I checked the printer to be shared via the laptop, on the PC i went Printers/Add Printer/Browse/Clicked on printer/clicked yes to use as default, wizard said successful but I can't print. Any ideas? Thanks Mike

A:Cannot share printer on wireless network

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I have a home network consisting of Windows 10 PCs and one Windows XP Pro PC. I used to be able to access the printer from my other PCs not the XP one though. Because of the XP PC I have all the PCs in a workgroup. The printer is attached to what I refer to as a print server. The server can access the other PCs but the other PCs can't access the server.

The issue is due to the Windows Update which took over two hours to complete. I say that because I could access the printer before. The trouble is I don't know what the update has done.

So I have a printer that works fine but my other computers although they can see it cannot access it.

A:Cannot share a printer on a home network

Get a Network Print Server that will work with your printer if only USB.

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how to share network printer to other users???

A:how to share network printer to other users

Hi and welcome to SF,

1. Is the printer connected to a router either wired or wireless please or to a computer using a usb connection please specify?

2. Have you installed the drivers and software on each computer wishing to communicate with the printer?

3. Is UPNP enable on the router?

4. Is Netbios over TCPIP enabled on each computer wishing to use the printer?

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My friend had an Epson printer connected to his Windows XP computer and was sharing to two other computers (xp & Vista) through his network. Because this Epson printer was pretty old, he bought a new Canon printer and installed it to his main computer then installed the drivers on the other two computers. However, although the other two computers show the new printer, they are not communicating with it.

Do I have to create a new virtual printer port for USB for this printer? If so, how do I do that?

When I looked at the properties of the Epson printer on the computers before it was un-installed - the Windows XP shows connection through \\Name of Network Local Port and the Vista machine shows connection through Port USB001 virtual Printer Port for USB . I tried to use the same settings for the new Canon printer and made sure the SHARE PRINTER is active - but again, although the printer shows in the printers folder, it gives a communication error.

The main computer prints fine since it is connected through USB directly (as was the Epson).

I tried to be as clear as possible, any help that I can get would really be appreciated.

Thank you..

A:Trying to Share a Printer on a WIRED Network

Yammii, On the main computer that has the printer connected, have you gone to Start > Printers & Faxes > and right-clicked the installed printer icon, and clicked the Sharing option, then tag the box to share the printer?

Then did you run the Add Printer Wizard in the other computers (same place as above) to install the available network printer?

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I'm trying to connect my mac (OS X 10.4) to a windows computer (2000 Proffessional) which is connected to a Samsung ML-1740 series printer. The two computers are connected through a router, but I'm not sure how to access/share the printer. I've never done this before, and I can't figure it out.


A:Trying to share a windows printer on network with a mac

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I've been having a problem that I can't seem to find a solution to... I can't seem to share files from my desktop to my laptop. I have a Dell XPS desktop running XP, and a Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista. I have a cable internet connection which runs through a Linksys WRT54G router.

I want to be able to share my files from my desktop to my laptop. My laptop can't access the files on my desktop. Sometimes the laptop can see the desktop (but not always), but when I click on the icon it says I don't have permission to access this device... or that the path cannot be found. I have seen several different error messages when trying to do this. However, I can see my laptop from my desktop fine. I have tried disabling the Windows firewall but it doesn't seem to help. I have the C drive set to shared on the desktop so the laptop should be able to access the files shouldn't it?

Can anyone help me with this issue?

A:Solved: Can't share files/printer on network?

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I have a Epson CX6600 printer connected to a HP m7757c desktop. I have a HP dv6930us laptop connected to the desktop through a lynksys wireless G router. I also have a NEC running XP connected to the system, and a Canon Pixma MP160 printer connected to the NEC.

I can access shared files from all the computers on my network, and can print from the laptop to the Canon via the network. If I hook the laptop directly to the Epson, it will print, but I cannot get the Epson enabled on my laptop through my network. When I try to do so I get an error message that says I need to install a driver, but the 32 bit desktop can't run the 64 bit driver. Got any ideas?

A:Two HPs,two Vistas, unable to share network printer.

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After going through all configurations outlined in both XP help and my ISP directions, I still can't share my printer from the other computers on the network.
Printer is connected to the computer with the wired internet connection; and I have no problems sharing the DSL connection (through wireless router) from the other network computers ... just can't share the printer. Any suggestions on what I might be missing?

A:Solved: Share printer on wireless network

Welcome, slg321.

Some of the things you are missing:

1. What operating system(s) are on the computers.
2. The printer brand and model.
3. What you have done so far to enable file and printer sharing.
4. Whether the other computer(s) can access shared files on the printer-owning computer.
5. Any error message(s) you've encountered.

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Oh Boy do I need some help!

I have read through several other threads on these forums and followed many, many sets of instructions, all to no avail.

Here's the deal (sorry, I'm not terribly tech-savvy, but Ill try my best!):

Desktop PC running Windows XP Home, connected to and printing to a Canon PIXMA MX300. Also connects to ADSL2 through a router.

DELL Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, can connect to the net wirelessly through the PC's internet service.

Question: Because the laptop can connect to the internet through the PC, does this mean we should be able to share the printer through this 'network', or do I need to set up another home 'network'? I have tried setting up a separate work group many times and I can't get them to talk to each other.

The printer has sharing enabled in the printer properties.

Question: Does the printer need to be somehow added to the network?

If someone could please come to my rescue with some easy, step-by-step instructions, I would be eternally grateful!

A:I need help setting up home network so I can share a printer

I've just answered this same question, check your firewalls to see if they are blocking anything.

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I HATE modern networking with every fiber of my being. Once upon a time, networking was simple. To support huge corporate networks Microsoft has made it into a nightmare for home users.

Since I've upgraded from 8.1 to 10 my wife's win7 computer can no longer use the printer on my computer. I've run down every rabbit hole I found on Google to no avail. You are my last hope. How do I fix it so she can use my printer???

NOTE: for what it's worth I can use the printer on her computer.

A:Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

Is the printer network capable? Make/Model Requested.

Sharing is so 90's <.

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Good evening.

I'm pulling my hair out.

I am trying to network my computers so that i can share a computer.

I have spent an age looking for how to do it. I have tried set up wizards etc.

Problem is the PC's we have have XP home - which came on the machines when we purchased it (so no CD) and havn't a floppy in the laptop so can't create a disk to follow the procedures.

Bascically I'm new to this and lost.

Here's what I have/ want.

I have a desktop connected to a Belkin router and a printer.

I have a wifi laptop (no floppy) that I want to be a ble to use my printer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Once I'm networked pretty sure I know how to share the printer.

THanks in advance for your time and patience,


A:How to network/ share a printer: Not clueless just confused!

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I want to use one printer to do all my printing. My main computer has a broadband connection and I use a Netgear Rangemax router tied into it. My other 2 computers connect to it by wireless adapters. How can I use one printer for all 3 systems? Do I need a wireless printer server or can it be done without one and if so how do I set it up? Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: How do you setup a printer to share on network

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how do i share a network printer from my win7, 64 pc to one running vista

i have tried all the sharing settings, but when i upgraded my PC to win 7, my second pc running vista won't print anymore

printer: hp officejet pro 8500ag

A:how do i share network printer from my 7, 64 pc to one running vista

jfree, a big welcome to you to Sevenforums!

On both Windows 7 and Vista, make sure under advanced sharing settings (find by typing phrase into start menu search) that you turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing (both computers).

On the Vista one (without the printer installed), in the start menu search bar, type 'add printer' without quotes and click it. Go through the steps to search for and install the printer driver (and thus the printer) to which you are connecting.

Hope this answers your question. Let me know if it does or not.

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I have two systems.

1: Desktop running Vista 64 premium w/ printer attached (USB)

2: Laptop running Vista 64 premium
I am trying to share the printer connected to the desktop over my wireless network.

Desktop has

-Network discovery On
-File sharing On
-Printer sharing On

Laptop detects printer over wireless network. After 1-2 min of it trying to connect to the printer the Desktop locks up.

Computers are on same workgroup.

A:Network Share Printer locks up host

I think I'd start this process by reloading the printer drivers, and the wireless network drivers on the printer machine. No reason it should lock up trying to share the printer.

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I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different.

Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which I can set a TCP/IP address to connect to shared printer over network. What's the difference between existing port and new port? How is this port local when I can set IP address to printer shared over network?

And how does "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" function differently than the former? I'm trying to distinguish the nature between the two so I can get a better understand for troubleshooting purposes. I appreciate any help.

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I have a pc wired to the linksys router that is running WinXP Media edition. It also has a printer (HP Photosmart) that is connected to it by an ecb cable or something strange like that. But it has always worked and I have always been able to share it with my two dell laptops running XP home. UNTIL my hard drive crashed on the dell with the photosmart and I had to format and reinstall. I use to be able to print from the HP Photosmart printer from both HP laptops. I can't remember how I did it but I know it is not happening now.
I have gone as far as to share the entire c drive on both pcs. I have made sure file and print sharing is checked in the firewall list. This just seems crazy to me since it worked before.

Can anyone; help me with this? I would really appreciate it. Been working on it for days.


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Hi, This is my first posting. I have a desktop computer, a laptop computer and a 2WIRE gateway. Both computers run XP SP2 home addition. The desktop connects to the gateway through an ethernet cable. The laptop connects to the gateway via a wireless connection. Both computers connect to the internet just fine. I was able to share a printer until a few months ago when it quit working. I have never been able to share files.

The desktop is named MARINA and the laptop is CHUCK. The work group is MSHOME. When I displayed MSHOME under “My Network Places” on the desktop I could see MARINA but not CHUCK. Doing the same thing on the laptop I could see CHUCK but not MARINA.

Looking through the postings I found a similar problem to mine posted August 19, 2007. John Will replied to it. I decided to go through the steps that he suggested.

The first step was turn off both fire walls. I did this with no affect. He said that some fire walls require complete removal. My fire wall is part of ESET Smart Security so I removed it on both computers. When I did this I could now see both computers under MSHOME but I could only see MARINA files on the desktop and CHUCK files on the laptop. When I tried to display the remote files I got the message “Chuck is not accessible You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator Etc” on the desktop and Marina is not accessible on the laptop.

I can ping each computer by name and IP address

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A:Solved: Unable to share files or printer over network.

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