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Q: Unable to connect to network printer

For some reason, my XP computer is unable to connect to a network printer that i used a few days ago. Yes, the spooler is running and so is RPC. I've looked at all the Tech issues and i've done everything. This printer works for other network users and i can print to different printers, so this one baffles me! Anyone have any suggestions?? I am worried this might be virus related.


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A: Unable to connect to network printer

have you tried re-installing the printer at all - I have had to often do this with HP printers for various people on network printers

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i have an hp deskjet 960c running through a network, which i can't connect to. network is up and running fine. try to troubleshoot, i get an print spooler service is not running message. only way i can get it to connect is to shut the printer down and rebooting, but after like 5 minutes, it goes down again. tried stopping and restarting spooler, and deleting spool files. any other suggestions? sorry running on windows xp.

A:unable to connect to network printer

you didn't mention what OS you are on, but try this-
go to the printer's properties and go to the Details tab, click on Spool Settings, and then put a check in Print Directly to Printer. Click OK twice and try that.

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hi guys,

I have problem connecting to the network printer after relocating it from level 4 to level 5. Previously it was working fine. After I relocated it to 5th level, I update the ip address that is at the 5th floor and also update in the server. However the printer show offline. I check the settings and all seem to be okay. Any advise on it? The model is Kyocera copier.

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We have 2 computers the main one running OS XP and mine running Vista. Previously, we had no problems with my computer finding the main on the network along with the printer. But now the main computer can see mine (printer and PC) but I cannot connect to the main. Mine does not see the printer nor the PC. We are both running the same virus protection, which is Norton. I really want to use the main computer's printer, which I was able to do until for some reason now I go into networking and it is not there. I know it is marked as shared. When I go into setup network printer and type the name of the printer a window pops up "The printer sever spooling service is not available". I have uninstalled the printer software and drivers and reinstalled but still not showing up on the network?
When I click print a document the printer I am looking for is there but it shows as offline, which it is not.
I am not 100% sure but seemed to occur when we switched from Mckfee to Norton??
Any suggestions?

A:Unable to connect to printer wirelessly through network

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I'm running a Dell 64 bit Optiplex 780 with Windows 7 Professional along with a Dell 1710N laser and an Epson WF-3640 Workforce printer that I am connected to locally with a USB cable. When I try to connect a Dell D620 32bit laptop while on the wireless network in the back bedroom, I did see both the Dell and Epson in the list but when I go to connect I get an error message that reads..."NO DRIVER FOUND Windows cannot find a driver for Dell1710n PS3 on the network!"

Any suggestions are welcome!


A:Unable to connect 32bit laptop to 64bit printer through network

Hello first up


Can we have some systemspecs please as what you have posted gives us not that much (or anythingat all with some folks) to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.
System Info - See YourSystem Specs

This is the driver for the Dell for the 32bit machine DELL,PTR,LS,100V,1710N,A02,A02 Driver Details | Dell US Now have you thought about going wifi??

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I have an HP Business Inkjet 1200 printer conected to a Win98 computer. There is access to it from several computers some have W98 some W2000 OS. All except (unfortunately my ) computer, W2000, cannot connect to it, giving error message "The data area passed to a system call is too small", corresponding to Error 122 = ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER. I tried to uninstall all printer drivers, I deleted all HP printed related keys in registry, all HP related .inf filed from inf folder and tried to install this only printer, still get the same error. Does anyone had similar problem before or have idea to solve the problem ?

Thank you,
Sabri Iskit

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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Windows Cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied.this is the message I saw on my printer. I accidentally unshare the printer to everyone except the administrator. My computer is the administrator but I cannot change the things I customized. How to undo it and share it to everyone?Now I cannot use it because it says "Unable to Connect"Please help me. Will gladly appreciate any help. Thanks in advance

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When I try to print a test page from my desktop (Windows XP) to the printer attached to the other cpu on my LAN (Windows 98) the cpu where the printer is physically attached give an "Internal Error. Unknown data format is found." Is there a compatibility problem that I can resolve?

A:Unable to connect to the printer

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i'm using a dell inspiron 8600, sp3. i've never had problems accessing the internet until a few weeks ago when i moved. i was slated to join in on my roommmates network, but for some reason I cannot connect. Or more precisely, I connect for about 2 seconds, and I'm immediately bumped off. My roommates tried to fix it, but in vain. the signal is coming in strong on my computer, so I'm not sure what the issue is. any help is definitely welcomed.

A:perpetual acquiring network address/unable to connect to roommates network

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I am able to connect 3 computers to the network. When I enter the passkey in the HP printer, the network goes down and I need to restart it. Then computers are back on, but the printer cannot be seen. The printer driver is downloaded. How to fix?

A:Unable to connect to wireless HP printer

Not into wireless printers, but a little more information would help.
What model HP Printer?
What make/model router (modem/router)?

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My HP wireless printer (Envy 5530) is no longer working. IPad and IPhone no longer can find the printer.  I have shut down all devices and followed suggested steps but no luck.  All devices are connected to the same wireless and IS numbers are the same.

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I am using windows 7 pro 
usually I can open printer management console , add remote computer IP address to the list and manage printer drivers like add new printers, change settings of remote printer settings etc. 

however this stopped working now. 
I can add remote computer IP address to the printer management , however when I click on printers node under these remote computers, shows nothing. When I RDP into this computer I can see and installed the printer myself . However printer management console
unable to see and install printers of remote pcs. 

any idea?

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I am hoping that someone can help me.
We have three computers at home two which are connected to router and working fine and my laptop.
My laptop was connecting to my home wireless network until my daughter used it last. Now it will not connect at all
I used to have to follow the steps below for some reason and then it would connect fine:
Wireless network connections
Change advanced settings
Wireless Networks tab
Then into properties for my wireless network and in association retype my password and then it would connect. (it seemed like to much work every time but it still worked)
There was other networks in the list which i deleted and wireless network connection shows that the network connection strength is excellent but it just seems to get stuck aquiring the network address. I have tried repair etc.

Can someone please help me with this as maybe it's just something simple!!

A:Unable to connect to wireless network acquiring network addressaddress

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I wonder if anyone can help. We recently installed a new wireless router, and all the other computers in our house can access the internet. But for some reason I can only connect to the network, even though it says there's full connectivity.

I called the customer careline for our internet providers, and they said it was a problem with my computer settings, rather than the router. But they said they couldn't advise me any further unless I paid for it, hence my need to look for advice elsewhere....


A:Can connect to network, but unable to connect to internet

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As the title says I'm trying to connect my HP3050 printer to my computer wirelessly. Problem is I get this:

The story goes that in the past week or so we swapped to a different internet provider and have swapped out the old modem/router for one that the new company has provided.
Prior to this no problems at all.

How do I counter this, I.e. remove the problem of what appears to be the availability of two routers, the new and the old?


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re: Windows XP Home Edition Power Pack 2; Sony Vaio Intel Pentium (2-3 yrs old). Mozilla Firefox . During last few weeks my computer has been slowing to a crawl. Seems to be result of Lucallproxy.exe and LUCOMS~1.EXE processes that start up frequently when I????m online (Firefox.) The computer speeds up when I end those processes in Task Manager. I have Norton 360 installed (which I hate.) When I tried to get help from Symantec (as if!) their ????chat???? & e-mail with Tech Support would reject my "submit" and take me back to the beginning screen all over again. I scanned with AVG Anti-spyware & AVG Anti Rootkit, SpyBot, Ad Aware, Spysweeper, and Norton 360 ???? sometimes, if not all the time, in Safe Mode and with System Restore disabled. Found a few seemingly not-too-threatening things and removed all but still had the slowing down problem. Yesterday the Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool ran when I re-installed IE 7. Today I noticed that my wireless printer is not recognizing my computer and I can????t send outbound e-mails from my Earthlink POP account (this has been happening last few weeks.) Checked my DSL Wireless Settings but nothing looks changed. Also, Quicken would not download my bank transactions and couldn????t connect to their Help. I disabled the firewalls but still no printing, no outbound Earthlink. (my gmail works fine.)Wassup do ya suppose? Next steps? Suggestions? I don't have clue what-is-related-to-what a... Read more

A:Slowing Down, Unable To Connect To Printer, No Outbound Pop, Etc.

Lucallproxy.exe and LUCOMS~1.EXE are a part of Symantec's security and deals with Live Updates.How long have you had Norton 360? Did your problems start AFTER you installed it?My first thought is to tell you that Norton could be the reason your system has slowed down. There is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. What works for me may not work for you. Some people do experience slowdowns not just with Norton, but with McAfee, Trend Micro, and just about every other security program available. Panda slowed my system down to a crawl, and McAfee Antivirus was so bad the only way I could get rid of it was a reinstall of Windows. I suggest that you turn on the Windows firewall and uninstall Norton. After you reboot, see if your computer is running faster. Keep in mind that you won't have an antivirus at this point. All you want to do is find out if your speed is better. Connect to few safe sites, such as Bleeping Computer. If the computer does run faster, you can install another firewall and antivirus. A list of good free programs can be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlFor your email, it is possible that a Norton update has something to do with it not being able to send. Do you get any error messages? If so, post the entire message for us to look at.As for the rest of your issues, I have no clue.

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The setting

Windows Domain
Client is Windows XP Pro
Networked HP Printers set up and installed off the network.

I can install the printers on these workstations and send print jobs to the printers without a problem. Howerver, once I reboot the machine or logoff and log back on and try and print, I get 'Access denied, unable to connect to printer'. I then have to delete the queue from the printer folders, and reconnect them back up again, supplying the local user name and password for administrator rights (the users on these machines are part of admin group locally) . Is there a way to overcome this problem?

A:access denied, unable to connect to printer

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Hi all,

I'm running the win7 64bit, the printer is connected to the XP. That printer is not a network printer (Hp 5740,and 5520) , and shared from a Desktop running WinXP 32 bit. I cannot install it via network access ? can anyone have any idea about that problem.

Pleave give me any advise. I appreciated .

Thanks in advance,

A:Unable to connect the printer (hosted on the XP) from the Win7 64bit

You didn't give us any details regarding the problem. You could have a problem with the network and permissions preventing you from accessing the printer, or you could have a driver issue where you need to make sure you are using the W7 x64 drivers.

This isn't helpful, but I refuse to set up shared printers this way for friends and family. If they want a shareable printer, they buy a network printer. Windows client OSes aren't always friendly, in terms of loading drivers for OSes that aren't running on the "host" system. A server OS allows this easily.

Now, back to trying to be helpful, fill in the details about what the problem is...as in where you are hitting the roadblock, and we'll go from there.

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My printer was working and I haven't (knowingly) changed anything but when I try to print, nothing happens. I ran the printer troubleshooter and it came up with, "cannot connect printer to the network". I'm not very computer savvy, so please bear with me.

My question is why do I need to be connected to a network? I have a Brother MFC-J835DW all-in-one, wireless. I checked, and I am connected to several wireless networks.

I've got the Home Premium edition of Windows 7 and I'm using IE9.

Can someone please help?

A:Can't connect printer to the network

Quote: Originally Posted by jmrpjb

My question is why do I need to be connected to a network?

That means that the printer is one of the devices that is a part of your home or office wireless connections (the network). This is all managed through your router.

Often devices are dropped from the router's list for one reason or another. Very annoying. The quick fix is to reset the router. Turn it off, wait 20 seconds or so, and then turn it back on. It will rediscover all the devices on the network in a minute or so. Then try to print.

Quote: Originally Posted by jmrpjb

I have a Brother MFC-J835DW all-in-one, wireless. I checked, and I am connected to several wireless networks.

I doubt that you are actually connected to more than one wireless network. When you click on the wireless icon it will show you all the available wireless networks that are in range of your PC or device, but only one of those will be the network managed by your router. When you click on your network it should say "connected". If it is not connected it will say "connect".

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I have a Canon printer hooked up to a computer running XP. when I try to install the printer at a different computer I get the message- "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost it's connection to the server".

I've done all the obvious things, uninstal, reinstall, check the workgroups, etc.

I am clueless at this point.


A:Cannot connect to a printer via network

Worth a look: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspxhttp://lifehacker.com/software/step-by-ste...work-309015.phpLouis

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we have a Canon Printer that we want all the computers in the office to be able to print from. We have the printer connected to a vaio computer. And we have it setup on the network. We have gotten my husband's laptop to connect to it, but cannot get the computer at the front to connect. When i go to add printer, and browse it does not show up. The computer's share name is CanonMF5. When i type in \\vaio\CanonMF5 it says that i have typed in the incorrect name or that the printer is not there. Well, it is, my husband can print from it.

I have entered the ip addresses to be trusted by the firewall. I'm not sure what to do now! Any advise....

here is this if you need it....
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FRONT
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-63-50-13

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter with
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-66... Read more

A:Can't connect to Network Printer

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i can't connect to a Ricoh network printer in my office LAN, however i can connect to a HP network printer fine.
opening Ricoh printer's IP in the web browser doesn't load anything, however i could load the HP printer's IP page fine at
other computers can connect to the Ricoh printer fine.

i'm using a macbook air on the office wifi network, and i checked the my LAN IP is, could that be the problem? but if so how come i could connect to the HP printer fine?

being a small office, there's basically no tech support, any help from the pros is highly appreciated.

A:can't connect to network printer

On your computer go to CMD and type in: ping then right-click select all and paste the result.
Could you also post a quick outline of how your network is structure? Say which router is connected to which and what subnets is your computer and the printers are on as well as the default gateway.

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Here is the situation...

I have 2 separate networks.

Network 1 is 5 computers connected to a DHCP router for OFFICE use only. They all share an accounting program that requires the network. This network needs to be secure and isolated from the internet and potential virus/hackers.

Network 2 is 2 PCs and a MAC connected to a DHCP router with access to the internet and each others shares etc. Not very secure at this point.

Both networks have a network printer connected to them.

I need to add access to the printer on Network 2 to at least one of the PC's in Network 1.

How can I give 1 user (or more if that is easier) access to that printer without jeopardizing the entire OFFICE network?

I am a relative newbie to networking, so any suggestions welcomed as long as they are clearly explained.

A:Connect to printer on another network?

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I've got a wireless N home network set up. My wifes PC is connected directly to the cable modem, and our Epson usb printer is connected to her pc. My Toshiba laptop is using a wireless connection. I can see her pc on the network, but cannot see or connect to the printer over the network. Her PC is running Windows 7, mine is running Windows 8 Pro. I was able to print on this printer with my previous pc, which ran Windows 7. Any ideas?

A:Can't connect to network printer.

Is file and printer sharing enabled on her PC? Is the printer shared?

Are both PCs using the same workgroup name? In My Network Places what shows or what happens when you click on 'show workgroup computers'? If her PC shows what shows or happens when you double click on its icon?

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I have 2 computers on a home network. One computer runs winNT and has a Lexmark printer connected to it. The other machine runs win2000 and has a HP printer connected to it. Both computers can print to the printer they are connected to and both computers can print on the Lexmark printer. The winNT computer can find the HP printer but when I try to connect to the HP printer from the NT machine I get the following dialog box:

Connect to Printer - The server on which the printer resides does not have a suitable HP Deskjet 882C printer driver installed. Click OK if you wish to install the driver on your local machine.

If I click OK I get I get a dialog box saying: File needed: printer driver INF...etc.

I do not know what to do. Can I use a driver on my machine to run the HP printer?

A:Can't connect to network printer

Try downloading the NT driver for the 882C. Some devices have different drivers for 98, NT. Some devices use the same driver for both. It looks like the Hp drivers might be different for 98 & NT.


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I have a home network with the following computers: (2) XP Pro desktops and (1) WinME wireless laptop. All computers are connected to a Microsoft wired router which is connected to a ADSL modem. The laptop connects to the network through an access point. There is an HP 1200 laser printer connected (USB) to one of the desktops. All three computers can see each other's shared files. Both desktops can print to the printer, but when I attempt to print from the laptop, I get the above error message. I used to be able to print to the printer from the laptop before installing XP SP2. Any suggestions?

A:Can not connect to this network printer

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Well ive got a problem with my printer. Its a network printer connected to another PC on the network. And.. im not able to print anything on that printer.
The printer gets installed..but..when I try to print.. it doesnt get printed at all. The documents just appear on the queue with a message as 'Error-Printing'

I have another network printer connected to another machine on the network and that works fine. I can print through that printer with no problem whatsoever.

What could be the problem with the printer that is not working.

Your response is highly appreciated.


A:Cannot Connect to a Network Printer

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Ok, so here is the deal. I have in my home network 1 desktop and two laptops. The desktop is running XP one laptop is running vista and the other laptop is also running xp.

When I first purchased the laptop now running xp I had vista on it. I hated vista so I "downgraded" to xp. When I had vista I had no issues printing from the network printer (connected to the desktop). The other vista laptop also has no problems connecting to the printer. The problem I have is that I cannot connect to the printer now that I have XP on my computer.

I have tried changing the work group name to what it should be...and nothing pops up...when I change the workgroup name to something else (mshome for ex.) my computer shows up but nothing else does.

Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks in advance!

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I'm trying to connect to a network printer for some users at my company. The printer is an HP 5. Old printer and it's connected via a network hub under the user's desk and the other user is in the cubicle next door. They both have this as their default printer, and I've checked to see if the cables are in working order, which they are. I checked to see if both PC's can connect to the network and the internet and they can. Both PC's were working fine the day before, but now they are not. I've printed a confi page to see the IP on the printer and I've tried pinging it from both PC's but it times out on both PC's when I try to ping it. The que is cleared out for the printer so there is nothing in the que. Any suggestions on what the problem could be or what I should try next before I escalate the problem? I'm sure this is a level 1 prob that can be solved easily, but I just can't seem to figure out what it could be.

A:Can't connect to network printer.

What are the os's of both the computers you're trying to connect the printer to? Are the proper drivers installed? If the pc can't connect to the network printer that probably means that it doesn't have access rights. Make sure that the printer is shared.

anyway, here's a quick guide on how to set it up

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Originally, i had one network running under a Dir-665 router where all the computers under that could connect to the printer (HPPrintPC) on the computer (which is connected to the router.

After moving to uverse, i have two networks, the one above and now the 2wire network due to uverse.

The computer with the printer is connected to the 2wire network, and all the other computers are connected to the Dir-655 network. The computers on the Dir-655 Network can't connect to the printer on the 2wire network but can ping the computer it is connected to.

Any help please?

A:Can't connect to printer on different network

I'm not sure this will help, as I know very little to nothing about networking, but I recently had problems while installing a Hawking Range Extender and later while installing a new router.
In both instances, the printer would not receive a signal after the installation of either device (installed separately).

Both times I ended up deleting the printer and reinstalling before I could get it to work!

This was probably the long way around, but it's all I could get to work!
I may be way off base here concerning your problem, just sayin.


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This should of coruse be a no brainer, but its windows, so ......

I have an HP color laser ( CP1518ni) connected to a router.

How to I add it so that I can print from any machine???

Its not a local printer nor a printer coonected to another machine.

I tried Add A Printer / Add A Network Printer / The Printer that I Want Isnt Listed /Add a Printer using a TCPIP address or hostname , but it wont find it. I guess I have the wrong IP address.

Can I determine the IP address of the printer from a remote machine?

I give up... whats the trick?

A:How do I connect a network printer

I'm not a networking expert, but I seem to recall reading some time ago that you need to install your router software and your printer software on each computer on the network if you want to network your printer in this way.

You haven't mentioned your router manufacturer, but I would have thought their support site should have a user manual with comprehensive instructions.

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I need real help. I had cable internet 12mbs installed last September (2010) in my one bedroom apartment. Before that, I was connecting to a spotty 1.5mbs network that was open next door (with their permission). I was able to obtain fast and efficient internet access for about 3 or 4 months and then it became intermittent. For the past 2 months I have been unable to connect through my home cable modem/router at all. I have been to the cable company and they have tested the cable modem/router and the signal which comes into the router and out at fast speeds. I have been to the place where I bought my laptop (purchased at Staples last summer). Others can connect though my wifi, but I cannot. It connects but gives me a DNS error. It doesn't matter whether I am hard wired or on wifi.

I am running:

Win 7 Home Premium (64bit) on a compaq CQ62-225NR Notebook with a Vision AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core processor.2.10 ghz with 3.00 GB ram (2.74 GB usable)

It contains an Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n WiFi adapter
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Realtek High Definition Audio
Built in pointing device (mouse pad) with a wireless mouse connected through USB 2.0 port.

hard drive: Hitachi HTS725032A9A364 SATA Disk Device

Apparently, for some unknown reason, my computer networking modules can connect to but won't or can't talk to the cable modem/router supplied by my ISP (Charter Communications) but can access the internet though any other wifi serv... Read more

A:Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Connect the system to your network and then
please get a command prompt (Start->RUN->CMD) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
follow-up with the attachment myTcp.txt which will be in the directory shown in the CMD prompt window.

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Hello to all and Thanks so much, in advance, for any help you may provide.

I am using an HPdv2700 Vista SP1.
Using a wireless connection (D-Link wireless router).

Problem is I'm unable to connect to my printer(Epson Stylus Photo RX500).
I've tried the "wizard" process w/o success.

This is my first post here and I'm looking forward to the help I receive as well as any help I may be able to offer.

The process worked fine on my Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop until it crashed and then I purchased the above notebook last month.

Thanks Again!!!

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I have a computer on our network at work, running with Window XP. For some reason the computer will not see one of the network printers. The other day it came out with a spooling error message and wouldn't print. I deleted the printer and tried to reinstall it. The computer cannot now see this printer in the network

A:Unable to see network printer

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this is new machine running windows 7, office 2010. I have a home net work and not able to see other computer on the network, also unable to add a printer.

A:unable to add printer over a network

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I've set up a wireless router and I'm able to connect to the internet from my laptop and desktop. I'm trying to add my printer that is connected to the desktop.
I enabled "share this printer" and when I search for the printer on the laptop on the network it doesn't show up.
How can I view all the hardware on my network?
My desktop is a XP Pro
Laptop is a Vista
Printer is a Kodak

Do I need to install a printer (driver) on the laptop?
How can I check the network from the desktop/router to see all that is connected.
Lastly, to enable printer sharing, do I have to enable file sharing?

Thank you in advance.

A:Connect a printer & check network??

make sure both units are in the same workgroup
make sure same account exists on both with same password
make sure file and print sharing are enabled
you have to share your printer or anything else for that matter before you can see it via the network
configure the firewalls on both to allow file and print sharing

File and print sharing is a service. You determine if you want to share files or not. You determine if you want to share printers or not. Not shared won't show on the network

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Here's the setup done by the old another IT guy that left:

-- Office Location A --
PC A1:
ip addr:
can print, yes; physically connected to printer via USB

PC A2:
ip addr:
can print: yes
ip addr:

-- Office Location B --
PC B1:
ip addr:
can print: NO (it used to work 5 days ago, and now it cannot even find the printer on the network)

The old IT person setup a network between Office Location A and Location B, and I have not changed anything to the network since I came on board.
How can I get the PC B1 at Office Location B to see the Network Printer that is located at Office Location A?

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I have a HP printer connected to a Dell/Vista desktop via a USB port. I'm connected to my laptop/XP Home by a wireless Linksys network. I would like to print from my laptop, however when I attempt to add a printer by browing with the Wizard, it doesn't see the printer hooked up to my desktop. I've made sure that the printer sharing radio button is on. I'ts probably something simple but I just cannot see the printer on the network. Any advice?

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I had my computer at my home, connected to my home network. I moved to a Corporate apartment, which has a different network, and now I can't print to my printer, which I brought with me.

I did set the new network as my 'home' network, and folowed instructions, but it does not seem to be working.

THe printer is a C6280 Photosmart, and is wireless enabled, but my new place doesn't have a router to attach to.

Basically, I'd just like to connect the printer directly to my computer, since I will be the only one printing to it.

Can someone please help?


A:Cannot connect printer to new Network or Homegroup

Connect it via USB instead of Ethernet if you are the only one who will be using it.

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I have a 3-computer wireless home network. An Epson CX5000 printer is USB connected to my desktop XP computer. No problem printing from the desktop. No problem printing from one of the other network computers (XP notebook). The new laptop running Vista gets "Access Denied" with any connection attempt. I've read similar threads; seems to be a pervasive problem. Any further ideas?

A:Cannot connect to network printer from Vista.

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Hi guys i just bought a new
HP pro 8600 plus printer
and it just wont connect to my existing network
i have a HG658c fibre modem connected to vodafone
when i try to connect my printer to the network using the control panel on the printer
it lets me put in the wifi key but then says failed to connect
it allows me to print out a diagnostic report, so i did this
it says that the reason the printer cannot connect is because mac filtering is on
i cannot find this setting on the modem and even phoned my ISP who had no clue
i also tried using wps, this didnt work either, i press the button on the modem but the printer just doesnt detect
anything...i also changed wps settings on the modem to pin etc...no result
i could make a pin on the modem, but there is no option to change the pin on the printer
The ISP asked me to try using manually set channels, i also tried this but nothing works
I have googled this problem regarding this printer and modem but didnt find anything significant...even looked on HP website.
The printer manual will not have anything to offer, as it assumes it will just connect
i have checked the firmware on the modem, its the latest version
i have no more ideas...any help gravely appreciated...

A:cant connect hp wireless printer to network.

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An individual is finding himself unable to connect to a network printer. He get's the message "Printer is no longer connected to the server." Other people, however, are able to print to this printer. This is on a Novell Netowork. What could be causing this user's problem and how might it be resolved?

A:User cannot connect to network printer

Is the printer connected to the server or a workstation.
You could try removing the printer from the affected work station and then reinstalling it.

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Hi, this is antonio.
I use a DELL optiplex gx520 desktop system installed with win7pro 64bit Preactivated OS currently not been able to connect to network printer HP CLJ CP4005, with the system running windows xp. the error i get is Driver not found or the operation failed error.. 0x00000214.

Please suggest.

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