Network Printer

Network Printer

Post by Dan » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 01:02:11


I am running Windows XP Pro on 2 different machines which are networked. I
have an HP LaserJet 2200 printer which I originally had installed on machine
number 1 and shared on the network. Both machines were able to use this
printer just fine. I then bought a print server so the printer is no longer
connected to machine number 1. Both of my machines can successfully print to
the networked printer but, the print jobs remain in the print queue for
machine number 1. Machine number 2 does not have this problem - the job
prints and then is removed from the queue. I am using the same print driver
on both computers. When I look at the printer properties on both machines I
do not see any different settings althouth machine number 1 does have an
extra tab in the dialog box labeled 'Security'.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to get the print behavior
correct?

Dan
 
 
 

Network Printer

Post by Robert Bod » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 22:07:46

I have Windows XP installed on several systems here (one of which is a
laptop) and would like to be able to print from either of the three
machines on a printer connected to my main system. I am using a Cable
modem with a Router to share the internet connections. What would I
need to do to allow the laptop and second desktop to communicate
through the router and print to the printer connected to the main
system? All three units are using Windows XP Home Edition if that
matters...

 
 
 

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Post by Rick "Nutc » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 22:19:47

Hi,

Go to the printers folder on the system with the printer attached,
right-click the printer and select properties. Go to the sharing tab and
allow it to be shared. Make note of the shared name.

Go to one of the other machines connected to the network. In the printers
folder, use the add printer wizard. Indicate that you want to install a
networked printer, then use the browse option. Expand the network down to
the machine that has the printer attached, you should see the same name as
noted above. Select it and finish the installation.

Make sure file and printer sharing is installed on the machine with the
printer attached (this is pretty standard, and is likely already installed).

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
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Post by cmNobnBke » Sat, 17 Jul 2004 11:27:03

I have XP Home on my desktop and laptop. I am unable to connect to the shared printer from my wireless laptop. Information provided in other discussion groups address XP Pro. Any ideas?
 
 
 

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Post by RmF0aGVyIE » Sat, 17 Jul 2004 13:40:01

Need more info. What brand of printer is it? How is it connected to the host computer. First the obvious. Make sure that File and Printer sharing is enabled. Second, make sure you have the printer properly shared. Are you connecting to the wireless via a router or an access point. That could make a difference. Can you see the host machine at all from the wireless laptop?
 
 
 

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Post by cmNobnBke » Sat, 17 Jul 2004 23:57:03

Printer is HP5600. Sharing was enabled on the Printer. PC is connected thru USB port. Laptop is connected thru wireless router. I'm able to connect to the Internet on the laptop. Not sure how to see other machine on the network.
 
 
 

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Post by Taffy » Sun, 18 Jul 2004 00:05:05


thru USB port. Laptop is connected thru wireless router. I'm able to connect
to the Internet on the laptop. Not sure how to see other machine on the
network.

the host computer. First the obvious. Make sure that File and Printer
sharing is enabled. Second, make sure you have the printer properly shared.
Are you connecting to the wireless via a router or an access point. That
could make a difference. Can you see the host machine at all from the
wireless laptop?

shared printer from my wireless laptop. Information provided in other
discussion groups address XP Pro. Any ideas?

Basic question, but are you registered as a user on the computer with the
printer?
 
 
 

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Post by cmNobnBke » Sun, 18 Jul 2004 06:12:01

I am the only user assigned. Based upon instrcutions in PC Mag, I go directly to by setup without the logon screen.
 
 
 

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Post by cmNobnBke » Sun, 18 Jul 2004 07:48:02

Thanks for all the help folks. I apparently have another problem that is causing a problem in the spooler. I'm going to table this attempt until I can get an expert to fix it for me.

Thanks again for all your help.
 
 
 

Network Printer

Post by Jerry C. S » Mon, 06 Sep 2004 03:33:26

I have a 3 computer network--2 are XPSP2 and 1 is ME. The 2 XP computers
are able to use the network printers, but the ME is not able to print out to
the XP printers--they are able to use the ME printer. The ME computer says
I do not have enough memory to print to the XP network printer, try closing
some programs--tried that but no success. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks, Jerry
 
 
 

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Post by Malk » Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:01:43


Is the ME computer 100% spyware and virus-free? Does it have the drivers
for the network printers? Please repost with more details if you want
help, or post to a Windows ME newsgroup since your issue is with ME and
not XP. Here is a list of the MS newsgroups:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Malke
--
MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
 
 
 

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Post by Qmlnam9 » Sat, 14 Jul 2007 00:58:06

I have a small office with 5 computers all connected to a network hub. I want
to be able to print with the "network Laser printer". I have tried all the
suggestions turned off the firewalls, all the computers have File and printer
sharing turned on. When I try to find the printer, no printers or other
computers show up on the Microsoft network. What Next ? Thanks
 
 
 

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Post by Gordo » Sat, 14 Jul 2007 01:23:13


How is the printer connected to the network?
 
 
 

Network Printer

Post by Qmlnam9 » Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:08:03

Gordon,

The Printer is connected to one computer via a parallel port cable. The
other computers connect to that computer to use the printer.
Joe
The Printer is connected to one computer. The other computers connect to
that computer to use the printer. The printer is connected via a parralell.
 
 
 

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Post by Martin X » Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:33:56

Did you share it correctly? If so, go to another computer and go to Start >
Run > type in \\PrinterPC (substitute PrinterPC with the computer name of
the computer with the printer) and see if you can see the shared printer.
Also, you might need to play around with simple file sharing to get all this
working. See XP help system for that.

--
Regards,
Martin X.
MCSA: M




I have a small office with 5 computers all connected to a network hub. I
want
to be able to print with the "network Laser printer". I have tried all the
suggestions turned off the firewalls, all the computers have File and
printer
sharing turned on. When I try to find the printer, no printers or other
computers show up on the Microsoft network. What Next ? Thanks