Share printer is seen, then not seen.

Share printer is seen, then not seen.

Post by VklU » Sat, 02 Sep 2006 01:19:02


Hello,

I've recently setup a USB printer to be shared on my home network. I have I
PC attached via cable to cable modem/router and 2 laptops wireless.
I have all in the same workgroup "HOME". All have XP Pro on them as well.
Here's the problem, I can go to either laptop and add printer by drilling to
home workgroup and choosing printer, then I'll reboot the desktop where the
printer is shared from and try to attach again and can drill to the home
workgroup, see it, but can't attach to it. If I reboot again, it may work.
Really weird.
Any clues on what I can check with this being so hit or miss?

Thank you,
Russ
 
 
 

Share printer is seen, then not seen.

Post by MS-M » Sun, 03 Sep 2006 23:29:12

Sounds like your USB ports are going into hibernation. From Device Manager,
disable this feature on all of them.
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