No changes to firewalls; in fact, I disabled the Windows Firewall on the XP
systems to see if I could get the printer thing working. ALL of my file
sharing is working for some odd reason - it's just the printer sharing. I
understand about the drivers supposed to d/l from the network, but it's not
happening, I just get a message saying I successfully completed adding the
network printer, but when I try to print from it, I get the error
(IMMEDIATELY). I can even dbl click on the printer and set print properties,
but can't print. I can even access the printer properties via web browser
through IIS, but no can print. I even tried dragNdrop ops to get SOMETHING
to print, but no dice.
Interestingly enough, when this first occurred, I checked the printer and it
would NOT work from the attached printer; I uninstalled the printer,
rebooted, and reinstalled the printer.
I also tried renaming the home network workgroup, but I would NOT recommend
that for anyone with little experience............. it only took me a couple
of hours to "flush" the old settings in all three computers.......doh and
I also tried to "reset" the printer by unplugging, but it is working fine
within the computer it is attached to, just not working on the workgroup
network (Wireless), and like I said, ALL the file sharing is working, just
not the printer sharing, even though it appears to add the network printer.
I've tried several different ways of adding the network printer, but all end
up the same way not printing and giving error msg.