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Adding network printer to computer.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TheCGTech, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. TheCGTech

    TheCGTech Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I have a Windows 95 machine on a workgroup called 95users and I have a computer running windows xp on a workgroup called xpusers.I just bought a laserjet color printer for my office that is connected through ethernet. It has it's own ip and network name. I can get it on the Windows XP computer, but I can't get it to connect to the windows 95 computer. I have downloaded the drivers and everything but it says that the computer is offiline and user intervention is required. Please help me out if you can. Thanks!
     
  2. Anton Wan

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    ekk Win95. Is there a reason why you are still running it (needed old program)? They do have the drivers for windows 95 for this printer?? I really find that hard to believe. It has been years since I have even seen Win95... the only thing that comes to mind is sharing the printer off of the XP computer and see if you can connect to it that way. Just a thought.

    TK
     
  3. StumpedTechy

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    With windows 95 there is no native TCP/IP printing.

    You can use this -

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...askId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=27908

    This is - HP Install Network Printer Wizard - and is 100% free.

    You can use this to set the drivers to the IP of the Network connected printer. Remember to check the printers drivers for being 95 compatible as well.
     
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