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Can't Print on Network Printer After Buying New Desktop PV

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wndslr, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. wndslr

    wndslr Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new desktop pc. The desktop is wirelessly connected to the network. My wireless laptop sees the HP printer connected to my pc, but when I attempt to print it doesn't work. Have gone through wizard and usual XP printer sharing steps. Suggestions?
     
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    Any error messages along with "it doesn't work"?

    Have you eliminated firewalls as a possible issue?
     
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    wndslr Thread Starter

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    I have a netgear router and I have a netgear device which extends the signal of the netgear router. My laptop sees them as 2 different networks. I uninstalled the printers, before I realized that my problem may have been related to the fact that the printer was working on network 1 - the original network, while my laptop was really connected to network 2 -the one with the extender. Now I have no installed printer visible on the laptop on either network. Went back to Network 1 and used install wizard but not picking up printer on computer. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    What is the IP address on the laptop, and what is it on the desktop? You can find it by clicking on the connection in Network Connections and then looking in the bottom of the left pane.

    I don't really understand what you mean by 2 networks, but if the 1st 3 numbers in those IPs don't match, then I at least understand that your PCs are on different subnets and printer sharing is doomed.
     
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