Can't share all printers

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svargo

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I have a print sharing problem. I have reviewed several
other posts, and tried most if not all the suggestions.

I have three computers networked with a router. My DSL
line is connected to the router, with all three computers then
connected to the router. The computers are as follows.

#1 AMD 1800 Desktop
Windows XP pro
HP Desk Jet 970Cse (connected to USB)

#2 Pentium 400 Desktop
Windows 98SE
HP 1220C (connected to parallel port)

#3 Pentium 333 Laptop
Windows 98SE

I can share the DSL line and files between all three
computers, no problem. I did run into a snag trying to
share the printers.

Computer #1 and Computer #3 can see & share the
HP 1220C printer that is connected to computer #3.
Computers #2 & #3 cannot print to the HP 970Cse
connected to computer #1. Both printers are set to "share."
I added the HP 970Cse as a network printer to both computer #2 & #3.

An interesting side note is that when I view the network from the
computers, I see "HP 1220C" as the printer on computer #2, but
only "printer" on computer # 1.

So what's up?
 

JustMe2

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Are you getting any error messages when the 98 machines try to print to the XP pro??
I had a similiar problem with a 98 machine not being able to print to a XP pro machine. Installed netbeui per the recommendation of someone here, and was this solved my problem.

Also, are there install disks for the printers? Some printers need those installs actually ran on the networked machines also.
JustMe2
 
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Drivers.
The XP computer does not have the proper drivers for Win98 installed. Two way to resolve this.
Enable computer #1 to have available the drivers for other version of Windows (If it works like NT4 does)
Or, install the printer drivers on #2 & #3 as if they were local, then change ports to the network share. This way is probably easier if you installed the 970C drivers from the disk(s) provided by HP. You might have trouble getting around if it wants to actively setup the printer (meaning it has to be connected to install). In that case, you'll probably have to physically setup the printer on 2&3. Then move it back when done.
 

svargo

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In reply to JustMe2: I did not get any error replies. I used the HP disc to set up the 970Cse on #2 & #3.

In reply to Jeckler: I will try your first option
 

svargo

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I downloaded the latest xp drivers for the HP 970cse.
And... a printer was added in the printer folder on computer #1. One that
coild be seen as an "hpdeskjet" by the other computers. I also
downloaded the latest win 98 drivers for computers #2 & #3.

I set up computer # 2 & it can now print to the HP 970cse. I plan to work
on computer #3 tonight.

The suggestion about the "proper drivers" helped to arrive at the
above solution.

Thanks!
 
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