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Computer won't communicat with printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cellodog, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. cellodog

    cellodog Thread Starter

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    I'm a little new at this so i'll try to explain enough to be comprehendable.

    I have two computers on Windows 98SE networked through a Linksys 5 port switch. I have gotten the internet sharing and fill sharing working on both computers, but I have been having trouble getting the computers' print sharing to work.
    I have gone through and added Netbeui Protocals to both computers along with TCP/IP protocals and i have enabled the File and print sharing on all of those. I can see the printer and install the driver on the networked computer (the one not hooked directly up to the printer) but when i go and print, it comes up with the message that it is having trouble communicating with the printer and it never prints. (by the way the Printer is a Lexmark Z55). The port path is \\computer\lexmark, and from what i can tell that is right, the driver is also set to the Lexmark driver. So i don't have a clue what's wrong. Please Help me!!

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Del

    Del

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    Did you go to printers in the control panel, right click on the Lenmark and click sharing and share the printer?
     
  3. cellodog

    cellodog Thread Starter

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    I already had it set for to share the printer, without a password

    also, when i try to printthere is a window that comes up saying this:

    Lexbces
    This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
     
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