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Laptop cant fine Printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by golfgal, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. golfgal

    golfgal Thread Starter

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    hope I'm in the right place for this question

    all of a sudden after 3 months without a problem my husbands laptop computer can't find the printer attached to my computer

    both have winxp sp2

    thank you for any suggestions to solve this problem
     
  2. Hughv

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    I assume this is a networked printer?
    I'd start by deleting it from your husband's computer and re-creating the connection.
     
  3. golfgal

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    for some reason it was deleted from his computer (how we do not know)
    He cannot add it as his computer can"t find it even though I have it as shared on my computer
     
  4. brandonbr

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    Make sure that the printer on your computer is enabled to be shared. It may have disabled for some reason.
     
  5. Hughv

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    Have him run the network wizard, being sure to use the same Workgroup name as you.
     
  6. golfgal

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    did all that ...still nothing
     
  7. Hughv

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    You could run the wizard on your computer again to be sure.
    The address for a printer takes the form:
    \\Machine Name\Printer Name
    You could try entering the name manually in explorer, or in the "Browse" dialog of the Add Printer Wizard
    If all that fails, delete the printer on your computer, reinstall it and share the printer again. the
    I should ask, by the way, if you have a firewall that might be bocking your husband's access.
     
  8. golfgal

    golfgal Thread Starter

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    maybe I'm at the wrong wizard
    On laptop I go to printers & fax--open it up---click on add printer
    a wizard comes up and I follow the directions error message is "windows cannot connet to printer
    Either name mistyped (it is not) or printer has lost it connection to server
    this is just my computer & hubby's laptop at home
     
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