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Network + Printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DasBed, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. DasBed

    DasBed Thread Starter

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    I have 3 computers.
    Laptop1, Running Windows XP.
    PC1, Running Windows 98SE.
    PC2, Running Windows XP.

    Laptop 1 and PC1 are connected via cross-over cable. They share two printers, which are both connected to PC1, both of which print perfectly.

    PC1 and PC2 are connected wireless thru a BelkinG router. They can share files perfectly.

    I shared the printers on Laptop1 with PC2 and when I print to them nothing happens. The print goes into que, then the que goes away. But nothing ever prints.

    Any help would be greatly apprectiated.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Relying on your description of your two networks I have to conclude that there is no path between PC2 and Laptop1. So, if you are trying to print from PC2 to Laptop1's printers the problem is obvious. If the problem is printing from Laptop1, then the networks have nothing to do with the printing problem.

    Since Laptop1 can print fine to two printers on PC1, why not just move the printers from Laptop1 to PC2?
     
  3. DasBed

    DasBed Thread Starter

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    The printers are connected to PC1 via LPT ports, and the laptop doesn't have any. That being said.. I actually got one document to print. But, it doesn't seem to be consistant and.. it takes a long time for PC2 to conclude her print, when it should be fairly instant.
     
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