Network Printing problem

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kracknuts

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Hi i have 2 computers

one is the print server, it has windows 98 on it and is connected via usb to the printer.
the other is the client, it uses windows xp

on both machines i have set em up so they have :
client for microsoft networks
file and printer sharing for microsoft networks
netbeui protocol
tcp/ip protocol

both computers are connected through a hub which shares an internet connection from a router which is also connected to the hub.

both computers are in the same workgroup - mshome
both computers have the same subnet i believe - print server ip = 192.168.1.98, client ip = 192.168.1.99

both computers are able to browse one another

i have enabled printer sharing on the print server

the client is able to see the print server's printer, it's status is "ready"


my problem is when i try to print from the client to the print server, it shows "spooling" then the print task dissappears. But nothing is printed

if the printer is off on the print server, when i print from the client i am able to turn the printer on. Nothing is printed though.

I am able to print on the print server directly to the printer... so the printer is functioning properly

also neither computer has a firewall

Your help would be greatly appreciated

cheers
 
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Make sure that the printer choice on the XP machine is not set to "Use Printer Offline".

Start->Printers and Faxes, then right click on the printer and make sure "Use Printer Offline" is not checked.
 

Frank4d

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Also click on properties for the printer on the client PC and then click Ports. I have a few PCs at work that will show multiple ports for the same printer and the wrong one sometimes gets checked (and only one works).
 
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