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Network Printing problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kracknuts, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. kracknuts

    kracknuts Thread Starter

    Oct 18, 2003
    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 =, client ip =

    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

  2. carrotstix


    Oct 22, 2005
    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.
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    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).
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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