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Printer on home network..I can't Print

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Skidood, Jan 11, 2007.

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  1. Skidood

    Skidood Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have a new home PC and ethernet-ready printer. (HP 6940)
    I have my home PC connected via ethernet cable to my wireles router. (Linksys G)
    I also have the printer connected to the router via Ethernet.
    I can print OK from my home PC.

    My wireless laptop has all the printer drivers installed, and has connectivity to the printer. (The laptop checked for and correctly identified the printer on the network during installation)

    When I try and print, after a short timeout, I get a message stating that the print job did not complete, and one of the possible causes is loss of power, printer unplugged, or I'm on a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    I disabled the VPN on my laptop and it still doesn't work, I get the same message.
    I checked the router settings, all seemed OK

    Any suggestions for me?
     
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  3. cammj

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    Can you ping the IP address of the printer? You can get the IP address from the configuration of the printer.
     
  4. Skidood

    Skidood Thread Starter

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    Yes I was able to ping the printer using its IP address. 32mS reply time

    I also have all firewalls disabled, and have spent quite sometime checking for hidden settings in my network settings.
    I also enabled printer sharing on both PCs.
     
  5. Skidood

    Skidood Thread Starter

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    got it working...not sure exactly how, sorry

    Thanks !
     
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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.
     
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