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Printer share Win98--WFW 3.11

Discussion in 'Networking' started by scsisys, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. scsisys

    scsisys Thread Starter

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    Currently have a functioning network between a Win98 and WFW 3.11
    systems. However, I just got a Canon i960 printer ( USB 2) and have
    not been able to come up with a way to print from the WFW 3.11
    box (except using a dot matrix printer). Is there a way or am I just
    wasting my time trying ??


    thanks
    ray
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    If you connect the Canon to the usb port on the Win98 computer, share it, and load the Win95 drivers, what is the exact error message you get when trying to print over the network.
     
  3. scsisys

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    Are you saying that the Win95 drivers can/should be loaded
    on the WFW system ?

    The Canon printer is functional on the Win98 box and is
    shared. Any attempt to "connect" to the printer from the
    WFW box comes back with "share name not found on
    system". Using \\computername\sharename format.

    thanks
    ray
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Sorry for the typo, should have been the WFW drivers (if they are included).

    But back to the networking. The basics haven't changed since WFW.

    The basics for troubleshooting are:

    1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

    2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

    3. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

    4. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

    But I can't recall if I've tested WFW with Win98. Just too far back and too many brain cells have died off since then. Can you create a basic drive share and connect to that, just to start with something simpler.
     
  5. scsisys

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    Yep, I can map drives and share files w/o a problem. Pings
    work as they should.

    No WFW printer files available with the Canon.

    thanks
    ray
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    So the networking is ok.

    Can you try networking with another printer, possibly one that uses an LPT port. You also might want to check with Canon's support to see if this is even possible. There are some that won't network across different operating systems. You also have the added complexity of mixing a 16 bit OS with a 32 bit one.
     
  7. scsisys

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    Ok, thanks for the help.....will get with Canon and see if
    what I want to do is possible.

    thanks
    ray
     
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