Printer sharing over a network.

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FHT3260

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Hey everyone my first ever topic so im hoping someone can help me out. Righto I have followed all the steps for sharing a printer I have changed both of the Networks to MSHOME and set them to private I have enabled sharing on both the pc and laptop. My laptop is picking up My Dell Inkjet 922 series and it has the same sharing name and such. When i click print a test page I get this error message. Is there anybody please who can help me out!

For some reason the picture isnt showing up so if you click the link you should see it.
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Make sure you share the printer itself....

On the PC that the printer is physically connected to: go to Printers and Faxes, rt. click on printer and select Sharing...
Share the printer.

Then on the other PC delete what you have in Printers and Faxes then try to connect by browsing to the shared printer....
 

FHT3260

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Already tried that mate it shows up on my laptop and everything it but when i click print test page i get that error.
 
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OK - so let me get this straight. You have a home network (a workgroup named MSHOME) and the printer is installed on the PC and connected via a USB cable...or is this a wireless network and the printer is connected to a wireless router?
 

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Yes i have a network called MSHOME and the printer is on my pc with usb cable. But i have a wireless router but the printer is not connected to router.
 
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OK........I can't seem to see your error message anymore....what did it say again?
 

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Oooo neither can I link not working ermm it said. Incorrect port detected, The printer is designed to work with usb cables only the current software is not set to a usb port but it is cos i double checked.
 
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OK....this is a stretch but do you have USB legacy support turned on in your BIOS?
 
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