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Printing issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by seanw23, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. seanw23

    seanw23 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am having a printing issue. I have 1 desktop PC, 1 pc laptop and 1 apple laptop. I also have a HP Laserjest 4200/4300 series that is hooked up to the desktop pc via serial port as well it is also conected to my Linksys wireless/wired router with a network cable. All my computers see the printer but will not print to it. Anyone have any ideas or know of a site that has a step by step on what i need to do. I desperately need this fixed so any help would be great. The mac is running OS X 10.4.9 and the pcs are running xp

    Any questions feel free to ask me.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sean
     
  2. pjbfsc

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    Can you connect the printer to one of the XP machines ONLY and see if it works
    also are you really using serial or do you mean Parallel cable.

    if you are using serial could you also try the Parallel connection to LPT1 on one of the XP machines

    lets make sure it works on one machine first
     
  3. seanw23

    seanw23 Thread Starter

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    hi, i can not get anything to work and this is for a buisness so i need it up and running tonight
     
  4. Courtneyc

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    Pick one. You cannot connect the printer to both. With the printer connected directly to the router, print out a configuration page. If it does not show an IP address, you will have to configure it. Use that to set the printer up with the computers. On the PCs, select to directly connect to the printer, but not to search for it. Then create a Standard TCP/IP port. Use the IP address on the configuration page for the address. Finally, install the drivers for the printer.

    I don't know how to set up the printer on the Apple, but I would guess that it is similar.

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