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Shared Printer keeps disappearing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jaluo, Aug 29, 2015.

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  1. Jaluo

    Jaluo Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a LAN on which there's a mix of PC's across different Windows OS's.
    One one such PC which is using Windows 7, is an Epson LX 350 which I'm wanting to share with another PC using Windows 8.1

    The issue being faced is, the LX 350 keeps disappearing from the list of printers, yet it's always available on the Windows 7 PC to which it's connected.

    Would really appreciate some help on this, pls.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    a. The host PC never sleeps, hibernates or otherwise leaves the network?

    b. Any change to the network between the time the printer is seen and the time it disappears? A change to the network can be any device leaving (e.g., disconnect, sleep, shut down) or connecting (e.g., awakening from Sleep, reconnecting after being away from the area). After such a change it can take up to about 20 minutes before every device gets the updated list of devices on the network.
     
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  3. Jaluo

    Jaluo Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Terry.

    I've set the host PC to have no sleep mode or hibernation and have also made sure the host PC has been powered up and running for hours before confirming the observations.
    I've also checked the network and other shared printers do not disappear.
     
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