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  1. root

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    Ok, what am I missing. I have a home network consisting of a router, cable modem, and two computers. I also have a printer connected to one of the machines. This machine uses Windows ME. The other uses XP. Now I want to be able to the printer from the XP machine. It seems to find it, but it doesn't indicate the ink level, nor can I print. It says, it can't start a print job.

    I would appreciate if someone might be able to throw together a step-by-step to see if I missed something.

    Thanks.
     
  2. active95

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    Couple of things...
    1. I assume that you had used windows XP wizzard to install a network printer right?
    2. On the windows Me you right clicked on the printer and chosen "sharing" right?
    3. Looked in the FAQ of the manufacturer for tips ?
    4 Using the lastest drivers for printer on XP or the "generic "microsoft drivers ?
    HTH
     
  3. root

    root Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Yes, I used the wizard to add the printer, and chose the option, like it tells you to for a printer that is connected to another computer.
    Yes, on the ME, I chose to share.
    Yes, on the XP, I downloaded the latest drivers.

    Is anything needed to put on the ME, regarding the XP?

    Like I said, it seems to find it, but can't communicate with it.
     
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