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Trying to Share my laser printer on wierless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by furhatter, Feb 5, 2011.

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  1. furhatter

    furhatter Thread Starter

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    I have a used HP LaserJet p2015

    It is a USB connected Printer...
    Can we sare this printer on our wireless network..

    I have tried IP address ..
    it sends a test page but never reaches the printer..

    Can we share this printer...
    Printer is hooked up to the besktop by USB
     
  2. PedroHin

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    1) Are both PCs on the same 'workgroup'?

    2) have you shared the printer?

    3) you say IP address, did you add the IP address of the PC sharing the printer as a printer port, or did you connect to \\ip_address\printer_share_name

    ideally (pretend the PC sharing the printer is 'PC1' and the printer was shared as 'HP2015') Then you would go to the PC that wants to print and connect to \\PC1\HP2105 (by browsing to it over network neighborhood, or simply clicking on 'Start', 'Run', and typing \\PC1\HP2105 [hit enter or click OK]
     
  3. furhatter

    furhatter Thread Starter

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    Yes we are on the same home wierless network.. We run different operating sys. desk top is XP... Laptop is vista. vista driveris instaled onLaptop...xp driver is installed on desktop..laptop recognizes but doesnt work...
    desck top is cpnnected to the printer via. USB
     
  4. PedroHin

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    XP sharing a Printer with Vista works usually, but when it doesn't there is often not a fix, only workarounds

    Ok. I guess the first thing to check would be disabling the firewalls on BOTH PCs temporarily and see if that helps.

    If that didn't help, there is a trick on the Vista PC when you are adding the printer, go through the 'Add Printer' thing, and tell Vista it is a Local Printer, then select 'Create a New Port' , and click on the drop-down to 'Local Port' -- when you are prompted for the name of the port, type in the name of the XP PC and the 'share' name of the printer as it is seen across the network like this \\XP_PC_NAME\SHARE_NAME . Next you will be prompted for the driver, see if you can scroll down to it, or use the 'have disk' option if you have the Vista driver files in a folder.
     
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