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unable to add printer on the network

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PrancerTran, Mar 30, 2019.

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  1. PrancerTran

    PrancerTran Thread Starter

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    i am unable to add the printer connected to another computer on the same network
    kindly help, thanks.
    both the computers are connected to the internet/router wirelessly.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Do you have printer sharing enabled on the computer that has the attached printer? Is that computer able to print to that printer without any problems?

    Do you have the correct printer drivers installed on the other computer?

    Beyond that you will either need to wait for a member with clairvoyant powers to assist you or tell us the following:

    1) The brand and full model number of the printer.

    2) The operating system running on the computer with the connected printer.

    3) The operating system running on the computer.

    4) Is the printer connected to the computer by a USB cable or some other method?

    5) What steps have you taken to add the printer on the other computer?
     
  3. PrancerTran

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    it is being used by other wired computers on the same network as well which are printing properly

    the only problem is the computer connected wirelessly to the same network which is not able to use it
     
  4. Oddba11

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    Same subnet?

    And there are numerous issues when mixing various Windows versions, mostly relating to permissions.
     
  5. PrancerTran

    PrancerTran Thread Starter

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    dont know about the subnet
    but the wired computers are able to print to it without any issues

    the wired computers are on windows 7
    the wirless computer to which the printer is connected to is on windows 10
    the wireless computer unable to print to this printer is on windows 10
     
  6. crjdriver

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    A much better option is to connect the printer to the router as a network printer. No need for any specific computer on the network to be ON. This is the way I setup my home network/printer.
     
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    BTW if you really, really want to accomplish this task as you have outlined, make sure the win10 system has SMB file sharing and SMB direct enabled/installed. Win10 is much more restrictive on security than win7.
     
  8. PrancerTran

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    this is not possible
    the router is far away
    cant change its position
     
  9. PrancerTran

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    no clue what is this at all

    have tried searching, havent got any proper result
     
  10. crjdriver

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    OK, first of all, it is not necessary to quote what I posted unless there is a reason to do so.
    Next smb file sharing/smb direct are found under control panel>programs>programs and features>turn windows features ON/OFF
    You could not have searched too hard since a simple google search returned 137000 results.....
     
  11. PrancerTran

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    i got the article. smb1 is in windows features
    need to turn on SMB1?

    on which computer?
    the one connected to the printer or the one not printing to the printer?
     
  12. PrancerTran

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    the article i got mentions to keep smb 1 disabled at all times due to ransomware issues

    do i need to enable smb2 and smb 3 for this printer purpose?
     
  13. crjdriver

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    The win10 system. Make sure both are installed/enabled then restart the win10 system. Once you do that, you should be able to find/see the printer on the network. Note it may take a little while before "Seeing" the printer.

    Just my opinion however wireless printing is a pretty big security hole in any network; again up to you.
    You do understand that you do not have to change the position of the router; you change the placement of the printer. Connect the printer to the router via rj45 and enable wireless printing on the printer.
     
  14. crjdriver

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    Good luck. I will be OFF for most of the morning.
     
  15. PrancerTran

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    enable both on which computer???
     
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