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Unable to file or print share

Discussion in 'Networking' started by grieg, Mar 31, 2007.

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  1. grieg

    grieg Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2007
    Desktop winxp pro SP1 connected by cable to Netgear DG834GT
    HP Compaq notebook winxp pro SP2 connected wireless to Netgear
    HP PSC 1500 USB printer connected to desktop.
    Notebook can access internet with no problem.
    Cannot find way to print from notebook. Any help gratefully received.
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Welcome to TSG
    Right click on the printer and properties,Under sharing tab,choose share as,give it a name that you will remember
    Then on notebook
    type in \\ip address of desktop or computername of desktop.
    A window should open which shows the newly shared printer name.Double click it and you will be prompted to create a connection to that printer.
    If you have a third party firewall runing on the desktop,you will need to allow access to the desktop from the laptop by authorizing the notebooks ip address to allow access to desktop resources.
    Hope this helps
  3. grieg

    grieg Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2007
    Thanks I'll give it a try
  4. michbret


    May 2, 2007
    This is not officially supported by HP for some HP PSC (e.g. 1315) but it can work. The issue lies mostly in the way HP drivers are bundled!

    I assume that computer 1 has the PSC 1315 installed on some USB port and with the legacy HP software installed and that everything is working nicely.

    You also have computer 2 able to network with computer 1 (Ethernet, WiFi, ...).

    First, on Computer 1, make sure than "Microsoft file and printer sharing" is set up and allowed. To check this, on computer 1, allow some folder for sharing, then on computer 2 you must see computer 1 under explorer in the network section. Try to write some file from computer 2 into the shared folder on computer 1. THIS MUST WORK! If it doesn't you have to fix it before going on (that's not the topic of this post).

    If that works, from computer 2, with explorer under the network section, you should see the PSC printer under computer 1 tree (with a name like psc1310_series).

    OK, now go to HP web site and download the "HP Basic software driver" for your PSC (~ 48 MB - you don't need the full driver ~ 365 MB). DON'T run the drv_gc_w1_ENU.exe but put it in some separate folder. This is an executable SFX CAB archive so extract the files with some tool like WinRar.

    In the place where you have extracted the files you'll find many .inf files. The second in alphabetic order (after autorun.inf) is hpoglu08.inf.

    Now you are ready to install the PSC on computer 2.

    Select Add printer, select a networked one, then select search, then select
    \\computer 1\hp psc1310_series then next.
    This will fail requesting an .inf file. Manually select hpoglu08.inf where you have extracted the driver files the go.

    The install may stop on a missing file like hpfmom10.hl_ You will have to manually locate it under ENU\drivers\com_lang

    Then finish the install.

    That's all.

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