Printer problems continue. Was: Printer problems. What am I doin wrong.

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by David Lawson, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. David Lawson

    David Lawson Guest

    I am really getting frustrated. All seems to be set up. I even tried
    another printer. So now I have 2 printers that work to this computer. The
    kids computer upstairs will not print to anything.

    I am getting so confused I don't know what all I have tried. But I have
    renamed the printers, tried with the Firewall disabled. The printers are
    listed on the kids computers upstairs. All seems to work well, but when I
    come downstairs and look hopefully at the printer(s) NOTHING.

    Running XP on all 3. (Mine was an upgrade from ME). The printers are older
    but they work fine with this computer.

    Internet and email works fine
    David Lawson, Jan 12, 2005
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  2. David Lawson

    Airhead Guest

    Not sure what you have tried.
    But have you done this.
    You have to make the printers shared first off.
    Now you need to know the name of the computer its attached to and the
    name of the printer that is being shared.
    Then on your computer, click add printer, select network printer, if
    it ask you to search or put in
    the name of the printer, type in \\computername\printername
    for example my computers name is mortorforken and my printer name is
    dumbprinter so it
    is \\mortorforken\dumbprinter
    Airhead, Jan 12, 2005
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  3. David Lawson

    David Lawson Guest

    Airhead, THANK YOU, that did the trick and possiblt diverted my trip to
    psych ward.

    Thanks soooo much. Much joy and happiness in this house now.


    David Lawson, Jan 12, 2005
  4. David Lawson

    Airhead Guest

    No problem, glad to help............pass on the happiness.
    Airhead, Jan 13, 2005
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