Printer? What am I doing wrong???

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by David Lawson, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. David Lawson

    David Lawson Guest

    I have a printer attached to this computer. I want the two upstairs to use
    this printer. I have set up the wireless system to share eveything, I
    think? I have tried adding a printer and just about every thing else I can
    think of . It just doesn't seem to want to share.

    I know probably more information is needed so please ask me what you need.

    Thanks
    David
     
    David Lawson, Jan 11, 2005
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. David Lawson

    Jerry Park Guest

    If you share the printer (on the computer it is attached to), the
    printer should show up in your network places. That is, when you type in
    Windows Explorer's address line: \\computername , you should see that
    computer and any shares that computer is providing, including the shared
    printer.
     
    Jerry Park, Jan 11, 2005
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. David Lawson

    Louie Guest

    David,

    It would be helpful to know which OS (Win98, XP Home, XP Pro, etc. you have.

    Louie
    Chiefland, FL, USA
     
    Louie, Jan 11, 2005
    #3
  4. David Lawson

    Harry Guest

    If you are running XP set up each PC so that they all belong to the
    same Workgroup (right click on My Computer and select properties)

    Restart and you should sbe able to navigate to each PC from Windows
    Explorer. then you can get the printer.

    Alternitively buy a print server. Then you dont need to have the
    PC, that the printer is current attached to, 'on' all the time.

    Harry
     
    Harry, Jan 11, 2005
    #4
  5. David Lawson

    Brian Guest

    Try installing printer on each PC first


    Regards [email protected]

    I have a printer attached to this computer. I want the two upstairs
    to use
    this printer. I have set up the wireless system to share eveything, I
    think? I have tried adding a printer and just about every thing else
    I can
    think of . It just doesn't seem to want to share.

    I know probably more information is needed so please ask me what you
    need.

    Thanks
    David
     
    Brian, Jan 11, 2005
    #5
  6. David Lawson

    hxbarney Guest

    Are using a firewall program?

    Allow the range of NAT addresses on your router in the firewall for
    each computer.
     
    hxbarney, Jan 11, 2005
    #6
  7. David Lawson

    David Lawson Guest

    This computer was ME upgraded to XP. The two other computers were Christmas
    gifts and are XP.

    I feel like I'm getting closer but can't wait to see a page with some
    letters on it.
     
    David Lawson, Jan 12, 2005
    #7

  8. I just did this...make sure your firewall is configured to allow for
    file and printer sharing.



    -
     
    Curtis Newton, Jan 12, 2005
    #8
  9. David Lawson

    Louie Guest

    Will not print from the computer it's installed on? Check printer settings.
    May have to uninstall and reinstall. If you have a web page, can you post a
    screen shot or two of the printer setup?
    Do you have *all* the computers in a single workgroup? On your PC's, in XP,
    go to Control Panel, System, Compter Name tab and make sure all have the
    same workgroup name. After that, whichever PC the printer is connected to,
    go to Control Panel, Printers and Faxes. Right click on the installed
    printer and choose Sharing Go to the Sharing tab and choose Share this
    printer and give it a name. Click OK. You *should* see a cupped hand
    printer icon now in Printers and Faxes. Your printer is now shared. If
    running a firewall, create a rule so local PC's can access the printer. HTH

    Louie
    Chiefland, FL, USA
     
    Louie, Jan 12, 2005
    #9
  10. David Lawson

    David Lawson Guest

     
    David Lawson, Jan 12, 2005
    #10
  11. David Lawson

    MisterSkippy Guest

    I had that same problem. 3 comps could see each other and share files
    but not the printer. The comp the printer is attached to had it shown
    as sharing as HP LaserJet. I changed the designation to just LaserJet
    and it could then be shared. I have no idea why except maybe the space
    between HP and LaserJet was the problem.
    FWIW
    HTH




    "When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's
    constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into
    his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all."
    - Justice William O. Douglas
     
    MisterSkippy, Jan 12, 2005
    #11
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.