FRIHOST FORUMS SEARCH FAQ TOS BLOGS COMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


Networking my printer (XP)





Possum
Hi

I have Sharing Turned On



I have in the past successfully networked my printer to my second computer. I have bought a new computer and have attached the printer to it (USB).

I have not been able to get my second computer to detect and run the printer that is attached to my new computer.

This tutorial shows the steps I did on my previous setup which worked.

http://udopage.com/xp/udopage_32.php

However now my second computer will see the main computer (one with printer) but it will not see the printer.

Not seeing the printer. So the printer does not work..



Previos set up that worked


How can I get my computer to see the printer..


Any pointer please..

thank you[img][/img]
Jaan
Make sure every windows firewall is turned off, and make sure your router allows printer sharing (some don't). I had difficulty with this too, but resolved it by changing the network settings, I forget where but it was a matter of changing sharing permissions on the printer port!

Even if you turn file sharing on, there's a bug in XP so you have to do it manually.

good luck
Possum
I don't really want to turn the Windows firewall off.

This is very odd, as my previous XP computer had the same setting as this new one.

I guess nothing is simple in this computer world..


thx
Diablosblizz
You don't need to keep the firewall off, just turn it off to test that it is the firewall denying the access. If turning off the firewall does allow sharing, then it's the firewall. I've also had problems between Vista to XP, something about bidirectional support.
badai
don't use add printer wizard. it will screw up everything. if u already add it with wizard, remove it.

just go to network, go into the computer with the printer, you will see the printer.

double click it, windows will tell u that you need to setup the printer first before u can use it, and ask if you like to set it up now. click yes, windows will fetch the driver (or if it's different OS windows will ask you to provide the driver, which you can by using the installer cd).

after that it will open the printer window, and now you can use it.
Possum
This is was my problem...

http://udopage.com/windows/udopage_25.php
Related topics
Network and printer issues (two seperate problems)
Customise your Windows XP for free.
Wireless Connection XP and Vista
Managing Share Files in XP
Networking scanner help & directions.
Boot up Windows XP 60 times faster
XP boots in the Save Mode only!
for anyone who's looking into linux, here is my old review
Windows XP SP3 comming soon
Networking between win98 and winxp
Networking XP and Xubuntu [SOLVED]
Windows XP Vs. Windows Vista?
Home Network Setup
Freeware to better managed XP Desktop appln
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> Computers -> Hardware and Electronics

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.