Small Home network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by djchapple, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. djchapple

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    I have set up a small home network comprising two computers (A and B using XP pro) and a printer connected to (say) computer A. In almost every way the it works as expected. The one problem I have is that though I can see, on Computer B, the printer connected to computer A I cannot get any items printed using computer B.

    Assuming you can understand this rather convoluted explanation can anyone offfer a solution?

    many thanks
    David Chapple
     
  2. madmax1345

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    Is the printer shared on computer A? Do you have the drivers for the printer loaded on computer B?
     
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  4. djchapple

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    The answer is yes to both questions. It is shared on A and both computers are set up to use the printer.

    David
     
  5. Zedric

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    Dumb question perhaps, but does computer B have the printer connected as a network printer and computer A as a local printer?
     
  6. djchapple

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    No I have only one printer attached to the static computer. The other laptop travels around
     
  7. Zedric

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    You missunderstood me. What I wanted to know was if computer B had the printer installed as a network printer (on \\Computer_A\Printer) rather than a local printer (on LPT1).
     
  8. djchapple

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    I missunderstood you as I do not understand the complexities of setting yp printers as you have described.

    Could you tell me how to set up such a network printer and then I will know if it is there?

    David
     
  9. djchapple

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    When on the computer (A) with the local printer I used System Info and looked at printers and I am told that there is an "Auto HP Deskjet 720 Printer set up on computer B"

    presumably it is setup Ok so how do I use it?

    David
     
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    See if anything here & here will help.
     
  11. Zedric

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    Sounds OK I guess, except it's backwards.
    Checklist:
    1. Set up the printer normally on computer A.
    2. Share the printer.
    3. B might pick the printer up as Auto (like you said). If it does, everything is ok, just print to it. If not:
    4. Choose to install a new printer on B.
    5. Choose Network Printer instead of Local printer when asked.
    6. Browse to computer A and choose the printer you shared previously.
    7. I need be, install the drivers (you will be asked for them in that case).
    8 Print.
     
  12. djchapple

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    Thanks for all your help. My printer now shares.

    Life, thanks to computers, is all up hill!