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Printer won't show up on network


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#1 frankie12

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:59 PM

Here is my problem: Our family has 3 dell computers installed on a network with two printers (one upstairs and one downstairs) and the printer hooked up onto my computer, but it won't show up on other computers. I hit share printer added a new printer and put on network and re-installed printer and it still won't show up.

So how do i get my printer to show up on wireless network.

(use dell wireless network card.)

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:52 PM

The other computers can see your computer but not the installed printer?

Have you installed the printer's drivers on the other computers?

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:58 PM

they can see my computer and i will try and install driver on there computer

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 03:38 AM

You should not have to put drivers on the other computers . Have you right clicked on the printer icon and allowed the printer to be shared ? This is different than turning on print and file sharing in network properties . You have to give permission for each printer or file to be shared . If you are on the internet I recommend you password your shared files .



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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:49 AM

I do have my printer on share but now they can't see my computer.!!!

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:08 AM

Try running Network setup again . It won't hurt and maybe the simple way to place yourself back on your LAN . You did say your other computers could see your main computer initially right ?




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