Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:22 PM
I have a network setup consisting of a desktop running XP via ethernet cable to a Netgear router and a laptop running Vista connected via wireless through router. Computers "talk" to each other perfectly.
I have an Epson printer (Stylus CX3100) plugged into desktop via usb. Printer runs perfectly from desktop. Can't get printer to work from laptop wirelessly. I have manually connected printer to laptop and updated drivers for Vista and it prints while connected by cable.
Now the questions.
1. I have enabled sharing on the printer but it doesn't show on desktop in my network places. Should it? If so how do I go about getting it there?
2. I have installed the printer on laptop. Shows on network but can't get it to print anything. When I hit print from laptop the print job sets up then just disappears (not in printer queue). Why? How to fix? I
3. When I go to add printer to network on the laptop it knows the printer is connected to desktop but I get "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access denied". It doesn't tell me why it's denied. How to fix?
4. Should I be able to print a document that's on the laptop on the printer connected to desktop? This is what I am trying to acheive.
Thanks for reading and all help and advice appreciated. Sorry it's a bit long.
Custom Desktop,Intel Core2 Duo, GeForce 8400 Graphics,Vista Home, 2Gb ram, 160Gb & 250Gb Sata HDDs, Triple Monitors, Belkin keyboard and mouse, Avast Free, Compaq Laptop, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email, HP C5380 All-in-one Printer,Speedtouch Modem,Netgear Router, ADSL Broadband, Fuji Digital Camera.