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#1 pop42

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:49 PM

I have just started to help out on a peer to peer networking system. In one department, there are 5 PC's, 4 running win 2000 Pro and the 5th XP Home. There are three HP laserjet 1300 printers. Printer A is for reports from all 5 computers, printer B is for contracts from computers 1, 2, & 3, and Printer C is for contracts from computers 4 & 5. There are times that the computers close out the software we use and it must be rebooted. The company says it's not the software but a problem with the network.

At times, the computers also lose their default printers and then print to the wrong printer. This is the main problem.

We have unique static IP's on each computer and they can all talk to each other fine and most of the time everything works ok.

Each computer and printer has their own name. Do I need different ports for the printers even though they are connected to three seperate computers and shared through the network?

This is a start of the issue. If more info is needed I will supply.

Thanks for any help suggested.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 03:01 PM

Are the printers on a server or are they hooked to the computers directly?
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 03:28 PM

Connected to three different computers.




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