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Accessing Printer Via Wireless Network

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#1 rowal5555


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:47 PM

Set up:

HP Photosmart connected via USB to Pavilion a1555a desktop, XP Pro all good.

Vista Home Basic on Compaq Laptop shows this printer as default on wireless network but won't print.

Vista Home Premium on Acer Laptop finds the printer but can't access it via wireless. Came up with 0x0000003a error. Checked that out and required a registry entry IrpStackSize = 15. Checked that out on the desktop and it didn't exist, so put it in and rebooted. Tried to 'Add a Printer' and it now finds the printer as added to the Compaq, but still no printing.

I have downloaded the Vista driver for the printer but am wary of installing it on the desktop XP. (Should I install it on the laptops?)

Have hunted down everything I can think of. What would be stopping the laptops connecting to the printer. Both laptops say they have sent a test page to the printer but no joy.


Edited by rowal5555, 04 May 2008 - 09:53 PM.

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#2 Michael-Anthony


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:40 AM

Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

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