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Cannot connect to a printer via network


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#1 twistedmonkey

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:57 PM

I have a Canon printer hooked up to a computer running XP. when I try to install the printer at a different computer I get the message- "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost it's connection to the server".

I've done all the obvious things, uninstal, reinstall, check the workgroups, etc.

I am clueless at this point.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:05 PM

Worth a look: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspx

http://lifehacker.com/software/step-by-ste...work-309015.php

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:21 PM

Yeah I've been all through the normal "add a printer" wizards and such, I get all the way to the point of seeing and choosing the networked printer I want, THAT's when I get that message. I've set up a lot of printers on networks and have never seen this before.

The only common denominator I've been able to think of, since this is happening at more than one location, is that I've introduced a new computer that runs Vista but has the XP package built in.

In one instance the new (vista/xp) computer has the printer connected directly. In the second instance, it is not.

Edited by twistedmonkey, 28 October 2008 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:02 PM

Anyone?

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

I'm now getting this error all over the place. With some of the computers being extremely old and no changes being mad at all, just moving desks around.




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