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vista laptop will not connect to networked printer


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#1 ellenknndy

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

I have a Kodak All in one ESP 5 printer, and four laptops.

The printer is connected to a XP machine, that machine serves as my print server since this printer is not a wireless device. To this computer, my router is also connected. I have another XP laptop, and a Windows 7 laptop who both print wirelessly to this printer.

The problem is the Vista laptop that I have. It connects just fine to the local network and when I browse to the printer I can see it and connect to the computer in which the printer is attached, but when I try to connect to the printer, I receive an error message:
"Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709). Make sure that you have typed the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to network."

I have tried adding a"Network Printer" through the devices option on control panel but fail to find anything...

Any ideas??

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

Have you installed the printer software in the Vista unit? Might be a driver issue.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:33 PM

yes I have done that....

I actually just solved the issue...
Instead of searching for a wireless device, you should add a local printer, create a new port, call it \\computername\printername and it finds it that away....

Kind of interesting right??

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:13 PM

Makes sense actually. Glad you got it sorted.




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