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#1 20LEgend

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:26 PM

(tries to cool down) OK, I have a Canon MP220 printer wired to my desktop PC.
I want to allow a separate laptop to connect wirelessly with said printer.
I have tried following the directions, Control Panel>Networking>Printers>Allow Sharing etc.
I connected the printer to the laptop to start with via USB so that it could load drivers/recognise printer etc.
I set laptop to allow sharing and this is where all help pages tell me the laptop now finds the printer.
But it doesn't.
In fact, in the ten years I have had a computer, I have never been able to network anything!

Plz can someone tell me what I keep doing wrong.

Both PC and laptop run on vista if that helps and both computers are currently in the same room as the router.

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#2 keny111111

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:52 PM

hello,

I will try and help, as I know you frustration...I have a very similar setup. on my "office pc", I have it setup like this.

(1) network discovery.......ON
(2) file sharing.................ON ....(file& public sharing probably don't matter. this is MY setup, both vista machines)
(3) public folder sharing....ON
(4) printer sharing............ON
(5) password protection.....OFF (these 2 prolly don't matter either)
(6) media sharing..............OFF

on my laptop (vista in other room) is setup like this..

(1)............ON
(2)............ON
(3)............ON
(4)............OFF (no printers installed) (thats excactly what it says)
(5)............Off
(6)............ON

the printer is listed on my "office" pc as photosmart....its listed on my laptop as "photosmart on office pc"

Its NOT actually installed on my laptop...

so once your office pc is set as mine is, click on install a printer (on the laptop) then it should find the office printer...GOOD LUCK

sorry I was unable to post pictures, as it would have been alot easier.
hope this helps, any other questions, please ask...

kenny

ps: make sure the printer you are using is set as the default printer on BOTH machines....just right click on it (in control panel>printers, and choose set as default)

Edited by keny111111, 15 November 2010 - 07:55 PM.

Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............

#3 20LEgend

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:09 PM

Thanks for the great advice, Kenny.
I followed your instructions but when I tried to switch on Public Folder Sharing,
I got an error message saying "RPC Server missing".
I'm guessing this could be the cause of my problems but I've never heard of this.

Btw, File Sharing and Network Discovery only show "Custom" and not "On".

Edited by 20LEgend, 16 November 2010 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:15 PM

see if this helps, good luck. http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/printer-support/34347-solved-error-when-installing-printer-quot-rpc-server-unavailable.html
Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............




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