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Home network and print sharing issues


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#1 connam06

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 05:59 PM

Greetings,

 

I have a windows 8 computer with 2 printers connected via a usb hub to a usb port on my computer. I have enabled print sharing on both printers. I have a windows 7 computer that has connected to both printers via the print sharing feature. I am able to send test pages to both printers and all is well until shutting down. After starting the computers the next day, the windows 7 computer shows the printers offline. This is happening daily. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

Does the user account you logon to with the windows 7 machine exist on the window 8 box with same spelling and same password?  it should



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:20 AM

No it does not. For some reason the windows 8 machine uses his microsoft account but his windows 7 machine uses a local account. Currently I set his windows 8 computer to use a static IP address and added the printers on the windows 7 machine by the windows 8 ip address. So far the printers have stayed online so hopefully this is a fix. I feel like my solution is more of a band aid fix so I may try the above suggestion as i'd rather his computer not be statically assigned. Im not really sure how to setup an account on the windows 7 machine using his microsoft account and i'd rather him not have to use a new account other than the local account he is used to using.






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