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Why Can't Print When Printer Found on LAN?


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#1 abrogard

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:22 AM

WinXP SP3

 

We have a little home wireless LAN.

 

I have a computer finds the printer which is connected to another computer on the LAN.

 

It finds it alright and reports it as 'Ready'.  But all attempts to print to it fail.

 

Go to that computer which is connected to the printer and it prints okay.

 

The network printer troubleshooter finds nothing.

 

Any ideas?


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 24 July 2016 - 05:02 PM.
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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

Has this ever worked?

 

Is the computer with the printer connected sharing the printer?

 

Have you tried turning off the firewall on the computer with the printer to see if the firewall is blocking printer access?



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 12:27 PM

Just a guess, but the second computer is probably another OS and a different homegroup by default. See here for more info.

 

Also, it might be easier to set the printer as a wireless print server for sharing purposes. For more info, what model printer?






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