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#1 hossainnet

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:03 PM

Hi everyone,

would anyone help me out to resolve following problem?

 

Three computer A, B & C ( windows-7)  connected to "work network". One printer (Canon MF3010) shared from computer A. which is found from computer 'B' & also able to print from 'B'.

 

But the same printer cannot found from computer 'C' & unable to print from 'C'. Even search by printer name also not found. any suggestion?  Thanks in advance.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:44 AM

Have you drop computer C out of work network and then add it to work network again?



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

I used to have this happen quite a bit on Windows 7.  I always found that if I manually added the same information on "Computer C" that is being used on "Computer B" to allow access to that printer connected to "Computer A" rather than trying to search for it then it worked.

 

That's how I simulated having a wireless printer before I actually had one, by using one of my machines as a print server that the others could send to wirelessly.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

What happens if you go to \\ComputerA\Printer in a File Explorer window?

 

Where ComputerA is either the name or IP address of Computer A and Printer is the name of the printer share.  Personally I'm not fond of printers shared from a computer and prefer them to be on the network.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:56 AM

Personally I'm not fond of printers shared from a computer and prefer them to be on the network.

 

Same here, but if you don't have a wireless printer and you don't have a router that's good about direct connect support (and very many aren't) then you're only left with one option.

 

What you proposed as far as "\\ComputerA\Printer" is precisely what I was presuming would be found in the networking information on the computer that was functioning with the printer on Computer A and that could be manually entered in the "Add Network Printer" setup by hand on the one that was not.  I don't know why Windows 7 was, and remains, so flaky with regard to this.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:01 AM

Thanks a lot for your valuable advice. It is not found even writing "//computer bame/printer".

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

Just for the sake of clarity, you must use back slashes, '\', not forward slashes, '/'.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

If your computer is named Bame then the line should be \\Bame\Printer



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

printer would be the "shared" name of the printer



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:26 PM

Is it possible for you to connect the printer to your Internet router with an Ethernet cable?


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