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Shared printer Won;t show up on network

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April 22, 2004 9:22:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I have an XP and two W98 computers networked on a home
wired ethernet LAN. Everything about the network seemes
to work fine, but I cannot get the HP printer connected to
the XP machine to show up on the network. It shows up
when browsing the network from the XP machine, but not
from the 98 machines. I have shared the printer, I think
correctly, and also selected the Win98 drivers to be
available to network machines.

When I try to add a network printer on the 98 machines,
the printer does not show up when browsing the network
tree to select the printer. It will, however, seem to
accept it if I type in its network path maunually. Then
it will successfully show up as an installed printer, but
print jobs error out when sent to it. Another curious
symptom, the properties dialog box for this network
printer comes up in French on one of the 98 machines. I
am wondering if it used the wrong driver version obtained
from the host machine.

Any of this sound familiar to anyone? Would love some
help fixing this problem.
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 10:15:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Can the 98 PCs see the files and folders on the XP PC?
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Jeff" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:301801c428c9$0ce665e0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I have an XP and two W98 computers networked on a home
> wired ethernet LAN. Everything about the network seemes
> to work fine, but I cannot get the HP printer connected to
> the XP machine to show up on the network. It shows up
> when browsing the network from the XP machine, but not
> from the 98 machines. I have shared the printer, I think
> correctly, and also selected the Win98 drivers to be
> available to network machines.
>
> When I try to add a network printer on the 98 machines,
> the printer does not show up when browsing the network
> tree to select the printer. It will, however, seem to
> accept it if I type in its network path maunually. Then
> it will successfully show up as an installed printer, but
> print jobs error out when sent to it. Another curious
> symptom, the properties dialog box for this network
> printer comes up in French on one of the 98 machines. I
> am wondering if it used the wrong driver version obtained
> from the host machine.
>
> Any of this sound familiar to anyone? Would love some
> help fixing this problem.
Anonymous
April 23, 2004 12:46:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

The share name of the printer is too long. I think the
maximum in Win98 is 12 characters. Good luck!


>-----Original Message-----
>I have an XP and two W98 computers networked on a home
>wired ethernet LAN. Everything about the network seemes
>to work fine, but I cannot get the HP printer connected
to
>the XP machine to show up on the network. It shows up
>when browsing the network from the XP machine, but not
>from the 98 machines. I have shared the printer, I
think
>correctly, and also selected the Win98 drivers to be
>available to network machines.
>
>When I try to add a network printer on the 98 machines,
>the printer does not show up when browsing the network
>tree to select the printer. It will, however, seem to
>accept it if I type in its network path maunually. Then
>it will successfully show up as an installed printer,
but
>print jobs error out when sent to it. Another curious
>symptom, the properties dialog box for this network
>printer comes up in French on one of the 98 machines. I
>am wondering if it used the wrong driver version
obtained
>from the host machine.
>
>Any of this sound familiar to anyone? Would love some
>help fixing this problem.
>.
>
!