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Anonymous
June 4, 2004 1:01:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.printing,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web,comp.networks (More info?)

The home network i have setup up is using a windows 98 machine as a
print server. i have two printers attached to it, one via the
parallel port (LPT1) and the other via a USB port. I am running
windows 98SE on the machine I am sharing the printers from and XP and
2000 on two other machines ont he network. I can see both printers
via my network neighborhood but am unable to print to the printer
attached to the USB port. The printer attached to the parallel port
prints just fine both locally and via the network.

the printer attached to the USB port is an Lexmark 1100 series
the printer attached to the parallel is an Hp laserjet and works fine

I have tried installing a new PCI card with USB 2.0 and tried printing
that way and am still not able. i am able to print directly from the
machine, just not over the network.

there might be some incapability issues with the drivers as i am
trying to print to a 98 machine from an xp machine, but i went to the
lexmark website and downloaded the appropriate drivers. i am also
able to print regularly so i am stumped.

windows error message is that there is a problem with current printer
setup. i am also unable to print a test page over the network but can
do so on the machine locally.

any help would be muc appreciated. thanks.
Anonymous
June 5, 2004 10:19:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.printing,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax,microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web,comp.networks (More info?)

Am an HP printer user. Know when I share them, USB or parallel connection,
the PC seeking use must be using pseudo-driver package for the OS its using.
Am sharing both to a ME PC and XP HE notebook on home network.
"SteveSanders" <nuku13@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The home network i have setup up is using a windows 98 machine as a
> print server. i have two printers attached to it, one via the
> parallel port (LPT1) and the other via a USB port. I am running
> windows 98SE on the machine I am sharing the printers from and XP and
> 2000 on two other machines ont he network. I can see both printers
> via my network neighborhood but am unable to print to the printer
> attached to the USB port. The printer attached to the parallel port
> prints just fine both locally and via the network.
>
> the printer attached to the USB port is an Lexmark 1100 series
> the printer attached to the parallel is an Hp laserjet and works fine
>
> I have tried installing a new PCI card with USB 2.0 and tried printing
> that way and am still not able. i am able to print directly from the
> machine, just not over the network.
>
> there might be some incapability issues with the drivers as i am
> trying to print to a 98 machine from an xp machine, but i went to the
> lexmark website and downloaded the appropriate drivers. i am also
> able to print regularly so i am stumped.
>
> windows error message is that there is a problem with current printer
> setup. i am also unable to print a test page over the network but can
> do so on the machine locally.
>
> any help would be muc appreciated. thanks.
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