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Setting up a Shared Printer

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Anonymous
August 5, 2004 10:35:10 PM

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I'm tring to set up a shared printer in my home. I have a
host computer (c1) hard-wired to a cable modem though a
wireless router. c1 uses Win 2000 Prof. Computer 2
(c2) is wirelessly connected to the cable modem via a
wireless LAN card. c2 uses Win XP Prof. I've set up
the printer on c1 as a shared device. When going thru the
Printer setup wizard on c2 to add the shared printer, it
asks for the path of the (c1) printer. Where oh where is
can I find the full path name of the printer that's
attached to c1? I tried all different types of path
strings to no avail AND I can't find anywhere on c1 where
it shows the complete path name. Help and thank you!

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Anonymous
August 5, 2004 10:52:33 PM

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

P.S. per another post, i tried setting up the printer on
c2 as a local printer and then set up a new TCP/IP port
for that printer, but that doesn't work either, unless,
again, I'm not putting in the correct pathname.

>-----Original Message-----
>I'm trying to set up a shared printer in my home. I have
a
>host computer (c1) hard-wired to a cable modem though a
>wireless router. c1 uses Win 2000 Prof. Computer 2
>(c2) is wirelessly connected to the cable modem via a
>wireless LAN card. c2 uses Win XP Prof. I've set up
>the printer on c1 as a shared device. When going thru
the
>Printer setup wizard on c2 to add the shared printer, it
>asks for the path of the (c1) printer. Where oh where
>can I find the full path name of the printer that's
>attached to c1? I tried all different types of path
>strings to no avail AND I can't find anywhere on c1
where
>it shows the complete path name. Help and thank you!
>.
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 2:40:35 PM

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

typically the path would be \\c1name\printersharename

the c1 name is exactly the "full computer name" as shown in MyComputer
props.
same way on the shared printer, whatever the character string is on the
share.

have you tried using the browse button, when creating the printer? Usually,
the networked computers will appear, and then you expand the + sign on the
computer to find the shares available. If this works, you don't need to
know the path.

bill

"Sal B" <salb222@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:0e8e01c47b55$9cad5ba0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> I'm tring to set up a shared printer in my home. I have a
> host computer (c1) hard-wired to a cable modem though a
> wireless router. c1 uses Win 2000 Prof. Computer 2
> (c2) is wirelessly connected to the cable modem via a
> wireless LAN card. c2 uses Win XP Prof. I've set up
> the printer on c1 as a shared device. When going thru the
> Printer setup wizard on c2 to add the shared printer, it
> asks for the path of the (c1) printer. Where oh where is
> can I find the full path name of the printer that's
> attached to c1? I tried all different types of path
> strings to no avail AND I can't find anywhere on c1 where
> it shows the complete path name. Help and thank you!
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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 2:55:52 PM

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

See If Cari's web site will help ya:
http://www.coribright.com/Windows/Article%20Six.htm


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:116e01c47b58$0aa54bc0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> P.S. per another post, i tried setting up the printer on
> c2 as a local printer and then set up a new TCP/IP port
> for that printer, but that doesn't work either, unless,
> again, I'm not putting in the correct pathname.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I'm trying to set up a shared printer in my home. I have
> a
> >host computer (c1) hard-wired to a cable modem though a
> >wireless router. c1 uses Win 2000 Prof. Computer 2
> >(c2) is wirelessly connected to the cable modem via a
> >wireless LAN card. c2 uses Win XP Prof. I've set up
> >the printer on c1 as a shared device. When going thru
> the
> >Printer setup wizard on c2 to add the shared printer, it
> >asks for the path of the (c1) printer. Where oh where
> >can I find the full path name of the printer that's
> >attached to c1? I tried all different types of path
> >strings to no avail AND I can't find anywhere on c1
> where
> >it shows the complete path name. Help and thank you!
> >.
> >
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 12:37:09 AM

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

Thanks for the below... I've tried the Browse button, but
I don't think I'm getting through to the host computer. I
saw something about setting up a WORKGROUP between the
two computers first before attempting at sharing. I'll
try your way and the above way (or both) and keep this
posting up-to-date. Thanks again!

>-----Original Message-----
>typically the path would be \\c1name\printersharename
>
>the c1 name is exactly the "full computer name" as shown
in MyComputer
>props.
>same way on the shared printer, whatever the character
string is on the
>share.
>
>have you tried using the browse button, when creating
the printer? Usually,
>the networked computers will appear, and then you expand
the + sign on the
>computer to find the shares available. If this works,
you don't need to
>know the path.
>
>bill
>
>"Sal B" <salb222@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:0e8e01c47b55$9cad5ba0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> I'm tring to set up a shared printer in my home. I
have a
>> host computer (c1) hard-wired to a cable modem though a
>> wireless router. c1 uses Win 2000 Prof. Computer 2
>> (c2) is wirelessly connected to the cable modem via a
>> wireless LAN card. c2 uses Win XP Prof. I've set up
>> the printer on c1 as a shared device. When going thru
the
>> Printer setup wizard on c2 to add the shared printer,
it
>> asks for the path of the (c1) printer. Where oh where
is
>> can I find the full path name of the printer that's
>> attached to c1? I tried all different types of path
>> strings to no avail AND I can't find anywhere on c1
where
>> it shows the complete path name. Help and thank you!
>
>.
>