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a b D Laptop
June 15, 2004 8:21:05 AM

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I have just installed the new BT Wireless Network 1250
router and all is okay.

I have a Dell centrino Laptop with XP home also Dell
Desktop XP Pro.

I have got them networked and able to talk to each other.

The desktop has a HP Deskjet610c connected via parallel
and software installed. Laptop has software installed and
can print no problem when directly connected.

I have gone through the set up and have got the printer
sharing "hand" under the printer but on my laptop when I
get to pick a printer to connect to it searches and only
comes back with the "Microsoft Home Network" and no
printer is shown.

BT & Dell won't help.

Someone said it might be the administrator rights or
similar names as users although they are different when
logged on.

Whats the problem do you think?

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June 15, 2004 12:58:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

You might try uninstalling the printer from your laptop, and remove
any drivers or other software that is installed. Then install it via
the Wizard. When you set up a shared printer in WinXP, the drivers
from the computer that is attached to the printer are installed on the
network computer.

You might also check your network properties on both computers to be
sure that "File and Print Sharing for MS Networks" is installed.

hawk

John Wright wrote:

> I have just installed the new BT Wireless Network 1250
> router and all is okay.
>
> I have a Dell centrino Laptop with XP home also Dell
> Desktop XP Pro.
>
> I have got them networked and able to talk to each other.
>
> The desktop has a HP Deskjet610c connected via parallel
> and software installed. Laptop has software installed and
> can print no problem when directly connected.
>
> I have gone through the set up and have got the printer
> sharing "hand" under the printer but on my laptop when I
> get to pick a printer to connect to it searches and only
> comes back with the "Microsoft Home Network" and no
> printer is shown.
>
> BT & Dell won't help.
>
> Someone said it might be the administrator rights or
> similar names as users although they are different when
> logged on.
>
> Whats the problem do you think?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 15, 2004 2:31:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi Hawk

Thanks for the tip however it did not work.

Firstly the desktop is the pc that is connected to the
printer so do I have to uninstall on the laptop and then
re-install on the laptop?

John

>-----Original Message-----
>You might try uninstalling the printer from your laptop,
and remove
>any drivers or other software that is installed. Then
install it via
>the Wizard. When you set up a shared printer in WinXP,
the drivers
>from the computer that is attached to the printer are
installed on the
>network computer.
>
>You might also check your network properties on both
computers to be
>sure that "File and Print Sharing for MS Networks" is
installed.
>
>hawk
>
>John Wright wrote:
>
>> I have just installed the new BT Wireless Network 1250
>> router and all is okay.
>>
>> I have a Dell centrino Laptop with XP home also Dell
>> Desktop XP Pro.
>>
>> I have got them networked and able to talk to each
other.
>>
>> The desktop has a HP Deskjet610c connected via
parallel
>> and software installed. Laptop has software installed
and
>> can print no problem when directly connected.
>>
>> I have gone through the set up and have got the
printer
>> sharing "hand" under the printer but on my laptop when
I
>> get to pick a printer to connect to it searches and
only
>> comes back with the "Microsoft Home Network" and no
>> printer is shown.
>>
>> BT & Dell won't help.
>>
>> Someone said it might be the administrator rights or
>> similar names as users although they are different
when
>> logged on.
>>
>> Whats the problem do you think?
>
>.
>
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June 15, 2004 8:00:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Yes, that is what I would try. Uninstall everything about the printer
from the laptop, all drivers and any other software. Use the printer
install wizard on the laptop to install the printer.

hawk

anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
> Hi Hawk
>
> Thanks for the tip however it did not work.
>
> Firstly the desktop is the pc that is connected to the
> printer so do I have to uninstall on the laptop and then
> re-install on the laptop?
>
> John
>
>
June 17, 2004 4:30:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

it would be better to purchase a mini ethernet print
server that plugs directly to the parallel port and then
connect it to your wireless router. that way, setup and
administration is easier.

>-----Original Message-----
>Yes, that is what I would try. Uninstall everything about
the printer
>from the laptop, all drivers and any other software. Use
the printer
>install wizard on the laptop to install the printer.
>
>hawk
>
>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>> Hi Hawk
>>
>> Thanks for the tip however it did not work.
>>
>> Firstly the desktop is the pc that is connected to the
>> printer so do I have to uninstall on the laptop and
then
>> re-install on the laptop?
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>
>.
>
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