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Printer Detection Problem.

  • Printers
  • Network Printer
  • Windows XP
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
February 28, 2006 11:01:59 PM

Hey, all.

I've got two desktops running XP Pro and a laptop running XP Pro all connected on a network. They've all been able to print up until yesterday.

Suddenly I can't print from my computer (a custom AMD build). I tried messing around with the settings but it wouldn't connect. So I deleted the printer and thought i'd try to find it again on my network, start fresh.

I click on Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes > Add Printer.

I then go through the Wizard and select "A network printer or printer attached to another computer," > "browse for printer." It says, "When a list of printers appears, select the one you want to use." However, no list ever appears.

I click next, but it tells me that I need specify a valid network printer name... There's nothing to choose from, but I know it's connected and I know it's set to be shared as the network printer.

Any ideas on what's wrong?

The printer is an HPDeskJet 3600. Thanks.

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March 1, 2006 1:36:50 AM

And have you tried to print from your other computers?

Do you know the IP address of the Printer?
if so, you can enter an http://ipaddress and search for it that way (bottom option).

What is your network configuration?
All connected via ethernet, through a router or switch.
March 1, 2006 3:01:38 AM

Everything is connected through a router. The two desktops are hardwired and the laptop is wireless...

I got it working now, though. Don't know what the problem was, but I uninstalled and reinstalled the printer (even though I could use it from the other two computers).

It's working now, though.

Thanks anyway!