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Sharing a printer

Last response: in Windows XP
April 19, 2011 11:09:12 PM

I am having nightmares trying to get Windows XP Pro to print to a shared printer.

The printer (HP Officejet 6500 E709a series) is attached via usb to a pc running Windows 7 . I can print great from that pc, but when I try to find the printer on the xp pro machine, it will not locate it.

What do I have to do to get it to print?

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April 22, 2011 12:47:24 AM

Thanks for your help.
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April 22, 2011 3:24:21 AM

NP. Don't forget to choose the best answer on the forum.
April 22, 2011 12:51:46 PM

I was actually configuring it wrong.

Before, I was using a USB cable to the printer.

I now have the ethernet cable running from my printer to the router.

So, I had to set it up using the printer IP address.

Then it found the printer, which is now showing online and I connected.
April 22, 2011 6:38:17 PM

you can also do it with the usb cable to the win 7 machine, just share it (make sure you have the network set to private so win 7 will communicate with the network) on the xp machine, add printer > networked printer and browse for it