Can't Detect Network Printer

Discussion in 'Windows XP Print / Fax' started by Guest, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I have a
    hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer sharing
    on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but for
    some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    J
     
    Guest, Aug 3, 2006
    #1
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  2. Hi there, are both computers part of the same workgroup?
    Peter


    "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    > I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I
    > have a
    > hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer
    > sharing
    > on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but for
    > some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > J
     
    Peter Sklodowski, Aug 3, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't know, how could i find out, and if not how could i make them part of
    the same workgroup?

    "Peter Sklodowski" wrote:

    > Hi there, are both computers part of the same workgroup?
    > Peter
    >
    >
    > "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    > message news:...
    > > I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I
    > > have a
    > > hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer
    > > sharing
    > > on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but for
    > > some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > J

    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, Aug 4, 2006
    #3
  4. Run the Network Setup Wizard.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging
    http://www.coribright.com/windows



    "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >I don't know, how could i find out, and if not how could i make them part
    >of
    > the same workgroup?
    >
    > "Peter Sklodowski" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi there, are both computers part of the same workgroup?
    >> Peter
    >>
    >>
    >> "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    >> message news:...
    >> > I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I
    >> > have a
    >> > hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer
    >> > sharing
    >> > on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but
    >> > for
    >> > some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> >
    >> > J

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 4, 2006
    #4
  5. Hi there shootandslash ;-), to ascertain if both computers are part of
    the same workgroup simultaneously press Windows key and Pause/Break key =>
    Computer Name tab, the workgroup will be shown. To change the name of the
    workgroup click on: Change and then you will be able to alter the name.
    I would suggest though that you run the Network Setup Wizard as Cari
    suggested earlier. This will ensure that your network is configured
    correctly.
    Hope this helps,
    Peter


    "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >I don't know, how could i find out, and if not how could i make them part
    >of
    > the same workgroup?
    >
    > "Peter Sklodowski" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi there, are both computers part of the same workgroup?
    >> Peter
    >>
    >>
    >> "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    >> message news:...
    >> > I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I
    >> > have a
    >> > hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer
    >> > sharing
    >> > on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but
    >> > for
    >> > some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> >
    >> > J

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Peter Sklodowski, Aug 4, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I did both those things, ran the wizard and checked the workgroups. Both
    computers are part of the same workgroup. It's still not working though.


    "Peter Sklodowski" wrote:

    > Hi there shootandslash ;-), to ascertain if both computers are part of
    > the same workgroup simultaneously press Windows key and Pause/Break key =>
    > Computer Name tab, the workgroup will be shown. To change the name of the
    > workgroup click on: Change and then you will be able to alter the name.
    > I would suggest though that you run the Network Setup Wizard as Cari
    > suggested earlier. This will ensure that your network is configured
    > correctly.
    > Hope this helps,
    > Peter
    >
    >
    > "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    > message news:...
    > >I don't know, how could i find out, and if not how could i make them part
    > >of
    > > the same workgroup?
    > >
    > > "Peter Sklodowski" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi there, are both computers part of the same workgroup?
    > >> Peter
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    > >> message news:...
    > >> > I'm using a standard wired network to connect my laptop and desktop. I
    > >> > have a
    > >> > hp deskjet 845c attached by usb to the desktop. I've enabled printer
    > >> > sharing
    > >> > on the network and shared the printer through the properties menu but
    > >> > for
    > >> > some reason my laptop won't detect the printer. Can anyone help?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks,
    > >> >
    > >> > J
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, Aug 9, 2006
    #6
  7. And the printer in question is actually shared? With a 'legal' name?

    http://www.coribright.com/windows/Article_Five.htm
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP) Windows Client - Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/Windows


    "pistolandrapier" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >I did both those things, ran the wizard and checked the workgroups. Both
    > computers are part of the same workgroup. It's still not working though.
    >
    >
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 10, 2006
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