Cannot share HP printer. Help.


C

Curtis Newton

I went to setup a friends system so they could share their HP PSC2110
printer, but had a major issue. Here is the story:

Desktop1 is running Windows XP Pro SP2 and connected via ethernet
connection to a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. HP PSC2110 printer is
connected to Desktop1 via USB port. Printer works fine from Desktop1.

Desktop2 is running Windows XP Pro SP2 and using D-Link USB wireless
device to connect to the Internet.

The issue: I am trying to share the HP printer that is connected to
Desktop1.

1. Both access the Internet perfectly.

2. I have enabled file and print sharing on both systems and run the
network setup wizard on both systems. I called the network mshome.

3. Desktop1 can see the files on Desktop2

4. Desktop2 canNOT see the files nor the printer on Desktop1. In fact,
I am getting the error, "Mshome is not accessible. You might not have
permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of
this server to find out if you have access permissions".

5. Both firewalls are turned off while trouble-shooting (they were
running the built-in XP firewall).

Appreciate thoughts as to why Desktop2 cannot see the HP printer
connected to Desktop1.

Thanks....Curt
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

Guest

Check to make sure that there are no other firewalls. A quick solution is go
to Start -> Run. Type "msconfig" go to the Startup tab, click disable all
and restart.
 
G

Guest

Might add that if this is an inkjet, I've had a lot of problems with the
drivers for recent HP inkjets, in terms of them not working properly across a
network. You might check to see if there is a later driver available on HP's
site.

BTW, If there is a choice of two types, use the MS-approved one (WHQL) as
that will have less 'clever tricks' but will be more likely to network
properly.
 
B

Bob Willard

Curtis said:
I went to setup a friends system so they could share their HP PSC2110
printer, but had a major issue. Here is the story:

Desktop1 is running Windows XP Pro SP2 and connected via ethernet
connection to a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. HP PSC2110 printer is
connected to Desktop1 via USB port. Printer works fine from Desktop1.

Desktop2 is running Windows XP Pro SP2 and using D-Link USB wireless
device to connect to the Internet.

The issue: I am trying to share the HP printer that is connected to
Desktop1.

1. Both access the Internet perfectly.

2. I have enabled file and print sharing on both systems and run the
network setup wizard on both systems. I called the network mshome.

3. Desktop1 can see the files on Desktop2

4. Desktop2 canNOT see the files nor the printer on Desktop1. In fact,
I am getting the error, "Mshome is not accessible. You might not have
permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of
this server to find out if you have access permissions".

5. Both firewalls are turned off while trouble-shooting (they were
running the built-in XP firewall).

Appreciate thoughts as to why Desktop2 cannot see the HP printer
connected to Desktop1.

Thanks....Curt
Get file sharing working first, since it is easier. Printer serving
won't work unless file sharing does, since they have so much in common.

Check the router's settings to ensure that the wire-connected and the
wireless-connected PCs are both in the same IPA subnet. If both use
DHCP and the router is the DHCP server, that should be OK.
 
Ad

Advertisements

C

Curtis Newton

Get file sharing working first, since it is easier. Printer serving
won't work unless file sharing does, since they have so much in common.

Check the router's settings to ensure that the wire-connected and the
wireless-connected PCs are both in the same IPA subnet. If both use
DHCP and the router is the DHCP server, that should be OK.


Thanks for the replies, I will try and get over to his system this
week.

And yes, it is an ink-jet.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top