Printer sharing



I purchased a laptop with Vista Home OS. I successfully created a network
with the laptop and a Dell Dimension 8100 with a XP OS. I have a DSL modem
and a Linksys wireless router as part of the network. I have not been
successfull in sharing a HP PSC 2170 that is connected to the Dell desktop.
When adding a printer on the laptop, I receive a message that states that
windows cannot connect to the printer. The server print spooler service is
not running. Please restart the service on the sever or restart the server
machine. I checked the spooler service on the XP and it is running.

Any suggestions.



Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

you may want to add printer using local port first and then remap it. This
link may help.

Vista Print Issues2. Many Vista printer issues are solved by installing the
printer as a Local Printer. Check this post:. Vista: Cannot connect to the .

Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on


Thanks Robert.

I was just able to connect to the printer after making the workgroup name
the same on the laptop and the desktop. I, also, had to shut down the
firewall in the McAfee security center and the windows firewall.

Do the firewalls have to remain disconnected for the laptop to communicate
with the printer?

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