Vista to printer on XP


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Marcus L

Gday.
I have managed to get my Vista laptop networked to my XP PC and file
sharing etc is working fine...XP is connected to router by cable and
notebook(Vista) wirelessly....Tried to use printer connected to PC from
Vista notebook via network and access forbidden, I have set the printer to
be shared and still cant get it right. Printer is a HP deskjet840c. Any
idea what i am doing wrong?
Thanx in advance.
 
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M

Malke

wrote:
Gday.
I have managed to get my Vista laptop networked to my XP PC and file
sharing etc is working fine...XP is connected to router by cable and
notebook(Vista) wirelessly....Tried to use printer connected to PC from
Vista notebook via network and access forbidden, I have set the printer to
be shared and still cant get it right. Printer is a HP deskjet840c. Any
idea what i am doing wrong?
Thanx in advance.

This is an old (but good!) printer and basic drivers are included in Vista.

Go to the computer to which the printer is connected. Write down the
computer name which you will get from Control Panel>System>Computer Name.
Now in Control Panel go to Printers. Find the printer in question, right-
click it and then left-click on Properties. Write down the Share Name.
[There should be no spaces in the printer's Share Name. If there are, rename
the Share Name.] Naturally you must have already set up File/Printer Sharing
on all involved computers and shared out the printer.

Now go to the remote computer to which you want to add the printer. Control
Panel>Printers>Add Printer

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
drop-down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next. A dialogue box
will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the
\\FullComputername\SharedPrintername

ex: \\mycomputer\HP840 (this is why you wrote down the computer and printer
names in the first step)

Click Next. Under the Manufacturers list, select the correct printer
manufacturer and the correct printer model from the Printers List. Under "Do
you want to use this printer as the default printer select "Yes" (if you
do!) and click Next. When asked to print a test page, select "Yes", then
Finish.

Malke
 
M

Mike Hall - MVP

Marcus L said:
Gday.
I have managed to get my Vista laptop networked to my XP PC and file
sharing etc is working fine...XP is connected to router by cable and
notebook(Vista) wirelessly....Tried to use printer connected to PC from
Vista notebook via network and access forbidden, I have set the printer to
be shared and still cant get it right. Printer is a HP deskjet840c. Any
idea what i am doing wrong?
Thanx in advance.

Is your laptop running 64-bit Vista?
 
H

Hoody

SUCCESS.....................Thank you so very much mate.............
Malke said:
wrote:
Gday.
I have managed to get my Vista laptop networked to my XP PC and file
sharing etc is working fine...XP is connected to router by cable and
notebook(Vista) wirelessly....Tried to use printer connected to PC from
Vista notebook via network and access forbidden, I have set the printer
to
be shared and still cant get it right. Printer is a HP deskjet840c. Any
idea what i am doing wrong?
Thanx in advance.

This is an old (but good!) printer and basic drivers are included in
Vista.

Go to the computer to which the printer is connected. Write down the
computer name which you will get from Control Panel>System>Computer Name.
Now in Control Panel go to Printers. Find the printer in question, right-
click it and then left-click on Properties. Write down the Share Name.
[There should be no spaces in the printer's Share Name. If there are,
rename
the Share Name.] Naturally you must have already set up File/Printer
Sharing
on all involved computers and shared out the printer.

Now go to the remote computer to which you want to add the printer.
Control
Panel>Printers>Add Printer

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
drop-down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next. A dialogue
box
will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the
\\FullComputername\SharedPrintername

ex: \\mycomputer\HP840 (this is why you wrote down the computer and
printer
names in the first step)

Click Next. Under the Manufacturers list, select the correct printer
manufacturer and the correct printer model from the Printers List. Under
"Do
you want to use this printer as the default printer select "Yes" (if you
do!) and click Next. When asked to print a test page, select "Yes", then
Finish.

Malke
 
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