Cannot Print to Networked Printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Shwa, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Shwa

    Shwa Guest

    Hi all, yet another network printer problem with much teh same title.
    Here's the catch... Where everyone else is trying to connect to a networked
    printer on an XP machine, I'm running two Vista machines with Vista Basic.
    There are two machines networked (comp1 & comp2). Comp 2 has a wired link to
    the printer and is as such the print server.
    When I try to print from comp 1 I get an "error-sent to printer" message in
    the printer dialoge box.
    I also get a notification from Norton Anti Virus that a "attack to your
    computer from (comp 2 IP address) has been blocked" pop up. (Yes I hate
    Norton too, work computer, not my choice). Short of completely diasbling
    Norton (it's shouldn't be a fire wall anyway, it's only an anti virus) I've
    done everything I can in the way of setting permissions and modifiying rules
    in the Norton console.
    If I log onto com 2 from comp 1 I can print, but this to me defeates the
    purpose of having a networked printer. I shouldn't have to log onto another
    computer to use the printer. In any other environment I might not have those
    permissions.
    Any ideas?
     
    Shwa, Jul 6, 2007
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  2. Shwa

    Shwa Guest

    Ok so since this post I have turned off Norton and still my problem persists
    so it must remain to be a Vista network issue... Bring back XP......
     
    Shwa, Jul 6, 2007
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