Getting a Vista laptop to print wirelessly to a printer on a networked desktop.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by in Technicolor®, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. I haven't had much luck with following scenario. In our home network we
    have an XP Desktop (wired network) that has a Canon Multifunction Unit Pixma
    we use for color printing. We also have a networked (wired) Vista Desktop
    with a Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W for monochrome printing. I have a
    MacBook Pro with both Leopard and XP Pro and both OS's can print wirelessly
    to the two desktop attached printers. However, I cannot get my wife's
    Toshiba Laptop running Vista Home Premium to print to either unit.

    All machines are part of the same home workgroup. I can see the other
    computers and printers on the Vista laptop, but the laptop cannot find them
    with the add a printer utility/applet. Sharing is enabled throughout the
    network and everybody is in the same subnet. I have the Network and Sharing
    center setup on the Vista Desktop and laptop to Private network, discovery
    is on, etc. I have googled the heck out of this problem, but the answers
    and help sites have not shown me anything I have not tried already. Any
    suggestion to get wireless printing from the Vista laptop going besides
    downgrading to XP Pro? :)

    in Technicolor®, Jun 15, 2008
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  2. Mark L. Ferguson, Jun 15, 2008
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  3. in Technicolor®

    Mick Murphy Guest

    In vista's Network and Sharing, click on "Add Network Device" and browse to
    your Printer.
    Then follow prompts.
    Make sure that you have the Printer's Vista compatible Driver installed in
    the vista laptop.
    Mick Murphy, Jun 15, 2008
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