HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by BigAl.NZ, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. BigAl.NZ

    BigAl.NZ Guest

    Hi Folks,

    I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
    \\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
    and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)

    This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.

    For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
    two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).

    If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
    system error 53.

    I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
    stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
    DESKTOP.

    All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
    help?

    I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!

    -Al
     
    BigAl.NZ, Nov 4, 2008
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  2. BigAl.NZ

    Malke Guest

    Have you set up file/printer sharing on your Local Area Network (LAN)? If
    not, you need to do this first. See below for general networking
    information. Not everything may be applicable to your situation, so just
    take the bits that are. It may look daunting, but if you follow the steps
    at the links and suggestions below systematically and calmly, you will have
    no difficulty in setting up your sharing.

    Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
    Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
    and folders:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

    For XP, start by running the Network Setup Wizard on all machines (see
    caveat in Item A below).

    Problems sharing files between computers on a network are generally caused
    by 1) a misconfigured firewall or overlooked firewall (including a stateful
    firewall in a VPN); or 2) inadvertently running two firewalls such as the
    built-in Windows Firewall and a third-party firewall; and/or 3) not having
    identical user accounts and passwords on all Workgroup machines; 4) trying
    to create shares where the operating system does not permit it.

    A. Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network (LAN)
    traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, this means allowing File/Printer
    Sharing on the Exceptions tab. Normally running the Network Setup Wizard on
    XP will take care of this for those machines.The only "gotcha" is that this
    will turn on the XPSP2 Windows Firewall. If you aren't running a
    third-party firewall or have an antivirus/security program with its own
    firewall component, then you're fine. With third-party firewalls, I
    usually configure the LAN allowance with an IP range. Ex. would be
    192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you would substitute your correct
    subnet. Refer to any third party security program's Help or user forums for
    how to properly configure its firewall. Do not run more than one firewall.
    DO NOT TURN OFF FIREWALLS; CONFIGURE THEM CORRECTLY.

    B. For ease of organization, put all computers in the same Workgroup. This
    is done from the System applet in Control Panel, Computer Name tab.

    C. Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not
    need to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
    assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
    need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
    PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
    to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
    can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:

    Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

    D. If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off
    Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).

    E. Create shares as desired. XP Home does not permit sharing of users' home
    directories or Program Files, but you can share folders inside those
    directories. A better choice is to simply use the Shared Documents folder.
    See the first link above for details about Vista sharing.

    F. After you have file sharing working (and have tested this by exchanging a
    file between all machines), if you want to share a printer connected
    locally to one of your computers, share it out from that machine. Then go
    to the printer mftr.'s website and download the latest drivers for the
    correct operating system(s). Install them on the target machine(s). The
    printer should be seen during the installation routine. If it is not,
    install the drivers and then use the Add Printer Wizard. In some instances,
    certain printers need to be installed as Local printers but that is outside
    of this response.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Nov 4, 2008
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  3. BigAl.NZ

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have you installed a XP Printer Driver on the XP laptop?
    And a Vista compatible Printer driver on the Vista laptop?
     
    Mick Murphy, Nov 4, 2008
    #3
  4. From: <>

    | Hi Folks,

    | I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
    | \\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
    | and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)

    | This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.

    | For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
    | two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).

    | If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
    | system error 53.

    | I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
    | stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
    | DESKTOP.

    | All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
    | help?

    | I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!

    | -Al

    By setting up a Print Share you can ONLY print to it.

    The *best* way to share this is through a HP JetDirect print server.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 5, 2008
    #4
  5. Per David H. Lipman:
    Went to hook my HP 5000 into the back of the new box I just built
    after the old one's Northbridge chip went up in smoke.

    Oops.... no parallel port.

    Just ordered a Jet Direct 600N.

    The "Print Server" thing has me a little intimidated.

    You just shove it into one of the HP 5000's bays it magically
    makes the printer appear on the network?
     
    (PeteCresswell), Nov 5, 2008
    #5
  6. From: "(PeteCresswell)" <>

    | Per David H. Lipman:
    | Went to hook my HP 5000 into the back of the new box I just built
    | after the old one's Northbridge chip went up in smoke.

    | Oops.... no parallel port.

    | Just ordered a Jet Direct 600N.

    | The "Print Server" thing has me a little intimidated.

    | You just shove it into one of the HP 5000's bays it magically
    | makes the printer appear on the network?
    | --
    | PeteCresswell

    Hi Pete:

    The 600N is a module that plugs into a slot on the back of the printer. If the slot is
    not already open, just remove the two screws.
    Power down the printer and plug in the HP JetDirect card the power up the printer.

    There are a couple of ways to confgure the IP address...

    1. On the front of the printer is a LCD display for the Control Panel. Using the keys
    go through the menu and go to the I/O menu until you can find the TCP/IP sub-menu. Using
    the keys setup the IP Address, SubNet Mask and GateWay
    Example:
    IP Address: 192.168.1.55
    NetMask: 255.255.255.0
    GateWay: 192.169.1.1

    2. Go through step #1 but set up the device for DHCP to get an address from a DHCP
    server (such as from a SOHO Router).
    2a. Get the IP address lease from the DHCP Server (example: 192.168.1.11)
    2b. Use telnet to telnet to the IP address and set the IP address from DHCP to
    Manual. (example: telnet 192.168.1.11)

    Example #1 JetDirect Telnet display...[/QUOTE]
    ===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
    Firmware Rev. : H.08.60
    MAC Address : 00:10:83:2b:1f:22
    Config By : USER SPECIFIED

    IP Address : 192.168.1.3
    Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway : 192.168.1.1
    Syslog Server : Not Specified
    Idle Timeout : 270 Seconds
    Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified
    Host Name : HP1100-LASER
    Default Get Cmnty : Enabled
    SLP Keep Alive : 0

    DHCP Config : Disabled
    Passwd : Disabled
    IPX/SPX : Disabled
    DLC/LLC : Disabled
    Ethertalk : Disabled
    Banner page : Disabled---------------------------------------------------

    Example #2 JetDirect Telnet display...
    ----------------------------------------------------
    ===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
    HP JetDirect : J6039C
    Firmware Version : P.25.14
    Manufacturing ID : 22014403902201
    Hardware Address : 00:30:6E:FA:FB:C4
    System Up Time : 0:00:55

    GENERAL____________________________________
    Admin Password : Not Specified
    System Location : Dave's SOHO LAN
    System Contact : Dave Lipman

    TCP/IP MAIN________________________________
    Host Name : hp_inkjet_1100
    IP Config Method : USER SPECIFIED
    IP Address : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway : 192.168.1.1
    Config Server : Not Specified (Read-Only)
    TFTP Server : Not Specified (Read-Only)
    TFTP Filename : Not Specified (Read-Only)
    Domain Name : Verizon.Net
    DNS Server : 151.198.0.38
    Pri WINS Server : Not Specified
    Sec WINS Server : Not Specified

    TCP/IP PRINT OPTIONS_______________________
    9100 Printing : Enabled
    LPD Printing : Enabled
    LPD Banner Page : Disabled

    TCP/IP LPD QUEUES__________________________
    LPD Print Queues :
    Queue Name: RAW Prepend String: Append Str
    Queue Name: TEXT Prepend String: Append St
    Queue Name: AUTO Prepend String: Append St
    Queue Name: BINPS Prepend String: Append S
    LPD Default Queue : AUTO
    LPD Queue Strings :

    TCP/IP RAW PRINT PORTS_____________________

    TCP/IP ACCESS CONTROL______________________
    Allow :

    TCP/IP OTHER_______________________________
    Syslog Config : Enabled
    Syslog Server : 192.168.1.99
    Syslog MaxMsg/Min : 10
    Syslog Priority : 7
    SLP Config : Enabled
    Multicast DNS : Enabled
    mDNS Service Name : hp business inkjet 1100 (00306EFAFBC4)
    mDNS Domain Name : hp-inkjet-1100.local. (Read-Only)
    mDNS Priority Svc. : 1
    TTL/SLP : 4 Hops
    IPv4 Multicast : Enabled
    Idle Timeout : 270 Seconds
    User Timeout : 900 Seconds
    Cold Reset : Disabled
    EWS Config : Enabled
    TCP MSS : 1
    Default IP : Default IP
    Default IP DHCP : Enabled

    SNMP_______________________________________
    SNMP Config : Enabled
    Get Cmnty Name : Not Specified
    Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified
    Default Get Cmnty : Enabled

    SNMP TRAPS_________________________________
    Auth. Trap : Enabled
    Trap Destination :
    trap-dest[1] : 192.168.1.99 public 162

    IPX/SPX____________________________________
    IPX/SPX Config : Disabled
    Print Server Name : NPIFAFBC4
    Address : 0.00306EFAFBC4 (Read-Only)
    Frame Type : AUTO
    SAP Interval : 0 Seconds
    Mode : NONE (Read-Only)

    APPLETALK__________________________________
    AppleTalk Config : Disabled
    Name : Not Specified (Read-Only)
    Zone : * (Read-Only)
    Print Type 1 : hp business inkjet 1100 (Read-Only)
    Print Type 2 : DeskWriter (Read-Only)
    Print Type 3 : Not Specified (Read-Only)
    Phase : 2 (Read-Only)
    Status : NOT IN USE (Read-Only)

    OTHER______________________________________
    Panic Behavior : DUMP_AND_HALT
    Link Type : AUTO
    LAA : 00306EFAFBC4

    SUPPORT____________________________________
    Support Contact : Not Specified
    Phone Number : Not Specified
    Product Support URL: http://www.hp.com/go/jetdirect
    Tech. Support URL : http://www.hp.com/go/support
    ----------------------------------------------------


    Typing "quit" (no quotes) quits the telnet session
    Type '"/" shows the settings
    Type "?" to show the the settings to be made.
    Type "exit" to save changes and quit telnet session

    Example:
    IP: 192.168.11 <enter>
    subnet-mask: 255.255.255.0 <enter>
    default-gw: 192.168.1.1 <enter>
    exit <enter>


    will set the IP address to 192.168.1.11, the mask to 255.255.255.0 and the gateway to
    192.168.1.1

    Once you set the IP address you can then use http to configure the print server such as;
    http://192.168.1.11

    Once done just setup the Windows PCs to print to the IP address.

    NOTE: I do suggest using a static IP address on the print server.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 5, 2008
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