printer on vista; cannot print on networked xp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by chris45, Jan 4, 2009.

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    chris45 Guest

    gateway with vista connected to dell 3100 printer & networked to hp laptop
    with xp.

    i've read chicagotech & ms info, had live chat with gateway, & still cannot
    get the xp laptop to print from the vista gateway printer.

    any suggestions?
     
    chris45, Jan 4, 2009
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Try this:

    Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose 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
    \\computername\printername
     
    Tom Ferguson, Jan 5, 2009
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    Mary Guest

    You also have to set up your network as well as printer sharing on the vista
    computer in Network and Sharing Center. Note that Vista and XP use different
    Workgroup names. Change both of them to one of your own choosing.
     
    Mary, Jan 5, 2009
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    Butler Guest

    Thank you Tom! Worked like a charm bud. I have been struggling wit
    this error for a while but your tip seems to have solved this issue fo
    me
     
    Butler, Jan 18, 2009
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    I am glad it worked for you.
     
    Tom Ferguson, Jan 18, 2009
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    LyndaS Guest

    Hi Tom,

    I also followed your instructions which work - Thank You
     
    LyndaS, Jan 26, 2009
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