Printer sharing-1 laptop says driver missing but OK with other pc/

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by bobal, Jan 13, 2010.

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    bobal Guest

    I have a wired home network set up with 1 pc and 2 laptops using vista and 1
    pc using XP. I have a Dell AIO printer linked to the XP PC and have just
    installed a new Epson printer to the Vista PC. Here's my problem - all PCs
    and laptops recognise each other and recognise both printers. Both PCs and 1
    of the laptops are connected to both printers but 1 of the PCs will not
    connect to either printer and gives the error message that the wrong drivers
    are installed. Since all the other computers recognise and connect to both
    printers I don't see how this is the case.

    I have tried everything to find out how to connect this laptop to at least
    one of the printers, without any success. Can anyone help?
     
    bobal, Jan 13, 2010
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    ashvin Guest

    install the printer driver locally on that computer and then try.

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    ashvin, Jan 13, 2010
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  3. Hi
    When using Printer over the Network. The drives has to be installed on the
    computers thta are Not connected directly to printer too.
    Use the Add Network printer option and install the drivers.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Jan 14, 2010
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    ashvin Guest

    [image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/resources/2007/10/sharedprinterheader.png
    You're working on a document on the laptop in the living room and yo
    want to print—except the printer's in the home office. Sharing
    printer connected to a PC on your 'home network
    (http://lifehacker.com/tag/home-network/) and printing to it from an
    other computer, even over a wireless connection, is a breeze. Whethe
    you want to print from a Mac or another PC, here's how to share a singl
    printer for use by any computer on your home network


    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1528353735_8fb693846b_o.png
    Step 1. Enable sharing on your printer
    (http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Share-Windows-printer/2813525
    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1529180502_53ac7cea4f_o.png
    Step 2. (Optional) Enable file and printer sharing
    (http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Share-Windows-printer/2813503
    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1529158768_845975c01b_o.png
    Step 3. Name your shared printer
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    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1528263297_92d1a7ab59_o.png
    Step 4. Launch the Add Printer Wizard (Windows client)
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    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1528254275_1f7da75279_o.png
    Step 5. Connect to shared printer (Windows client)
    (http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Share-Windows-printer/2813479
    - '[image
    http://lifehacker.com/assets/images/gallery/17/2007/10/thumb140x140_1528238467_7614b935eb_o.png
    Step 6. Browse to the Windows printer (Mac client)
    (http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Share-Windows-printer/2813487
    - '[image
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    Step 7. Set Printer Model (Mac client)
    (http://lifehacker.com/photogallery/Share-Windows-printer/2813463


    Got any remote printing tips or tricks for shared printers at home
    Tell us about 'em in th

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    ashvi

    :D Just chil
    -pls post your feedback on my reputation, would be of great help t
    fine tune and provide better support..-
     
    ashvin, Jan 14, 2010
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