Printer sharing-another issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jeff, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Jeff

    vea Guest

    I thouhgt I'd finally found the answer to my issues and was carefully
    following your steps. I got as far as "manually add a new Local Port with:
    Any ideas??

    Thanks in advance.

    vea, Nov 25, 2007
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  2. What's the real shared printer name? If the shared printer name has space
    between these three words, you need to add quotation for example \\computer
    name\shared printer name".

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 26, 2007
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  3. Jeff

    vea Guest

    The printer name is Dell AIO Printer A940, so a good thought, but the
    quotation marks didn't impact the outcome. Sigh...
    vea, Nov 26, 2007
  4. Jeff

    vea Guest's been a while since I looked at this (the last post I got on this
    was November 25th, so it's been a while since I set it up and the details are
    a bit foggy, but I believe so. I used the wizard on my desktop to set it
    up. It would be great to resolve this. Thanks.
    vea, Dec 14, 2007
  5. Jeff

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    In the posts above, you say that you're getting " ...The network name cannot be
    found." That error is generally a personal firewall problem, on either the
    server (the computer with the printer) or the client (where you are).

    You might also review my version of the instructions above, which I think is
    more tightly written.

    And my instructions on networking a computer running Vista, in general, might be
    relevant too.

    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck [MVP], Dec 14, 2007
  6. Jeff

    seemefly06 Guest

    Absolutely Stunned!

    I can't believe this worked! My family bought me an HP laptop with Windows
    Vista for Mothers Day and I couldn't get it to network with my Brother MFC
    420CN Printer (connected to my host/desktop computer running Windows XP).
    After getting totally fed up I logged onto this discussion and there it
    was... Your fix or workaround...whatever you'd like to call it worked the
    first time and hasn't stopped working since. God put you in my path at just
    the right time :) If you were standing nearby when it all came together I
    would have given you a big rock! Thank you for taking the time to
    enlighten so many...Deb
    seemefly06, Jun 14, 2008
  7. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jun 14, 2008
  8. Jeff

    VistaKing Guest

    I'm trying to get my laptop(vista home premium) to print . I have my
    printer (Lexmark x8350) connected to the desktop(Vista Ultimate) via USB
    and its shared. The laptop sees the printer cause its in the PRINTERS
    folder (in the control panel) and its says READY on it. Its also set as
    default printer . When I try to print a test page, It says page being
    sent to the printer,Then I get an error message stating " no
    communication to the printer . When I click on " ADD A PRINTER " I do it
    like you guys said to. Click Local printer and stuff. Then I get install
    driver window and I click on "install driver " but it stops responding
    everytime I click on that button. The port that its suppose to be on is
    in the PORT's tab. I have it setup to this " '\\computer'
    (file://\\computer) name \ printer shared named " port. I aslo put both
    of the IP ADDRESSes inside the Norton Internet Security. I could ping
    both of the computers fine.
    VistaKing, Jun 15, 2008
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