Printer sharing Printer on XP Vista Laptop can't see

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by indycarfan, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. indycarfan

    indycarfan Guest

    Running a shared printer on an XP desktop. Wireless network has two XP
    machines and one Vista Laptop communicating on the internet just fine. Can't
    find the shared printer when trying to add a printer to the Vista machine. I
    can see the Vista machine in the workgroup from the XP desktop. But nothing I
    try from the Vista machine evens shows the XP desktop or its attached
    printer. The other XP machine prints to the shared printer just fine. Any
    suggestions appreciated.
     
    indycarfan, Jul 28, 2007
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  2. indycarfan

    Iain-M Guest

    Same problem here. cannot see the shared printer over wireless. Only
    suggestion I have is that if I connect using a network cable into the router
    instead of wireless it works.

    A proper solution to get wireless working would be good...
     
    Iain-M, Jul 28, 2007
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  3. What do you receive if using net use \\remotepcipaddress?

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Running a shared printer on an XP desktop. Wireless network has two XP
    machines and one Vista Laptop communicating on the internet just fine. Can't
    find the shared printer when trying to add a printer to the Vista machine. I
    can see the Vista machine in the workgroup from the XP desktop. But nothing I
    try from the Vista machine evens shows the XP desktop or its attached
    printer. The other XP machine prints to the shared printer just fine. Any
    suggestions appreciated.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jul 28, 2007
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  4. indycarfan

    indycarfan Guest

    Thanks for the reply but I do not know what you are asking. I also went to
    the links you provide and find that the page is full of multiple articles and
    I certainly do not know to which you are referring. If you could provide a
    bit more specificity please?
     
    indycarfan, Jul 28, 2007
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  5. For example, the remote pc IP is 192.168.1.2, do this command "net use \\192.168.1.2". You may receive a system error code if there is an issue. Then search it in http://www.ChicagoTech.net to troubleshoot.


    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Thanks for the reply but I do not know what you are asking. I also went to
    the links you provide and find that the page is full of multiple articles and
    I certainly do not know to which you are referring. If you could provide a
    bit more specificity please?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jul 28, 2007
    #5
  6. indycarfan

    indycarfan Guest

    Sorry about the detailed questions but this issue with sharing printers with
    this new Vista OS appears so large that I want to only deal with the problem
    once. Do I issue the net use command from the XP machine that has the printer
    connected or from the new laptop with Vista? Whose IP address do I exeute
    within net use, the XP machine or the Lpatop running Vista?

    Just as a trial I ran the command from the other XP machine using its own IP
    address and the result was simply a message that said "command executed" so I
    do not know what command was issued.
     
    indycarfan, Jul 29, 2007
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