sharing printer on XP machine trouble

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Kirsten, May 30, 2007.

  1. Kirsten

    Kirsten Guest

    I have a home network set up which has cable internet coming into the
    house to the cable modem, and that then runs to a router. To the router I
    have one XP computer connected wirelessly the printer is connected to
    that computer. That computer is running XP Home edition. I have a new
    computer running Vista Basic also connected to the router. After many hours
    and much trouble I finally have the two computers networked, able to see each
    other, the files and the printer. I downloaded the Vista drivers on the
    Vista machine for the printer. The printer icon says it is ready. I can even
    select it from the drop down menu when wanting to print a document, but as
    soon as I press start I get an error
    message that the document failed to print. The printer software says it
    failed to connect. I have tried every suggestion that I could find on
    newsgroups and on the web. Everything looks like it should work. I have
    checked all permissions, securities, etc. Done everything and still it won't
    print from the Vista machine to the XP machine. Dell said I could pay for
    help but they also told me it should work. They also told me to move the
    printer to the Vista machine. Which I will do if nobody can help me. Please
    help. Thanks, Kirsten
     
    Kirsten, May 30, 2007
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  2. Try adding the printer as a local printer. Create a Local Port with the
    name \\XPMachine\Printshare (If you have spaces in the share name remove
    them). Select the Dell Vista driver or reinstall the one you downloaded.



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    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 31, 2007
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  3. Kirsten

    Kirsten Guest

    So I would create a local port with the name \\DBNS6L71\Dellphoto

     
    Kirsten, May 31, 2007
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  4. Kirsten

    Kirsten Guest

    I renamed my XP printer so that there were no spaces. Then on the Vista
    machine I did add a printer and choose local printer. When prompted I choose
    add a local port and typed in \\DBNS6L71\DellPhoto Then the dialog box hung
    up - not responding and that was that. No luck. Help please. Thanks,
    Kirsten

     
    Kirsten, May 31, 2007
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  5. Open a command prompt window on the Vista machine (All Programs,
    Accessories)

    type
    net view \\DBNS6L71


    you should see something like this


    net view \\machine

    Shared resources at \\machine


    Share name Type Used as Comment

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    APPLE Print APPLE
    MACHINE Print MACHINE
    TEST9500 Print TEST9500

    The command completed successfully.


    next get a directory of the XP machine's print$ share

    dir \\DBNS6L71\print$


    send me the response to the commands.




    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

     
    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 31, 2007
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