Home wireless network printing problem. Win 95, 98 &XP.
Posted on 2002-03-21
OK, here's the hook-up:
Compaq 7360 (Win98 desktop) 10/100 Ethernet & cable to box
Old Pentium 1 machine (Win95 desktop) 10/100 Ethernet & cable to box
Toshiba Satellite 4000 CDT (Win98 notebook) D-link DWL-650 wireless PCMCIA card
Toshiba Satellite 1805-274 (Win XP notebook) D-link DWL-650 wireless PCMCIA card
Lexmark 1000 Colot Inkjet
When I have the printer hooked to the 713P, I can't get any machines to print from it. They may not be compatible with each other. So, I hooked the printer back up to the Compaq desk top and it will work on it. Therefore, I know the cable and printer work. After installing the printer on the Toshiba 1805-274 (and a little adjusting) I managed to get it to print just fine. So, I now have 1 Win 98 machine and one Win XP machine talking to the printer. I also have one hard wired machine and one wireless machine (the two above respectively) working with the printer. The old Pentium 1 machine (hard wired Win 95) will print, but all of the letters are off set on the bi-directional printing and it is unreadable. The Toshiba 4000 (wireless Win 98) will not print period. I have tried every configuration possible. It will see the printer on the network, but it says that it is off line. If any of them would have worked I thought it would be this one since it and the computer the printer is hooked up to are both Win 98 machines. I originally had the system on a Compaq CP-2W Connection Point, but it locked up on me and died. The Toshiba 4000 wouldn't print with it either, but the old Pentium 1 machine printed just fine over it. I thought that it might be incompatibility between the D-link card and the Compaq CP-2W. That's why I changed to an all D-link system, but apparently that wasn't it. Any ideas? I've used up all of mine.
If you need the exact settings for all of them, let me know.