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My tcp/ip on windows 98 shared printer keeps going offline

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I've got about 8 w98 hosts on a tcp/ip connected network.  I've read of similar problems but they are not quite the same.

When I print the printer sets itself offline with an 'unknown problem'.  If I set it online again it prints the documents but the printer is grayed out in printers.  After a bit it comes back.

I don't think it can be any of the connections because it works when I put the printer back online.  This happens on all the attached hosts.

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The easiest solution would be to add NetBEUI to the network (all machines)
Are you using static ip's or dhcp?
If static, are you using lmhosts?
lmhosts file info
http://www.realcomputerguy.com/lmhosts.htm
and
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314884
use the #PRE tag
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