Win2k Pro print sharing problem
Posted on 2004-04-29
I have 2 windows 2000 pro computers networked with an smc700abr router. I realize that there is a print server on the router but I already have it set up for file and printer sharing and I do not have the cable to connect to the router as it is a usb printer cable i have.
So there is a computer named SERVER and another computer named OFFICE they are in the same workgroup. I can see the computer on the network browser but I can not access the printer on SERVER from computer OFFICE. It just doesnt show up when i go add network printer. Path name does not work either //server/hpLaserJ
On the SERVER computer under printers i right click and set up sharing, and everything is set up like it should and I can't see anything wrong. I'm just wondering if i missed something somewhere.... or if i have to grant access to the printer or something? The little hand icon is on the printer icon as well showing it as shared.
So in short, the printer is set up to share but its not talking to the other computer.
Thanks in advance,