Connecting to HP Deskjet through network
Posted on 2005-03-19
Hello, I hope this is an appropriate forum as it might be a "networking" issue but here goes.
Bottom line is- I can't print from my non-XP computers on my home network. My printer, (HP Deskjet 722C, with latest driver), is on my main computer, (3.2P4HT/2G-RAM on Intel D875PBZ with WinXP-Pro/SP1), and works fine. Wife's computer, (Toshiba laptop 2.0Cel/512-RAM with WinXP-Home/SP1), can also print to my printer through the LAN just fine.
I have 4 more computers on my LAN that all "recognize" and list the network printer as their default printer, but fail when I try to print something. I just get a pop-up that tells me the print "Failed" with options to cancel or try again. One of these is a Sony laptop AMD-K6III/256 with WinME, (I need it for my old scanner because there are no XP drivers for my old scanner). Two of the other computers are Win98SE computers that I keep online for archiving data. The final computer is another WinME OS on a PIII866/512 that I use to use as the main computer before I built this one. The PIII use to have this printer directly connected to it and worked great. Now, since being connected only through my local LAN, I can't print from it either. All the computers have the latest drivers available but that is as far as I have gotten.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. This is not a big deal as I can always copy what I need to print to my main computer but it would be nice to be able to print from any of them, especially the ME laptop with the scanner on it.