Wireless connected PC can't browse to printers

Posted on 2005-04-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I have a pc connected to the network through a wireless card. The strength of the signal is good. There are other users connected in this method and all is fine.

However, when I try to add a printer, the browse facility does not bring up the expected list of printers. It stalls for a few minutes then just has 'Microsoft Network'.

I can access the previously mapped share in 'Explorer' but again, if I try to browse to a new share, it doesn't bring up the list of shares in order to select one.

This is driving me mad! Any ideas anyone??!!!
Question by:mharcais
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

Fatal_Exception earned 750 total points
ID: 13691563
I suggest you take the Wifi out of the mix, just for troubleshooting, and to find out if it is the Wifi, or your system/network.   Directly connect your PC and see if you can browse for your printers first...

Author Comment

ID: 13699009
You were right, thanks, for your helps
LVL 40

Expert Comment

ID: 13701029
Very Good..  and thank you!


Featured Post

New benefit for Premium Members - Upgrade now!

Ready to get started with anonymous questions today? It's easy! Learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question