Dell 5100cn Network Laser Printer

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I was able to install the software and to get the printer to work on the network but only the computer that I installed the software on can print to it.  I can ping the printer's IP address successfully.  Perhaps there is a permissions issue? I have installed the drivers on the other office computers that are on the working network but they still can't print to it.  I called gech support support at Dell and the tech there said he didn't know how to help.  

Thanks in advance,
Question by:MikeSievers
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    It's not quite clear what you want to do:  there are two different ways you could use this printer
    1) configure each computer to print to it directly
    2) configure one computer as a print server and have the others print though it

    To have each computer access the printer directly, you can either use the software install procedure you already used for one, or you can do the following.
       - Launch the "Add a Printer" wizard
       - select "Local Printer" (and *un*check "automatically detect) - do *not* choose "network printer"
       - select "Create a New Port", and select type "Standard TCP/IP"  
       - specify the printer's IP address when prompted
       - select the type of printer (or provide drivers) when prompted

    If you don't want to do this on each computer, you can share the printer installed on one computer.  Then users of the other computers should be able to browse and find the printer more easily, and install it as a "network printer".  If you have a domain you could also install the printer automatically on everybody's desktop using group policies.


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