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Networked Printer will not work

Replaced W98SE desktop with new Dell desktop running XP. I have a Toshiba XP laptop on Wi-Fi. I share files back and forth and that is ok. I have a Brother H-1440 Laser printer that would print for the laptop through the old desktop. The Brother was on a parallel connection but is now USB2 because the new Dell desktop has no parallel port.I can print from the desktop but the laptop does not go through. The printer icon in the systray when opened shows for the print job "Status: Error - Printing".
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
do you have the printer shared? (on the desktop)

you also need to re-establish a conection to the desktop printer. remove the old printer connection on the notebook and recreate the shared printer instance
remove old printer from laptop
then from laptop go to start run
then type \\ [ipaddress\hostname] of the Dell system
then u will see the printer in the explorer
right click on it and select connect
after this u can print....

best of luck
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!

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