Networked Printer will not work

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
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".
Question by:wfmitchell
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    Accepted Solution

    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
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    Expert Comment

    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
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    Expert Comment

    cool. thank you!

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