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Not all Users can print on Home Network

I have a HP desktop running WinXP Pro that has a DLink wireless router for connection to my Dell laptop running WinXP Pro.  I have setup a home network that works fine for sharing internet and files however I am having trouble printing to the printer connected to the desktop.  I have two users setup on my laptop and I beleive both are Adminstrators but I can only get the laptop to print via one of the users.  Any thoughts?  Thanks in advance.
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slatronicaCommented:
Make sure the printer is installed on each user you are trying to print for.
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jduke13Author Commented:
Thanks!  I have done that and when I try to print it says that it failed and to "Enable bidirectional support".  I found the check box for this under the "Ports" tab in the printer properties but I am not allowed to check it off.
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slatronicaCommented:
Are you using a driver cd or the latest drivers off the net? If you are using from a cd ,I would suggest using the most updated drivers from the manufactures website. Try removing the printer and reinstalling. Is this printer connected to the router or the desktop?
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jduke13Author Commented:
I will try to get an updated driver tonight and see if that helps.  I believe it is connected to the router.
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Fire_fly321Commented:
You shouldnt have to worry about bidirectional support when using a network printer.
And if you are using all windows XP operating systems the driver install should happen automatically when you attach to the shared printer. Make sure that the physical computer that the printer is attached to has the correct driver installed and is functioning properly.

Next right click on the printer in printers and faxes window and click sharing. There should be a link to click to share this printer on the network or something similar.  This will make the printer accessible to other computers.

On all other computers, either use the My network Places to browse to the computer with the shared printer or use the Start  run box to manually enter the path to the remote computer

\\computername\pritnername

Then right click on the printer you have found and click install. You should now be able to print across the network
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jduke13Author Commented:
I unistalled the pinter and drivers and reinstalled them on the desktop and re-set up the network printer for both users on the laptop and it seems to be working.  This was the second time I did this but it seems to have taken this time for some reason, maybe I missed a step the first ime.  Anyway,  thanks to everyone for their help.  I appreciate it.
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