Can't connect to a printer over a network
Posted on 2007-11-30
I have just set up a small home (wireless) network for a friend.
Desktop machine app. 3-4 years old running Xp Home. Has an Ethernet port.
Notebook - gericom, app. 3-4 years old running Xp Home. has Ethernet port, but no wireless hardware.
ISP - AOL - supplied a netgear DG834G Router some time ago. Friend now wants his machines networked. Purchased a Netgear WG511 cardbus wireless adapter for the notebook.
I set up the network. Both machines can go online by opening a browser. Both machines can access AOL (his ISP).
I have successfully set up file sharing between the machines.
He has two (physical) printers, attached to the desktop PC - an Epson Stylus 935 and a HP deskjet 6500. This machine also has a pdf 'pseudo printer' installed.
From the desktop there is no problem printing to any of these.
I enabled sharing on all of these three devices on the desktop PC, and on the notebook 'connected' all three by right clicking and selecting 'connect'.
When any programme on the notebook is told to print to the HP 6500 or pdf pseudo-printer it all works OK.
When any programme on the notebook is told to print to the Epson 935, it comes up with an error message (sorry - I didn't note the exact wording, basically couldn't find the printer or it wasn't connected)
I 'REMOVED' this printer several times and reconnected, with reboots in between, but nothing makes this printer accessible.
Any suggestions please?