Hub's "shared printer" option not working automatically
Posted on 2008-10-24
I have AT&T DSL line connected to a 2WIRE Wireless Router with DSL Modem (2701HG-B Gateway). From 2WIRE, I run an Ethernet cable to a D-Link DI-604 Router (non-wireless) on the desk in my office. Two laptops are connected to the D-Link Router - one running Vista Business, the other XP. I added a Belkin Network USB Hub (F5L009) to the Router to allow the laptops to share a HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One for printing/scanning/faxing (plus, will add two 1-terabyte drives once I work out the bugs on the printer). Followed instructions in Belkin Setup Guide, including choosing the option "This is a shared printer, automatically connect and disconnect only when printing." Two problems: (1) printer will not automatically swap between laptops when printing; must manually request printer from previous user; (2) can't seem to get scanner or fax portions to work. Any suggestions?