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printersnot accessible

when i log into windows my network printers are not accessible. I need to delete them and add them again each time in order to use them.
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FSIreland
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rexifelisCommented:
need a little more information:
what kind of network are you on?
are you using DHCP or static ip addresses?
what kind of printers are they?
are these printers using built-in networking or being shared from another computer?
are you using an administrator level account on your machine?

looking forward to your reply...
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FSIrelandAuthor Commented:
need a little more information:
what kind of network are you on? office network
are you using DHCP or static ip addresses? dhcp
what kind of printers are they? infortec and hp office printers
are these printers using built-in networking or being shared from another computer? built in networking
are you using an administrator level account on your machine? yes have local admin access

thanks
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rexifelisCommented:
do the printers have a static ip?
if you cannot assign a static ip, you can set the HP printers up to use the LAN HW address, listed on the
second page "EIO 2 - Jetdirect Page" of the configuration printout (different models have this info on different pages... just look for it).  with this address you can print to a printer regardless of its ip
address.  but you *have* to use HP's "point and print" driver bundle to work.  the infotec printers i dont know about, sorry...
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FSIrelandAuthor Commented:
all printer are set up with static ip addresses on a print server
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rexifelisCommented:
so are you connecting to each printer via a windows share?
something like this:
\\192.168.1.20\sharedprinter

do your accounts on each machine have a matching account on the print server?
that is exact same name and password?
if not, the print server *has* to have a matching account for every computer/user that needs to print to any of the printers managed by this print server.
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jrtecCommented:
try adding the printer in the pc using a standart tcp/ip port point to the ip address of the machines. this should work at least for the infotec printers. note that if the machines dont have a static ip addres, that is, if the address changes you wont be able to print anymore.
if promtet for adapter type most infotec are: NRG Network Printer C model
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