Setting up a printer to print from another PC on the network, not having driver locally
Posted on 2013-06-09
I can't get printing from my Win7 PC to work, either with the right driver, or via a printer on another PC on the network.
I want to be able to print from my Windows 7 machine to a Toshiba-E printer.
I cannot find the driver for the printer to run on W7.
This would seem basic but I just can't find it, so I am trying to map the printer as it is on XP so that it comes up on my local W7 machine.
The printer is currently connected to an XP PC. On the XP machine I can print successfully.
Both computers are on the same network.
I managed to map lp2: TOSHIBAe showing as \\FUJ-2 which is the XP machine.
I can find this as a printer but I cannot install it because (I think) it is looking for the driver to install locally on W7.
I can run a remote session on the XP, can open a file and print it. That is useful but not quite printing directly to the remote printer.
I followed this solution: ID: 17832614
I had error messages about \ and / but was surprised that the end result was (on the network for the machine Fuj-7) the printer showing as lp2: TOSHIBAe. Still I can't print to it.
Is there a way to get the printer properly set up that someone can advise me on?
Thank you very much