the printer is hard connected to the desktop and then on the network so that i can access it from my laptop. i installed all of the drivers on both computers using the installation cd that came with it. its a Canon MX340.
i can get the printer to work just fine from my laptop as long as the desktop is on. as soon as the desktop goes to sleep, my laptop tells me that my printer is offline.
i've attached a screen shot where it tells me that it won't be available when the computer sleeps, but that i can change the settings. i've tried changing every setting i can think of, but still can't access my printer when the desktop is asleep.