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Windows 7: Unable to add networked HP 3330 MFP


06 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to add networked HP 3330 MFP

I have an HP 3330 MFP on a computer running Vista. I am trying to add it as my printer on my laptop running Windows 7. I can see the printer listed on the Vista computer but when I try to make it my printer it just tries to connect forever. Any suggestions?

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22 Feb 2009   #2

Vista
 
 
Did you solve this?

I just ran into the same problem, but with a different printer. I'm on a W2K3 domain, I can see the printer, but I just get the never-ending connect message.
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22 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Try dropping your firewall and other protections from the internet. I have trouble with Windows Update. It works when I do this. When I try to map a network drive, it also works when I do this. Hope this works for you.

roadtrip
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23 Feb 2009   #4

Vista
 
 

Hmmm. Not doing it for me. I'm using the 64-bit version. I think I've disabled everything, but it just will not connect. I can connect to domain file shares OK, just not printers. I can see them, but it just site there saying connecting. I have multiple printers on the W2K3 server and they all act the same. All other XP/Vista boxes on the domain all print just fine. Tried this on 2 Windows 7 installations with the same results. Sometimes I get a Remote Download Document Deleted entry in my server logs.....
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30 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 & HP 3330 on XP Platform - Can't share

I have a wiindows XP Pro SP3 desktop with an HP Multifunction 3330 connected. I have a Motorola wired/wirelsess Router with a home network with seven other computers attached (wired/wireles). I was able to share the 3330 on all computers, except for my Wndows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus Notebook. I can see the XP platform that the 3330 is connected to, I can share files, and use Remote Desktop to connect to the XP platform from the Asus, I can see the 3330 printer, but when trying to add it, the system says that it cannot find the inf file. I need step by step full solution instructions. I have tried Internet searches, can find the problem, but no solutions.
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30 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
HP 3330 on XP Platform cannot Share from Win 7 Platform

I have a wiindows XP Pro SP3 desktop with an HP Multifunction 3330 connected. I have a Motorola wired/wirelsess Router with a home networks with seven other computers attached (wired/wireles). I was able to share the 3330 on all computers, except for my Wndows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus Notebook. I can see the XP platform that the 3330 is connected to, I can share files, and use Remote Desktop to connect to the XP platform from the Asus, I can see the 3330 printer on the Win 7 Asus, but when trying to add it, the system says that it cannot find the inf file. I need step by step full solution instructions. I have tried Internet searches, can find the problem, but no solutions.
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30 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NEO8888888 View Post
I have a wiindows XP Pro SP3 desktop with an HP Multifunction 3330 connected. I have a Motorola wired/wirelsess Router with a home network with seven other computers attached (wired/wireles). I was able to share the 3330 on all computers, except for my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus Notebook. I can see the XP platform that the 3330 is connected to, I can share files, and use Remote Desktop to connect to the XP platform from the Asus, I can see the 3330 printer, but when trying to add it, the system says that it cannot find the inf file. I need step by step full solution instructions. I have tried Internet searches, can find the problem, but no solutions.
Are all of your network machines for which connecting to the XP-hosted/shared printer IS accessible 32-bit? Is your Windows 7 ASUS notebook the only 64-bit machine you have?
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
HP 3330 on 32 Bit Windows XP Machine - Share to Win 7 64 Bit Machine

I found a post on another thread which solved my problem. One has to "see" the XP machine from the Win 7 machine (this is a different thread). The solution which worked:

Hi Mods
Maybe you can make this a sticky -- often comes up and I posted a solution yesterday which works.
..............extract from previous post .....
Hi there
I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of Windows 7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your Windows 7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the Windows 7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the Windows 7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port

5) Portname is \\XPMACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

6) Now Windows 7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.

Simple

(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.


If the printer is on the Windows 7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NEO8888888 View Post
I found a post on another thread which solved my problem. One has to "see" the XP machine from the Win 7 machine (this is a different thread).
Glad you got your problem resolved finally.

Yes, in order for ANY client computer on your home network to make use of the "shared" printer hosted by some machine, it must be properly definied on the host machine as "shared". All client machines should be on the same home network "workgroup", and then the "shared" printers will show up as a network object for you to "connect" to from any client machine.

There are some 32-bit/64-bit considerations to complicate this somewhat, and if the host machine say is a 64-bit Windows 7 machine and you want to make the "shared" printer it hosts available to other 32-bit Windows 7/WinXP client machines on the network, then the 64-bit Windows 7 host machine must have a second 32-bit printer driver added along with its 64-bit printer driver. So the printer itself on that 64-bit machine will show TWO drivers available, 64-bit and 32-bit. When a client machine then "connects" to make use of the "shared" printer, the 64-bit Windows 7 host machine sends the proper 32-bit or 64-bit printer driver it's got in storage to the client machine, and you're in business.

This is all standard networking technique, using "shared" USB printers hosted by some Windows 7/WinXP machine, and is fully supported with all Windows versions. The 32-bit vs. 64-bit consideration is a minor issue that is easily addressed, and then ALL machines on the network can use ALL "shared" printers hosted by any other machine on the network.


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The solution which worked:
I do have to say, your earlier problem description did not indicate that you hadn't set up your network "shared" printer properly, which is what your "solution" suggests is what you finally did to resolve the problem.
I can see the XP platform that the 3330 is connected to, I can share files, and use Remote Desktop to connect to the XP platform from the Asus, I can see the 3330 printer on the Win 7 Asus, but when trying to add it, the system says that it cannot find the inf file.
I thought this meant you could already see the 3330 printer from the Windows 7 machine. That would have suggested you had already set up the "shared" printer properly on your WinXP machine. In fact, you'd said you could see and use the "shared" printer from all other client machines on your network, just not on the new 64-bit laptop. That's why I asked you about your 32-bit vs. 64-bit situation on your other machines.

I guess I misunderstood the story a bit.

But the tutorial you cite, for correctly setting up a "shared" printer hosted by a machine on a network, thus making it available to other client machines on the same workgroup/network, this is proper standard method for doing this exact thing.


Glad you got it all sorted out, and that you can now print successfully from the laptop.
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