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Windows 7: Printer Sharing issues


21 Nov 2010   #1
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Printer Sharing issues

Main PC upstairs wired to the printer.

Homegroup has been set up and everything has been set up to share with my downstairs PC.

I can see the Printer from downstairs but cant seem to connect to it?

Any ideas on what to Check

Thanks
Kwack


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21 Nov 2010   #2
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

When you attempt to connect, what happens next?
Are you prompted for a username and password or asked for drivers. Are both PCs using the same version of Win7 meaning 32 or 64bit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do both computers have same user name and password and like Pat asked are they the same version of 32 or 64 bit?
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21 Nov 2010   #4
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

When searching for the printer two showup although I only have one?

When I attemptto connect to either of them it says windows is unable to connect

Wired printer using 64bit wireless using 32bit.

Could bit be to do the strength of the wireless signal?

Cheers
Kwack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Why not answer the questions you have been asked?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #6
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I thought I had!!!!!!

Do both computers have same user name and password and like Pat asked are they the same version of 32 or 64 bit? - NO, NO 64bit and 32 bit

When you attempt to connect, what happens next? - When I attemptto connect to either of them it says windows is unable to connect

Are you prompted for a username and password or asked for drivers. Are both PCs using the same version of Win7 meaning 32 or 64bit? No, NO 64bit and 32 bit

Maybe that is clearer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #7
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Sorry kwack. I need to work on my reading skills. My apologies.

How about posting the ipconfig /all information for both computers. That may help. Here is an easy way to do it.

Click on Start then Run and paste the following into the Run box, exactly as show, including double quotes:

cmd /c "ipconfig /all > postme.txt & ping yahoo.com >> postme.txt & notepad postme.txt & del postme.txt"

and press ENTER.

A file will open in Notepad. Please copy and paste the contents here. Close the Notepad window and the file will be deleted and the Command Prompt window will also close.

You can edit out any information you don't want us to see, but if you're behind a router it really doesn't matter though you could x out the Physical (MAC) address.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #8
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks
This is from the 2ndPC that is trying toconnect wirelessly

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ben-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RangeMax(tm) NEXT Wireless Adapter WN311B
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-6C-F8-2B-D8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdee:89ac:89b4:ffbb%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 22 November 2010 07:12:09
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 November 2010 07:14:31
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301995116
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-41-29-C2-00-25-22-0F-1F-B0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-22-0F-1F-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{9D4D982B-A7D7-49B2-A796-659EB240BE9C}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{E6FD9CDD-0D9A-4AD3-83A8-82591369A755}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xxxxxxxxxxxxx
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:1874:2ba7:2b60:8fa5(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1874:2ba7:2b60:8fa5%16(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Pinging yahoo.com [209.191.122.70] with 32 bytes of data:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #9
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

And as if by magic - the printer suddenly seems to work again now

Thanksfor the help anyway-annoying yesterday

Kwack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #10
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You scared it into submission!
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