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Windows 7: Can't print to shared printers between 2 Windows 7 computers

21 Sep 2011   #11
Vintageboots

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 

I've set up the Homegroup, and all appears to be working. I added in my laptop as well. My laptop can print to both of the printers, so my hopes were raised. BUT...I still can't print to my wife's printer, and she can't print to mine. I've deleted and added the printers back in (by "finding" them in control panel) but it makes no difference. My pc will only print to my attached printer, and she can only print to her attached printer. And yet the laptop can print to either.
When I press "print" to print to her printer,the document seems to disappear - when I go to control panel I can see her printer, and there's nothing in the document queue.


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21 Sep 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just a thought - is there any real need for two printers? The only reason I ask is that I'm just wondering if you're getting problems because Windows will only recognise one of the printers as the default one i.e. the one you specify.

Why not just use one printer and share that one.
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21 Sep 2011   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vintageboots View Post
OK - screenshots attached (I hope).
Steve[ATTACH]Attachment 176328[/ATTACH]

In this Screenshot you show the same printer (CLP310) twice... delete the one that it thinks is a local printer (the one that doesnt say ON BLACKMATT) and try again!
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22 Sep 2011   #14
Vintageboots

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 

I've tried deleting the CLP310 as a local printer, leaving only the ON BLACKMATT version. It doesn't help. I can't print to it, although my laptop can.
The reason I have 2 printers is that one is a black and white laser, and the other is colour. I'd like both competers to be able to use the colour printer occasionally, but the black and white laser ought to be the default printer for day to day office printing.
The 2 PC's are next to each other, so I could simply unplug printer from 1 PC and plug in to the other, but it's not very elegant. And I know my wife will panic at thought of unplugging USB cables!
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22 Sep 2011   #15
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vintageboots View Post
I've set up the Homegroup, and all appears to be working. I added in my laptop as well. My laptop can print to both of the printers, so my hopes were raised. BUT...I still can't print to my wife's printer, and she can't print to mine. I've deleted and added the printers back in (by "finding" them in control panel) but it makes no difference. My pc will only print to my attached printer, and she can only print to her attached printer. And yet the laptop can print to either.
When I press "print" to print to her printer,the document seems to disappear - when I go to control panel I can see her printer, and there's nothing in the document queue.
So you have two printers that are the same model? One local (plugged in via USB), and one remote (over network)???
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22 Sep 2011   #16
Vintageboots

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 

Both Samsung, but one is colour and one is b/w, with different model numbers. b/w 210 printer is USB attached to my pc, and the colour 310 is usb attached to my wife's pc. She can use hers, I can use mine, the wireless laptop can use both.
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22 Sep 2011   #17
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Since you can now print from lappy to either, I'd suggest deleting all printers and associated Samsung software. If you made any mistakes with first install this should fix. <-- I bet theres a sw issue preventing the printer host PC's printing to the other printer as a client.

Then install only 1 printer at a time... first on the local PC, share it, then on the other 2 networked PC's. Test just that 1 printer. Also, I'd suggest installing drivers only, no other Samsung bloatware!

Once it's working, do the same for the other printer!
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