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Windows 7: Cannot connect printer on home network

14 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Cannot connect printer on home network


I have a printer connected to a W7 PC, the printer is earmarked to Share, and am trying to connect to that printer from a Vista PC through the "Add Printer" dialogue.

The I can see the W7 PC but when I try to connect to it a Connect box comes up asking for a username and password.

I have never set up a username and/or password on the W7 PC, I have tried the Computer Name, Full Computer Name and Description , leaving the password field
blank but cannot connect to the W7 PC and so cannot get to see the printer.

How can I get to connect to the W7 PC?



My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

I can see why no one replied, I finally got it working but what a ridiculous rigmarole to simply connect a printer in the same house as the two PC's, I had no problems with Vista to Vista.

What an overkill on the security.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Cannot connect printer on home network

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