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Windows 7: Accessing printer on home network

25 Nov 2013   #1
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Accessing printer on home network

I use a lap-top hard wired to a Netgear router in another room. Another PC stands next to the router, this PC is connected to a Canon iP4000 printer. I have always been able to print on this from my lap-top (using the other PC as a server ?) Recently when trying to print from the lap-top I get a message that the printer is off-line. When I disply the local network on the lap-top the Canon clearly shows there. I have dispensed with the old monitor on the desk-top and now can't access this PC to see what's amiss. Would appreciate any help.


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25 Nov 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Can any other laptop/desktop print to that printer (over the network)?
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25 Nov 2013   #3
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Was just about to edit my post ! If I take the lap-top to the printer and connect via USB it works OK
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25 Nov 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anjou2 View Post
Was just about to edit my post ! If I take the lap-top to the printer and connect via USB it works OK
Nice... but please answer #2
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25 Nov 2013   #5
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't have another PC on the network. It consists of a lap-top, a desk-top, and a printer, with a Netgear router hard-wired to the lap-top and other PC, the latter is USB attached to the Canon printer.
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25 Nov 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anjou2 View Post
I don't have another PC on the network. It consists of a lap-top, a desk-top, and a printer, with a Netgear router hard-wired to the lap-top and other PC, the latter is USB attached to the Canon printer.
Let us call the PC with printer attached PRINTERPC and the other PC just PC.

Can other PC print ot PRINTERPC? Just borrow another.
Attach printer to another PC. Same problem?

I just want to know: Is it a PRINTERPC problem. Or just a PC problem
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25 Nov 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

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PC and PRINTERPC both have win7? Joined a homegroup? PC can access shared folders on PRINTERPC?
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25 Nov 2013   #8
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

PrinterPC has XP and PC has Win 7, what I don't understand is why the connection has ceased after always being OK ? In the meantime I'll try to borrow another PC. It's pretty easy really for me to take the lap-top to the other room if the worst came to the worst. The files on XP are accessible on the lap-top and the Canon pic shows when I click on "Network"
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25 Nov 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

On win7 doubleclick on printer. many print requests queued?

On win7 right click on the printer. Is printer really offline and/or stopped? Put it online and not stopped!
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26 Nov 2013   #10
anjou2

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, have tried that. Think I might live with this situation for the moment.
Very many thanks for your help.
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