Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Network printer won't print


27 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Network printer won't print

I am able to add a network printer to my laptop using a wireless homegroup; however, when I send a test page, nothing happens at the printer. The printer is attached to a desktop in another room. Both the laptop & the desktop use Windows 7. The system worked OK when the laptop used Windows 7 & the dektop had Vista. Did I miss a step at the desktop printer end, or is the problem at the remote laptop side? Here are the steps I used to install the printer at the laptop:

<Start>, <Control Panel>, <Add a printer>, <Add a network, wireless printer>, <\\Donald-PC\HP Photosmart C5100 series>, <Next>, <Install driver>, <Next>, <Print a test page>.

Please help. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Apr 2010   #2

 

What does this look like on both PCs?


Attached Thumbnails
Network printer won't print-capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlk7107 View Post
I am able to add a network printer to my laptop using a wireless homegroup; however, when I send a test page, nothing happens at the printer. The printer is attached to a desktop in another room. Both the laptop & the desktop use Windows 7. The system worked OK when the laptop used Windows 7 & the dektop had Vista. Did I miss a step at the desktop printer end, or is the problem at the remote laptop side? Here are the steps I used to install the printer at the laptop:

<Start>, <Control Panel>, <Add a printer>, <Add a network, wireless printer>, <\\Donald-PC\HP Photosmart C5100 series>, <Next>, <Install driver>, <Next>, <Print a test page>.

Please help. Thanks.
You might want to try the steps outlined in the link below by Jimbo. Usually you can get the printer working this way.
XP to 7 Printer sharing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Network printer won't print

I solved the printer problem. I noticed that "Enabel bidirectional support" was NOT checked. In fact, it was grayed out. Fortunately, I had made an image backup just after installing Windows 7. Restoring back to that point allowed me to install a network printer which has "Enable bidirectional support" checked. The network printer now works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought BiDirectional was a LPT port thing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

I have a desktop pc with win XP and and an attached deskjet 5550. I have shared this printer. I just got a win 7 laptop and was able to attach the printer using the \\pc name\printer name for the port as a local printer. It worked for about 4 days then suddenly all of the print jobs hang in the queue and don't get sent to the printer. I have run trouble shooting on the printer from the laptop and it can see the printer, validate the driver and find no problem. Where should I check next?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit; Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

I had the same problem. Installed host printer fine. Installed remote printer fine. HP 1020. It seems to have no problem printing everything BUT a test page. The reliable 1020 is seven years old. I don't think HP wants us to use this printer with Windows 7. It wants us to buy a new, Windows-7-snazzy printer. If you can live without the test page, the rest seems to work okay.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Network printer won't print




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Network printer won't print
Thread Forum
cannot print from network printer on win 7 laptop Network & Sharing
Network printer won't print Hardware & Devices
Cannot print with printer on network Network & Sharing
Solved Can't print through local network to printer attached to XP computer. Network & Sharing
Network Printer won't print until Host Computer reboots Network & Sharing
Solved Cannot Print to Network Printer Network & Sharing
Can't print to network HP C6380 printer in RC Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33