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Windows 7: Can't connect to printer on different network

29 Jan 2011   #1
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 
Can't connect to printer on different network

Originally, i had one network running under a Dir-665 router where all the computers under that could connect to the printer (HPPrintPC) on the computer (which is connected to the router.

After moving to uverse, i have two networks, the one above and now the 2wire network due to uverse.

The computer with the printer is connected to the 2wire network, and all the other computers are connected to the Dir-655 network. The computers on the Dir-655 Network can't connect to the printer on the 2wire network but can ping the computer it is connected to.

Any help please?


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29 Jan 2011   #2
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
reinstall

I'm not sure this will help, as I know very little to nothing about networking, but I recently had problems while installing a Hawking Range Extender and later while installing a new router.
In both instances, the printer would not receive a signal after the installation of either device (installed separately).

Both times I ended up deleting the printer and reinstalling before I could get it to work!

This was probably the long way around, but it's all I could get to work!
I may be way off base here concerning your problem, just sayin.

Bret
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31 Jan 2011   #3
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 

Don't think that will work... since the print computer is on 2wire while all the other computers are on the old network. I could connect to the other network but i am sure there is another way.
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31 Jan 2011   #4
the jimmy

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RandolphB View Post
Originally, i had one network running under a Dir-665 router where all the computers under that could connect to the printer (HPPrintPC) on the computer (which is connected to the router.

After moving to uverse, i have two networks, the one above and now the 2wire network due to uverse.

The computer with the printer is connected to the 2wire network, and all the other computers are connected to the Dir-655 network. The computers on the Dir-655 Network can't connect to the printer on the 2wire network but can ping the computer it is connected to.

Any help please?
When installing a printer on a computer where the printer can only be reached via the network, you have to browse to the location for windows to know the path. Perhaps what you need to do, is show windows the new path by reinstalling the printer. The drivers should already be on the computers if they've printed to this printer before, so it should be a quick process.
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