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Windows 7: Xp/7 printer connections

18 Dec 2009   #1
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Xp/7 printer connections

I have all my printers connected to Win7 machine. I have an Xp machine connected via home network that I want to use the printer(s) over the network. Once I get the printer network connection established, it works fine except when I shut down the computers and restart them the next day. Even though the desired printer is showing "ready" on my Xp machine, I cannot print to it. I believe that the Win7 machine is changing the printer Share name some times as I found out today. Once I make sure all names etc are the same and re-booting both machines it seems to work once again. Today I had no luck until I went to go to the shared file folders on the Win7 machine, Win7 asked me for sign in/password.... then the printer started working. I need to fix this, got something not configured correctly?? Should not matter what machine is turned on first to get both machines networked together...?? Appreciate any suggestions


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18 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
I have all my printers connected to Win7 machine. I have an Xp machine connected via home network that I want to use the printer(s) over the network. Once I get the printer network connection established, it works fine except when I shut down the computers and restart them the next day. Even though the desired printer is showing "ready" on my Xp machine, I cannot print to it. I believe that the Win7 machine is changing the printer Share name some times as I found out today. Once I make sure all names etc are the same and re-booting both machines it seems to work once again. Today I had no luck until I went to go to the shared file folders on the Win7 machine, Win7 asked me for sign in/password.... then the printer started working. I need to fix this, got something not configured correctly?? Should not matter what machine is turned on first to get both machines networked together...?? Appreciate any suggestions
Are you using a router from Comcast, if so they cause nothing but problems with printers?

If not could still be related to router.
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18 Dec 2009   #3
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I am using a Linksys router connected via modem to Road Runner. The wireless router is in my garage in a Comm panel and I have one ethernet cable to a 4 port switch in my home office. Computers are connected to the switch.
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18 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

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Go to this site. It has specific problems about printers, you may get lucky. I hope so. It is so aggervating when these problems happen.


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