printer sharing - vista and XP

Dell INSPIRON 1525
January 20, 2009 at 06:44:39
Specs: Windows Vista, T5750 and 4Gb ram
Config:
Desktop #1 Dell 8400 running XP
Desktop #2 Dell 5150 running XP both #1 an #2 hardwired to speedtouch 545 for broadband access
Laptop #3 Toshiba Satellite running XP wireless connection to speedtouch545.
all networked and sharing files and printer,

Added #4 Dell laptop running vista to network. Network all part of Mcafee easyshare network all can see each other.

Problem #4 can see printers on #1 and #2 but cant connect to printers. Can anyone advise plz


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#1
January 20, 2009 at 06:55:43
You didn't say how the printers were connected. Are they connected to one of the machines by USB or parallel port cables or is there a print server with an IP address?

My guess is that either the printers aren't shared correctly or there is a firewall blocking access.


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#2
January 20, 2009 at 06:55:50
should've added that #4 is connecting to the network wirelessly

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#3
January 20, 2009 at 06:58:41
printers are connected to #1 and #2 via USB

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#4
January 20, 2009 at 07:15:30
Go to the properties of each printer, make sure they are shared. File and printer sharing must be enabled. Add exceptions to any and all firewalls in question.

To test the shares, go to machine #4 and click start, run, put in the IP of the #1 machine.
\\192.168.0.100 or whatever it is and press enter. You should see the shared printer.

If you do, open the printer folder on #4, click add printer and go through the wizard or sometimes you can actually drag and drop the printer from one machine to the other.
Do the same on all machines with all printers.


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#5
January 21, 2009 at 05:09:50
Thanx guapo - but unfortunately it wouldn't let me open the viewed printer file with an error msg of 0x00000709

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#6
January 21, 2009 at 05:56:55
The something is wrong with the share or the folder is corrupt.

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