Solved shared printer connected but unable to print

January 4, 2018 at 17:40:26
Specs: Windows 10
the printer is connected wireless, through another computer that is connecting the printer. Although it is shown 'connected' in this PC, but it is unable to print anything, even a test page.

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January 4, 2018 at 21:42:24
Did this configuration for this printer ever work correctly? If so, the issue might be that the local machine is in a sleep or hibernate mode. See if things work when the local machine is active.

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January 5, 2018 at 04:51:47
Hi GC,

please clarify 'unable to print even a test page'

I ask as this function is purely local and unrelated to whether a printer is connected or not.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

message edited by Mike Newcomb

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January 5, 2018 at 05:27:55
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if the printer is connected to one computer and you wish to share it - allow it to be used by another over the network - then the printer must be in a "Shared" state.

This link describes the basics

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