Cannot wirelessly print from my Laptop

April 11, 2012 at 11:41:52
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a CanonPIXMA iP4000 printer connected to my 64bit VISTA PC via a USB cable. My XP laptop is connected via a Router to the PC. I cannot share my printer between the two. My Laptop says that the drivers are,nt loaded, even though they are installed. I used to be able to share the printer before, until I had a virus on the laptop, and I had the operarating system deleted and then installed. I,m not a computor expert, but would be grateful of any assistance
Ken Gilbert

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April 11, 2012 at 15:13:33
follow this how to for setting up both the share and connecting from the laptop to the shared printer

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...

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April 12, 2012 at 00:57:31
Ive already spent many hours going through the standard sharing proceedures with no success. My XP laptop keeps asking for printer drivers, (which I have downloaded and saved). When I highlight were the drivers have been saved too, the laptop says they,ve not been loaded. Everything has worked in the past, otherwise, I would buy a more modern printer. (Thanks for the reply)
Ken Gilbert

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#3
April 12, 2012 at 01:06:58
Try installing the printer onto the laptop using the USB cable so that it is recognised as an installed printer, then go through the setup procedure again wirelessly - as the drivers will already be on the laptop the system should recognise this & ask if you want to use the ones already installed.

Definitely stick with the ip4000, there isn't a decent replacement for it (newer models are more expensive to run and not as flexible)

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#4
April 12, 2012 at 02:47:18
Thanks . I,ll try that John
Ken

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