Network Printer won't print?

June 9, 2009 at 18:02:57
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 2.392 GHz / 1021 MB
OK. I have a network printer setup on a computer running Windows98FE connected to my WindowsXP Professional through a network. It was printing fine, but then I ran into some trouble. When the printer is off and is set to turn on, the computer that has it's USB connected to has a DHCP error, although when I click yes after the popup comes up two more times it will print, but when I try to print when the printer is on, it won't do anything at all. I can still access the downstairs computer through network and it says my printer is connected and ready and I can print on the computer it's hooked up too, but I can't print through network. I also went through the entire Windows XP troubleshooter and nothing helped one bit. The printer is a CANON iP2000 running on a Pentium II 333MHz processor HP Vectra6 320MB RAM. My computer is a Pentium IV 2.4GHz processor IBM NetVista with 1GB RAM. I have High Speed internet Cogeco at 768kb/s.

I hope these details help.

Thanks in Advance,
Smizz

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#1
June 9, 2009 at 19:23:47
I use static IP addresses for small networks. I still don't understand why the world is in love with DHCP.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
June 9, 2009 at 19:45:18
So I am assuming that is the problem?

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#3
June 10, 2009 at 12:51:52
I fixed it by switching from DHCP to IP, worked perfectly, thank you. The only problem is that Mozilla Firefox won't connect to internet on the computer with the printer hooked up even though I can print to it and manage it's files from my normal computer, do I need to change settings in Firefox? I not worried if I can't fix that, but it would be a good thing for it to work.

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#4
June 10, 2009 at 13:47:01
guapo the world loves dhcp since that is the easiest to setup and maintain. Your continuing suggestion to do static ip does not address any problems or solve any issues.

If there is a dhcp error why didn't you address it instead of bypassing it?

You didn't tell Smizz9000 why or how to turn off his dhcp server. Now he has a mix.

How is creating another issue a solution to the first issue?

Smizz9000 doesn't sound like you included the gateway entry in your static assignment.


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#5
June 13, 2009 at 18:20:40
I made sure they both had the Gateway and everything else, but even though I can connect to the computer, I cannot connect to The Internet through Browser on the server. Does this have to do with the DHCP problem?

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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