|I am trying to create a wireless home network with the following machines.|
Compaq EvoN610 with XP
Dell Inspiron 1520 with Vista
DLink DSL 504T
DLink DI 524
Canon Pixma MP500
The printer is connected to the Compaq.
I am having problems printing from the Dell. I can see the printer, but when I go to add it, I get a notice saying that the printer driver must be installed on my Dell. I don't understand this as the printer used to connected directly to the Dell and worked fine. I know the driver is there.
In that same box, there is an option to "Install Driver." When I click this option, the computer just runs and runs, but eventually says "Not Responding" and I have to close the operation. I found some advice on the Microsoft website telling me how to bypass this problem. When adding a new printer, I selected "Local" and was able to locate the printer connected to the Compaq. I went through the process and successfully printed a test page. The printer was added, and I made it the default.
When I go to print a document, the new printer name shows up as an option, but when I click "Print", I get the same notice telling me I have to install the driver on the machine. And alas, when I click "Install Driver", I get the same problem and the computer shows that the operation is "Not Responding."
How do I resolve this problem and get my Dell to understand that the driver is installed? Do I need to delete the printer from the Dell?