|So my network has been fine before, I had a printer connected to my main computer and shared the printer to my local network so that the other computers can print off of it. However recently, the system was crashing, and tried all kinds of solutions until we found the culprit - which was the printer/local network. What happens is that when my printer is 'sharable' to the network via 'Devices and Printers'(Windows 7), the system will hang after a few seconds, and the only option from there is a cold reboot as none of the key functions work. When my printer is not shared to the network, it works absolutely fine. Other printers share this same exact problem, only when it is shared to the local area network. I also re-formatted the computer and it still does the same thing. |
My network consists of a 2wire DSL modem, hooked up to about 7-8 computers, 4 or 5 directly to the PC's, and one of them hooked up to a router that connects to the remaining computers. Could it be some kind of firewall issue or perhaps the router is screwing it up? Any feedback is appreciated.