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Solved Windows 7 network printer error 0x00000214

March 1, 2011 at 21:45:12
Specs: Windows 7
When i try to connect network printer i am getting "operation failed with error 0x00000214."

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June 5, 2011 at 00:47:55
Hi Dear Lovely Human,

When I want to get shared printers from the network with Windows 7 network printer error 0x00000214.


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June 5, 2011 at 05:53:02
Install Printer software (or at least the Windows 7 drivers for it). The best method for installing is to use the manufacturer's install disk or download from their website and install the package. During the install you will be prompted to install the printer, select network printer and let it search out the printer. With the printers driver only you would let windows do the printer install but I find that the printer specific installer is the best and easiest way. If the mfg does not show the correct driver for your OS, then you can let windows try to find the driver, but this is usually less satisfactory and often lacks some feature or monitoring feature.

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June 22, 2011 at 23:48:07
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For a printer with a a network card and it's own IPADDRESS This is what I believe you have (based on your error message).
1. Install the printer as if it was a locally attached printer (LPT1 for example)
2. Right click on the printer and select printer properties.
3. On the Ports tab, click 'add port'
4. Select a standard TCP/IP port and choose 'New Port'
5. The port wizard opens
6. Type in the printer network name (or ipaddress) [NOTE: Ensure that the printer is turned on!)
7. Windows will now detect the printer on the NEW port you just created. Accept everything and ok -out.

A printer attached to another PC
1. Ensure that the printer is shared on the host pc and that permissions are granted in both sharing and security.
2. Press WINDOWS+E to open windows explorer
3. Navigate to the host PC across the network (e.g \\ or \\mycomputername)
4. The printers icon should be displayed in explorer.
5. Right click and select 'connect'

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