CAnnot connect a wireless printer

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?U2hlaW5h?=, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. I have a Windows XP PC system (a |Dell) with a locally attached Lexmark
    all-in-one printer. I can print OK from the PC. The Dell has a wireless
    network using Netgear router. The laptop I am typing this on is successfully
    attached to the internet through the wireless connection - i.e. throught the
    Netgaear router. The only thing I can't seem to get working is to access the
    Lexmark from this laptop.

    I have made the Lexmark a shared device. When I run the wizard to add a
    printer, I am not sure how to specify the printer name, so it seems that the
    wizard cannot find the shared Lexmark and hence not add it. On the Dell, the
    printer name is shown as "Lexmark.pcl", but the wizard requires you to put in
    a name that looks like a URL. If I try the "browse" option on the wizard, it
    can't sem to find the printer properly. So I am struggling to add the printer
    to my laptop.

    The help instructions don't help.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?U2hlaW5h?=, Jan 2, 2006
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  2. Hi
    All in Ones usually need installation of the manufacturer peer to peer
    sharing software on the other computers as well.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Sheina" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a Windows XP PC system (a |Dell) with a locally attached Lexmark
    > all-in-one printer. I can print OK from the PC. The Dell has a wireless
    > network using Netgear router. The laptop I am typing this on is
    > successfully
    > attached to the internet through the wireless connection - i.e. throught
    > the
    > Netgaear router. The only thing I can't seem to get working is to access
    > the
    > Lexmark from this laptop.
    >
    > I have made the Lexmark a shared device. When I run the wizard to add a
    > printer, I am not sure how to specify the printer name, so it seems that
    > the
    > wizard cannot find the shared Lexmark and hence not add it. On the Dell,
    > the
    > printer name is shown as "Lexmark.pcl", but the wizard requires you to put
    > in
    > a name that looks like a URL. If I try the "browse" option on the wizard,
    > it
    > can't sem to find the printer properly. So I am struggling to add the
    > printer
    > to my laptop.
    >
    > The help instructions don't help.
    >
    > Any assistance would be appreciated.
    >
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 4, 2006
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  3. That is interesting. Is that simply the full software that came with the
    printer, or something special?

    Thank you for responding.

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > All in Ones usually need installation of the manufacturer peer to peer
    > sharing software on the other computers as well.
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "Sheina" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have a Windows XP PC system (a |Dell) with a locally attached Lexmark
    > > all-in-one printer. I can print OK from the PC. The Dell has a wireless
    > > network using Netgear router. The laptop I am typing this on is
    > > successfully
    > > attached to the internet through the wireless connection - i.e. throught
    > > the
    > > Netgaear router. The only thing I can't seem to get working is to access
    > > the
    > > Lexmark from this laptop.
    > >
    > > I have made the Lexmark a shared device. When I run the wizard to add a
    > > printer, I am not sure how to specify the printer name, so it seems that
    > > the
    > > wizard cannot find the shared Lexmark and hence not add it. On the Dell,
    > > the
    > > printer name is shown as "Lexmark.pcl", but the wizard requires you to put
    > > in
    > > a name that looks like a URL. If I try the "browse" option on the wizard,
    > > it
    > > can't sem to find the printer properly. So I am struggling to add the
    > > printer
    > > to my laptop.
    > >
    > > The help instructions don't help.
    > >
    > > Any assistance would be appreciated.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?U2hlaW5h?=, Jan 4, 2006
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