Network Printer Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Hoopster, May 21, 2006.

  1. Hoopster

    Hoopster Guest

    Hello,


    I have my network setup and when I click on My Network Places and the
    computers around me I can see them. I can even copy of a file from one
    to another. However, I'm trying to share a printer and when I double
    click it and it says that I need to install files in order for it to
    work. It trys to connect, but I get an error message "could not
    connetct to printer. I can't ping from one computer to the other
    either. However, 127.0.0.1 loop back works fine. Any help would be
    appreciated. I have tcp/ip, file and network protocal already setup
    and checked.




    Computer 1 XP Pro
    Computer 2 Windows 2000
     
    Hoopster, May 21, 2006
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  2. Hoopster

    Me Guest

    Have to install the drivers on all other computers. Usually, just run
    install printer on the one needing it, and tell it to find it on the
    network. Just have drivers ready just in case.








    "Hoopster" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello,
    >
    >
    > I have my network setup and when I click on My Network Places and the
    > computers around me I can see them. I can even copy of a file from one
    > to another. However, I'm trying to share a printer and when I double
    > click it and it says that I need to install files in order for it to
    > work. It trys to connect, but I get an error message "could not
    > connetct to printer. I can't ping from one computer to the other
    > either. However, 127.0.0.1 loop back works fine. Any help would be
    > appreciated. I have tcp/ip, file and network protocal already setup
    > and checked.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Computer 1 XP Pro
    > Computer 2 Windows 2000
     
    Me, May 22, 2006
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  3. Hoopster

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Sun, 21 May 2006 22:52:14 +0000, Hoopster wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    >
    > I have my network setup and when I click on My Network Places and the
    > computers around me I can see them. I can even copy of a file from one to
    > another. However, I'm trying to share a printer and when I double click it
    > and it says that I need to install files in order for it to work. It trys
    > to connect, but I get an error message "could not connetct to printer. I
    > can't ping from one computer to the other either. However, 127.0.0.1 loop
    > back works fine. Any help would be appreciated. I have tcp/ip, file and
    > network protocal already setup and checked.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Computer 1 XP Pro
    > Computer 2 Windows 2000


    Which one has the printer attached?
    --

    Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    Meat Plow, May 22, 2006
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