Add Printer Wizard doesn't find printers

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi, I work in a small office envinronment, we have two printers connected to
    different computers. We also have 4-5 laptops, (wireless) previously I have
    run the add printer wizard on laptops and it finds a list of the printers
    here and I'm able to get them printing.
    However, I have a new laptop now and the wizard isn't finding the printers
    at all, I just get Microsoft Windows Network instead of the list...nothing
    has changed since the last time I had to add a printer to a laptop. I have
    done basic troubleshooting, made sure workgroup name is correct etc...I don't
    know what to try next.
    would appreciate any help
    Guest, Jan 30, 2006
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  2. Try:

    1. Run the Add Printer wizard again. Instead of browsing for the printer,
    simply enter: \\servername\sharedprintername.

    2. If #1 doesn't work, use \\IPaddressofServer\sharedprintername

    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Jan 30, 2006
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