New printer on network cannot be seen

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Its me, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Its me

    Its me Guest

    I am installing a new HP printer onto a Windows 2000 network where we
    previously had a Brother
    The unit is functional however I cannot see in my Network setup and
    consequently cannot print a test page
    I am sure I have forgotten one of the basics in the setup and for the life
    of me cannot see how to identify/share this device
    Any thoughts appreciated
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Its me, Jun 14, 2007
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  2. Its me

    why? Guest

    Where does Windows 2000 fall into the scheme of things, it's only the
    How so?

    So what (Network setup which is what bit)?

    You got the printer driver installed / queue created?
    Identify is simply the created queue.

    Sharing is selecting the queue and setting the sharename / permissions.
    Can I guess?

    It's TCP/IP and not DLC, Appletalk.

    You set a static IP address and have the correct subnet mask and
    gateway. Print a config page.

    Maybe it's a DHCP address and you forgot it? Print a config page.

    You forgot to say if you can ping the printer, how it's connected to the
    network, there isn't a cable fault, there is a network cable and it's
    plugged in to the printer and a working network port.
    why?, Jun 14, 2007
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