Orange Livebox printer - Maybe OT

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by 80/20, May 7, 2009.

  1. 80/20

    80/20 Guest

    I've just purchased a new Vista Home Premium based PC to replace my
    aged XP machine.
    On the old computer I had the HP 5150 printer connected via USB and
    two laptops, one XP the other Vista, accessed the printer over the
    Thinking I could replicate the system I duly installed the drivers,
    but the laptops couldn't now print via the new PC.

    No worries, I'm on Orange with a Livebox so I can connect the printer
    to that and use it as a print server - now all computers can print via
    the Livebox.

    Whilst I can print small print sizes via the Livebox larger print jobs
    don't work. When I word in CAD the print files can easily get to over
    50mb and the print spooler doesn't seem to handle it. When I try to
    stop it I can't delete it from the spooler with going into the depths
    of System 32 and deleting from there. (The strange thing is the
    printer spooler in System 32 reports the file as a Shockwave file?)

    Anyone had the same problem?
    Anyone any suggestions for overcoming it?

    80/20, May 7, 2009
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