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Printing to network printer on another network

Q: Printing to network printer on another network

I am in an office building with 40 or so tenants. The entire building is wired to one central network (let's call it main network) controlled by SonicWall where each office has one live network drop. The main network is set up in such a way that tenants can plug in their own switches and routers if they want more network connected devices in their office. The office building has a network printer connected to main network where tenants can print to it. However, when tenants have their own routers in their office you cannot really connect to the network printer that is connected to main network. Is there something I can port, bridge or set-up where they can print to it?

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A: Printing to network printer on another network

I think that as long as the tenant's router is connected to the main network they should still be able to access that printer provided that the WAN IP address of their routers is within the IP range of the main network where the Network printer is attached.
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First of all, THANKS for looking! Here's my quandry:

My wireless router is in the living room. My printer (which is networkable but not wireless) is in the study. How can I print from a laptop that is on the network wirelessly to that printer? (without walking the laptop over to the printer and using the USB cable)

I was thinking of adding another wireless router over by the printer and plugging the network cable into the router and printer. The router would not have any other network connection (wired) and set the router as an access point only.

Would that work? Probably not but figured it was worth a shot!

Thanks again for your help.

A:Solved: Printing to Network Printer via Wireless Network

If you are able to use the wireless router in bridged mode to connect to your wireless router in the living room then it should work yes.
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A:Network Printing issue on the network Printer

Strange issue.

In Devices and Printers right click on the printer and select 'Printer properties' (not 'Properties at the bottom of the list). On the Advanced tab is 'Always available' selected? On the General tab does Location show the correct IP address and do you get any error message when trying 'Print Test Page'?
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A:Network printer stops printing/ or says printer pause

How are you connected? By what sort of network and what is the device in the printer to which you plug the network card.
This is fairly common in our area with those using Belkin Wireless.
But we find that most clients are not properly connecting everything in the network... using the Microsoft and HP network troubleshooting usually cures the problem.
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see these posts on microsoft's answer service.
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A:Network printer not printing

GFMakus, It looks to me that your wireless printer has changed the IP. I would make sure that the printer has picked up a static IP. Some wireless printer install packages go for the HP MAC address to install and then the IP for the printer can change and it doesn't make an difference.

Have you printed a system configuration sheet on the printer to see how it is set?

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A:Network printer not printing

Ethernet or wifi?

Most likely a faulty printer (NIC). If it's ethernet, try a different cable, and try moving it to a different switch port.
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A:Have Network printer - need help printing over Internet

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Quote: Originally Posted by webstermom

I have a brand new Dell desktop that has Win 7 on it. I have an older laptop with Win 2000. I am able to get onto the internet on my laptop but I can't figure out how to print to a printer attached to the Win 7 desktop.

Can someone help me?

Hi and welcome

two issues
1- win 7 networking protocal is probably homegroup. Homegroup is for win7 exclusive envirnoments. easy to fix create new network using "workgroup" model then disable IPv6, and kill homegroup
2-after above you may need to install the printer driver locally on both machines

It should work but if not let us know

Ken J+
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A:Solved: Network printer not printing

You probably won't be able to (completely) install a printer that you can't access.

Does the printer have a static IP address or does it obtain it dynamically? If the latter, how do you know its address?
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A:network printing- printer offline

Go to search
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How to Install a Vista Printer Driver |

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A:Printing to a network printer is very slow.

Roll back the driver to an earlier version (ex) if you have PCL6 driver roll back to PCL5 etc.
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A:Problems Printing to Network Printer

are they static or dhcp? If the latter, try the former.
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A:Problem printing to network printer

Sometimes, some programs(not Windows) like Word, change and loose the printer settings, did you check in the program what printer is to be used, what the person wants to print?
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A:printing with .hta script over network shared printer

Can any other application print remotely to this printer?
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A:splwow64.exe crashes when printing to network printer

Found Solution:

It appears that starting with the RC release, MS did not include the full list of printer drivers on the install DVD. It also appears that when you tey to add a network printer, there is no simple way to find the missing drivers. Here's the solution (works every time on RC and RTM):

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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A:hp 1180c network printer not printing from windows 7.

I'm confused. You say the printer is an 1180c but you're attempting to use a driver for a 1220c for Windows 7, is that correct ??

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A:Printer Problem on Home Network - Not Printing from One Computer

This problem has now been solved - through an option I don't recall seeing on any other version of Windows before!

Right click on printer and go to printer properties on the computer the printer is hosted on...go to SHARING tab...uncheck "Render print jobs on client computers". It turned out to be that simple.

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A:Solved: Question about printing from Vista to a network, XP hosted printer

Sometimes when you uninstall printer software the drivers don't get removed.

Uninstall the HP software again, reboot, then,

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Highlight any HP drivers you see in there and hit Remove.

Install the Vista HP software again.
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all xp sp2

here's the trouble. we want to be able to share this printer, but right now cannot make the laptop print on the wired printer. of course it will print if i connect the usb cable, but i want to be ablet to print wirelessly.

have done "share this printer" on the wired pc
when i try to add the drivers /install the printer on the laptop it wants me to connect the laptop to the printer...i am not sure that i want to establish this connection since my ultimate goal is wireless printing...

ok? thanks!!

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A:mapped network drive and network printer offline


I got this advice:

Here is the code:

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

That has solved my printer problem, but offline mapped drive remained as problem.
Today I tested one more thing.

I mapped drive on comp#2. So now on comp#1 there are mapped drives Y: and Z:. Z: is actually map D: on comp#1 and Y is drive on comp#1.

I restarted comp#1 and Y: was online while Z: was not.

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Do you have a lot of pictures on your memory card? Or is the memory card near its max limit?
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A:Random network disconnect to wireless network printer

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A:Solved: Network Printer on W2K Network

I suggest removing the Printer from the machines having the problem.
Check on your server the port (ip address) that the printer is installed on.
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although instead of adding network printer, add local printer(uncheck the box that automatically searches)
Select create new port---->>Standard TCP/IP port
type in IP address of printer, which automatically fills port name box aswell and hit next,
you will however have to install the drivers for the printer on each machine.
However once this is done i dont expect you should have anymore problems.

Doing it this way also adds the printer to all users on a machine if the machine is shared whereas, if you add the printer via "network printer"
you have to add it for every user.

Hope this helps
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A:Computers Using "HP Install Network Printer Wizard" Vanish from My Network Places

OK there is a catch here you know how the printers after 20 min of no using them is going in stand by mode ... for some reason the network card is going in standby mode for the printer also if you try to print over the network you gonna see that the printer is going back visible.
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Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
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* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe

Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear
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Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe

Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear
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OK u got t qualifications u should know that?

Ok well i suppose u printer will ahve an IP address, Am I correct.

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Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks.


A:Network Printing

The Printer you are trying to access, is that shared over the Peer to Peer network??

You cannot create that printer as a local printer if it is not directly to your computer.

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A:Network Printing..Is this possible?

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To share your printer
Open Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer you want to share, and then click Sharing.
The options you see on the Sharing tab differ depending on whether sharing is enabled on your computer. For instructions on what to do next, click the option that describes what you see on the Sharing tab.
I see text stating that printer sharing must be turned on

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I see options for sharing or not sharing the printer

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Drivers for users running other versions of Windows (Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0) are located on the Support CD. Printer drivers for Windows NT 3.1 and Windows NT 3.5 are not included.

Click OK, or, if you have installed additional drivers, click Close.
If you have followed the steps listed above and still cannot share this printer, open Windows Firewall. (To open Windows Firewall, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Windows Firewall.) Then, on the Exceptions tab, select the File and Printer Sharing check box.


To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Printers and Faxes.
You can also share a printer in Printers and Faxes by clicking the printer you want to share, and then clicking Share this printer under Tasks in the left pane. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.
Printers are not shared by default when you install them on Windows XP Professional, but you can choose to share any printer you install on your computer.
When you publish a printer in Active Directory, other users logged onto the Windows domain will be able to search for the printer based on its location and features such as how many pages it prints per minute and whether color printing is supported.
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A:network printing

good question
see who gets this one I'd like to know to
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A:printing over a network

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A:Network Printing

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A:Printing through a network

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A:Network Printing

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A:Network Printing

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A:printing with xp pro on a network

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A:Network Printing

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A:network printing

sounds like you have a network problem,
just because the desktop can access the laptop
the laptop ALSO needs to be able to access the desktop,
BEFORE you can use the printer attached there,
Product Description
The HP Officejet K60 is a compact all-in-one product that provides presentation-quality printing, faxing, scanning and copying for your home office.The HP Officejet K60 increases productivity by being able to perform several tasks at one time. While printing a user can scan, send a PC fax, send a paper fax or receive a fax to memory, queue up a copy job, or queue up more print jobs. Queued jobs automatically start as soon as it's their turn. With such a variety of functions the HP Officejet K60 is the best solution for the office!
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A:Network Printing

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A:Help with printing to XP on network

Quote: Originally Posted by mlctulsa

I have been struggling for days to find a solution with an annoying printing problem on my new Windows 7 (64bit) HP Laptop. I can not print from my HP Laptop to any printers on my older XP Desktop wirelessly over my home network. I can open files from my shared folders on my XP desktop from my Windows 7 Laptop, etc. I can see all of the printers when I "Add a Printer" - but it tells me that:

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what networking protocol are you using? homegroup? homegroup is for exclusively win 7 networks. If used in meixed networks it can give connectivity problems, slow DLs, and random disconnects. If you are its pretty easy to find out. create a new netwrok using the work group model. If it doesnt solve it you may alse have to install the priter drivers locally on all the pcs before it will work. I sus[pect homegroup
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A:network printing

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