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Q: Multiple Printers on WiFi Network

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I need to set-up Multiple Printers (minimum 2: might be 3) on a WiFi Network. The main two are HP 1220c Inkjet: old but A3 Format full color with photo level resolution: and a Dell 1320C, Laser Color, Network ready.

My first obvious solution was a multi-port WiFi print Server.

Only Trouble is most of these seem to be designed for Multifunction printers only.

Furthermore, I cannot seem to source a Print Server! All seem to be discontinued.

My wireless base is a Belkin ADSL Modem-Router: which has 4 RJ45 LAN ports.

So I'm thinking of trying hard-wiring a mini 4 port USB NAS/Print Server direct to the Belkin Modem-Router.

The NAS-Print Server uses TCP/IP, WSD, UPnP and Bonjour, Protocols: and the Router, ISP, PPPoE, PPPoA, 1483 Bridged Dynamic/Fixed IP, 1483 Routed and LAN: CSMA/CD, TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP.

Any ideas/comments please?

Thanks.

Paq

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A:VPNs and WiFi Printers

Quick  answer.  Normally a WiFi Printer is part of your local network and not directly exposed to the Internet.However, The printer can get to the Internet. Many modern printers do indeed have a way to let a remote user to use the network printer.Sorry, I don't fully understand how they do this. I think it is a new practice.Maybe you will need to get some help from your VPN company.Here is a link that might help some.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/hp-all-in-one-printer-remote/9wzdncrfhwlhQuoteeWith the HP All-in-One Printer Remote app, you can print documents and photos, check the status of your printer, and perform maintenance tasks. You can also order original HP printing supplies and get help from HP support.  Some features might not be available with all printer models.This is often used with smartphones and tablets to send a document home.EDIT: Forgot to mention, some HP printers can have an e-mail address.

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Both printers are hooked into my HP Desktop computer running Vista 64bit.
My internet is Frontier DSL running through a Netgear router.
I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Professional.

From my desktop (Vista), I've set both printers to 'Share' but when I search for them in the Networking menu on my laptop (Windows 7), it can't seem to find them.

Is what I am trying to do feasible and am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.

A:Using home wifi for USB printers

Hello,
What you are trying to do is definitely feasible, and quite common. Here are some things to look at. Can your laptop see other shared resources, such as folders, on the desktop?

1. Both computers should be in the same workgroup. Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Properties -> Computer Name (this is the Windows 7 location, Vista should be in a similar location). If your laptop is used at work on an office network then you may want to check with your IT dept before making a change on the laptop.

2. The host computer (Desktop running Vista) needs to be sharing the printers (which you said that you did already). It also needs to have any firewall allowing printer sharing so that other computers can "see" the printers.

3. After the printers are shared, and accessible, to your network then your network needs to allow the two computers to talk to each other. Most likely your network is using the DSL Modem/Router as the central connection point. Check to see if there is a Router setting that may be blocking the communication.

4. The printer drivers/software needs to be installed on the laptop, and needs to be able to handle a network connection to a printer shared on another computer. If the driver is limited to only a local USB connection to the printer then you may be out of luck on this.

I wish you good luck with this.

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A:Multiple printers

Hello Jackhandle Welcome to the Ten Forums!

One suggestion that could prove useful for you there would be turning the Cannon model off when going to print envelopes so none of that type of print job is accessed by the wrong printer. The Cannon printer wouldn't see any of that type of print job in it's cache which basically is remembering what print job was left remaining.

During the normal everyday color printing you would leave the Lexmark lazer printer turned off instead. In fact you would turn each printer off so that would be unavailable in between print jobs. You might have to adjust settings as far as which is set as the default however while Windows usually will prompt for which printer to use or provide the option to choose when two or more are present.

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A:Multiple printers

Hello Jackhandle Welcome to the Ten Forums!

One suggestion that could prove useful for you there would be turning the Cannon model off when going to print envelopes so none of that type of print job is accessed by the wrong printer. The Cannon printer wouldn't see any of that type of print job in it's cache which basically is remembering what print job was left remaining.

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A:multiple printers??

One thing to note is that if she's using Windows Vista, it acts strange with printers. Don't turn off or unplug the printer when the computer is on, vista won't recognize it. Shut down the computer, then turn on the printer, then start the computer again.
If that's not the issue, then this is what I would try. First thing to do is unplug the printer from the computer and reset it back to factory defaults. HP's website says to do the following:
www.hp.com said:

1) Press the On button and turn off the HP All-in-One.
2) Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
3) Unplug the power cord from the back of the HP All-in-One.
4) Wait for 20 seconds.
5) Plug the power cord back into the HP All-in-One.
6) Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
7) Turn on the HP All-in-One by pressing the On button.
Click to expand...

Then click the start button and select printers and faxes. Right-click on each printer listed and click delete. Make sure that if she still uses any of them that she has the installation disks before she deletes them all. If she only uses her current one, then it's not a big deal. The reason I advise you to do this is because those old drivers can cause problems, especially if the old ones are also HP printers.
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At first glance, this problem sounds like a driver conflict or turning it off with Vista still on. If it's neither, then I'm not really sure what to do.
 

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A:Multiple Printers

Just a thought. Instead of trying to print to multiple different printers with different laptops, uninstall any printer driver currently on the computers. Install a PDF printer like Bull-zip PDF printer that can print a PDF file from any application that can print to a physical printer. The ambulance prints the PCR to a PDF file and copies it to a USB flash drive. The hospital takes the flash drive and prints the PDF using their computer/printer then returns the flash drive to the ambulance personnel. Not sure if the flash drive scenario would pose a security risk though.

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A:Multiple USB Printers of Same Model

A belated welcome to the Seven Forums.

I too would like to know the answer to this - so I subscribed to the thread when you first posted. I don't have any way to test my theory, but my guess is that printers 2 thru x would have to be set up manually - creating a USB printer port for each one. If you find a solution, please post it. Thx

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A:Installing multiple printers

It's a little pricey ($100 or so), but it's well worth the investment. Check out this link:

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Network_and_Internet/Network_Management_Tools/PrintMig.html

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A:conn ecting multiple printers

Well, it seems the answer, in the absence of any ideas from anyone here, was spend more money. Buy another canon printer and don't mix brands on the same network.

I purchased another iP4850 and the problems were solved. I could select either printer from the application, I could see and print to any printer from any PC.

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A:Connecting multiple printers, scanner and zip

Plug the Zip drive directly into the computer to avoid loss of data.

Daisy chained out from the computer:
Zip Drive, Scanner, Printer-at the end of the line.
 

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A:Sending document to multiple printers

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A:Wireless networking with multiple printers

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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A:Could this be a virus? Multiple printers printing out junk...

Hiya

It may be but as this is a network are you running a firewall? The reason I say is that some trojans are noted to do things, like open CDRom drive doors, etc, so maybe a trojan.

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A:Network printers do not show up in Network

What computers/OS's are on your network? Have you set up or joined a HomeGroup? Do your other computers have network discovery turned on, and are they set for file and printer sharing? All accessed through Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings.

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A:Network printers

Does it have a JetDirect card in it? I thought 5M's were parallel printers.
 

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A:network printers

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Cannot connect to my network-attached printers even though Win8 sees them. I'll hook one up to the Win8 PC via USB and see if that works tonight...

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A:Network Printers&DOS

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A:Network Printers

Not connected means exactly that. Since they are network capable printers, you do not have to make any changes or share them from your computer. The router will handle everything. You need to go to each machine and allow them to install the printers from off of the network, with the software that HP has.

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A:network printers

what are the make and model of the two printers , can then be connected to a network
if not then you can connect to a PC and share
Use the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7 to Share Printers and Files
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-in-windows-7-with-homegroup/
 

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A:Problems with network printers

...I try to solved this Problem going to the Printer Advanced Properties and by activating a radio button about Printing Directly in The Printer and without using windows print queues (At respect of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271901/en-us Method 4 related to the Event ID 45). This prove was succesful in both printers and it works perfect with HPLJ5M but in this case HPLJ4300 cannot scale printing with Word (cannot print in a 90% for example). What could you do to activate this features or to solve printing problems by another way.(the another 3 methods of the msn above page support are useful only if the server is W2k3 also; and our Server works with Debian 3.0 you know). I was found some additional information about printing errors in the Windows Box; that is:

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Event ID 6161

This problem occurs because the error that the underlying component reported was overwritten. Therefore, only the last error was reported. For example, the following Win32 error codes may have been reported:

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at respect of error 1801 in URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186488/en-us

Terminal Server Error Messages: 1800 to 1999
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at respect also of Event ID 61XX on explains in
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838172/en-us

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A:Mapping Network Printers in W2k

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A:Adding Network Printers

for network printer just put some IP ADRES in printer setup...

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No ideas at all?
 

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A:Finding all printers on a network

So i guess that there is no way of doing this?
 

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A:2 printers on the the network with the same name how to assign?

just go to the server via the run command from whichever desktop you are mapping from, and add the correct printer from there.
 

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A:GPO to connect network printers

A shared printers only connected per user? not per machine?Click to expand...

In my experience it has always been a printer shows up on all profiles.

Also the only ways I know to add printers are through WSH, printui.dll, and other third party apps. Never heard of a simple GPO that installs a printer.
 

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A:Adding Network Printers

Never noticed that group policy. Where is it located?
 

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A:NOT printing to network printers

Sorry, but before I can suggest answers I have a few questions.

You say your OS is NT4, but then say "we use Microsoft 2000". MS 2000 what? Office?

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What email program is she using?
 

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A:Can't Find Printers on Network

Are you using a print server or are the printers just plugged in as individual devices and configured manually? Can you provide the IP and Subnet for the PC and the printers it cannot connect to?
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A:network and printers not showing

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A:Network Printers and Drivers

These Microsoft articles may help.

Install a printer on a home network

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...g-the-easy-way

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After some searching around I found the only listed fix is to disable bidirectional printing, I believe that is referring to the machine with the problem.

Disable Bidirectional on the ports tab of the print properties. The
language monitor for the device is requiring a resource which is only
available to system or admins (this is why the jobs print after restarting
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In fact the same problem was fixed many times by disabling bidirectional printing.

SOLUTION that worked for us
SOLUTION: Disable Bi-directional in the printer's properties (if it's on a Print Server, you have to do this on print queue's printer properties).

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A:Solved: Laptop can't see network printers

Are all of the desktops on static IP addresses or are they using DHCP? If it is a router you installed the IP addresses are probably not even on the same network.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-laptop-cant-see-network-printers.983724/
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Print a Configuration page to find the IP address
 

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In these cases System Restore won't work as it is not what it does, and in Safe Mode, no device drivers are loaded so you will see the yellow triangles. Just so we don't waste any time, please list all the solutions you have already tried.
 

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A:Solved: Win7 & XP in network with 2 printers

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Hi,
 
First, I would like to confirm how the printer is connected and what the model of the printer is.
 
Please update the printer driver to latest version first.
 
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System Restore
=============
1. Click the Start Button, type "system restore" (without quotations) in the start search box and press enter.
2. Click "Choose a different point" and click next.
3. Check Show more restore points box.
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5. Click Finish.
 
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 Vivian Xing - MSFT

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A:Solved: How to set up a network with shared printers?

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Oh, I forgot. Do I need to install any jetdirect software or anything on my pc to set this up?
 

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A:Cross-platform Network printers

Although you likely have a lot of this working, the basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

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A:Installing Network Printers through bat file

There's no reason the users have to see a list. You simply tell them the path to type in to install the printer. If you know the full path, you don't have to browse to it.
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-up-network-printers-on-pcs-remotely.102921/
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A:Network Printers format in registry

I really think you need to post this question elsewhere because most of us are not software developers and have no experience in that area. Please be advised that I am only speaking for myself right now but I'll be delightfully surprised if someone comes forth with the development answer you are looking for. Good luck.

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A:Win7 machine + network printers

Yes we did. Sorry to say the solution was to install a new Print Server on Windows Server 2008 R2. All Windows 7 machines and XP machines have no issues with printers or them sticking.

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A:Need Help To Access Printers on Network from Laptop

I would first try using the (latest from HP's web site) installation program for the HP printers.
 

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Hi I have two Vista PCs that are networked I have two ISPs one cable and one DSL I use cable on PC and DSL on PC The cable modem is just a modem the DSL modem is also a router and I have a separate router two PCs Two on ISPs network, files/printers? and one sharing only but for the network I used to have this set up on Windows XP and if the DSL went down on PC the cable connection kept running on PC My DSL Two PCs and two ISPs on one network, but only sharing files/printers? went down today and while MSN and Google Talk were still working on PC with the cable connection I could not use any of my browsers They automatically went to Two PCs and two ISPs on one network, but only sharing files/printers? the DSL connection error page When I rebooted my PC I couldn't get online at all I'm wondering if my setup is faulty All I want to do is share files printers etc between the two PCs but let each PC have its own internet connection ISP It would be great if a solution would get rid of the extra router because it's old and slows my connection down a bit Is there a better way to do this so that I dont lose my connection completely when only one ISP is down Thanks

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Is there a way to add networked printers at the computer level (e.g. globally across all user accounts that ever log onto the machine)?

As far as I know the only way to add printers is on a per-user basis.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider


Is there a way to add networked printers at the computer level (e.g. globally across all user accounts that ever log onto the machine)?

As far as I know the only way to add printers is on a per-user basis.


Simply share the printer on the network....

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Just what the title says. I was doing a search for network printers today, and got a STOP 0xD1 on ndis.sys. Now I get the same STOP every boot. It starts to load the GUI, I get my mouse pointer, then the BSOD happens. Attached are my minidumps, I hope that they help

Thanks guys.

A:Search for network printers, get BSOD every boot now

We need to know more about your BSODs...Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program and When scanning is done, go to Edit > Select All.Then go to File > Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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hi forum peeps,

quick question, we are piloting our windows 7 build at our company and we are trying to remove users having local administrator access to their machines.

however we have hit a snag, we cant install printers via the network as a normal user, we need to be logged in as an administrator.

any ideas?!

A:cannot install network printers without administrator access

When it pops up with the UAC prompt, is there a password option? The whole point of UAC is User Account Control.

I will try to replicate this though, and see what I come up with.

~Lordbob

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