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Printer and Network not seen by other computers

Q: Printer and Network not seen by other computers

We use a HP932c printer as our network printer but no other computers on our network can see it. Everything is set for sharing on Windows 7 and on the other computers which are running XP and Vista. Anyone have a clue why I cannot get the other computers to see the network printer. Also Windows 7's network map doesn't see any of the other computers on our network. When our dual boot computer(Vista/Windows 7) is in Vista mode all is fine but when I boot into Windows 7 it doen't see the other computers and visa versa..

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A: Printer and Network not seen by other computers

If the printer is physically connected to the 7 machine (as how I understand it, could be wrong), you should install the drivers for XP and Vista to it.

You can right click on the printer itself after going to it in control panel | devices and printers. Choose printer properties. Then sharing. At the bottom will be a box to hit for additional drivers. There is also a sharing tab with a check box to share the printer (or not, depending if it's checked or not) and a place to type a share name for it.

As far as the Win7 network map not seeing other computers on the network:

1) Are they all named exactly the same for Workgroup?
2) Start | in search box type services.msc
Is the computer browser service up and running?

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A:How can I network my printer to other computers

PC World Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition
 

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A:Network of computers-only the 98 computer can't see the printer

It would help a bunch if you were specific about the printer make/model, and how it's connected to the network. Is this a shared printer, or an Ethernet capable unit?
 

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A:Network 2 Computers for printer sharing

If both PCs have internet access through the same router they are networked. For printer sharing you can see Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition and/or ...

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select ‘Properties.’ If not already there, install or add a check mark for “Client for Microsoft Networks, “File and Printer sharing …” and “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”

Right click on My Computer, select Properties, and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-Windows firewalls (security suites) on each machine.

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The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (up to 15 minutes) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.

Short description for Windows 7 file sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Home' (or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).
 

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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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A:How Do I Connect Printer To Router, And Let Several Computers Print From This Printer?

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A:Using one printer on two computers

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A:Printer with two computers

another option is to network the two computers, either wired or wireless. Connect the printer to one of the computers and set it up as a shared printer. Both computers will then be able to print to the same printer.

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A:1 printer 2 computers Help

Yes it is possible

this page might help you
http://forums.techarena.in/tips-tweaks/1040879.htm

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A:Can 2 computers share 1 printer?

First you'll want to open up Printers & Faxes on the computer the printer is connected to (Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes). Right click on the printer and select 'Sharing'.

Click the Share Printer button then give it a name in the box below that. Click apply, then OK.

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Next > Select 'A netowrk printer, or printer attached to another computer', Next > Select 'Connect to this Printer', and fill in the box next to 'Name:' with

\\*name of computer printer is connected to*\*name you gave printer earlier when you shared it*

Hit next and it should find it if the name is correct. Select Yes to use it as the default printer, then hit Next. Voila, hit finish and your done.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-2-computers-share-1-printer.429207/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/158087-getting-one-printer-print-two-computers.html
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A:Setting up printer to use on Lan for all computers

Go here and read "USB Connected Sharing".

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-up-printer-to-use-on-lan-for-all-computers.1147088/
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A:AD Users & Computers Printer OU

Mixed mode shouldn't have anything to do with it... Basically mixed mode is just for the clients and authentication and backwards conmpatibility, a few other things like that.

look here to see mixed mode vrs native mode AD (though it is 2000 you get the point)

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/Print.cfm?Action=Print&ArticleID=7156

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ad-users-computers-printer-ou.393519/
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A:Hooking Printer up to Two Computers

You should be able to simply connect to the printer, over the network. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to \\ComputerName and there should be a 'Printers' folder. In that, you should see the printer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hooking-printer-up-to-two-computers.1029414/
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A:Networking printer and computers

Welcome to TSG.
If your printer is hardwaired to your "main "computer,that is the print server and,I believe, must be on for other pc's on the net to share it.

I believe that there are print servers ,and of course,wireless printers acting as their own print server,which would accomplish what you would like to have.
Just a matter of how much space you have and of,course,what you are willing to spend to get to your goal.
I'm sure others will pop on here with other ideas.

That's one of the things that is great with TSG.Many experiences and great ideas.

Also FYI,here is a link to some print servers.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=387&name=Network-Print-Servers
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/networking-printer-and-computers.822860/
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Or you can purchase a small dedicated print-server box that you plug into your router / switch.

What printer do you have?

http://www.techist.com/forums/f78/multiple-computers-one-printer-276117/
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ideally, for you to be able access anything on your network, you would want all your computers to be on the same IP address subnet range.

the desktop should then share this printer.

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or

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-4-computers-using-printer.626760/
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No need to post a new thread to tell us this, just respond in the original thread. Also, you can mark the thread solved using the thread tools at the top of the page.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-network-places-cant-see-one-of-the-computers-on-my-network.667264/
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A:Printer Sharing Over Ethernet (Two Computers)

As far as I am aware, you need to set up a network which can be done through the settings in windows XP. Then both computers have to have "file and printer sharing" turned on. I have always used a USB hub/network switch to set up a network:

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/printer-sharing-over-ethernet-two-computers.730032/
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A:question about setting up computers/printer

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-setting-up-computers-printer.854587/
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A:Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sharing-printer-and-files-between-win-7-and-win-8-1-computers.216549/
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Okay, replying to my own post.

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A:Share folder/printer not appearing on other computers

Check the firewalls.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/share-folder-printer-not-appearing-on-other-computers.824561/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dymo-label-printer-400-keeps-failing-on-various-computers.566520/
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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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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

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/38644-default-network-printer-randomly-defaults-adobe-pdf-printer.html
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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
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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.
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A:How Do I Connect 2 Computers to 1 Printer & One Internet Cable Modem?

You can either connect the printer to one of the machines and share it, or buy a print server so that the printer is independent of either machine. The only downside of connecting it to one computer is that you'll need that machine to be on to print (obviously).

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the checklist you sent me

Thanks so much. I began doing the items and came to a stall at the run: cmd: ipconfig\all. I got the message "the system cannot find the specified path" What does that imply?

I will continue down the list and will post any other issues.

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A:Windows XP Home "My Network Places" refusing to show network computers

You need to look at the dependency list for each service. In the case of Computer Browser, it's Workstation and Server.

Since Workstation is failing, that's probably the place to start.

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A:Win 8 64 bit Printer Driver for HP 1320 Network Printer...

Quote:





Originally Posted by artision


I'm new to Win 8 64 bit & managed to load up another HP Netork Printer




Do you mean you installed the Universal Print Driver ?

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Hi there

Has the server blocked the SMB ports (445 etc). I assume you CAN connect to network drives on the server.

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A:Can't See Other Computers on Network

Have the two computers been assigned to the same WorkGroup name ?



You can save trips to your sisters house by setting up a TeamViewer remote connection to access here computers.

See Here: TeamViewer

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Also, when I click "see full network map" I get this...



I can drop down the bar at the top and select the direct connection between the two computers but then it tells me...

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Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

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A:Trying to network. Both computers Have same name.

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Have you tried Network Sharing..
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A:How do I network two computers?

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hi to everyone this is my first post here so i would like to start by saying quot thank you quot to all who can help me we actually have computers laptops and desktops but i just want the to network together laptop which is HP running on computers 3 network can't vista home premium and the desktops running both on windows xp pro i ll label them as PC laptop pc can't network 3 computers desktop pc desktop pc and pc can see each other but pc is not in the network they are on the same workgroup checked that for the nth time but still pc won t show up i ve also tried pinging it on pc and all went well packets sent packets received what seems to the problem i ve read on one of the posts here that i should try to make the network and file sharing as private not public but im not well acquainted with vista yet thanks to all nbsp

A:can't network 3 computers

Here are some basic debugging steps to take first, you need to establish basic connectivity first and deal with any firewall issues.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing. You can open a command prompt as described above and type the following command: nbtstat -n. This will display the status of NetBIOS or indicate it's not configured.
 

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I've got 3 computers on my network
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
and now, Windows 7

I can map drives on Windows 7 to Windows 2000
I can map drives on Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2000
However, no matter what I do, I can not see my 2003 Server from my Win7 computer and also the other way around.

I could when I got this all set up, for a little while - - something changed, I guess, but I don't have the slightest idea where to start looking.

Help!?!?

A:Network computers won't see each other

Is your File and Printer sharing...option ON?

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running win7 in new hp pc
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can I connect the old pc to the new? how?
 

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ok... I have 2 computers and a printer I want to get it so that both computers can print stuff to the printer, right now my set up is, the internet goes directly to the router then the router splits it between the 2 computers then the printer is hooked up to the one computer, but the two computers can not see eachother but they both get the internet How can i make them be able to print?
 

A:Trying To Network My Computers

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
 

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