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Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

Q: Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

I HATE modern networking with every fiber of my being. Once upon a time, networking was simple. To support huge corporate networks Microsoft has made it into a nightmare for home users.

Since I've upgraded from 8.1 to 10 my wife's win7 computer can no longer use the printer on my computer. I've run down every rabbit hole I found on Google to no avail. You are my last hope. How do I fix it so she can use my printer???

NOTE: for what it's worth I can use the printer on her computer.

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A: Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

Is the printer network capable? Make/Model Requested.

Sharing is so 90's <.
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Any advice would help a huge help - I'm stuck.

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A:Can't Share Printer From XP To Win7


I had the same problem when I first went to Win7 64bit trying to get my family Vista laptops to see the printer (which was attached to the WIn7 machine).

You need to download the WinXP 32 bit drivers and install them as additional drivers on the Win7 machine, hopefully you can find the right place as you have mentioned it already (I am not at home and have WinXP at work so can't check).

When you install the printer on the XP machines it looks for the drivers on the machine that the printer is attached to, so you need to have the 32bit XP drivers installed on that PC. If I have misinterpreted your post and you have tried that, you can try this:

1) Attach the printer to the laptop (wired) and install all driver software etc
2) Remove printer from laptop and re-attach to desktop
3) Search for and install the networked printer
4) Uninstall the wired printer from the laptop

Have seen a few people have tried it that way and it worked, a bit annoying to have to do but it might get you up and running.
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A:Trying to share printer from XP to XP and Win7

it could be a firewall issue
what firewalls do you have on the PCs ?

Share printer between windows7, XP, Vista
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Enter the name of your Vista Computer. It would be "somename-PC" as an example.
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A:New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

OK, I just rethought it a little and added filezilla to the firewall exceptions list. Now t's working! I wonder if the same would fix the printer issue?
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A:Network Visible But Can't Share Xp to Win7

Hello gingem,

Try these recommendations:

Create Identical UserNames and Passwords for both computers.

On both computers make sure that DHCP is enabled.!174.entry

Netbios need to be enabled on both computers.

Try accessing the Shared Folder/Drive by using the IPAddress of the computer that you're trying to access.
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Don't use a crossover cable - use a standard patch cable (plain old regular ethernet cable)
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A:share a printer over a network

gameplayer10 said:

I can not figure out how to add the printer port for my laptop and the printer is hook up to a desktop. I already shared and I have got the network drive on my laptop and I can see the printer there and I can not figure to add itClick to expand...

Try this. In any address bar, type the following path:

Do you see the printer share?? If so, double click on it. It should install the drivers for the printer automatically. The printer share will not be in any mapped drive that you placed on your laptop.
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A:Share network printer

Lets get the simple stuff out of the way. Did you share the printer successfully on the XP machine? Did you download the appropriate driver on the Windows 7 machine? When you are doing the setup of the new printer on the Windows 7 machine at what point does it give you the error message?
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A:How to share a printer on a network?

Alright, XP does make it a bit easier. Do you have XP Pro? Cause pro may have some more steps to take.

Right-click My Computer on the host (PC with printer) and then click Properties. Next click the Computer Name tab. Look at the Workgroup name, write it down. Also make note of the "full computer name". Go to this same place on the client PC (other one) and if needed, click the "Change" button to put it on the same workgroup.

Next open My Computer. Then click Tools-Folder Options. On the host PC. Go to the View tab and scroll to the bottom of the list and see if there is a check mark next to an item called "Use simple file sharing". If so, uncheck it. May not be needed, but not sure.

Now go into Control Panel-Printers on the host. Right-click the printer and choose the sharing option. Check that the share name is nice and small and that the appropriate permissions are set to allow access.

During these operations, you may be required to restart, that's fine.

If you have done all these and still can't connect to the share, then it is likely a firewall problem. Since you have a router (which should also be a firewall), make sure neither computer has a software firewall running. Check your Antivirus, if it's some versions of McAfee or Norton or Panda, it may have a firewall function, turn it off.

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Then try to connect to the shared printer again.

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A general way is to put the two PCs and printer behind another router daisy chained to the first.

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A:Trying to Share a Printer on a WIRED Network

Yammii, On the main computer that has the printer connected, have you gone to Start > Printers & Faxes > and right-clicked the installed printer icon, and clicked the Sharing option, then tag the box to share the printer?

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A:how to share network printer to other users

Hi and welcome to SF,

1. Is the printer connected to a router either wired or wireless please or to a computer using a usb connection please specify?

2. Have you installed the drivers and software on each computer wishing to communicate with the printer?

3. Is UPNP enable on the router?

4. Is Netbios over TCPIP enabled on each computer wishing to use the printer?
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Get a Network Print Server that will work with your printer if only USB.
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A:how do i share network printer from my 7, 64 pc to one running vista

jfree, a big welcome to you to Sevenforums!

On both Windows 7 and Vista, make sure under advanced sharing settings (find by typing phrase into start menu search) that you turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing (both computers).

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A:I need help setting up home network so I can share a printer

I've just answered this same question, check your firewalls to see if they are blocking anything.
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A:Solved: Share printer on wireless network

Welcome, slg321.

Some of the things you are missing:

1. What operating system(s) are on the computers.
2. The printer brand and model.
3. What you have done so far to enable file and printer sharing.
4. Whether the other computer(s) can access shared files on the printer-owning computer.
5. Any error message(s) you've encountered.
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Do you have the Windows firewall turned on? If not you won't be able to share the printer until it's turned back on again.

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Solved - my mistake. I'd picked the wrong driver after all that!

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On the desktop PC did you share the printer?
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Quote: Originally Posted by ahosser

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Hi and welcome

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Let us know if you need help with that
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A:My Network Place take long time to see other computer or share


If you are comfortable working in the registry you can try looking at this page.

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Quote: Originally Posted by fritszoll

Hello People!

We`ve got a Win7 Ultimate Media PC connected to the TV in the livingroom, and connected to the router and internet. It has two Harddrives:
1 x 360GB - OSDisk
1 x 2000GB - MediaDisk

We want to share the 2TB Media Disk with our other computers:
1 x WinXP Pro SP3
1 x Win7 Ultimate

But i cant get it to work. The only thing i succeeded was getting into my windows 7 desktop with the media pc, but it has to be the other way around.

Here is a picture discribing things more clearly: CLICK!

Cant i just Disable all security shit on the Media PC so the other PC`s wont get an error message, that they dont have the privilage to connect to the Media HDD?

Damn its hard to discribe my problem but to make it short:

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Thanks for all help i can get!

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ekk Win95. Is there a reason why you are still running it (needed old program)? They do have the drivers for windows 95 for this printer?? I really find that hard to believe. It has been years since I have even seen Win95... the only thing that comes to mind is sharing the printer off of the XP computer and see if you can connect to it that way. Just a thought.

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I have an HP4515 printer and it is currently connected to a computer by USB. The computer is connected to Domain A and other computers share the printer from that computer. I would like to connect it also to a different domain (Domain B) by CAT5. The domain on the CAT5 would use DHCP for an IP address, while the Computer uses local connection. Can this be done?

A:Connecting printer to network and computer

I think that you are saying that you want to connect the host (to the printer) computer to two different networks. That will work provided the networks are using different IP address ranges. If the computer is supposed to get internet access via one network then on the other network it should have a static IP with the Gateway and DNS server left blank.

If you mean you want one computer to connect simultaneously to two different domains as in those things businesses use instead of workgroups I'm pretty sure that is impossible.