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Shared printer on XP and Vista

Q: Shared printer on XP and Vista

I have my printer connected to a XP Home box and shared. I can connect to it and print fine on another XP box using my home wireless network.

I have a 3rd computer (laptop) running Vista. I can connect and print but it takes forever. For instance, when I have excel open and simply want to drag margins in print preview, it takes 5 to 10 seconds per margin. I get an hourglass waiting for the margin change. Same thing with Paint Shop, do a resize and it takes 10 seconds. To actually queue the print, is taking a few mins.

Is there something I need to run/install on vista if my printer is attached to a XP box?

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A: Shared printer on XP and Vista

Why not connect and run off a home network?

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A:Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.

I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...
 

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A:Looking for the schematic diagram for the printer Samsung ML-216*

dnshulga said:





Hello. I speak English a little. Therefore, I can do a lot of errors in my sentence but I hope for understanding.
Please, help me fint out the schematic diagram for the printer Samsung ML-216*.. Or who has it?
Thank you so much and have a nice day!Click to expand...

No guarantee, but see if this will help http://www.manualslib.com/manual/201828/Samsung-Ml-2165.html?page=3#manual
 

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A:Xerox Phaser 3117 laser black and white printer problem

chathura said:





I have a Xerox Phaser 3117 Laser Black and White Printer. When print, half of the paper come out to the out-put tray. Other half still in the fuser unit. Stop printing and red light indicate. When I check the print out, all details have printed. But, first row of my details have moved very top of my A4 paper.( Whole document moved 2-3 inches above[to the top of the paper]. What is this and how to resolve this problems( Paper Jam and document move to top of the sheet)????Click to expand...

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A:Help me share the printer

What you are probably wanting is a wireless router. The printer is wireless (Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n )). Once the printer is connected to the wireless network, anyone on the network whether wired or wireless will have access. The reason I suggest a wireless router is more possibilities than simply the printer, and the assumption that you don't currently have a network.

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These are correct

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The printers are on a printer server.Click to expand...

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A:HP LaserJet 2430 printer will not print since USB power surge error

I forgot to add that the printer previously worked using this USB Printer Cable for years prior to this.

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A:HP printer not printing self test diagnostic; many errors

Seems toast to me. You've been pretty thorough.
 

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A:Connect Vista laptop to XP wireless home network

How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.

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I can see and access everything from C1 (Vista).
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On C1 (Vista) I have Windows Firewall on
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ALL systems must be on the same WORKGROUP name,
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see this story

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I can tell you from experience, the problem is on the mac side and it has to do w/ OS X 10.4 Tiger. Upgrade to 10.5 Leopard and I bet it'll work - because I had a very similar situation and it resolved the issues. Hope this helps!
 

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need more info on the " 0x80070035 error message"

get a command prompt and enter EVENTVWR.MSC
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Find the first one, double click to see the details
*IF* it is your 0x80070035 error, click the little document icon below the down arrow
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the content
 

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Laptop keyboard issues?

Hi, Could be one or more problems here, but for a simple test, if the laptop has more than one USB connector, try each of them, with the extra keyboard, as it's possible the first one you tried isn't working. I have the same problem with an old HP, two out of three don't work.
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A:Brother Printer does not have an IP address

One more thing I tried

I just went into the Printer control menu on my computer and went to "Properties" as the Administrator. Under the heading Port. I picked a port that was not being used. It is called a "Standard TCP/IP Port" and it's IP is 192.168.1.17
I thought this would be ok because another Brother printer I don't have trouble connecting to is using one of the other similar ports.

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go to device manager. Are there any explanation points/marks next to the Wireless/Network?
 

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the issue is the wiring. If you took the link from router#1 to the wan side on router #2,
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NOTFIXED
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FIXED Maybe
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A:Printer asks for manual feed paper only when trying to print from the computer?

It fixed it for a day so I am bumping the problem is back.

FIXED MAYBE
Changed the printer paper size seems to be working.

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Don't mix G and N on the same APN's You now understand why this is.

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Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

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(You might be able to adapt this to your software.)
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*Uninstall your HP driver, then;
1) Copy HP CD to a new folder on C:\ drive.
2) Open that folder, right-click on "hpzsetup" then choose "Troubleshoot compatibility"
3) Choose "Troubleshoot program"
4) Choose "Vista Sevice Pack 1"
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The general idea might do the trick for your situation and setup.
Another idea I found that works, is that I can launch the scanner from the program called "Faststone image editior" , "File", "Scanboard". That worked, when the HP shortcut on the desktop would fail.
Lastly, I think I saw a Windows 7 driver available now for my scanner so there is a good chance these problems will get sorted out in time.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cannot-scan-from-computer-to-printer.162801/
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replaced cisco wrt110 router (bad plug) with cisco E1000 router.
Windows 7 machine (wireless) can no longer print to HP printer (LPT1 port) that is attached to XP machine (hardwired). Printer works with XP machine always shows offline on windows 7 machine and print just remains in print queue. Printer is viewable on windows 7 machine. Printer is setup for sharing.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/printer-sharing-via-cisco-e1000-router.162548/