i've spent the whole day trying to set up a wireless connection between a laptop running vista and a printer connected to a print server on a wireless router...
the setup is:
sony vaio laptop with vista business (not SP1)
canon pixma ip4300 printer
siemens gigaset SE551 router.
The printer is connected to the USB port on the wireless router (and the wireless connection to the printer works fine with my old xp laptop
). The printer worked fine when plugged directly into the usb port on the vista laptop. So I set up a TCP/IP local port with the router's IP address (network print server, 1 printer) and assigned the printer to that port. It worked! - once. It printed a short document from notepad but sometime in the next few hours its status went to 'offline' and it has since refused to print anything else. Print jobs appear to spool to the printer, come up in the print monitor window, etc, but it doesn't print - neither tiny things from notepad nor multipage word docs.
SO far I have tried: rebooting everything lots of times; setting the printer to 'use printer online' in the admin prefs; disabling bidirectional support; disabling spooling (i.e. printing direct to printer - this just makes MS Word hang); making a persistent mapping of LPT1 to the printer w net use (a bit out of my depth there so hope I haven't stuffed anything up, i just got a bunch of system error 66's).
I would really appreciate it if someone could help as i am being driven insane by this latest piece of vista c**p!!