Re: printer sharing on vista to vista network
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"mikey61" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have two m/cs running vista business 32 bit, a dell vostro 400 tower
> and a toshiba satellite pro laptop. The laptop connects to the Dell
> wirelessley and internet access and file sharing etc all work fine.
> The tower is the file server and has a canon MP210 and an HP laserjet
> 1018 connected both via usb. Both printers work fine from the laptop
> and are set up as shared printers for the network. Both have the "Render
> print jobs on client computers" boxes ticked
> On the laptop I have installed both of these printers as network
> printers to be found on the Dell.
> I can print fine on the MP210 from the laptop although it is a bit
> When I print from the laptop to the HP this also is slow but clearly
> shows the print job as cleared on the laptop eventually. On the Dell
> however it shows as printing but never actually prints.
> Once this happens it prevents me printing anything else from the Dell
> itself even tho' it is directly connected to the HP, because the 1st
> print job from the laptop has not completed. If I try deleting the print
> job from the queue on the Dell it shows as deleting, but again, never
> actually does..... so eventually I switch off the Dell and the HP
> printer, refire both... then the held up jobs all print OK on the HP
> automatically without any manual intervention from me.
> I thought of installing a UPD (Universal Printer Driver)from the HP
> website but there isn't one for the Laserjet 1018 (or that series). I
> have seen a similar prob with XP and vista printing where the suggestion
> seemed to be re-install the HP on the client laptop as a local printer
> and then when asked for the port specify the HP printer network address
> but it wasn't actually precisely clear that this was to be done on the
> One of the frustrating things is that everything worked fine when had
> older latop running XP!!!!
> Any suggestions please?
> Also can I speed up the process?
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