I'll do the 98se printer first. Although it's not officially supported to
connect Vista to a printer on a 9x system, you can set it up as a local one,
then change the printer address to \\98sePC\98sePrinter where 98sePC is the
shared name of the PC with Win98se on it and 98sePrinter is the shared name
of the printer on the PC with Win98se.
As for the one on the print server, can you not find it by it's TCP/IP
address which its presumably getting from the router? It should be at
\\188.8.131.52 (where the 123s are the TCP/IP address that it's getting
from the router. You should be able to logon to the router to see what
address it's giving to the printer if you're unsure.
It would be more helpful in future if you can let us know exactly which make
and model of printer you're trying to connect to. Obviously each MUST have
Vista drivers available... either built in to Vista (called in-box drivers)
or from the printer manufacturer's website. If drivers are not available,
then Vista won't be able to print to them.
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
"compTMan" <compTMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have two printers, one is connected to the standard printer port on my
> router and the other is connected directly to a Win98 computer. I could
> print to both from my main HP Pavilion computer that was runing Win XP. I
> have now upgraded the HP computer to Vista Premium Home Edition and cannot
> print to either.
> I'll first discuss the printer connected to the router. As previously
> stated it connects to the printer port on the router through a standard
> printer cable (not USB). When I upgraded to Vista I deleted all of my
> printers prior to installing the upgrade. I re-installed the "print
> software that came with my router. This driver was Win 2000 compatible
> router is an older router). After installing the print server driver the
> instructions say to add the printer as a "local printer" and to select the
> port that you defined when you installed the print server software. I
> selected the correct port from the list shown during the printer add
> completed the process, and the printer was added to my available printer
> list. However, whenever I print to the printer nothing happens. The
> document goes into the print quene but is never printed. Looking at the
> document in the quene shows the status as "Error Printing".
> My second printer is connected to a Win 98 computer. I am networked with
> that computer and can send/receive documents between the two computers. I
> can see the printer connected to the Win 98 computer in my Network window
> the HP but when I attempt to add the printer I get the following error:
> "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed
> (error 0x00000866).
> Any suggestions on resolving these would be greatly appreciated.