Thanks again Cari... I'd already done and checked all of these settings.
I finally got the printer to connect though. Not exactly sure how, but I
followed and tried all the tips from different people about adding printers.
I connected it to the Vista m/c, The Printer is a Canon i960 and Vista has
drivers already for it, but Canon has an update for them. it installed easily
on it's own (plug & play)
I noticed a few improvements on the driver, but mostly it was the same.
I checked the network from the XP host, it found the Printer on the Vista
m/c and printed right off. When I tried from The Vista side, again it
This time I changed the name of the Host m/c making sure it was seen by the
others, and it was. I then tried the add a printer in Vista, but not the
network option. Long story short ! I ended up with my Printer icon showing in
It was off line but after right clicking and choosing the online option it
The sound of that Printer waking up was music to my ears I can tell you.
I must have worked on it for about 3 or 4 days, but all worth it I guess.
To sum it all up... it looks to me as if Vista is the villain here, as it
all works from the XP side.
All I can say to others with this problem is hang in there & persevere... D
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Right click on the Network icon on the desktop.
> If your XP PC has XP Pro with simple file sharing enabled or XP Home and do
> NOT need passwords to logon (which ONLY has simple file sharing) then the
> Vista network settings should be as follows:
> "Name of Network" (the Workgroup)... same on all PCs "PRIVATE NETWORK"
> Sharing and Discovery:
> Network Discovery ON
> File Sharing ON
> Public folder sharing ON
> Printer sharing ON
> Password protected sharing OFF
> Media Sharing On or Off.... irrelevant for this particular exercise,
> it's your own choice.
> Back on the XP PC.... check the PC is in the SAME workgroup.... right click
> on the printer and double (or triple) check that the printer is set to be
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging