Re: Adding/accessing printer tthrough wireless print server under
What I discovered was counter intuitive. My problem was I as selecting the
prompt to add a wireless printer which repeatedly took me nowhere. What I
finally did was add my printer (HP Laserjet 3330) as a local, direct
attached printer and simply selected the driver/port I had loaded from the CD
provided with the Linksys wireless print server. Works like a charm.
"Dan [MSFT]" wrote:
> You can pick & install the HP driver specifically through the driver wizard
> (right click on the Printers folder, select Run as Administrator, Server
> Settings; then select the drivers tab & Add Driver). However, I don't know
> if that will solve your problem since what's stopping you is likely the
> wireless hub/router.
> Many of these wireless hub/router/print servers run some variety of unix on
> them. Vista supports working with versions of unix that support Samba on
> them (thus Vista works with Macs). I would suggest checking out Linksys to
> see if they have any advice for using these devices with Vista or seeing if
> there is install software that came with the router to see if that will work
> If you have any success, please post back here as lots of peopel are
> stuggling with these routers + Vista.
> "Reid" <Reid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I'm a new Vista Business user, have no manuals and moving from Win-2000
> > the
> > interfaces are not very intuitive.
> > I have an existing home wireless network comprised of a Linksys a/b/g
> > wireless router connected to a Linksys wireless print server that was
> > working
> > very well for my wife and I using Windows 2000 on our notebooks.
> > Under Win-2000 I simply added the driver for the Linksys wireless print
> > server onto the notebooks, then added printer to the notebooks and
> > assigned
> > the port of the wireless print server to the printer.
> > Under Vista, the printer add process is not inuitive. There is no list of
> > printers to pick from. I tried to add the printer (Hp Lasrerjet 3330)
> > using
> > the CD but it was incompatible with Vista. Fine for 2000, NT and XP.
> > Tried
> > to load and use the HP universal print driver but no way to specify my
> > printer without loading it. Got a smeared page to print through the
> > universal
> > driver.
> > What is the process to follow on Vista to add a printer that will
> > communicate through a wireless print server?
> > -r