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Re: Printer connected to more than one computer.
I gonna try to help you. 1. you need all the computers connected to same network. 2. you need to share your printer from the computer where the printer is connected to. to share a. go to control panel->printers and rightclick on your printer click sharing. b. then share that printer and give it a share name and then OK. click here to see pictures exact information about sharing.
c. you also need to know what your computer that shares the printer is named. to find out go to control panel->system settings and tab computer name. write that down a shortcut to this windows is "windows button flag" + Pause Break button.
3. go to the computer you want to install the printer on. this computer need to be in the same network as the one with the printer. 4. click start menu then ->run and write "\\computername" and press enter. computer name is that name you write down in c. 5. then a window should appear and you can now double click on your printer that you shared, then it should auto install. done. 6. if you can find your computer with the printer, check your firewall settings on the computer that shares the printer so the connection doesn't been blocked.
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Network printing with a non-networked printer This model printer has only an USB printer connection andnormally connected to a computer or laptop. To connect this printer wirelessly to all laptops on your wireless networkthere are a couple of methods. Connect the printer to a desktop computer and setup the printer as a sharedprinter. Next connect the desktop computer to your wireless router with a LANcable and then configure the wireless laptops to connect to the shared printeron the desktop computer. NOTE - This desktop computer and printer must be on atall times for the wireless laptops to print to the printer. OTHER METHOD Connect the printer to an USB print server and connect the print server to thewireless router with a LAN cable. The printer drivers needs to be installed onall the wireless laptops and then the printer port needs to be deleted from theUSB port and a new IP address printer port installed. This IP address will bethe IP address of the print server.
1.Errorinstalldriverprocess How toinstallthe correctdriver canon -Do not connectthe printerto thecomputer.So, turn on theprinterbut do notconnect the printerto thecomputer. -Insert thedriver CDand do theinstallprocess. -At the time ofthe install process, it wouldappearthe requestconnect the printerto the computer. -Connect theprinterto thecomputer.The computer willdetect the printer,andinstallprocesswillcontinue untilcompleted. -Then,press theSTART-Printersand Faxes-Rightclickthe CanonMP258seriesPrinter-select Printingpreferences-clickMaintenance-Printheadalignment-Alignprint head-OK-etc.Performprint headalignmentuntilcompletion(approximately 3timestheheatprintalignment).Print headalignment,to configuretheprinterand computer. -After theprint headalignmentis completed,the printer is readyto use.
Installthe wrongdriver canon -Connect the printerto thecomputer,then performinstallprocess. -Solution:disconnectthe USBcablefrom the printerto the computer,thenuninstallthe drivers andapplications that arealreadyinstalled,then restartthe computer. -Repeat theprocessto installin the correct way.
Please check the connection between your printer and computer, check cables if properly connected. Check if printer is showing on printer and faxes and make sure is set as the default printer. You may also download and install the correct print on your computer. For set up instructions please refer to the user manual which is available from support. lexmark.com website.
For further assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support.
Wireless printing happens in conjunction with your wireless router. You need the access information for that. Then go to Lexmark website and download and install the software for that printer, and follow the directions exactly. Each computer will need software installed in order to connect.
The printer is probably not getting the same IP address every time. Set a static IP address outside of the range being used for DHCP addressing. If the entire range is set for DHCP, you will need to adjust that range so the printer's IP is no longer in it.
-Check the printer status lights, or the status
LCD screen. If there's a flashing light, or if the status screen shows
an error, then it's your first clue to a problem. Most printer manuals
have a diagnosis process for alerts.
-common problems are related to toner or toner
cartridges. If the problem is toner-related, check to see if the toner
cartridge is empty or low. The printer warning should indicate this.
Swap it for a new one and the unit should work.
-check to be sure that it is connected to your
computer. Personal printers connect via either a parallel or USB
(universal serial bus) connector to the back of the printer. Follow the
cable from the back of the printer to the back of the computer to make
sure the connection is good.
-When a printer acts up and there is no hardware
problem, the solution is often driver-related. A printer driver is a
piece of software that allows a computer to "talk" to a printer. It's a
kind of translator. Occasionally, if a printer has worked previously,
but suddenly doesn’t work with a newly installed program, there could
be driver problems. To remedy this, download a driver from the printer
maker's website, remove the old driver, and install the new driver.
Drivers are normally available under the "support" area of a website.
Print the Menu Setting out on printer and menu setting out on pc. Match sure emulation matcheds on both sides. If using serial make sure serial settings match on both sides. If parallel, check the bois on the PC, change parallel port type to EPP instead of ECP or SPP.