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Desktop won't connect with printer connected to laptop

Desktop is connected by ethernet to router.
laptop is connected wireless to router.
usb printer connected to laptop will not print from desktop.
prints fine from laptop

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  • tomfunbe Oct 23, 2008

    Yes I shared the printer on both computers. I'm running XP on both computers. The firewall on both is configured on both for sharing. I've added the printer to the desktop computer and made it the default printer for that computer. Both computers have the printer driver installed.



    Two items that I know nothing about in the printers and faxes box are Web Ex document loader and microsoft xps document writer. Do they have something to contribute here?



    Thanks for getting back so quickly

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    It doesn't print by magic. Did you share the printer? Is it a Vista box and you have security issues?

    Can you see it in network neighborhood?







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Make sure both computers can share files and can ping each other, if not, it's just a firewall issue. Try to disable your firewall first.

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