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I have an issue with a network printer. I have a Brother MFC 8440 connected to a HP laptop with Vista 64 via a US Robotics 9108 wireless router with a USB/printer port. The printer works connected directly to the laptop and previously worked via the wireless router. However, it has now stopped working. I get a ?printing? status in the printer window which eventually becomes ?Error ? Printing?. This began happening sometime after my attempt to tweak my system, so obviously I did something stupid. I have deleted and re-added the printer with a TCP/IP address of http://192.168.1.1:1631/printers/My_Printer. When I access the router and check the printer status, it claims to be ready. I suspect there is a service or something that is either not running or I deleted, but I cannot find what it is. I am logged in as admin. Any help will be appreciated.

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  • jt1942 Dec 04, 2008

    chessmaster2,

    Sorry for the delay, but notification was caught in my ISP's spam filter. Uunfortunately, your fix didn't work. I get a status - printing for a while, then it goes to error - printing. Nothing prints. I can Cancel all documents to clear the queue.

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Check the print spooler under running processes/services. if it shows running. turn it off, wait until it shows not running and restart.

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