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Hi I have a lexmark 1500 wireless printer which i have installed on 3 laptops and works fine wirelesly on 2 of them but the 3rd one is a dell inspiron 1300 and the problemb is that it will only print 1 document and if i try to print again i get a message the computer cant communicate with the printer if i reboot the printer will only print one document and then the same problemb, If i change user ie guest it works fine there must be something running on my user account that is causing the problemb how can i find this Kind Regards Michael

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  • mick_fitz Dec 14, 2008

    have turned off firewall and still have the problemb
    regards
    Michael

  • mick_fitz Dec 14, 2008

    have uninstalled program and re installed with all programs stopped and the firewall turned off
    still have the same problemb can only print 1 document then i get error when i try yo print another page this problemb is now present on all user accounts if i reboot i can only print 1 document and then get the error
    Michael

  • mick_fitz Dec 14, 2008

    Hi it is with all print jobs it will do 1 print from boot up and if i try to print even the same page i get the cummunication error now on all user accounts since re loading software i am loggeed on as administrator



    Regards



    Michael

  • mick_fitz Dec 14, 2008

    running xp service pack 3 on all laptops

    regards

  • mick_fitz Dec 20, 2008

    I am connected wireless not with usb

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Sir,

However, Vista PCs that attempt to
> connect to this printer get an 'access denied' error, even though file
> sharing otherwise works.
>
> If file sharing is otherwise working, and Vista has native printer drivers
> for the printer on the network XP PC with the printer you wish to access,
> CAREFULLY follow these steps:
>
> Add the printer driver on the Vista PC, using control panel/printers/add
> printer/local printer (important: local, not network printer). Choose the
> printer driver from Vista's table of selectable printer drivers. Choose LPT1
> as the local port even though this will ultimately be a networked printer.
>
> After the driver is installed, what you do next is select (right click) the
> newly installed printer, choose properties, ports, add port. Then manually
> add a new Local Port with:
>
> \\computer_name\shared_printer_name
>
> as the port name. In my case, the port name for the printer on my XP Home PC
> is \\danscomputer\hpdeskje
>
> Make sure you select this newly created port as the active port for the
> printer.
>
> Print some pages to test and you are done!


good luck
thanks

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Go into the control panel and go into printer and faxes. Once there right click on the printer and click properties then click on the ports tab and make sure that your printer is going through the correct port.

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Don't waste time on software, the problem is the router not being able to calculate and give out the proper IP for the wireless card mounted on the third laptop.


You can try changing MAC address on laptop card (see Changing MAC addresses )

If that does not work try using a Wireless USB Adapter and disabling original wireless card on laptop, you will see that it works.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try on the Dell Inspiron 1300:

  • Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, View tab, check "Automatically search for network folders and printers";
  • Start, Control Panel, Network Connections, right click Wireless Network Connection, click on properties, in General tab, Configure button, Advanced tab, see if there is an option to maintain network connections; in Power Management Tab, un-check "Allow the computer to turn off this device...".
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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Hi

Try to change the mode of rate adaptive of your wireless card.check the wireless speed if 54mbps, if not you change it,in network properties.

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Create a new user name and password to see if that dosent help

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Do another or create new home networking, remove the previous settings (network properties) and make and install again networking

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When checking device manager,usb controllers,you probably should see some kind of entry for usb print support or some such wording,also you might wnat to check the entries that you find in the usb section,just to make sure there are no yellow exclam marks and that all appears to be ,according to the system,functioning properly.
Sometimes,just unplugging the printer from the wall socket does magic.If you have another usb socket that you could use ,try that.

As perhaps a last resort,uninstall/re-install the printer and see if XP will plug/play it back into the world of the living.Do you have any other usb devices that appear to be functioning properly?
In addition to this,you might want to check the lexmark site for a more current driver.

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I think the os you are using on the dell inspirion may be vista and the other two may be xp .there is some problem with the software which restrict it to work finely on vista.i think a new version software can only solve this problem.thank you

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How high are the permissions on the account that is giving you problems? Add that account to the Administrator group and see if you have the same error. Does it happen with every print job or one specific one?

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Try to
download the CleanupUtility from ftp://ftp.lexmark.com/driver/inkjet_drivers/Cleanup/

First disconnect USB from PC/printer then run Cleanup.EXE to clean thedrivvers. It will reboot automatically when you click OK. Thenconnectthe PC to printer and reinstall. Thanks all

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Try to run malware software on that laptop. go to www.malwarebytes.com then download and install the free edition. Run a FULL SCAN then DELETE any malware found. That should fix the problem

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The simple solution is that u just delete the drivers loaded of your printer from the third pc which is printing only 1 printout.and the reconnect all the drivers again .as when u will do this all the necessary settings to print a proper documents will get get loaded automatically and then the third pc will also print like other two pc are printing.problem solved.

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Also why don't you try disabling the printer connection from the laptop and then enable it back and see if that gives you a better connection after disabling the firewall. check for any pending documents and cancell them all.. maybe even wanna think about unintslling the printer from this laptop and the install it back as a last resort...good luck !!!

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You need to go under the user account and disable any parental controls. Then go under printer preferences and make that printer the default, as well as looking over printing options, such as paper tray, paper layout etc.

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    After you make all those corrections, make sure you power down your computer/laptop, and restart for all settings to take place.

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    Have you tried a system restore?

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Try first to disable the firewall of this computer because since its a network printer firewall may be filtering the connection, after disabling the firewall power cycle the printer and try to print again..

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