I have already installed the hp1000 inkjet printer my Boss machine. Only me to access shared the printer.and always show this error: Opreation could not be completed.Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server.
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The printer drivers must be installed on each computer. If computer A runs XP, you must install driver for XP on computert A; If machine B runs Vista, then you must install printer drivers for Vista on machine B.
if your printer is network ready. Many newer models are designed to
work on networks. Examine the documentation to see if your printer
supports Wi-Fi (802.11x) or Bluetooth.
Add network support to your printer. If your printer is not already wireless you can connect it to a wireless router
using the RJ-45 Jack (it resembles a large telephone jack). You can
also buy an expansion card that will add a jack or buy an external
print server that will connect to the USB or parallel port.
your printer to the network. If your printer is not wired, you’ll have
to connect it directly to your wireless router. Connect a networking
cable from the RJ-45 Jack on the printer (or adapter) to the router.
Plug it into any jack except the UPLINK. The printer should
automatically connect to the network when turned on.
printer drivers on all computers. Using the disc that came with the
printer or drivers downloaded from the manufacturer, install the
printer’s drivers onto each computer on the network.
You should be able to access the printer just like any other wireless
device. Select the printer from the Print menu when you print.
Share Your Printer in Windows
the printer. Set up the printer as normal on a machine that is already
connected to the wireless network. Connect all necessary cables and
install all necessary drivers.
the printers and faxes folder. Click "Start," then "Control Panel,"
then "Printers and Other Hardware" and then "Printers and Faxes."
your printer. Find the icon for the printer you just installed. Click
the icon once and then select SHARE THIS PRINTER in the tasks pane on
the left. Now, right click the icon, select properties and go to the
SHARING tab. Click "Share Name," and then click "Okay."
to the printer. On the other computers within the network, open the
control panel and click "Printers and Other Hardware." Select "Add a
"Printer Connection." When prompted, select this option instead of the
local printer. Find and select the printer you just installed and
Print as normal. Next time you print a page, send it to your networked printer.
Did you connect the printer directly to the laptop to install the drivers? If so, you need to change the port to the network location to //hostcomputer/printer. You should also have the same user name and password set on both machines and have the user rights assigned to the printer sharing.
you'll need to share the printer on the desktop then add new printer on the laptop (when adding new printer you'll need to seach for network printers).
Prerequisite of this is that both machines are in the same workgroup and that file and printer sharing is on on both machines
Have you made the new connected printer on 2 other PC's the default printer. Try selecting the printer in word by not just clicking on printer icon but using the following:
3.Select printer from drop down box
Accessing a Shared Printer To access a shared printer from a computer running Windows Vista, do the following:
Click Start, and then click Network. The Network window displays a list of computers in the workgroup of the computer.
Double-click the name of the computer containing the shared printer that you want to access.
Right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect. Alternately, you can double-click on Printers to see just the list of shared printers, and then right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect.
you have connected to the shared printer, you will be able to print to
this shared printer as long as the printer and the computer sharing the
printer are turned on.
please note that in network the computer that has the network printer if it is running XP may take as long as 15minutes to be recognized.
There are certainly known issues with sharing a printer installed on an XP machine to a Vista machine. First question is whether you have Windows Live OneCare installed. This in itself causes known sharing problems.