Using a client laptop, I can't print to the Epson RX595 installed on the host pc, which works just fine. Drivers installed on both machines, sharing selected on both machines, client pc will see and open the monitoring window showing status... then a communication error window will pop up. have reinstalled the drivers three times, and used every port available on the laptop. physical printer will not print, nor will the status window light up.
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Re: can't print from shared 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.
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The way the NComputing solution works, all the users are sharing the same host. So when you connect two printers, it's as if two printers are connected to that one host PC. When suing the USB port on the L300 you may have issues every time the device disconnects (like when a user logs off from their session) because the printer and it's respective port may have to be re-enumerated by the host. If possible, it might be better to do network printers. Also, when installing the printers, especially if you have the same make and model, make sure to LABEL them with unique names, i.e. Printer1, Printer2, etc. Otherwise, the host may have difficulty, more so the user, knowing which printer is 'theirs'.
You have to install the relevant drivers FIRST (Just install without printer thats fine) on the host & clients and then make sure you "Share" the printer on the Host setup. (The one where the printer is attached). Then on the clients you install a "Networked" printer and "Find" it on the network. Now ALL the PC's need to be in same"Workgroup" and have "Sharing" enabled on each machine, they all must have a name & password too..
the nozzles of the printer might be clogged by dried inks thats why when your printing, its feeding the paper, as if its printing but no inks on the paper. print a nozzle check to see which part or color have clogs, if there are gaps or breaks, do head cleaning untill no more gaps then try printing.
click this link to see how to print a nozzle check and run a head cleaning, click the search box and type nozzle check, select "check the print head nozzles"
type head and select "clean the print head nozzles"
try adding printer and browsing network for printer, it should see the host and printer and add using correct network path, if you don't see host computer "print server" then you aren't on correct network path
'why i cannot cannot connect printer my network have some alitle bit computer that cannot connect and other can. I already check Computer Name, IP and WORKGROUP. but when i ping to computer that has printer it work. How should i do about this or this printer share only alittle.
Printer Sharing (This is good for Windows 2000, XP and Vista)
Sharing will be very easy if your network is working.
You need to consider the computer where the printer connected as the "Host" and the other computer that wants to print to that printer as the "Client".
Before you do such sharing, you need to acquire each computer's IP address.
You can do it by accessing MSDOS Prompt and typing in ipconfig/all. Write down your IP addresses and the share name on a paper.
For your Host:
Install the driver, make sure that you can print on direct bi-directional connection (such as USB).
Go to Control Panel >Printers and Faxes* >Sharing >Share this printer >Type in your share name, good example is PRINTER (this is case sensitive).
For your Client:
Install the driver, make sure that you can print, same with the Host.
Go to Control Panel >Printers and Faxes* >Properties >Ports >Add Port >Add local port type in \\ (the IP Addressof the Host) \ (share name), click OK.
ex. \\192.168.1.3\PRINTER (watch your backslash, no spaces)
*Term used is "Printers" for Windows Vista and Windows 2000