Using multiple HP printer models with same Windows XP laptop
I have an HP PSC 2510 configured for wireless operation on my home network (802.11b). I use the software supplied with the PSC 2510 (HP Director, etc.) to access the PSC 2510. Can I use other HP PSC series printers, or other series printers on the same laptop? Specifically, I would like to be able to use an HP PSC 1510 on this same laptop, and be able to select either the PSC 2510 or the PSC 1510 as the default printer. The PSC 2510 would be accessed over the WLAN, and the PSC 1510 would be accessed via USB connection to the laptop. Is there a single PSC software that will support both? I tried loading the software for the 1510 and it wouldn't load unless I removed the software for the 2510.
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Have you set up the printer to be shared via the network? You can usually set this up in printer options, through control panel. If the wifi is a closed network, so much the better. That way, nobody else can use the printer. You should be able to do this easily, as long as both computers are connected to the wireless network.
Usually this is a networking and firewall problem. Is the computer that is physically connected to the printer set to allow sharing the printer? Have you set the name of the printer to be exactly the same on all three computers? If you are using a better firewall than the basic one in Windows XP, have you set that to accept network traffic from the other computers in your home network? (This has to be done on all of the computers on the network so that they are in the same Workgroup.) Check that you allow bidirectional network traffic.
Yes there is a hp psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one. I have had one for years--although it is not functioning properly now. In answer to your question, though, go to the hp.com website and to america then to support/driver site. enter hp psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one in the search section and go to downloads. download the entire software. this takes a lot of time--even more if you do not have dsl. follow the instructions. also, download the manual if you do not have one.
1.How are you attaching to the network printer from your daughters computer? IP address, or by the name of the printer...Also make sure you check you are attaching to the network printer, and not local printer.
2. Install the Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 protocol on both computers by clicking install on your LAN properties, then restart PC. This should work!
I solved this problem with windows xp but have yet to solve it with windows 7. what worked for me is hooking up the hp print server to my network switch and to the 2510. Then I installed the 2510 driver using the samsung exe and choosing NO when it asked about installing the driver without the the printer attached. The NO choice continues and installs the driver. Then run the HP printer wizard choose drivers on this computer when you get to that spot. Then choose the 2510 driver and finish up. You may now have 2 2510 installations and may need to delete the default one under printers and set the other as default. This worked on 3 different xp machines for me
You should get the HP Wireless Printing Upgrade Kit (Q6236A#A2L) Price: $69.99
Here is there product description from HP.
Get everything you need to print wirelessly in this simple upgrade kit! It includes a printer receiver and PC receiver for a wired desktop or notebook PC, and it's easy to both install and use. Works with most HP printers and All-in-Ones, plus all PCs, wired or wireless.
* Print from virtually anywhere in your home or office via the wireless 802.11g connectivity * Eliminate ugly cable clutter but still get the same print speeds as via USB * Retain full all-in-one wireless functionality: print, fax from your PC, scan, and access photo memory cards access and PC status * Set up fast: just plug the receivers into your printer and PC; there's no configuration * Protect your signal from interception with the secure wireless connection * Use with a network, or just one PC * Compatibility: most HP printers, all PCs (wired or wireless)
** I checked and your HP is on the compatibility list - it is ok***
Windows XP has a built in wifi configuration tool, previous versions of windows dont have this feature. But if you were to buy a wireless card it comes with software for wireless to work on all versions of windows from 98 - XP most if not all new laptops have wifi built in & that will be able to share your broadband connection through the netgear router. You can configure the laptop & pc to share files & printer between each other, easy way of doing that is by using the wireless network setup wizard which can be found in Start -> All Prograns -> Accessories -> Communications -> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.