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Printer will not printer say reconnect firewall
block printer in use

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Disable your firewall. You can find it in control panel if you are using XP. If printer is ok, it seems your printer port is blocked by firewall. Add your printer port to your firewall exception list. Also add your printer program to that list if not enlisted yet. Keep informing.

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Communicaton printer to computer blocked

1st. check the cable connecting the computer to the printer.

2nd. I f by "blocked" you mean that the firewall is blocking the prnter driver, then open the firewall and add it to the "exceptions" tab.

a more thourough discription will help me to better help you.

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