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Can't find printer on network

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, since I'm not sure if the problem lies with XP, Vista, HP or just our network.... We have a HP PSC 2355 on our wireless network, host computer runs Vista. Am able to print off of host computer and off of a laptop that also runs Vista, but am unable to print off my daughter's computer that runs XP. When I go to "add printer," XP is unable to locate it on the network. Upgraded to SP 3, but that didn't solve the problem. The network does recognize my daughter's computer on the network map. Any ideas/solutions would be welcome!

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  • kardut May 13, 2009

    Thanks...I'll try that as soon as I fix her computer... I tried to download a new driver for the network thinking that might help, and ended up crashing her system. Might have to do a system reboot...but that's a problem for another board!

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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!

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