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Usually for HP printers not being recognized because they loose their IP address on the network or the computer can't see it.
What you can do is completley uninstall the HP software for the Officejet 8600, then go to HP.com lookup the officejet 8600 under Support > Download Drivers. download the latest full installation then run the install. When it ask you how to install it do the custom install and then only select the things you want to install.
When it ask you to do the eprint set up you can skip that part. also once install try running the HP updates for find any Network fixes or and Firmware updates.
Use the disk that came with the printer and install the software in both the computers based on the os installed in the individual computers, ping the ip address of the printer from both the computers, and then test for the functionality
STEPS FOR INSTALLING THE HP OFFICEJET 6310 PRINTER WITHOUT CD-Rom STEP 1: In your computer window click the Start button and select the option Devices and Printers.
STEP 2: A new menu Devices and Printers appear on the screen. Then click the option Add a printer. STEP 3: After clicking the Add a Printer option two options appears on the screen. Add a local printer Add a network & wireless or Bluetooth printer. Select the option that suits to your printer STEP 4: If your printer is not a wireless then select the Add a local printer and select the option Use an existing port then click next. STEP 5: Scroll down to select the HP in the manufacturer section. STEP 6: Select your Hp printer model in the printer section then click next. STEP 7: If your model number is not present then click the windows update it will automatically add your printer model. Note: You must need internet connection to update the printer model to your computer. STEP 8: Then click next and finish.
STEPS FOR INSTALLING THE HP OFFICEJET 6310 PRINTER FOR WIRELESS CONNECTION: STEP 1: In your computer window click the Start button and select the option Devices and Printers. STEP 2: A new menu Devices and Printers appear on the screen. Then click the option Add a printer. STEP 3: After clicking the Add a Printer option two options appears on the screen. Add a local printer Add a network & wireless or Bluetooth printer. Select the option that suits to your printer STEP 4: Select the option Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer and click your printer name and address. STEP 5: After the HP officejet 6310 printer installation of your wireless printer next step is to add your printer name and click next. STEP 6: Set default printer as your HP Officejet 6310 printer and select the option print a test page. STEP 7: A new popup window appears on the screen, then close it and finish.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=oj-26831-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&os=228&product=385458 copy and paste, hp knows about it and has prepared a fix for it. Hope this does the trick for you, good luck, please leave a rating , thank you kindly
ok how is the computer hook to printer ,
(usb? or serial cord) ?
what operating system are you using
and what software are you using for print drivers
let me know and i can help you in greater detail but here is a link to hp for your printer
i hope this is somewhat helpful
feel free to reply back if you cant get it working im shure i can help
richard from chicago