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Printer is shared by two computers, will not print on either

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Uninstall, reboot and Reinstall the printer of each computer. If this doesn't help, check to see that the Printer Server (if you have one) is working properly.

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Dear Client! First you should install printer local and later share it with another computer.
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SOURCE: My shared printer will only print a test page and nothing else!

When you say 're-share' do you mean you had it configured previously on another machine? Also have you re-installed the printer on the network machines or changed the port ie: //PCName/PrinterName as this could be different now with the new setup. Also check that the users have been granted access to the machine connected to the printer.

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geconak - this is clearly a network problem - nothing to do with the printer. I suggest you repost this problem in a Windows Vista forum.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Brother HL2070N

hi there,

Because printers and networks vary, the best instructions for setting up and networking your printer should be in its users manual. Also, your network-ready printer may have come with installation software that can help you share the printer over the network.

There are three main steps you need to take when networking a printer, including the following: Enable the File And Printer Sharing setting, Make the printer available to all users, and Direct PCs to the printer.

For detailed instructions on sharing printers at home, please refer to the "Get Your House In Order" article in the "See Also:" section below.

For detailed instructions on sharing printers in a small business, please refer to the "Select & Share The Right Printer For Your Small Business"

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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If you're trying to connect to another computer, make sure that computer is on, that you have enabled file and printer sharing on both computers, and that file and printer sharing can communicate through your firewall.

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Any printer that is connected to a computer and is connected on a LAN can be configured so all other computers on the same network can print to this printer. This means the computer with the printer attached to it MUST be booted up at all times when other computers want to access the printer.
You need to install the printer driver on the computer and configure it as a Shared printer.
The other computers on the network need to add this printer to their computer.
Follow these steps to set-up a shared network printer :-
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2. Open Printers and Faxes - right click on this printer and click Sharing - click Sharing tab and click Share this printer, then if you wish you can change the Share name, then click OK
3. Right click on the printer – click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printer installation.
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This printer has only an USB connection that connects to your computer and cannot connect to wireless network directly. You can attach this printer to a wireless printer server/router to enable wireless printing.
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Any printer that is connected to a computer and is connected on a LAN can be configured so all other computers on the same network can print to this printer. This means the computer with the printer attached to it MUST be booted up at all times when other computers want to access the printer. You need to install the printer driver on the computer and configure it as a Shared printer. The other computers on the network need to add this printer to their computer. Follow these steps to set-up a shared network printer :- 1. Connect the printer to the computer and install the printer driver. 2. Open Printers and Faxes - right click on this printer and click Sharing - click Sharing tab and click Share this printer, and then if you wish you could change the Share name, then click OK 3. Right click on the printer - click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printer installation. Follow these steps to configure the computers on your network :- 1. Open Printers and Faxes - click Add a printer - Next - select a network printer, or a printer attached to another computer - Next. 2. Select Browser for a printer - Next 3. Click on and expand the Microsoft Windows Network down to the computer with the printer - Next 4. Select Yes for - Use this printer as the default printer - Next - Finish 5. Right click on the printer - click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printer installation.

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Any printer that isconnected to a computer and is connected on a LAN can be configured so allother computers on the same network can print to this printer. This means thecomputer with the printer attached to it MUST be booted up at all times whenother computers want to access the printer.You need to install theprinter driver on the computer and configure it as a Shared printer.The other computers on thenetwork need to add this printer to their computer.Follow these steps toset-up a shared network printer :-1. Connect the printer tothe computer and install the printer driver.2. Open Printers and Faxes- right click on this printer and click Sharing - click Sharing tab and click Share this printer, and then if you wish you could change theShare name, then click OK3. Right click on theprinter - click Properties - click Print Test Page to confirm printerinstallation.Follow these steps toconfigure the computers on your network :-1. Open Printers and Faxes- click Add a printer - Next - select a network printer, or a printer attached to another computer - Next.2. Select Browser for aprinter - Next3. Click on and expand theMicrosoft Windows Network down to the computer with the printer - Next4. Select Yes for - Usethis printer as the default printer - Next - Finish5.Right click on the printer - click Properties - click Print Test Page toconfirm printer installation.

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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).
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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.
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If you connect the printer to the desktop computer and enable file and printer sharing on that computer. You will then need to go into printers and faxes and share your printer. Then go to the laptop and browse the network so you are looking at the desktop computer. You should see a folder that says printers. Open the printers folder and you should see the printer you just shared. Double click on it to install the shared printer on your laptop.

Now when you print from the laptop, you will print to the shared printer that you just installed (you may have to select it from the printer list). That will send the print job through the network to the desktop and the desktop will send it to the printer (the desktop will need to be turned on for you to be able to print).

If you don't want to have to leave your destop turned on just so you can print, you should look at a print server for your printer. That will connect the printer straight to the network. Then both computers will print to the printer over the network.

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Accessing a Shared Printer To access a shared printer from a computer running Windows Vista, do the following:
  1. Click Start, and then click Network. The Network window displays a list of computers in the workgroup of the computer.
  2. Double-click the name of the computer containing the shared printer that you want to access.
  3. Right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect. Alternately, you can double-click on Printers to see just the list of shared printers, and then right-click the shared printer that you want to access, and then click Connect.
After you have connected to the shared printer, you will be able to print to this shared printer as long as the printer and the computer sharing the printer are turned on.


please note that in network the computer that has the network printer if it is running XP may take as long as 15minutes to be recognized.

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