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Running windows XP and it does not let me print wirelessly yet it sees the network and the printer is set on "share".

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  • jimg5464 Feb 15, 2010

    I am aware of settings for sharing and checking the print Queu.

    Thx!

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Can you delete all network configuration and restart the system afterwhich you can reconfigure to the network again.

That should fix it because it worked for me at the Office yesterday.

Good luck.

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  • Titilayo Sodipe Feb 16, 2010

    Just follow my instructions.

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Hi, try to check the printer tasks if there are pending docs to be printed but did not print, if there is, then try to cancel them all and try printing again. hope this helps

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