I have a Home Desktop Computer running on XP SP3 that is directly connected to a Samsung ML 2010. My laptop is running on Vista and I cannot get it to print on the ML 2010 over my home network.
The laptop finds the networked printer and installs it without any problems and I've got the latest Vista driver for it. Siince my old printer installation CD did not include drivers for the Vista OS, I plugged it directly to the laptop to make sure of that and printed a sample page without problems. Nevertheless, when the printer is plugged to desktop, I cannot print from the laptop.
Network discovery and file sharing is turned on on the laptop, so I am out of ideas. What is even more strange is that I used to be able to print from the laptop over my home network with the same printer and computers before. I had to reinstall XP on the desktop and that's when the problems bagan. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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Try downloading the latest drivers directly form Samsung. The link is below, at the top of the page click Driver, and on the list (right hand side) click the icon for Universal Print Driver. I would save the file to an easy to get to place (i.e. the desktop). After you download it, run it.
You need a new driver from Dell that funtions with Vista. If you have Vista X64 OS then this function may not be available for a while longer as the driver for the scanner is still in development. There is a significant difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.
I'm running into networking problems with my Vista X64 OS and a printer on my home network that connects through XP Pro on a desktop computer with a 32-bit OS.
A Windoze Vista 32-bit laptop has no problems with this printer.
Why no updates? No windows validation? That could be your problem if that's the case. If not, I suggest going to Windows update and at least installing all critical updates, if not SP3 as well, and try again
there is no need to install any drvier install in to windows xp if yr pronter allreadt install in pc then right click on printer then got to shring then select share as then give a name... after this prossess go to windows vista and open yr pc thru yr network placess it's show printer which connected to windows xp just dabble click then it's show u "Are u sure to install network printer" somthing like that... just click yes or ok... it's help you..:)
her eu have a chek yr kvm switch is connected thru earth.. this becouse some of time eart bypass thru switching yr monitor keyboard and mouses and mosr of time laptop don't face high static electricity.. it's first chance........ other is that yr pc has serious visus problem may be it's face thru Pen drvier or a internet or a some cd's which has infaction before data write in to cd.. so have to cek virus........ one more thing happen if yr pc is connated thru electticity and yr laptop is thru battry that time when u switch yr kvm module it's pass bunch of power so u have to chek all this thing's it's help u...:)
you must go to printer in control panel, then right click the desired printer icon, then click properties, then click on Port. then if using usb port, you must check each port untill you find the correct usb port that you are connected to (click apply each time). may take a couple tries untill you find the correct usb Port that the cable is connected to. worked on my HP desktop, finally
When you upgraded to Vista home premium, did you do an Upgrade? Or a fresh install. If you threw in the CD and did an upgrade, that will actually keep your current files but upgrade the OS. Reason why I'm asking, is because you may have driver conflicts going on.
Try removing the drivers you've installed for this product. You may find them in the Add/Remove software list.
Once removed, install the fresh driver you got from Samsung.
If this isn't the case, I would attempt to plug the printer directly into your Vista PC to double check that it's nothing to do with the LAN connections at all. It's just best to rule out every possibility when troubleshooting.
Assuming the printer can understand DOS coded printouts (which most should be able to), you can do it like this:
Go to Control Panel | Printers | ML 2010 and share the printer.
Then go to a command prompt Start | Run | type cmd
Assuming that you share it with the share name "MYPRINTER" and the computer is called "MYCOMPUTER", then type
NET USE LPT2: \\MYCOMPUTER\MYPRINTER /PERSISTENT:YES
at a command prompt. Now you can print to LPT2: and the output will go to the USB-connected printer.
To find your computer name, right click on the My Computer icon (either on your desktop or the start menu) and choose properties. The window that opens will have a Computer Name tab.