I would like to connect my new laptop with Vista to my network printer Deskjet 5652, which is connected to a XP server. I think the problem is that the Vista driver (embedded) is very rudimentary, the XP driver is very advanced. Result, for many programs the printing does not work, for a few yes. The printer feeds a sheet, but does not print. Any work-around this problem?
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This model printer only has USB printer connection and it cannot be connected to a wireless network directly. If you have a wireless router then you can connect a print server to this HP printer and then connect the print server to the wireless router. This will allow you to print wirelessly yo the HP printer when you configure the printer server and configure the printer driver in the computers to connect to the printer port IP address of the print server.
hmmm.. we only have two computers at my work connected to a router. the designjet has a network card going straight to it. i connect to the router wireless and it reads vista. my boss connects to the design jet thru the router as well with a network card rj cable with xp pro. as for our printer it can be connected via router and does work fine but my boss has it directely connected to his computer and i share it off of his system. then we also have a zerox machine connected via router as well. maybe your router is going out? try a new one or a better one and see if that fixes it. it maybe defected or time for a new one.......
if it was working before then maybe its the router.
I take it you the Win XP PC is on the same network that your Vista Laptop is on and that some how you must be able to share the printer through your XP PC? I think you are experiencing the many issue that Vista has to offer. Maybe think of actually seeing about placing the printer on a Network print server. This would solve your issue. I did this with my Brother Laser printer and it works great. I believe the print servers are coming down in price I am using a TRENDnet TP100 and it works great with my two wired network desktop PCs and the two wireless notbooks that both have Vista on them. Blessings, A/V Media Guy
It sounds like your are using your Windows XP computer as the print server, and you are trying to connect your Windows Vista machine to the Windows XP print server. Your Vista machine is trying to download the XP drivers from the Windows XP computer to your Vista machine. This won't work. Windows XP and Vista print drivers are not compatible.
If the printer is truely networked (it has it's own IP address on the network, it has its own ethernet connection). Then instead of trying to map out to this shared printer, add new printer to the Vista machine using Vista drivers for the HP Deskjet 3940. The type of port you would need is a standard TCP/IP port. To get this address, print a settings page from the printer. Look for either a TCP/IP address or IP address on this print out. This is the port address you want to create and then connect to.
my problem is i upgrade my operating system from windows xp to windows vista and my printer ishp deskjet 5652. whenever i print my documents it became smaller the actual size. may i know how can i solve it.
this printer is (as per HP specs) only connected via USB or Wlan Print server. Check connection using USB cable and be sure Printer driver are correctly working. Check on Router your Print server IP address (Lock it out of DHCP) Put both PRT and PC on same home network (normally HOME or MSWORK) Put Printer server IP address into your printer properties/port tab/ IP. OR check if you see your printer server in your Windows network/home network
In Vista the default s the duplexer is "not installed". Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Printers, double-click on the Deskjet, Printers, Properties, Device Settings and set the duplexer to "Installed".
If the duplexer prints the back side upside down in Vista once it is enabled you can get a patch as described here.
Regards, Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging