2 printers and pc not talking to each other

  driving man 17:26 17 Dec 2006

Have a home network --WiFi laptop and desktop using a "dongle"
Also have 2 printers connected by leads to the desktop.
However today for some reason neither printer will work
Leads are ok
Netgear wireless router ok
Zone Alarm used but no settings changed.
Any ideas please


  driving man 17:35 17 Dec 2006

PS as an addendum-- How may I check that the 2 pc's are communicating?

  SANAP 21:52 17 Dec 2006

You have come to the wrong place, there is loads in the netwroking forum, to check for printers go to control panel select printers then click add printer, follow wizard, it will ask you to find printer do a browse etc.

NB If u have all the same os systems u are ok but ttricky if different. also if u have different firewalls causes grief.


  driving man 21:56 17 Dec 2006

sorry if wrong forum , tried all about printers in control panel

Both XP home

  woodchip 22:41 17 Dec 2006

Go to Start\Settings\Printers, does the Printers have green tick for sharing?

  driving man 07:50 18 Dec 2006


no settings appear to have changed
Printer icons show the "sharing" hand and in properties say they are shared
Me, --------- im like "peace on earth" ---Totally lost

  ^wave^ 08:26 18 Dec 2006

do the printers work to the pc they are conected to

  driving man 09:16 18 Dec 2006

not at all, honest cant understand it although IE7 has been installed but device manager shows printers as ok

  woodchip 18:48 18 Dec 2006

With the Computer you want to print from, Go to Windows Explorer Down at the bottom of the Folder Tree you should see Some kind of networking expand to Mshome look for the pinter you want to use and double click on it. you should get a Message to load drivers for the Printer Follow instructions through for it to work

  driving man 21:04 18 Dec 2006

have already checked that----feel I might have to uninstall and then reinstall
thank you anyway

  driving man 13:51 20 Dec 2006

Thank you all for help

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