I have a home network with two laptops connected to the main Windows 7 pc. One laptop is Vista the other Windows 7, but for some reason the Windows 7 cannot see the network printer. The main pc is switched on, as is the printer. The Vista laptop connected easily. I have set all computers to share and be visible and have turned off passwords in the network sharing centre but the Windows 7 machine still cannot connect to the printer. Any advice apreciated.
Try this on the Win7 Laptop Start Windows Explorer by Pressing the Win Key and E Key then try dragging a doc onto the Printer icon that should show in the Networking Work Groups. See if it brings up a message
okay just looked in Explorer on my XP computer it should drop in the same place. in Explorer it comes under My Network Places\Microsoft Windows Network\Mshome if you cannot see a printer icon in there your network is not configured correctly
It does open explorer but there is no printer icon as no printers are installed or detected. Surley 'add printer' would be best place? At the bottom left it just has the name of my pc and that it is in a workgroup. I am puzzled becasue in Vista it picked up the printer in seconds. Thanks for help so far,
You need to use the Network Wizard on the PC follow instructions when you run it, All Computers and Hardware should be switched on before running Wizard Make a disc when it asks use this in other computer by double clicking the file it puts on the disc or USB stick