printing from networked printer.. help please

  2drewej 11:58 18 May 2008

Hi, i am trying to print from our second pc from the printer connected to our main one..
The printer is connected to the pc and the pc is connected to an orange livebox.

our second pc is running vista and main pc is xp.
the pc i am trying to print from is connected wirelessly.

I have managed to successfuly connect to the printer and vista can recognize it under shared files etc.

I can start a file printing however after about a minute it comes up with 'error printing'

any help please?

  ambra4 14:40 18 May 2008

Print from Vista PC to shared printer on XP PC

Verify that File and print sharing is turned on and properly configured

on the XP machine.

Locate and notate the Win XP computer name

(Found in System Properties in My Computer Name tab)

Locate and notate the printer share name on the XP computer

(Found under the Sharing tab on the Printer Properties page)

On the Vista machine launch the "Add a Printer" wizard

Choose "Add a local printer"

Select "Create a new port" radio button and choose "Local Port" from the

drop down menu - Next

In the "Enter Port Name:" box enter the following: \\Desktop\Printer

where "Desktop" = the computer name from step 2 and "Printer" = the printer

share name from step 3.

Select the Printer driver from the list provided or use the "Have Disk"

button to install the correct Vista driver if it is not in the built-in list.

It is critical that the driver you use is Vista compatible. - Next

Give the printer a distinct name and choose whether to set as the default. - Next

Print a test page to verify functionality.


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