other pcs cannot see network printer

  howard60 20:57 13 Sep 2003

I have spent most of today sorting out an Epson Aculaser c2000 Colour laser for a friend's firm. It has an ethernet rj45 port and is connected to the server. The main pc has the Epson network files on and can see and use ok the printer. No other pc on the network can use it. Does anyone know how you get them to? The other pcs have the software installed and when you click on configure the printer responds but will not print from them. The main pc when you click on the prog lists the printer and its IP code. No other pc lists the printer or IP code. Using XP pro on all pcs, 3 com router [network works fine from all pcs to all pcs] plenty of ram and hard disk space on each pc.

  howard60 23:05 13 Sep 2003

I meant to say the system has a 3 com hub and the printer is connected to that.

  howard60 23:14 13 Sep 2003

oh I did not know that. I will try that tomorrow thank you.

  Steve Mat 23:34 13 Sep 2003

Also, you must set up the printer as shared. The icon will then have the usual network sign on it.

To do this, add a new printer and when the option comes up, chose network/shared.

Hope this helps

  howard60 22:48 14 Sep 2003

thanks all - it is now working

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