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Carson Fernandez Dec 09, 2010, 05:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've been struggling for MONTHS to get a printer to print from my Vista computer. The printer is plugged into an XP computer, and there are three other computers connected through a linksys router all on the same network. I have the four computers in the same workgroup. The other XP computer will print to the printer, and the XP computer that the printer is plugged into (via USB) will print to it, but the VISTA computers won't even find it when I go to Add a Printer.

Any suggestions on how I can get the VISTA computer to find the printer?

Thanks,

Carson


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Dr. Peaceful Dec 09, 2010, 05:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Printing with Networked Printer Vista and XP
I think this will help you get WinXP to network with Vista. Good luck.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9019179/Teach_XP_and_Vi...n_networks

Bungle Dec 09, 2010, 07:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Printing with Networked Printer Vista and XP
so you're sharing the printer its not actually a network printer?

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Carson Fernandez Dec 09, 2010, 08:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Printing with Networked Printer Vista and XP
Yes. In fact I now have it printing from another vista computer but the one I need to print from does not even see the computer that the printer is connected to. Sony guess it's a network setup issue on the one Vista computer?

michel smith Dec 15, 2010, 12:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Printing with Networked Printer Vista and XP
It is possible to connect the network printers wirelessly with the help of WI-Fi or Bluetooth. You can also use wired connection by directly connecting it to the hub. The printer set-up would vary depending on the brand and model, so it is very important to read the user manual carefully for getting the correct instructions. In order to share the printer, you need to select the ‘Printers and Faxes’ from the ‘Control Panel’. Now select the ‘Add printer’ option and browse for your network printer. It is very important to follow the ‘Add Printer Wizard’ correctly for error free sharing.

Bungle Dec 15, 2010, 01:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Printing with Networked Printer Vista and XP
Sharing a printer with other systems that use entirely different driver sets can be troublesome... sometimes you get limited functionality sometimes it doesn't work at all. The "right" way to do this would be to go buy an actual network printer and install the correct driver on each system that needs to print to it.

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