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Old April 27th 06, 03:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router that
connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my printer with
the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable file and printer
sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my printer via usb cable.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy


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Old April 28th 06, 10:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my printer
with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable file and
printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my printer via usb
cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy



  #3  
Old April 29th 06, 02:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my
printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable
file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my printer
via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy





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Old April 29th 06, 03:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

OK....I think I have the workgroup figured out. When I try to share my
printer, it tells me the "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation
could not be completed." What do I need to do here?
"Missy" wrote in message
...
Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my
printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable
file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my
printer via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy







  #5  
Old April 29th 06, 06:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

See Ron Pacciano's article which will walk you through the sequence as
painlessly as possible.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my
printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable
file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my
printer via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy







  #6  
Old April 29th 06, 10:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved" error.
It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the network.

What do I need to do to fix this?

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
See Ron Pacciano's article which will walk you through the sequence as
painlessly as possible.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my
printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have enable
file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to my
printer via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy









  #7  
Old April 30th 06, 03:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

You are logged on as an Administrator?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
See Ron Pacciano's article which will walk you through the sequence as
painlessly as possible.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a router
that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to share my
printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I have
enable file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is connected to
my printer via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy











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Old May 7th 06, 01:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Yes.....

Anyone heard of not being able to share a Canon MultiPass F30? It will not
allow me to share it....I keep getting that error!


"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
You are logged on as an Administrator?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
See Ron Pacciano's article which will walk you through the sequence as
painlessly as possible.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Let me clarify....the router is hard-wired to my desktop. The laptop
connects wirelessly.

Workgroup? Sorry, I am new to this.....

Missy
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Does the desktop also connect to the router?

Are both PCs in the same Workgroup?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows



"Missy" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I am running Windows XP on a desktop and on a laptop. I have a
router that connects the laptop to the internet. I am trying to
share my printer with the laptop and have not been able to do it. I
have enable file and printer sharing on the desktop, which is
connected to my printer via usb cable. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Missy













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Old May 8th 06, 12:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer


"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?


You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there is
no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish


  #10  
Old May 8th 06, 10:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

Earl,

Thanks for the information. I did do the wizard, however, I checked with
Canon and they say they don't support printer sharing for my MultiPass F30,
but would not say it couldn't be done. Any ideas?

Missy


"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
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"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?


You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there
is no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish



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Old June 5th 06, 11:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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"Missy" wrote:

Earl,

Thanks for the information. I did do the wizard, however, I checked with
Canon and they say they don't support printer sharing for my MultiPass F30,
but would not say it couldn't be done. Any ideas?

Missy


"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
news:chG7g.2753$OF6.2206@trnddc06...

"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?


You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there
is no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish




  #12  
Old June 5th 06, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Default unable to share printer

does a printer have to be a "network" printer, with network drivers to be
able to be shared on Windows XP shared printer option? I have an Epson
Stylus CX4800 and cannot get it to be shared and I have tried everything
Missy has tried. Do I have to go out and buy a network printer?

"Missy" wrote:

Earl,

Thanks for the information. I did do the wizard, however, I checked with
Canon and they say they don't support printer sharing for my MultiPass F30,
but would not say it couldn't be done. Any ideas?

Missy


"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
news:chG7g.2753$OF6.2206@trnddc06...

"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?


You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there
is no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish




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Old June 6th 06, 02:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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kath wrote:
does a printer have to be a "network" printer, with network drivers to be
able to be shared on Windows XP shared printer option? I have an Epson
Stylus CX4800 and cannot get it to be shared and I have tried everything
Missy has tried. Do I have to go out and buy a network printer?

"Missy" wrote:

Earl,

Thanks for the information. I did do the wizard, however, I checked with
Canon and they say they don't support printer sharing for my MultiPass F30,
but would not say it couldn't be done. Any ideas?

Missy


"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
news:chG7g.2753$OF6.2206@trnddc06...
"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?

You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there
is no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish




Kath -- No, you don't have to have a "network" printer -- but it depends
on how you connect things together. You do have to have a network,
however, and you have to be able to share files between computers on the
network.

The simplest case is where you have a printer physically connected to
one of the computers on the network. In this situation, the printer is
shared as a resource of that computer in the same way one of the files
on that computer would be shared. The catch is that the computer must
be on in order for any other computer on the network to access the printer.

A so-called "network printer" usually refers to a printer that can be
connected to the network on its own, without being connected to a
computer. The advantage of this is that the printer is always available
(at least as long as the printer itself is powered on).

The link Cari posted should help:
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
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Old June 6th 06, 03:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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Thanks, that is good to know that I don't have to buy another printer. I
have my network set up on my main computer with a wireless router and can get
online with my laptop and my kids desktop. I can share files, I see them on
My Network Places, but I cannot get the printer to work wirelessly from my
laptop and it does not apprear on My Network Places. I'm not sure I have the
right port. Do I have to put in an IP address for the printer port? The
printer shows up as a network printer under my Printers and Faxes. I've done
the network set up and the sharing printer set up, I've even deleted
everything and started over but can't get the printer to work. I've gotten
as far as printing a document and watching it go to the printer but then it
fails to print. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greately
appreciated. Thank you, kath

"Lem" wrote:

kath wrote:
does a printer have to be a "network" printer, with network drivers to be
able to be shared on Windows XP shared printer option? I have an Epson
Stylus CX4800 and cannot get it to be shared and I have tried everything
Missy has tried. Do I have to go out and buy a network printer?

"Missy" wrote:

Earl,

Thanks for the information. I did do the wizard, however, I checked with
Canon and they say they don't support printer sharing for my MultiPass F30,
but would not say it couldn't be done. Any ideas?

Missy


"Earl F. Parrish" wrote in message
news:chG7g.2753$OF6.2206@trnddc06...
"Missy" wrote in message
...
I tried this but am getting the "Printer settings could not be saved"
error. It won't let me share the printer first before configuring the
network.

What do I need to do to fix this?

You have to configure the network before you configure sharing. If there
is no network, there is no need for sharing.

Run the Home Office Network Setup Wizard from each computer and enable
printer and file sharing on each. The Windows XP firewall disable sharing
even if you set it up manually.


--
Earl F. Parrish




Kath -- No, you don't have to have a "network" printer -- but it depends
on how you connect things together. You do have to have a network,
however, and you have to be able to share files between computers on the
network.

The simplest case is where you have a printer physically connected to
one of the computers on the network. In this situation, the printer is
shared as a resource of that computer in the same way one of the files
on that computer would be shared. The catch is that the computer must
be on in order for any other computer on the network to access the printer.

A so-called "network printer" usually refers to a printer that can be
connected to the network on its own, without being connected to a
computer. The advantage of this is that the printer is always available
(at least as long as the printer itself is powered on).

The link Cari posted should help:
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml

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Old June 10th 06, 04:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
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"kath" wrote in message
...
Thanks, that is good to know that I don't have to buy another printer. I
have my network set up on my main computer with a wireless router and can
get
online with my laptop and my kids desktop. I can share files, I see them
on
My Network Places, but I cannot get the printer to work wirelessly from my
laptop and it does not apprear on My Network Places. I'm not sure I have
the
right port. Do I have to put in an IP address for the printer port? The
printer shows up as a network printer under my Printers and Faxes. I've
done
the network set up and the sharing printer set up, I've even deleted
everything and started over but can't get the printer to work. I've
gotten
as far as printing a document and watching it go to the printer but then
it
fails to print. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greately
appreciated. Thank you, kath

The drivers for the printer you want to use must be installed on each PC
from which you want to send printing commands. They must be appropriate for
the operating system of that PC. Some newer printers might not have drivers
for older operating systems. Does a test print work? Go into your print
queue to see if there is an earlier print job which is stalling the others.

Check out the online Users Guide at
http://files.support.epson.com/htmld...__ug/index.htm

Earl


 




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