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by alpav3536 / November 4, 2012 3:16 AM PST

For some reason, none of my computers on my home network can access the host computer or printer. Any advice on this issue is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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(NT) What host computer? What printer?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 3:32 AM PST
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by alpav3536 / November 4, 2012 4:11 AM PST

The host computer is custom built so it does not have a specific company. The printer is HP Officejet Pro K550.

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Not what I meant.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 4:22 AM PST

I meant: what IS a 'host computer'? What OS does it run?
To what computer is the printer connected?

More questions:
What are the other computers? What OS?
If Windows 7, do you use home groups? Or shares in workgroup? Or both?


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I owned a k550
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 4:53 AM PST
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Nice tank.

But since the host computer must have an OS to share such and I see no details if you shared this printer or a word about the network then no specific advice and be offered except the generic stuff.

1. Share the printer.
2. Do all the usual account work.
3. Do not firewall anything until it's working.

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by alpav3536 / November 4, 2012 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: I owned a k550

Sorry i forgot to mention the OS, I was stupid. But the issue itself is reseolved

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