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Cant get printer to print from Wireless Notebook

My system..(Desktop)
HP Pavilion Media Center TV PC, Model m7680n
2048 MB Ram
2-250GB HDD
Wireless Keyboard,Mouse and LAN

HP PSC 2210 AIO, hooked to Desktop via USB cable

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4084
1048 MB Ram
120 GB HDD
802.11a/b/g Wireless

I have the above system hooked up wirless with a Linksys Cable Modem, model BEFCMU10 and a Linksys Wireless-G Router, Model WRT54G. I cannot get the printer to print from the Toshiba unless it is hard wired to it via USB. Printer software and drivers are loaded onto both systems. When I click Start/Printers & Faxes on both systems it shows each printer, hp psc 2200 series with the highlighted check mark and the word READY. I have Printer and File Sharing enabled on both systems. On the Toshiba Propertys/Ports, there is a checkmark next to DOT...psc printer hp psc 2200 series. The other options are..LPT1,LPT2,LPT3,COM1,COM2,COM3,COM4,COM5,COM6,COM7,FILE,USB,\\H,\\H\\H\\H\\Y

On the desktop machine Port Tab..
Check mark next to Virtual Printer Port for USB hp psc 2200 series
Other option are COM 1-4
FILE Print to Port
DOT psc printer

Something must need to be reset to get printer to print from wireless notebook, but what?

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I wonder if a firewall or two or three need tweaking?

In reply to: Cant get printer to print from Wireless Notebook

With 2 PCs and a router you have the distinct possibility of 3 firewalls that could block this. As well as account issues.

I'll note a discussion where a member took the long way around to get a share working. It was firewall related but on top of that they discovered the Windows annoyance about a share needing to be recreated due to the firewall being "up" at the time of creation.

Please read this link.


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It's Printing now

In reply to: I wonder if a firewall or two or three need tweaking?

Bob, Thanks for the reply. I had just finished reading the long discussion on your link when I received your reply. I forgot to mention in my firest post that I have Windows Live OneCare on both systems. I went into settings on both systems and changed a few things, the opened Network Setup Wizard on both machins and went through the process again. When finished, I had another printer icon on Printers and Faxes window on Notebook. It was check marked, auto hp psc series on HPDESKTOP. Under the ports tab, there is a check next to..\\D...Local Port Auto hp psc 2200 series on HPDESKTOP.

I am able to print wireless now. Now when I Right click a folder to share on either machine, the area is greyed out next to "Share this folder on the network". Cannot put a check into box. I chose, Share Files and printers on setup wizard. Also, at the top of my Outlook Express Email window, PRINT is grayed out on the Tosbiba Notebook. If I right click a message, Print is grayed out on that window also. Not sure if any of this is relative to first post, but thanks for any more tips.

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Sharing OK now

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I am able to share folders now. It seem's as though I had them set up as Private.

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Email printing OK now

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Print button is working fine. I realized I had to open a message into another window for it to become active. Sorry for the confusion

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Not a problem.

In reply to: Email printing OK now

Sometimes we need to talk over the issues to see where and what to do.

Best of continued luck.


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