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WIN7 Peer-to-peer Printing

by simonbmorse / February 25, 2012 12:12 AM PST

My default printer network is seen by both my computer and my printer and I can connect from both.
When I try to print, the printer is shown as offline. I have done everything I can find on the Internet and the HP sight.
The network, by default, has no Internet connection, which should be okay.

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Clarification Request
Which printer?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2012 1:31 AM PST

One member went round and round with a similar issue until we found a note that that particular HP was not shareable. No one knew why.

There are DOZENS of reasons for printer shares to fail beyond that. From Account issues, to network settings and firewalls.

-> Frankly I wonder what people think about this mess.

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Follow-up information
by simonbmorse / February 25, 2012 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: Which printer?

The printer is an HP 2710 all-in-one.

I have this same problem when trying to print via a non-internet connected router. The computer and the network both see the router and say they are connected. I get the same "printer offline."

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