I just setup my wireless home network. I'm running a Dell Dimension 8200 desktop with Windows XP Pro, with a Dell Laser Multi-Function 1600n local printer via USB. The only other computer i have is a Dell XPS M140 laptop running Media Center Edition. My central connection point is a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router. The only wired connection is from the router to the desktop. To save any further confusion, I setup the printer in the following ways......
Right click printer _ Properties _ Sharing _ Share This Printer _ Share Name
on the laptop...........
Add a printer _ Network Printer _ Browse for printer _ and located the correct shared printer on my network
(I have also tried the option button for specifying the printer name by typing it in manually)
As far as file sharing and viewing the network, everything works fine.
The problem I'm running into is this: As long as I print locally from the desktop, everything works fine. However, when I try to print from the laptop, the printer automatically comes up with an error in the document window, and obviously backs up any other local print jobs in the queue. As soon as I clear out the queue, and print locally again, it works fine. It's just whenever I try printing from the laptop that I automatically get the error in the document window.
File and Print Sharing is enabled on each computer, and all Firewalls are turned off on each computer. I have also tried the following:
Same matching account on both machines
Tried creating new accounts and even using the guest account
Uninstalling the printer from the desktop, completely reinstalling the printer to the desktop and sharing
The weird thing to me is that when I click connect on the shared printer, it never does anything. Never asks me for a password or anything. Well, let me clarify that. It does pop up the message about installing the driver to my machine, but after that it never does anything. The only error message I receive is in the Printer's document window, stating that there is an error on the print job.
Any help would be appreciated, as I have racked my brain on this one. Thanks.