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Wirless network printing problem


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Lowie99

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Hi there.

Can anyone out there help me as this has been driving me crazy for days,

I have a netgear wireless router linked to a PC via USB which has an Epson RX620 printer attached to it. Also attached to the wireless router is a Toshiba laptop connnected via ethernet.

The problem is my work (Dell) laptop which I access via a secure wireless connection (WEP).Everythiing was working fine until a few days ago until suddenly I can't print from the Dell laptop over the network.

The host PC attached via USB prints fine as does the Toshiba laptop attached via ethernet.

I have tried to delete and add the printer and until a few days ago I could not even browse for the printer, I ran the network setup (which I am not sure whether I was meant to do) and then i could suddenly see the printer through MSHOME workgroup. I can therefore find and add the printer from the Dell and can see other files on the PC. The problem is that when I try and print something it does not spool.

To date I have tried the following

1) all Windows firewalls set up to accept file and print sharing
2) printer set up to share
3) I seem to be able to ping in all directions (except from the dell to the Toshiba which times out?)
4) Run network setup wizard on all 3 computers (which maybe I shouldn't have)

I hope that there is someone out there who can help and that I have provided enough information.

Thanks
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On the laptop, click start, printers and faxes, right click the printer, click printing preferences, click maintenance, click speed and progress, click monitoring, tick monitor shared printers, click apply
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Thanks for getting back to me!

You took me to a place I had not been before but unfortunately the shared monitor box was already ticked!

I appreciate your help!
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YOU DID IT!!

You said to click laptop which was already ticked but the host pc box was unticked AND IT NOW WORKS!!!

I cannot believe that I could not find that support anywhere on the web. It is failry well hidden!!

Thanks so much for your help!! The sun is at last shining!!

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