Network Printing in Vista
Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:56 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:37 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:37 PM
At the end of the setup, it asks me about my print cartridges. Once I select the correct cartidge models and select that they're old the ink meters grey out and have a "?" next to them.
Anyway, then I just click OK and it finishes installing. It also installs the scanner software too, which is a bit weird.
Anyway, the printer's in the Printers Folder. When I try to send a test page, a message appears saying "Communication not available. The printer cannot communicate with the computer. Try these solutions... (solutions) [Continue] [Cancel Printing]"
This is just as before.
The file I downloaded from the website was a self-extracting archive file. It extracts files to C:\drivers\printer\X1100\. There's a folder in there called drivers, with a load of files in. You know you said earlier about individual inf files? Would the stuff in there be of any use now?
Edited by o2mcgovem, 23 March 2007 - 03:44 PM.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:21 PM
The tech guy is right printers normally do have a range that the drivers work across.
in the sharing tab under additional drivers.
Can you try this for me.
1) start the install printer wizard.
2) choose local printer you will most likley get an error message saying no printer found.
4)do you get an option to choose create a new port ? if yes then choose that this should give you a dropdown list
is there an option to choose tcpip
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:29 PM
Um, now what? Lol.
Edited by o2mcgovem, 23 March 2007 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:37 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:41 PM
Device Type: Autodetect, TCP/IP Device, Web Services Device
Hostname or IP Address: [I would assume that would be "Kitchen" or the IP]
[ ] Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.
No, but would I be able to get it by cmd > ipconfig? I'm sure I've done it like that before... 192.168 something?
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:54 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:57 PM
A configuration page? Is that in printer properties as print a test page? When I did it earlier from the XP laptop it came out with a load of random C:\Windows\system32\spool stuff.
I'll print one from the desktop now, if that's what a configuration page is.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:00 PM
it should have how to prin a configuration page
Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:16 PM
I've uploaded the guide here to my webspace so you can check it out, incase I missed it or something. I searched for "configuration" and briefly scanned through it and didn't see it though. I also checked the help files it installed too... not there either.
Edited by o2mcgovem, 23 March 2007 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:21 PM
continue with the printer setup wizard from where we left it - does it install the printer
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