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HP PSC 2210 All in one Printer not added for Home Network


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flamartine

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For a Home Network -
trying to add printer so that my XP laptop can print
HP PSC 2210 is wired to my XP Pro desktop - prints fine - via USB - have checked port - usb enabled
Via my laptop I go to add printer, click on browse and it finds the hp psc 2210 printer - however won't add it to network
In the Cowboys network guide he mentions that all in ones mey be difficult to add to home network. Has anyone found a resolution?
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Hi flamartine
I Know I am going to hate myself for getting into this - but.
Have you closed all firewalls - including windows firewall, are you running anything like nortons or zone alarm
do you get an error message?
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Have closed all firewalls. On Spacecowboy's guide notes he states that HP all in ones can be difficult. I have read thru a lot of posts to no avail. Any thoughts?
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I go to add printer, click on browse and it finds the hp psc 2210 printer - however won't add it to network

do you get an error message. Does the wizard finish
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Never get to Finish - get the following message: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed."
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ok right click on the printer click on properties click on advanced
Is Always available checked.
Click on General write down printer name
click on start right click on my computer click on properties click on computer name.
Write down computer name

On laptop use add printer wizard
Choose network printer click on next
Take 2nd option connect to this printer add the computer name and printer name. EG Computer name = xp printer name = hp psc2210. then you type in the box
\\xp\hp psc2210. you must type the names as is including all the spaces.
Click on next.
What happens?
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ok right click on the printer click on properties click on advanced
Is Always available checked.
Click on General write down printer name
click on start right click on my computer click on properties click on computer name.
Write down computer name

On laptop use add printer wizard
Choose network printer click on next
Take 2nd option connect to this printer add the computer name and printer name. EG Computer name = xp printer name = hp psc2210. then you type in the box
\\xp\hp psc2210. you must type the names as is including all the spaces.
Click on next.
What happens?
Cheers
Peterm
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After clicking on Next, about 30 seconds goes by and then the following messages pop up: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation could not be completed."
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Long shot
1) Have you put the HP software on the laptop ?
2) Does the printer have a share hand under it?
3) Click on start Right click on My Network Places Click on Properties
Right click on Local area connection Click on properties
Click on TCP/IP Click on advanced Click on WINS tab Click on Enable netbios over tcp/ip click ok click ok click ok
Try again.
I'm Not being much help I know
Cheers
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 26 March 2008 - 02:01 AM.

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-Had put software on laptop
-Printer has hand under it
-had enabled Net Bios over tcp/IP

In Printers the name of the printer is: hp psc 2200 series
The name that sharing auto populated is: Printer4 (4th down in the list)

I have tried \\computer name\Printer4
I have tried \\computer name\hp psc 2200 series
I have tried \\computer name\hp psc 2210

None have worked....

Do appreciate your time. Thank you.
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Go to printers - Add Printer.
ChooseAdd a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty
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peterm if I may, I had the same problem in the past, took me nearly a week to get the dang thing to work and stay working when new computers connected etc. the first problem is that it's an HP but obviously we can't fix that. now the only problem is I'm an idiot and didn't document what I did to fix it so I'll try to remember.

so...........

hang on let me boot up an XP computer here and walk through it... I'll edit post

[edit] for simplicity sake we're going to change the share name of that printer, on the host computer (the one the printer is connected directly to) go to control panel>printers and faxes right click the printer and select sharing, now make sure share this printer is checked (never discount the obvious :) ) and change the share name to bleepingprinter or something very simple, no spaces or anything fancy just one word.

now the second thing we're going to do is make sure make sure that both computers are in the same workgroup (if you don't know what that is just understand that Msoft is retarded for even pondering the idea of incorporating it into any sort of home based software whatsoever) so (on both computers) go to start>run> and type "sysdm.cpl" without quotes and press enter. when this comes up you should be on the general tab, click the computer name tab, and there will be a button in there that says "change" click that and change the workgroup name on both computers to "WORKGROUP" and if your computer name is too complicated change that too while you're there. it will ask you to restart, do so.

now that both computers workgroups have been changed and restarted go back to the add printer wizard and use the second option on the second page and instead this time try using browse for printer, if you can't find it there try typing it in that second option again, let me know what happens.

Edited by pr0n, 28 March 2008 - 10:09 AM.

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WE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. WE ARE ADDING A NETWORK PRINTER, WORKS FINE WITH A COMPUTER WITH VISTA, BUT WE CANT FIND THE PROPER DRIVER IN XP
CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US
THIS IS FOR OUR HOME COMPUTER

Edited by pepper4713, 03 August 2008 - 01:39 PM.

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WE ARE ADDING A NETWORK PRINTER, DRIVER INSTALLS FINE WITH VISTA, BUT THE DRIVER IS NOT LISTED IN XP A CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO INSTALL


HOME COMPUTER

Edited by pepper4713, 03 August 2008 - 01:39 PM.

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