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How do I get a printer to work with 2 pc's?


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Does it start correctly and you still get the error message?


Yep, it starts correctly and I still get the error message. :)
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After starting the service and get the error message, can you recheck the service and see if it still running or was stopped again?

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 30 December 2009 - 11:25 AM.

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No, it says it's still started.
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You might want to give this a shot. I'll keep looking around for other possible fixes.
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Thanks Spyderturbo007 for sticking with me :)

I ran the fixit program on the computer that is connected to the printer. No problems were detected.

I don't think anything is wrong with the printer, it's just that pc#2 doesn't recognize pc#1, but pc#1 does recognize pc#2, know how to fix that?

Then when that gets fixed, I should be able to add printer easily. :)
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No problem. I'll do all I can to help you out.

I don't think that's the problem but we can check. If the case was that the other computer wasn't responding, you would get a message similar to "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server".

Try this from the laptop. Type the following at a command prompt.

ping ComputerName


You'll want to replace ComputerName with the name of the desktop attached to the printer. You don't need to copy down the information, just let me know if there is a response, or you get a "Request timed out" message.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 30 December 2009 - 12:55 PM.

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:)

I don't know if this makes a difference, but I have 2 desktops, not a laptop. :)

So where do I type ping Computer name? What is command prompt?
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Oh, I just assumed that since one was wired and one was wireless that it was a desktop and a laptop.

Run the ping command from the wireless PC and use the name of the wired PC that's attached to the printer. You'll want to go to Start -> Accessories, Right Click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator. Type the command from above in the black box that appears.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 30 December 2009 - 02:29 PM.

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Ok, I did that.

I get a response and then, like 2 sec later, 2 or 3 "Request timed out" messages.
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Weird. :)

Open the Command Prompt again and type the following command and press Enter.

ping ComputerName -n 30 >C:\ping.txt

Just make sure you substitute the wired computer's name for ComputerName again. You'll see the cursor flashing for a little while and it might not look like it's doing anything, but just let it go. Once you get back to the C:> prompt, type Exit and press Enter to close the window. Now go to Start, Computer and double click on Local Disk C. You want to look for a file called ping.txt. You can either attach that file here, or copy and paste the results. You can then delete the file if you want.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 30 December 2009 - 03:05 PM.

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Okay, did it, here are the results:



Pinging 4FAMILYPC [fe80::65dc:eae7:ab74:7e1%12] from fe80::109e:9e23:e90d:66ed%12 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.



Ping statistics for fe80::65dc:eae7:ab74:7e1%12:

Packets: Sent = 30, Received = 0, Lost = 30 (100% loss),
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Hey Spyderturbo007,

You there? :)
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Sorry, holiday stuff.

I'm confused. :) There has to be something I'm missing here.

Vista should automatically configure the Windows firewall allowing access when you are both on a private, home network and have printer sharing enabled. Do you have another 3rd party firewall? If not, just for fun, try turning off the Windows firewall on both machines and try the ping command again. You can just run this one and post back the number of lost packets.

ping ComputerName

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 05 January 2010 - 07:21 AM.

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Hmm.. firewall was already off on both computers. :)

Ok, I pinged again, sent 4 Lost 4 100% loss and some request timed out messages. :)
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Yo, spyderturbo?

I pinged with the firewall off, here are the results: sent 4 Lost 4 100% loss and some request timed out messages.
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