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    Unhappy Shared printer hassle.

    Brother 2140 printer crapped out and replaced it with a 2130 machine. My son has laptop with windoze 7 it worked fine printing on shared old printer, I deleted the 2140 in network sharing and did the add printer thing.
    It cant find it so googled problem it says go to network sharing centre and check that turn on network discovery, turn on file and printer sharing public folder sharing is on and it was on as you would expect because it printed on old printer.
    Next step was go to sharing and find the xp computer called lounge which has the new printer installed its not there only showing itself (laptop) and thomspson router.
    What has gone so horribly wrong? can anyone help please otherwise its out cheque book to computer chick
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Try going theough this and see how you go!
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/xp...inter-sharing/
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Uninstall the old drivers, install the new drivers (dont plug the new printer in) until the install tells you to. Then share the new printer

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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Uninstall the old drivers, install the new drivers (dont plug the new printer in) until the install tells you to. Then share the new printer
    The printer works fine off the computer its hooked up to and it works fine off another pc connected by Ethernet cable just wont work on boys laptop on wireless.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    Try going theough this and see how you go!
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/xp...inter-sharing/
    I cant get past step 2 where it should show the XP computer did a system restore and the old printer is back but the xp computer does not show up
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Can you just go to the Run box and type in \\lounge to bring it up?

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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Thanks but where is run box on windoze 7?
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Found run typed in\\lounge nothing found
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Can you ping the lounge PC?....turn off the firewall...for testing!
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    Default Re: Shared printer hassle.

    Thanks for help I tried again typing in \\lounge and it worked pinged the printer up right clicked it installed it
    Thanks again
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