Help setting up network printer
I am trying to setup a Dell Printer on my laptop that is being shared
from an XP Pro desktop. The printer does work fine locally on the
desktop and wirelessly from another WinXP Pro laptop. I am trying to
add the printer using Printers off the Kmenu->Settings. I know the name
of the computer that it is being shared from and I know the shared name
of the printer from the XP desktop. I have tried scanning the network
but my laptop comes back every time with nothing found.
The printer is connected to the desktop via a USB cable and the port
number that is assigned to the printer in XP is USB001 (virtual port).
Could this be the root of the problem? I am not even sure I will be
able to print to the printer, but at this point, I can't even see the
printer. I have also opened up port 9100 on my firewall just in case,
but that didn't work either, so I removed it.
Any additional help would be appreciated.