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Re: Help setting up network printer

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On 05/21/07 08:00, Eric A. Bonney, CPA wrote:
> 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.

Have you installed samba?  That's what implements the file- and
print-server protocols that Windows uses.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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