Can't find printers on wireless network



robl
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when at work
i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i try and
search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on other
computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been at for
a week PLEASE help.
Thanks.
--
robl

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
Windows XP Home cannot join a domain. If this is a work computer, you
should probably ask your IT Department to install XP Pro so that you can
correctly join the domain and install the printers.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"robl" <robl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E920633B-1A7D-4014-A0AA-AFC0CC51E460@microsoft.com...
> Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when at
> work
> i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i try
> and
> search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on other
> computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been at
> for
> a week PLEASE help.
> Thanks.
> --
> robl
>

GTS
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
Are these Ethernet connected printers or shared on another machine? Can you
see other computers on the network? Is this a domain or a peer network?
I have to respectfully differ with Cari. Although XP Home cannot join a
domain it can use network resources including printers (I set this up all
the time for my clients with domains and users with XP Home laptops), but
there can be several issues involved in setting up the access.
--

"robl" <robl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E920633B-1A7D-4014-A0AA-AFC0CC51E460@microsoft.com...
> Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when at
> work
> i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i try
> and
> search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on other
> computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been at
> for
> a week PLEASE help.
> Thanks.
> --
> robl

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
If it's a workplace domain, the IT department should be dealing with the
problem rather than the Limited Account User.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"GTS" <x> wrote in message news:OW0%23fLjVFHA.3760@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Are these Ethernet connected printers or shared on another machine? Can
> you see other computers on the network? Is this a domain or a peer
> network?
> I have to respectfully differ with Cari. Although XP Home cannot join a
> domain it can use network resources including printers (I set this up all
> the time for my clients with domains and users with XP Home laptops), but
> there can be several issues involved in setting up the access.
> --
>
> "robl" <robl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E920633B-1A7D-4014-A0AA-AFC0CC51E460@microsoft.com...
>> Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when at
>> work
>> i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i try
>> and
>> search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on other
>> computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been at
>> for
>> a week PLEASE help.
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> robl
>
>
>

Brycs
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
I'm having the same issue with a client I am trying to help. On a Xp Pro
machine I shared a USB connected printer. I loaded this printer on a laptop
that was on a wireless connection (Same network) and was able to see the
printer and actually print a test page. A few days later my customer called
me back and said he couldnt print from the laptop anymore. I looked at it
and it wont browse to save its life. I can't see shares of any kind. I
turned off the windows firewalls on both machines.

Any advice?
--
Bryc Spainhour, MCSA


"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> If it's a workplace domain, the IT department should be dealing with the
> problem rather than the Limited Account User.
> --
> Cari
> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
> "GTS" <x> wrote in message news:OW0%23fLjVFHA.3760@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Are these Ethernet connected printers or shared on another machine? Can
> > you see other computers on the network? Is this a domain or a peer
> > network?
> > I have to respectfully differ with Cari. Although XP Home cannot join a
> > domain it can use network resources including printers (I set this up all
> > the time for my clients with domains and users with XP Home laptops), but
> > there can be several issues involved in setting up the access.
> > --
> >
> > "robl" <robl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E920633B-1A7D-4014-A0AA-AFC0CC51E460@microsoft.com...
> >> Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when at
> >> work
> >> i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i try
> >> and
> >> search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on other
> >> computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been at
> >> for
> >> a week PLEASE help.
> >> Thanks.
> >> --
> >> robl
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Please ask in the networking newsgroup and also have a read through:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20030619.shtml
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Brycs" <Brycs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7089364-8171-47A3-B72D-A4D7816D39D7@microsoft.com...
> I'm having the same issue with a client I am trying to help. On a Xp Pro
> machine I shared a USB connected printer. I loaded this printer on a
> laptop
> that was on a wireless connection (Same network) and was able to see the
> printer and actually print a test page. A few days later my customer
> called
> me back and said he couldnt print from the laptop anymore. I looked at it
> and it wont browse to save its life. I can't see shares of any kind. I
> turned off the windows firewalls on both machines.
>
> Any advice?
> --
> Bryc Spainhour, MCSA
>
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> If it's a workplace domain, the IT department should be dealing with the
>> problem rather than the Limited Account User.
>> --
>> Cari
>> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>>
>> "GTS" <x> wrote in message
>> news:OW0%23fLjVFHA.3760@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Are these Ethernet connected printers or shared on another machine?
>> > Can
>> > you see other computers on the network? Is this a domain or a peer
>> > network?
>> > I have to respectfully differ with Cari. Although XP Home cannot join
>> > a
>> > domain it can use network resources including printers (I set this up
>> > all
>> > the time for my clients with domains and users with XP Home laptops),
>> > but
>> > there can be several issues involved in setting up the access.
>> > --
>> >
>> > "robl" <robl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:E920633B-1A7D-4014-A0AA-AFC0CC51E460@microsoft.com...
>> >> Need help ! I am running windows xp hom edition w/ service pk 2. when
>> >> at
>> >> work
>> >> i am able to get a wireless connection into the internet but when i
>> >> try
>> >> and
>> >> search for printers i can't find them. I have installed printers on
>> >> other
>> >> computers but to no avail on mines. I have a hp ze5570us. I have been
>> >> at
>> >> for
>> >> a week PLEASE help.
>> >> Thanks.
>> >> --
>> >> robl
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


Can't find printers on wireless network