Printer sharing problem



theTicket
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
I have a local network at home with several computers. Two computers are
running Windows XP. Each of these computers also have their own printers
attached. I'm trying to share out these printers so my other computers on my
network may print off of them.

I can get one of them to work but I cannot get the other one to work.

The one that works is a HP OfficeJet G55. I share the printer by following
the instructions, then other computers can see the printer and use it with no
problem. (Both Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines can use it.)

The one that does not work is a Canon S600. I share the printer by
following the same steps as with the HP OfficeJet G55. But, other computers
are not able to add this as a network printer. The Canon S600 shows up when
adding a printer and I do a browse network. However, when I select it and
try to add it I get an error that says the printer name is invalid. I can
print on the Canon S600 from the machine it is directly attached to. I just
cannot use it as a network printer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
In the PC with the S600, is File and Printer Sharing enabled?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"theTicket" <theTicket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6FE37DD4-5298-4B0E-AFED-CE998F915D1C@microsoft.com...
>I have a local network at home with several computers. Two computers are
> running Windows XP. Each of these computers also have their own printers
> attached. I'm trying to share out these printers so my other computers on
> my
> network may print off of them.
>
> I can get one of them to work but I cannot get the other one to work.
>
> The one that works is a HP OfficeJet G55. I share the printer by
> following
> the instructions, then other computers can see the printer and use it with
> no
> problem. (Both Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines can use it.)
>
> The one that does not work is a Canon S600. I share the printer by
> following the same steps as with the HP OfficeJet G55. But, other
> computers
> are not able to add this as a network printer. The Canon S600 shows up
> when
> adding a printer and I do a browse network. However, when I select it and
> try to add it I get an error that says the printer name is invalid. I can
> print on the Canon S600 from the machine it is directly attached to. I
> just
> cannot use it as a network printer.
>
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>

theTicket
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
As far as I can tell it is turned on. I checked the local network connection
as well as the firewall settings. They both look on to me. I tried to match
them up to the settings on the HP Office Jet which works.

Does the size of the printer share name have anything to do with it?
I noticed, by default, it populates this name with 'CanonS60', which is 8
characters. I had changed this to 'CanonS600' to more accurately reflect the
printer's model. But, when I set it back to 'CanonS60' it still does not
work. I'm just curious because I noticed my HP Office Jet G55 has a print
share name of 'HPOffice', which is 8 characters. ???

That is about the only thing I can see differently. I don't know why that
field would be limited to 8 characters!

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> In the PC with the S600, is File and Printer Sharing enabled?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
>
>
> "theTicket" <theTicket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6FE37DD4-5298-4B0E-AFED-CE998F915D1C@microsoft.com...
> >I have a local network at home with several computers. Two computers are
> > running Windows XP. Each of these computers also have their own printers
> > attached. I'm trying to share out these printers so my other computers on
> > my
> > network may print off of them.
> >
> > I can get one of them to work but I cannot get the other one to work.
> >
> > The one that works is a HP OfficeJet G55. I share the printer by
> > following
> > the instructions, then other computers can see the printer and use it with
> > no
> > problem. (Both Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines can use it.)
> >
> > The one that does not work is a Canon S600. I share the printer by
> > following the same steps as with the HP OfficeJet G55. But, other
> > computers
> > are not able to add this as a network printer. The Canon S600 shows up
> > when
> > adding a printer and I do a browse network. However, when I select it and
> > try to add it I get an error that says the printer name is invalid. I can
> > print on the Canon S600 from the machine it is directly attached to. I
> > just
> > cannot use it as a network printer.
> >
> > Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> >
>
>
>
>


Printer sharing problem