XP shared network printer nightmare



gregf@kcls.org
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
I have several XP PCs, and all the sudden one of them can't find the
network printer. I did yesterday, but today it won't work. I thought I
would delete the printer, then use the Add Printer Wizard to just
reinstall it. But now it can't even find it. It can connect to the
shared internet connection (the switch and router/modem) but just can't

seem to find the rest of the net work. I don't know what would have
changed this all the sudden, but I've noticed XP likes to do this now
and the- lose the printer and make me do a little dance to try and
connect it again. I alway suscceed, but only after much frustration and

never knowing what actually fixed it. Lots of rebooting and searching
and magically one time it might actually find it. Is there something
else I can do to connect to it? When I do a Browse For Printer, it only

finds the Microsoft WIndows Network, not everthing below it, which the
other PCs can find, and that's where the PC with the network printer
should be. It's just not showing up. The other PCs can find it just
fine. The IP address has not changed. I have no idea what to do.

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Are you perhaps running into the XP connection limitation.... 5 for XP Home,
10 for XP Pro.
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Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



<gregf@kcls.org> wrote in message
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>I have several XP PCs, and all the sudden one of them can't find the
> network printer. I did yesterday, but today it won't work. I thought I
> would delete the printer, then use the Add Printer Wizard to just
> reinstall it. But now it can't even find it. It can connect to the
> shared internet connection (the switch and router/modem) but just can't
>
> seem to find the rest of the net work. I don't know what would have
> changed this all the sudden, but I've noticed XP likes to do this now
> and the- lose the printer and make me do a little dance to try and
> connect it again. I alway suscceed, but only after much frustration and
>
> never knowing what actually fixed it. Lots of rebooting and searching
> and magically one time it might actually find it. Is there something
> else I can do to connect to it? When I do a Browse For Printer, it only
>
> finds the Microsoft WIndows Network, not everthing below it, which the
> other PCs can find, and that's where the PC with the network printer
> should be. It's just not showing up. The other PCs can find it just
> fine. The IP address has not changed. I have no idea what to do.
>


XP shared network printer nightmare