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Old 03-23-08, 01:30
hy565 hy565 is offline
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Default Network print


I have a HP Photosmart C6180 all in one printer which has wi-fi capabilities.

It is connected to my home network, as is my laptop.

I reformatted my laptop recently, and set up the printer simply by adding a network printer using windows..Printers and Faxes -> Add a Printer.

It worked for a while but suddenly stopped working.

I tried printing something this morning but an error message came out..printer spooler service not started or something. I went to check services.msc but the service was started..restarting it did not solve the problem.

I then uninstalled the printer. Now I can't install it back.

When I try to Add a Printer..choose network scans but doesn't find anything..only Microsoft Windows Network..I can't find my printer listed there..strange because it still worked last week.

I tried entering the IP address of my printer into my browser and the configuration/summary page came out. Pinging it on cmd.exe also works...but windows just cant seem to locate the printer.

Shouldnt be a firewall problem since I had windows firewall on ever since I installed windows XP and it worked fine before.

Are there any additional services that need to be started?

Any ideas?
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Old 03-23-08, 19:22
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Default Re: Network print

Give the printer static IP out of the DHCP range, and install the Printer's Network software on each computer.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
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