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Peter White
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Hi, I am having a printing issue. I have 1 desktop PC, 1 pc laptop and 1 apple laptop. I also have a HP LaserJet 4200/4300 series that is hooked up to the desktop pc via series port as well it is also joined to my Links wireless/wired router with a network cable. All my computers see the printer but will not print to it. Anybody have any ideas or know of a site that has a step by step on what I need to do. I very much need this fixed so any help would be great

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file/printer sharing in windows xp:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspx

 

file/printer sharing in windows vista:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

 

for your mac:

http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/

 

all found on google in about 35 seconds.

 

welcome to occ by the way :)

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You might need to right-click (windows) the printer icon, choose "Properties" and change the PORT (from each computer).

 

You said "series", did you mean "Serial" or "USB"? Also, you said it was hooked up to your Router/Gateway device with a network cable but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a USB cable. I could be wrong.

 

Try:

1) physically remove the printer

2) remove any software or drivers

3) hook the printer back up without the network AND install the latest drivers and software from the HP site

4) Once running on a standalone machine, hookup to the Router/Gateway device

5) Again, sometimes the Ports aren't correct

 

You might not have full settings (Apple) if there isn't specific software for the OS. Make sure the software you download is for the correct OS (Windows Vista, XP etc)

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  • 4 weeks later...

It may have to do with sharing or security permissions. Check the links that were provided on File Sharing. I would also either user Network Connection to router or Serial Port connection, not both. You may confuse things. If it is via serial connection, that PC must be on to share the printer. Network printing will be alot easier. You can also setup it up as a local printer via TCP/IP Port in Add a printer wizard.

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