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Old January 31st 09, 03:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.printing
Erik[_2_]
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Default Can't see shared printer on network

Hello all.

On a 98SE machine I am trying to access a network printer that is hooked up
to an XP machine. File and printer sharing is enabled, of course. Both PCs
are on the MSHOME network. I can see both machines from the other one, and
can access shared folders both ways.

I have installed the (additional) 98SE drivers on the host PC. No firewalls
are running. Yet when I go to the printer installation screen the printer
never shows up (although the PC name is visible).

It's been a while since I last used 98SE. Can someone point me in the right
direction, please?

Thanks,

Erik

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Old February 1st 09, 02:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.printing
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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Default Can't see shared printer on network

Because you on a 9x PC, ensure the printer name has no spaces in it and is
less than 12 letters/numbers.
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Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Erik" wrote in message
...
Hello all.

On a 98SE machine I am trying to access a network printer that is hooked
up
to an XP machine. File and printer sharing is enabled, of course. Both PCs
are on the MSHOME network. I can see both machines from the other one, and
can access shared folders both ways.

I have installed the (additional) 98SE drivers on the host PC. No
firewalls
are running. Yet when I go to the printer installation screen the printer
never shows up (although the PC name is visible).

It's been a while since I last used 98SE. Can someone point me in the
right
direction, please?

Thanks,

Erik


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Old February 1st 09, 02:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.printing
Erik[_2_]
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Posts: 6
Default Can't see shared printer on network

Thanks Cari, that was the problem.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

Because you on a 9x PC, ensure the printer name has no spaces in it and is
less than 12 letters/numbers.
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Erik" wrote in message
...
Hello all.

On a 98SE machine I am trying to access a network printer that is hooked
up
to an XP machine. File and printer sharing is enabled, of course. Both PCs
are on the MSHOME network. I can see both machines from the other one, and
can access shared folders both ways.

I have installed the (additional) 98SE drivers on the host PC. No
firewalls
are running. Yet when I go to the printer installation screen the printer
never shows up (although the PC name is visible).

It's been a while since I last used 98SE. Can someone point me in the
right
direction, please?

Thanks,

Erik


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Old February 2nd 09, 10:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.printing
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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Posts: 19
Default Can't see shared printer on network

Happy Printing!
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Erik" wrote in message
...
Thanks Cari, that was the problem.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

Because you on a 9x PC, ensure the printer name has no spaces in it and
is
less than 12 letters/numbers.
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Erik" wrote in message
...
Hello all.

On a 98SE machine I am trying to access a network printer that is
hooked
up
to an XP machine. File and printer sharing is enabled, of course. Both
PCs
are on the MSHOME network. I can see both machines from the other one,
and
can access shared folders both ways.

I have installed the (additional) 98SE drivers on the host PC. No
firewalls
are running. Yet when I go to the printer installation screen the
printer
never shows up (although the PC name is visible).

It's been a while since I last used 98SE. Can someone point me in the
right
direction, please?

Thanks,

Erik



 




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