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Old 12-28-2004, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a HP deskjet 3820 printer which is hosted on my win98 SE computer. I am trying to set it up so I can use the printer as a network computer so I can use it on my win 2000 server computer as well but I am not sure how to do it. Can someone help me out. I appreciate any help.
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are you running a wireless network? if so look into a wireless print server
if not... i don't think win 98 se can share a printer for the purpose that you are trying to use it for
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What I have done is setup my win98 machine with my printer/drivers and whatnot. I've set the printer up by right clicking on the computer selected share option and placed the letters HP next to share name. I noticed it is set up to share because there is a hand under the printer signifing it is setup to share. What do I need to do on my win 2000 server machine now?
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You would need to go to add printer. then choose network printer thne browse to it. Sharing a printer this way is kinda annoying. I currently do it but everytime I reboot computer I have to browse any directory on the other computer and enter username and password then I can print. Good Luck.`
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You would need to go to add printer. then choose network printer thne browse to it. Sharing a printer this way is kinda annoying.
I tried doing it that way but it/s not taking and I can't figure out why.
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Try to browse to it through windows explorer first.
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where would I locate it?
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If I type \\server_name\hp I can connect to the computer I am trying to print from but when I select print the pc looks for a local printer not network printer.
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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go to network neighbourhood and locate the printer. Rightclick> make default. or doubleclick and install drivers. U need to install the 2k drivers because it cannot use the 98 drivers from the 98 machine. You might have to use a different print spool procesor (or whatever its called) in the 2k's printer settings to be able to print at all.

(does this make sense )
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