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Vista won't print on a wireless network
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Jeff
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September 17, 2008 - 5:35 pm
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I have a new compaq laptop that will not print when I want to use a shared network printer

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Chad Johnson
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September 17, 2008 - 7:36 pm
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What kind of error messages do you get?
Can other computers print to this printer?

I've noticed in Vista that for Peer to Peer printing solutions, you may have to authenticate to the machine hosting the printer. This can be done by typing in your windows Start menu search bar \computer
Then press enter.

You should get prompted for a username password to authenticate to the other machine.

Then you should be able to print.

YMMV

--zig

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Jim Hillier
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September 17, 2008 - 7:59 pm
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Hi Jeff - Here is a link to a web site with detailed instructions:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 27037.aspx

Hope that helps,
cheers....JIM

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September 18, 2008 - 6:13 am
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well yeah....or that.

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September 26, 2008 - 11:50 pm
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I didn't see any other posts by Jeff and so I don't know if his problem was fixed or not but when I went to go and get a printer recently, I was thinking about going for a wireless one and the clerk advised me against it because you cannot be online and connecting to the printer at the same time. If Jeff was doing something online and trying to print, that would be one big reason why it wouldn't work, and also a huge reason why wireless printing is very overrated.

Matt

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