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Printer Share Problem?

Printer Share Problem?

Printer Share Problem?

We have a Windows XP Machine with a local printer shared with file and printer sharing.  This is no a Novell netowrk.  The shared printer has installed to all the computers connected to the network automatically.  I have also noticed other printers have done the same thing.

RE: Printer Share Problem?

What's your question?  Are you having problems installing the printer on a computer?

RE: Printer Share Problem?

I think he's saying the server installed the print drivers without user intervention.
I have seen similar. The drivers are not on the workstation, but the printer can be seen and used as it has a local (albeit over the network) connection to the printer.


RE: Printer Share Problem?

This is by design in the post-Windows 2000 world.  If you setup a network printer on your system and are using XP/2003 on both sides, a driver will be automatically downloaded from the server to the client without user intervention.

I hope this helps!

RE: Printer Share Problem?

Home Network Print Server Problem
I am unable to connect to a dlink 300u print server after I changed routers on my home network. On the network I have some dell laptops and desktops all running xp pro or w2k pro. I had a linksys router (not wireless)which I used with its default address of While using the Linksys I installed the DLink 300U print server giving it a static address of I removed the linksys and replaced it with a Belkin wireless router which had a default address which I then used.  I did not get around  to trying to connect to the DLINK for a few weeks after I changed routers and then found I had a problem connecting to it.  At that point I reset the Belkin wireless router to just so I could connect to the Dlink.  Sadly this is a lower end router that has no physical reset switch, so once the ip is set to I could not connect to it from a pc under a router with an address of So I changed the router address to to trty to connect. Using the DLink install software there is a search  function to detect the dlink server  but it does not find the router.  I am stuck - there is nothing I found in the manual to solve this problem - which I think the problem is the iP address is unknown. Is there a freeware utility I can use to try to find out what ip address the print server will respond to?  PS - I was unsure what forum this should be poted to.

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