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Having trouble installing a network printer

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1

    Having trouble installing a network printer

    Hello All,

    I am having problems connecting a Sharp MX2301N printer to my new laptop which is running Windows 8.1.

    I have downloaded the W8.1 64 bit driver from Sharp and installed it. Should this be installed in a specific location?

    Tried this suggestion Installing Printers in W8 -- you have to use the NETWORK dialog !!!!

    And also "Advanced Printer Setup" suggested here Why isn't Windows finding my Bluetooth or other wireless device? - Windows Help

    I've added some screenshots to illustrate what happens.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    How many actual printers do you have? Is this on your personal LAN, or a Work LAN?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1

    Hello Broe,

    The Sharp device is our main one and does photocopying, scanning and printing.

    Over Christmas it developed a fault requiring a service technician so we had to revert to older printers. The Sharp has been fixed now.

    We connect to the sharp through a wireless network using the IP address.

    Thanks for your reply,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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