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Cannot print to shared printer network

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Cannot print to shared printer network

    I've been looking for an answer to my problem all day and have yet to find any help.
    I thought I'd figure this out before upgrading to Windows 10.
    The issue: I am trying to print from my laptop computer, which is running 8.1 Pro, via wifi to a network printer.
    The printer is connected by USB to my main computer which is running 7 Pro. All print and file sharing is turned on.
    The printer is shown as being connected on my laptop and I can access files, pictures, etc. on the network.
    But it won't print anything. It appears it is printing but nothing happens.
    Another computer, also running 7 Pro, can print just fine but it is a wired connection.
    I know it's probably something simple but I'm stumped.
    Any help would be appreciated!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Most likely the Print Server on the Windows 7 computer is screwed up. You would be better to get a Print Server that is compatible for your printer, to place it on the network, vs using another computer as sharing.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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