Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print

Posted: 02-13-2009, 04:53 PM
I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see" the
HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect to the
printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I've seen in
other posts.

I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me to the
HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the updated driver on
my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep getting an
error 5 on the /install.

I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some of the
previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them:

This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printer which
is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer.

1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - Then Choose
Add Printer

2. Choose Add Local Printer

3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list is Local
Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Local Port.
You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Select your
vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is not listed,
select the closest match.

4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
\\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Office and
the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Office Printer.
You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for available network
printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished by doing
step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer. Vista
will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you have named
your XP printer.

5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a XP Printer


THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out there??

Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print


Responses to "Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print"

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print
Posted: 02-13-2009, 06:55 PM
In most cases, adding the printer as local first and re-mapping it as
network printer should work. When you finish the first step - adding the
local printer, can you print it locally?

In the second step, make sure you map the network printer correct. I would
make the printer share name short and no space.

--
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"MCED" <MCED@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:578A841C-B885-4B5A-98A3-92DD0395F4DD@microsoft.com...
>I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see" the
> HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect to the
> printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I've seen
> in
> other posts.
>
> I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me to the
> HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the updated driver
> on
> my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep getting an
> error 5 on the /install.
>
> I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some of the
> previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them:
>
> This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printer which
> is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer.
>
> 1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - Then
> Choose
> Add Printer
>
> 2. Choose Add Local Printer
>
> 3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list is Local
> Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Local Port.
> You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Select
> your
> vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is not listed,
> select the closest match.
>
> 4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
> \\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Office
> and
> the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Office
> Printer.
> You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for available
> network
> printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished by doing
> step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer.
> Vista
> will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you have named
> your XP printer.
>
> 5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a XP Printer
>
>
> THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out there??
>
Hogtowner
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Re: Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print
Posted: 02-13-2009, 07:34 PM

Make sure you have the necessary communication protocol loaded on you
XP machine. Printer drivers may not use the basic TCP/IP protocols tha
are installed by default

To be absolutely sure, open up the program install part of contro
panel, and change your XP install to support all possible com protocols
Or check your driver info to see if they give you a clue to what i
used

MCED;966851 Wrote:
> I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see
> th
> HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect t
> th
> printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I'v
> seen i
> other posts
>
> I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me t
> th
> HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the update
> driver o
> my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep gettin
> a
> error 5 on the /install
>
> I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some o
> th
> previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them
>
> This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printe
> whic
> is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer
>
> 1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - The
> Choos
> Add Printe
>
> 2. Choose Add Local Printe
>
> 3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list i
> Loca
> Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Loca
> Port
> You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Selec
> you
> vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is no
> listed
> select the closest match
>
> 4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Typ
> i
> \\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Offic
> an
> the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Offic
> Printer
> You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for availabl
> networ
> printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished b
> doin
> step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer
> Vist
> will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you hav
> name
> your XP printer
>
> 5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a X
> Printe
>
>
> THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out there?
--
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MCED
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Re: Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print
Posted: 02-14-2009, 01:02 AM
Robert,
I appreciate the help. Should I be connected to the printer via USB or
something when I add it? I tried to add the printer a bit ago and got an
error (HP does not support or some such thing).

I wonder if adding the local port as suggested previously might have not
been a good idea?

I really need some guidance and appreciate your response.
Thanks.

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> In most cases, adding the printer as local first and re-mapping it as
> network printer should work. When you finish the first step - adding the
> local printer, can you print it locally?
>
> In the second step, make sure you map the network printer correct. I would
> make the printer share name short and no space.
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "MCED" <MCED@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:578A841C-B885-4B5A-98A3-92DD0395F4DD@microsoft.com...
> >I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see" the
> > HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect to the
> > printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I've seen
> > in
> > other posts.
> >
> > I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me to the
> > HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the updated driver
> > on
> > my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep getting an
> > error 5 on the /install.
> >
> > I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some of the
> > previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them:
> >
> > This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printer which
> > is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer.
> >
> > 1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - Then
> > Choose
> > Add Printer
> >
> > 2. Choose Add Local Printer
> >
> > 3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list is Local
> > Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Local Port.
> > You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Select
> > your
> > vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is not listed,
> > select the closest match.
> >
> > 4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
> > \\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Office
> > and
> > the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Office
> > Printer.
> > You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for available
> > network
> > printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished by doing
> > step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer.
> > Vista
> > will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you have named
> > your XP printer.
> >
> > 5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a XP Printer
> >
> >
> > THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out there??
> >
>
>
MCED
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Re: Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print
Posted: 02-14-2009, 01:16 AM
Robert,
Thanks for your response. I have added the printer as a local printer, but
now I get an error that HP does not recognize it ( or sum such thing). I
have added and removed a few printer ports upon the suggestion of the last
guru. I finally downloaded the drivers again direct from HP (through the
Vista compatibility site)....but it would not load them (got that error of HP
does not support that or something). My printer is a HP2200dtn. It would
not load even though the compatiblity site indicates it IS compatible.
My last Vista laptop (which I got frustrated with this issue and sent it
back) it DID load the printer and WOULD print when I connected it directly.
This one will not.
Help.
Thanks.

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> In most cases, adding the printer as local first and re-mapping it as
> network printer should work. When you finish the first step - adding the
> local printer, can you print it locally?
>
> In the second step, make sure you map the network printer correct. I would
> make the printer share name short and no space.
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "MCED" <MCED@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:578A841C-B885-4B5A-98A3-92DD0395F4DD@microsoft.com...
> >I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see" the
> > HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect to the
> > printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I've seen
> > in
> > other posts.
> >
> > I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me to the
> > HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the updated driver
> > on
> > my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep getting an
> > error 5 on the /install.
> >
> > I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some of the
> > previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them:
> >
> > This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printer which
> > is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer.
> >
> > 1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - Then
> > Choose
> > Add Printer
> >
> > 2. Choose Add Local Printer
> >
> > 3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list is Local
> > Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Local Port.
> > You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Select
> > your
> > vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is not listed,
> > select the closest match.
> >
> > 4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
> > \\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Office
> > and
> > the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Office
> > Printer.
> > You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for available
> > network
> > printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished by doing
> > step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer.
> > Vista
> > will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you have named
> > your XP printer.
> >
> > 5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a XP Printer
> >
> >
> > THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out there??
> >
>
>
Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Connecting my Vista laptop to the XP server so I can Print
Posted: 02-14-2009, 04:13 AM
Make sure the printer driver is 64-bit and you need to make it work on the
local printer. If local printer doesn't work, the network printer won't
work.

--
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http://www.ChicagoTech.net
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http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"MCED" <MCED@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C984BB78-D3E2-4A29-AF95-FFEDE03A5890@microsoft.com...
> Robert,
> Thanks for your response. I have added the printer as a local printer,
> but
> now I get an error that HP does not recognize it ( or sum such thing). I
> have added and removed a few printer ports upon the suggestion of the last
> guru. I finally downloaded the drivers again direct from HP (through the
> Vista compatibility site)....but it would not load them (got that error of
> HP
> does not support that or something). My printer is a HP2200dtn. It
> would
> not load even though the compatiblity site indicates it IS compatible.
> My last Vista laptop (which I got frustrated with this issue and sent it
> back) it DID load the printer and WOULD print when I connected it
> directly.
> This one will not.
> Help.
> Thanks.
>
> "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> In most cases, adding the printer as local first and re-mapping it as
>> network printer should work. When you finish the first step - adding the
>> local printer, can you print it locally?
>>
>> In the second step, make sure you map the network printer correct. I
>> would
>> make the printer share name short and no space.
>>
>> --
>> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
>> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
>> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
>> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
>> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
>> "MCED" <MCED@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:578A841C-B885-4B5A-98A3-92DD0395F4DD@microsoft.com...
>> >I can connect to the home network that I set up previously, I can "see"
>> >the
>> > HP220dtn printer attached to the XP desktop, but I cannot connect to
>> > the
>> > printer. I continue to get the error, "wrong printer driver" as I've
>> > seen
>> > in
>> > other posts.
>> >
>> > I have gone on to the Vista compatibility website which directed me to
>> > the
>> > HP website to download the updated driver, I installed the updated
>> > driver
>> > on
>> > my Vista. I tried to install the x64 driver on my XP but keep getting
>> > an
>> > error 5 on the /install.
>> >
>> > I have tried to add a printer on a local port as instructed in some of
>> > the
>> > previous posts on this subject. Here's the text from one of them:
>> >
>> > This is how I got my Vista Laptop to Print to a Shared Laser Printer
>> > which
>> > is connected via USB to my XP Desktop computer.
>> >
>> > 1. On your Vista Laptop, Go to Control Panel - Choose Printer - Then
>> > Choose
>> > Add Printer
>> >
>> > 2. Choose Add Local Printer
>> >
>> > 3. Click on Create a New Port, the default in the drop down list is
>> > Local
>> > Port. Do Not Change this. Click Next. You may have to type in Local
>> > Port.
>> > You will then be presented with a list of printer manufacturers. Select
>> > your
>> > vendor and specific printer from the list. If your printer is not
>> > listed,
>> > select the closest match.
>> >
>> > 4. A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type
>> > in
>> > \\computer name\printer name. For example, My computer's name is Office
>> > and
>> > the printer's name is Office Printer, so I typed in \\Office\Office
>> > Printer.
>> > You can find out the name of your printer by Browsing for available
>> > network
>> > printers BEFORE you do step number 2 above. This is accomplished by
>> > doing
>> > step number 1, but select Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer.
>> > Vista
>> > will search for available Printer. Right down exactly how you have
>> > named
>> > your XP printer.
>> >
>> > 5. You should now be able to print from you Vista Machine to a XP
>> > Printer
>> >
>> >
>> > THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME. I am at my wits end. Any ideas out
>> > there??
>> >
>>
>>
 
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