HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer

Posted: 11-04-2008, 10:16 PM
Hi Folks,

I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
\\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)

This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.

For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).

If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
system error 53.

I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
DESKTOP.

All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
help?

I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!

-Al

HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer


Responses to "HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer"

Malke
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer
Posted: 11-04-2008, 10:28 PM
BigAl.NZ@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
> \\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
> and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)
>
> This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.
>
> For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
> two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).
>
> If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
> system error 53.
>
> I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
> stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
> DESKTOP.
>
> All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
> help?
>
> I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!
Have you set up file/printer sharing on your Local Area Network (LAN)? If
not, you need to do this first. See below for general networking
information. Not everything may be applicable to your situation, so just
take the bits that are. It may look daunting, but if you follow the steps
at the links and suggestions below systematically and calmly, you will have
no difficulty in setting up your sharing.

Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
and folders:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

For XP, start by running the Network Setup Wizard on all machines (see
caveat in Item A below).

Problems sharing files between computers on a network are generally caused
by 1) a misconfigured firewall or overlooked firewall (including a stateful
firewall in a VPN); or 2) inadvertently running two firewalls such as the
built-in Windows Firewall and a third-party firewall; and/or 3) not having
identical user accounts and passwords on all Workgroup machines; 4) trying
to create shares where the operating system does not permit it.

A. Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network (LAN)
traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, this means allowing File/Printer
Sharing on the Exceptions tab. Normally running the Network Setup Wizard on
XP will take care of this for those machines.The only "gotcha" is that this
will turn on the XPSP2 Windows Firewall. If you aren't running a
third-party firewall or have an antivirus/security program with its own
firewall component, then you're fine. With third-party firewalls, I
usually configure the LAN allowance with an IP range. Ex. would be
192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you would substitute your correct
subnet. Refer to any third party security program's Help or user forums for
how to properly configure its firewall. Do not run more than one firewall.
DO NOT TURN OFF FIREWALLS; CONFIGURE THEM CORRECTLY.

B. For ease of organization, put all computers in the same Workgroup. This
is done from the System applet in Control Panel, Computer Name tab.

C. Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not
need to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:

Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

D. If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off
Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).

E. Create shares as desired. XP Home does not permit sharing of users' home
directories or Program Files, but you can share folders inside those
directories. A better choice is to simply use the Shared Documents folder.
See the first link above for details about Vista sharing.

F. After you have file sharing working (and have tested this by exchanging a
file between all machines), if you want to share a printer connected
locally to one of your computers, share it out from that machine. Then go
to the printer mftr.'s website and download the latest drivers for the
correct operating system(s). Install them on the target machine(s). The
printer should be seen during the installation routine. If it is not,
install the drivers and then use the Add Printer Wizard. In some instances,
certain printers need to be installed as Local printers but that is outside
of this response.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ

Mick Murphy
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
RE: HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer
Posted: 11-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Have you installed a XP Printer Driver on the XP laptop?
And a Vista compatible Printer driver on the Vista laptop?
--
Mad Mike


"BigAl.NZ@gmail.com" wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
> \\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
> and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)
>
> This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.
>
> For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
> two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).
>
> If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
> system error 53.
>
> I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
> stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
> DESKTOP.
>
> All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
> help?
>
> I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!
>
> -Al
>
David H. Lipman
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer
Posted: 11-05-2008, 12:24 AM
From: <BigAl.NZ@gmail.com>

| Hi Folks,

| I have a workgroup of 3 computers. They are all connected to a router.
| \\DESKTOP has a HP Laserjet 3050 connected to the USB port of the PC
| and this printer is shared as Laserjet (\\DESKTOP\Laserjet)

| This PC called DESKTOP is running windows XP.

| For some reason I cannot connect to the shared printer from the other
| two workgroup computers LAPTOP1 (Vista) and LAPTOP2 (XP).

| If I try to use the command line "NET USE \\DESKTOP\Laserjet" I get
| system error 53.

| I if try via the Vista Wizard I get the print spooler service is not
| stated on the server - but the service most definitly is running on
| DESKTOP.

| All three computers are on WORKGROUP. I am out of ideas? Can anyone
| help?

| I can print from DESKTOP of course just fine!

| -Al

By setting up a Print Share you can ONLY print to it.

The *best* way to share this is through a HP JetDirect print server.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


(PeteCresswell)
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer
Posted: 11-05-2008, 02:05 AM
Per David H. Lipman:
>The *best* way to share this is through a HP JetDirect print server.
Went to hook my HP 5000 into the back of the new box I just built
after the old one's Northbridge chip went up in smoke.

Oops.... no parallel port.

Just ordered a Jet Direct 600N.

The "Print Server" thing has me a little intimidated.

You just shove it into one of the HP 5000's bays it magically
makes the printer appear on the network?
--
PeteCresswell
David H. Lipman
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer
Posted: 11-05-2008, 02:37 AM
From: "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid>

| Per David H. Lipman:
>>The *best* way to share this is through a HP JetDirect print server.
| Went to hook my HP 5000 into the back of the new box I just built
| after the old one's Northbridge chip went up in smoke.

| Oops.... no parallel port.

| Just ordered a Jet Direct 600N.

| The "Print Server" thing has me a little intimidated.

| You just shove it into one of the HP 5000's bays it magically
| makes the printer appear on the network?
| --
| PeteCresswell

Hi Pete:

The 600N is a module that plugs into a slot on the back of the printer. If the slot is
not already open, just remove the two screws.
Power down the printer and plug in the HP JetDirect card the power up the printer.

There are a couple of ways to confgure the IP address...

1. On the front of the printer is a LCD display for the Control Panel. Using the keys
go through the menu and go to the I/O menu until you can find the TCP/IP sub-menu. Using
the keys setup the IP Address, SubNet Mask and GateWay
Example:
IP Address: 192.168.1.55
NetMask: 255.255.255.0
GateWay: 192.169.1.1

2. Go through step #1 but set up the device for DHCP to get an address from a DHCP
server (such as from a SOHO Router).
2a. Get the IP address lease from the DHCP Server (example: 192.168.1.11)
2b. Use telnet to telnet to the IP address and set the IP address from DHCP to
Manual. (example: telnet 192.168.1.11)

Example #1 JetDirect Telnet display...
---------------------------------------------------
Please type "?" for HELP, or "/" for current settings
>
===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
Firmware Rev. : H.08.60
MAC Address : 00:10:83:2b:1f:22
Config By : USER SPECIFIED

IP Address : 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.1.1
Syslog Server : Not Specified
Idle Timeout : 270 Seconds
Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified
Host Name : HP1100-LASER
Default Get Cmnty : Enabled
SLP Keep Alive : 0

DHCP Config : Disabled
Passwd : Disabled
IPX/SPX : Disabled
DLC/LLC : Disabled
Ethertalk : Disabled
Banner page : Disabled
>
---------------------------------------------------

Example #2 JetDirect Telnet display...
----------------------------------------------------
> /
===JetDirect Telnet Configuration===
HP JetDirect : J6039C
Firmware Version : P.25.14
Manufacturing ID : 22014403902201
Hardware Address : 00:30:6E:FA:FB:C4
System Up Time : 0:00:55

GENERAL____________________________________
Admin Password : Not Specified
System Location : Dave's SOHO LAN
System Contact : Dave Lipman

TCP/IP MAIN________________________________
Host Name : hp_inkjet_1100
IP Config Method : USER SPECIFIED
IP Address : 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.1.1
Config Server : Not Specified (Read-Only)
TFTP Server : Not Specified (Read-Only)
TFTP Filename : Not Specified (Read-Only)
Domain Name : Verizon.Net
DNS Server : 151.198.0.38
Pri WINS Server : Not Specified
Sec WINS Server : Not Specified

TCP/IP PRINT OPTIONS_______________________
9100 Printing : Enabled
LPD Printing : Enabled
LPD Banner Page : Disabled

TCP/IP LPD QUEUES__________________________
LPD Print Queues :
Queue Name: RAW Prepend String: Append Str
Queue Name: TEXT Prepend String: Append St
Queue Name: AUTO Prepend String: Append St
Queue Name: BINPS Prepend String: Append S
LPD Default Queue : AUTO
LPD Queue Strings :

TCP/IP RAW PRINT PORTS_____________________

TCP/IP ACCESS CONTROL______________________
Allow :

TCP/IP OTHER_______________________________
Syslog Config : Enabled
Syslog Server : 192.168.1.99
Syslog MaxMsg/Min : 10
Syslog Priority : 7
SLP Config : Enabled
Multicast DNS : Enabled
mDNS Service Name : hp business inkjet 1100 (00306EFAFBC4)
mDNS Domain Name : hp-inkjet-1100.local. (Read-Only)
mDNS Priority Svc. : 1
TTL/SLP : 4 Hops
IPv4 Multicast : Enabled
Idle Timeout : 270 Seconds
User Timeout : 900 Seconds
Cold Reset : Disabled
EWS Config : Enabled
TCP MSS : 1
Default IP : Default IP
Default IP DHCP : Enabled

SNMP_______________________________________
SNMP Config : Enabled
Get Cmnty Name : Not Specified
Set Cmnty Name : Not Specified
Default Get Cmnty : Enabled

SNMP TRAPS_________________________________
Auth. Trap : Enabled
Trap Destination :
trap-dest[1] : 192.168.1.99 public 162

IPX/SPX____________________________________
IPX/SPX Config : Disabled
Print Server Name : NPIFAFBC4
Address : 0.00306EFAFBC4 (Read-Only)
Frame Type : AUTO
SAP Interval : 0 Seconds
Mode : NONE (Read-Only)

APPLETALK__________________________________
AppleTalk Config : Disabled
Name : Not Specified (Read-Only)
Zone : * (Read-Only)
Print Type 1 : hp business inkjet 1100 (Read-Only)
Print Type 2 : DeskWriter (Read-Only)
Print Type 3 : Not Specified (Read-Only)
Phase : 2 (Read-Only)
Status : NOT IN USE (Read-Only)

OTHER______________________________________
Panic Behavior : DUMP_AND_HALT
Link Type : AUTO
LAA : 00306EFAFBC4

SUPPORT____________________________________
Support Contact : Not Specified
Phone Number : Not Specified
Product Support URL: http://www.hp.com/go/jetdirect
Tech. Support URL : http://www.hp.com/go/support
>
----------------------------------------------------


Typing "quit" (no quotes) quits the telnet session
Type '"/" shows the settings
Type "?" to show the the settings to be made.
Type "exit" to save changes and quit telnet session

Example:
IP: 192.168.11 <enter>
subnet-mask: 255.255.255.0 <enter>
default-gw: 192.168.1.1 <enter>
exit <enter>


will set the IP address to 192.168.1.11, the mask to 255.255.255.0 and the gateway to
192.168.1.1

Once you set the IP address you can then use http to configure the print server such as;
http://192.168.1.11

Once done just setup the Windows PCs to print to the IP address.

NOTE: I do suggest using a static IP address on the print server.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hp LaserJet 3050 scanner wont work....help!!!! finger Windows Vista Printers & Scanners 6 11-21-2008 04:14 AM
HP LaserJet 3050 as shared printer BigAl.NZ@gmail.com Windows XP Printers / Scanners / Fax 5 11-05-2008 02:37 AM
Problem with shared Laserjet printer ritmeester Windows Vista Printers & Scanners 5 02-13-2008 07:43 PM
Scanning with Vista and HP LaserJet 3050 Windows Vista Install & Setup 4 02-05-2007 09:54 PM
HP 3050 Printer/Scanner XPe Can't find Driver D'Arcy L. Windows XP Embedded 1 08-29-2006 01:49 PM