"Malke" <notreally@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> TheBreeze wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I just got an HP all-in-one, model C5180. The AIO is connected via
> > cable to my Buffalo Air Station router. My Windows ME PC is also
> > to the router via Ethernet cable. A laptop running Windows Vista Home
> > Premium connects to the router wirelessly.
> > I installed the C5180 onto the laptop last night...no problems after
> > downloading the Vista stuff from HP's site. It made a couple of prints
> > Today, I tried to install the C5180 on the Windows ME machine. It could
> > locate the AIO. The C5180 is "on," and I tried letting the installation
> > it automatically, and also by typing in the MAC address, hostname and IP
> > address. It just won't find the AIO.
> > Why would the Vista laptop be able to "see" the printer so easily with a
> > wireless connection, but the ME machine can't see it even though they're
> > both on the wired "side" of the router?
> > Got any ideas? Thanks in advance.
> This is really a Windows ME question and not one about Vista networking.
> Assuming that the printer supports ME (and you should check this if you
> haven't done so) did you install the ME drivers for the printer on the
> ME machine? You need to do this. If the printer doesn't support WinME,
> you won't be able to use it in that operating system.
> Otherwise, contact HP tech support or post in a Windows ME group.
> http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
Thanks for the ideas. I installed from the Windows ME installation disk
first, but then when it got to the point where it should have detected the
All-in-one, the installation routine didn't find it. The device should
support Window ME because it came with a Windows ME installation CD. I
posted this question to the Windows ME networking group, but cross-posted to
Vista because I suspect that having ME and Vista on the same network might
be one cause of problems.
I'll call HP support if I can't get the thing working, but was hoping to
avoid a long wait on hold and speaking with someone whose accent I can't
understand and who doesn't know anything other than reading from a screen of