i've spent the whole day trying to set up a wireless connection between
a laptop running vista and a printer connected to a print server on a
the setup is:
sony vaio laptop with vista business (not SP1)
canon pixma ip4300 printer
siemens gigaset SE551 router.
The printer is connected to the USB port on the wireless router (and
the wireless connection to the printer works fine with my old xp laptop
). The printer worked fine when plugged directly into the usb
port on the vista laptop. So I set up a TCP/IP local port with the
router's IP address (network print server, 1 printer) and assigned the
printer to that port. It worked! - once. It printed a short document
from notepad but sometime in the next few hours its status went to
'offline' and it has since refused to print anything else. Print jobs
appear to spool to the printer, come up in the print monitor window,
etc, but it doesn't print - neither tiny things from notepad nor
multipage word docs.
SO far I have tried: rebooting everything lots of times; setting the
printer to 'use printer online' in the admin prefs; disabling
bidirectional support; disabling spooling (i.e. printing direct to
printer - this just makes MS Word hang); making a persistent mapping of
LPT1 to the printer w net use (a bit out of my depth there so hope I
haven't stuffed anything up, i just got a bunch of system error 66's).
I would really appreciate it if someone could help as i am being driven
insane by this latest piece of vista c**p!!
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