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    swampygal Guest

    Help with Networking Printer

    I have a WindowsXP Desk Top that my HP Printer is originally connected
    to. I bought a HP Lap Top and I wanted to get it connected wirelessly
    to my printer. My HP Printer isn't Vista ready, but I've already got
    the Vista drivers for it and installed the Printer Software on my Lap
    Top. I also clicked on Sharing on my Lap Top and on my Desk Top.
    When I plug my Printer directly into my Lap Top it will print a sample
    out for me, but not wirelessly.

    There is something left to do I guess that I didn't do and I am not
    sure what it is if anyone is familiar with it I would appreciate the
    help.
    Thanks
    Swampy

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    Do you have a network card in your printer - is it in fact a wireless printer?

    If so you have to connect it to your wireless network and then you will be able to connect to it wirelessly.

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    On Aug 18, 3:25*pm, echrada <gu...@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    > Do you have a network card in your printer - is it in fact a wireless
    > printer? *
    >
    > If so you have to connect it to your wireless network and then you will
    > be able to connect to it wirelessly.
    >
    > --
    > echrada
    A wireless Printer? It is a HP PhotoSmart D7100
    To answer your question I do not think so, but I was told if I
    downloaded the Vista Drivers for it I could use it wirelessly on my
    Lap Top. I just bought my Lap Top in June 2008.
    Swampy

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    Somebody told you wrong.

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    RE: Help with Networking Printer

    Is your desktop connected to a wireless network?
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    Paul


    "swampygal@xxxxxx" wrote:

    > I have a WindowsXP Desk Top that my HP Printer is originally connected
    > to. I bought a HP Lap Top and I wanted to get it connected wirelessly
    > to my printer. My HP Printer isn't Vista ready, but I've already got
    > the Vista drivers for it and installed the Printer Software on my Lap
    > Top. I also clicked on Sharing on my Lap Top and on my Desk Top.
    > When I plug my Printer directly into my Lap Top it will print a sample
    > out for me, but not wirelessly.
    >
    > There is something left to do I guess that I didn't do and I am not
    > sure what it is if anyone is familiar with it I would appreciate the
    > help.
    > Thanks
    > Swampy
    >

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    In other words do you have it connected to a wireless router via ethernet cable?

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    On Aug 19, 12:37*pm, PaulB <Pa...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Is your desktop connected to a wireless network?
    > --
    > Paul
    >
    >
    >
    > "swampy...@xxxxxx" wrote:

    > > I have a WindowsXP Desk Top that my HP Printer is originally connected
    > > to. *I bought a HP Lap Top and I wanted to get it connected wirelessly
    > > to my printer. *My HP Printer isn't Vista ready, but I've already got
    > > the Vista drivers for it and installed the Printer Software on my Lap
    > > Top. *I also clicked on Sharing on my Lap Top and on my Desk Top.
    > > When I plug my Printer directly into my Lap Top it will print a sample
    > > out for me, but not wirelessly.
    >

    > > There is something left to do I guess that I didn't do and I am not
    > > sure what it is if anyone is familiar with it I would appreciate the
    > > help.
    > > Thanks
    > > Swampy- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -
    yes I do

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    On Aug 19, 12:56*pm, echrada <gu...@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    > In other words do you have it connected to a wireless router via
    > ethernet cable?
    >
    > --
    > echrada
    Yes that is correct

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    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    On Aug 19, 12:56*pm, echrada <gu...@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    > In other words do you have it connected to a wireless router via
    > ethernet cable?
    >
    > --
    > echrada
    My Desk Top is connected to a Linksys Router and Ethernet Cable

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    swampygal Guest

    Re: Help with Networking Printer

    On Aug 22, 5:32*am, swampy...@xxxxxx wrote:

    > On Aug 19, 12:56*pm, echrada <gu...@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:
    >

    > > In other words do you have it connected to a wireless router via
    > > ethernet cable?
    >

    > > --
    > > echrada
    >
    > Yes that is correct
    Then my Lap Top is wirelessly from my Desk Top

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