I went to the post showing the Melonhead "solution." I am at this time
failing to see how what I did differs essentially from Melonhead.'s steps.
BTW, the Win7 computername is XPS9000, where XPS has nothing to do with OS
WinXP. Unlike theshadow6 and patchman10, I have not set up filesharing, as
far as I know. My home network is three computers in the same room. An XP
computer and a Win7 computer connected by ethernet cables to my Actiontec
modem/router gateway, and the Vista laptop wirelessly connected. Up to now,
the only sharing that I have achieved is that I can print to the inkjet
connected to the Win7 by USB cable.
Is what I did different from the Melonhead reference? Is the "Share name"
of significance? Are there instructions for "dummies" on how to access
printers hard-USB-cabled to Win7 and XP printers which are on the same
"R.Q" <DIGITI124@newsgroup> wrote in message
> On 3/1/2010 5:52 PM, rsl18@newsgroup wrote:
> Try the fix mentioned here:
>> With much stumbling, I have been able to configure, via Control Panel,
>> printer settings on the WinXP desktop to print to the printer that is
>> physically connected via USB cable to the Win7 desktop. When I File/Print
>> and select the appropriate printer name from the dropdown list, the
>> is fully successful.
>> Attempting to apply the same steps with the Vista laptop fails.
>> The printer was at one time installed and connected via USB to the
>> and therefore an icon for it exists in Control Panel/Printers. I select
>> printer name, right click, properties, Ports, Add Port, Local Port.
>> When I got to this point on the WinXP computer, I had only to enter
>> \\XPS9000\Canon Inkjet iP6700D as the port name, and all was good. But
>> the Vista laptop, I get an Local Port error window "Access is denied"
>> Perhaps having three different operating systems adds complexity to
>> networking a printer. But someone can help me overcome it, I hope.
>> BTW, when I go to Control Panel/Printers on the XP computer, the port
>> in properties is exactly as I specified above. A curious thing is that
>> I go to the Sharing tab, the spelling for the Share name is "CanoniP"