Does it matter the SIZE of the print job? SOunds like a printer spool
setting, as in it is spooling the entire print job before printing. Might
check into those settings and see if that does it. I know I can send a print
job to a printer on my sons computer, and even with the printer turned off
to start, the print job starts printing in about 30 - 40 seconds. Other than
that, I am not sure.
"Cythrawl" <Cythrawl.email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi all, first post here and hopefully someone can see what Im missing
> here, coz its driving me nuts!!!
> Ok here is the scenario. I have my desktop PC installed with Windows
> Vista Ultimate Ed (32 bit). This PC is hard wired into my WRT54G
> (tomato firmware) router. Connect to this PC I have an Epson CX5000
> printer that is shared on the network. My shareing is password
> protected and the user who needs to connect to my shares is set up on
> Vista also.
> The other PC is a Laptop with Vista Home Premium (32 bit) installed.
> The laptop connects and accesses all shares fine (both read and write)
> and sees my Printer fine. I have set this printer up on the laptop and
> all seems ok.
> Until that is I print from applications on the laptop.
> When I send a print job from say Word, it takes over 5 mins to actually
> start the printer and print. During this time Word goes into (not
> responding) and will stay that way until the print job is complete. Its
> not just word either, tried wordpad, Notepad, IE, and they all take upto
> 5 mins to print a single page!.
> I have checked the event logs on my main PC and I dont see anything
> untoward. The computer connects with the right credentials and
> disconnects cleanly. It just takes an age to print a page. This is
> driving my wife nuts (who is the user of the Laptop) as her PC
> basically becomes unresponsive while it does a simple print job.
> Im totally running out of ideas, I have disabled Firewalls, Password
> protected sharing etc, etc and it still does it. I have moved the
> Laptop so its right next to the Router and it still does it (so its not
> a wirless signal issue).
> Copying files is fine to and from the PC's is nice and fast no slow
> downs etc...
> Im tearing out whats remainging of my very thin hair here.... any
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