Can't connect to Network printer - Win98

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Wan Asmadi

I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I can't
connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the printer.
Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
 

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Rick Rogers

Hi,

This happens with some printers that do not support continuous bidirectional
communication. Try adding it as a local printer using the UNC path (Add
Printer/Local/Create a port) as \\computer\printer

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Wan Asmadi" <Wan [email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I
>can't
> connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the
> printer.
> Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
 

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Wan Asmadi

Still can't use. Printer always OFFLINE after restart if I using your step.
Hope you can solve ASAP

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This happens with some printers that do not support continuous bidirectional
> communication. Try adding it as a local printer using the UNC path (Add
> Printer/Local/Create a port) as \\computer\printer
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Wan Asmadi" <Wan [email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> >I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I
> >can't
> > connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the
> > printer.
> > Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
>
>
 

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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Wish I could resolve it, but it's a limitation of the printer. It wasn't
designed for use on a network.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Wan Asmadi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Still can't use. Printer always OFFLINE after restart if I using your
> step.
> Hope you can solve ASAP
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>

>> Hi,
>>
>> This happens with some printers that do not support continuous
>> bidirectional
>> communication. Try adding it as a local printer using the UNC path (Add
>> Printer/Local/Create a port) as \\computer\printer
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>>
>> "Wan Asmadi" <Wan [email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> >I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I
>> >can't
>> > connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the
>> > printer.
>> > Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
>>
>>
 

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Paul in Montreal

Hello all,

I've found a solution (worked for my setup) that clears the printer offline
problem when printing from a Vista laptop PC over a home network to a printer
connected to a Windows98 desktop PC. I never had this problem with my XP
Home laptop accessing the printers on the Windows98 PC.

With the Vista PC, I was always able to Add my 2 printers (HP PSC 1350 and
Canon i560) using Vista's wizard (Add a local printer), but after a restart
of the Vista PC, both printers would be offline. In Printer properties,
Ports tab, both printers would appear as Client Side Rendering Provider under
the Description column.

My Vista PC is a new Dell Inspiron 1420, Vista Home Premium.
My print server is a Dell Dimension V350, Windows 98.
Home network is WiFi using a D-Link 624 router, WPA-PSK security enabled.
Canon i560 on parallel port of Dell Dimension V350
HP PSC 1350 on USB port of Dell Dimension V350

Here's the fix:
1. In Control Panel, Printers, delete offline printers. If they wont
delete, it may be because there are pending print jobs in the queue. Open the
printer and Cancel the jobs.
2. In Printer properties, Ports tab, delete the previoulsy installed
printers (offline statuts) that appear as Client Side Rendering Provider
under the Description column. To do this, highlight the port, then click on
Delete Port button. Click Apply.
3. Restart your PC.
4. Now reinstall the printers as follows:
5. Open Control panel, Printers, and click Add a printer.
6. Click Add a local printer.
7. Select the "Use an existing port" radio button, and select LPT1: (Printer
Port). Click Next.
8. Install the printer driver. Mine were found in the list inlcuded with
Vista. Select the manufacturer and the printer. Click Next.
9. In the next window, accept the printer name or type in a new name. Leave
the "Set as default printer" box unchecked. Click Next.
10. Vista should now install the printer. A window should open saying
"You've successfully added printer name.
11. DO NOT Print a test page at this time, because nothing is connected to
the LPT1 port on the laptop. Just press Finish. The printer you just added
should appear in the Printers window.
12. Click ONCE on the newly added printer to highlight it, then right-click
and open Properties.
13. On the Ports tab, click Add Port…, select Local Port, then click New Port…
14. When the Port Name window open, Enter a port name as follows:
\\computername\printername
(replace computername with the name of your PC acting as print server, and
printername with the name of your printer). Click OK.
15. You should now have a new port listed on the Ports tab of the printer
Properties, but now the Description should be Local Port, instead of Client
Side Rendering Provider. Click OK.
16. Now you can go to the General tab, and Print a Test Page.

Hopefully, your test page will print. Then restart your computer to check
that the printer comes back online.

This procedure worked for me. Hope it works for you too. Good luck!


"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Wish I could resolve it, but it's a limitation of the printer. It wasn't
> designed for use on a network.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Wan Asmadi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > Still can't use. Printer always OFFLINE after restart if I using your
> > step.
> > Hope you can solve ASAP
> >
> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
> >

> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> This happens with some printers that do not support continuous
> >> bidirectional
> >> communication. Try adding it as a local printer using the UNC path (Add
> >> Printer/Local/Create a port) as \\computer\printer
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> >>
> >> "Wan Asmadi" <Wan [email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]
> >> >I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I
> >> >can't
> >> > connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the
> >> > printer.
> >> > Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
> >>
> >>
>
>
 

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at wits end

Thank you! I was about to pull my hair out trying to get my networked
printers (on Windows 98) to print from this Vista computer. Both are now
printing. Thanks again.

"Paul in Montreal" wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I've found a solution (worked for my setup) that clears the printer offline
> problem when printing from a Vista laptop PC over a home network to a printer
> connected to a Windows98 desktop PC. I never had this problem with my XP
> Home laptop accessing the printers on the Windows98 PC.
>
> With the Vista PC, I was always able to Add my 2 printers (HP PSC 1350 and
> Canon i560) using Vista's wizard (Add a local printer), but after a restart
> of the Vista PC, both printers would be offline. In Printer properties,
> Ports tab, both printers would appear as Client Side Rendering Provider under
> the Description column.
>
> My Vista PC is a new Dell Inspiron 1420, Vista Home Premium.
> My print server is a Dell Dimension V350, Windows 98.
> Home network is WiFi using a D-Link 624 router, WPA-PSK security enabled.
> Canon i560 on parallel port of Dell Dimension V350
> HP PSC 1350 on USB port of Dell Dimension V350
>
> Here's the fix:
> 1. In Control Panel, Printers, delete offline printers. If they wont
> delete, it may be because there are pending print jobs in the queue. Open the
> printer and Cancel the jobs.
> 2. In Printer properties, Ports tab, delete the previoulsy installed
> printers (offline statuts) that appear as Client Side Rendering Provider
> under the Description column. To do this, highlight the port, then click on
> Delete Port button. Click Apply.
> 3. Restart your PC.
> 4. Now reinstall the printers as follows:
> 5. Open Control panel, Printers, and click Add a printer.
> 6. Click Add a local printer.
> 7. Select the "Use an existing port" radio button, and select LPT1: (Printer
> Port). Click Next.
> 8. Install the printer driver. Mine were found in the list inlcuded with
> Vista. Select the manufacturer and the printer. Click Next.
> 9. In the next window, accept the printer name or type in a new name. Leave
> the "Set as default printer" box unchecked. Click Next.
> 10. Vista should now install the printer. A window should open saying
> "You've successfully added printer name.
> 11. DO NOT Print a test page at this time, because nothing is connected to
> the LPT1 port on the laptop. Just press Finish. The printer you just added
> should appear in the Printers window.
> 12. Click ONCE on the newly added printer to highlight it, then right-click
> and open Properties.
> 13. On the Ports tab, click Add Port…, select Local Port, then click New Port…
> 14. When the Port Name window open, Enter a port name as follows:
> \\computername\printername
> (replace computername with the name of your PC acting as print server, and
> printername with the name of your printer). Click OK.
> 15. You should now have a new port listed on the Ports tab of the printer
> Properties, but now the Description should be Local Port, instead of Client
> Side Rendering Provider. Click OK.
> 16. Now you can go to the General tab, and Print a Test Page.
>
> Hopefully, your test page will print. Then restart your computer to check
> that the printer comes back online.
>
> This procedure worked for me. Hope it works for you too. Good luck!
>
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>

> > Hi,
> >
> > Wish I could resolve it, but it's a limitation of the printer. It wasn't
> > designed for use on a network.
> >
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> >
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> >
> > "Wan Asmadi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]

> > > Still can't use. Printer always OFFLINE after restart if I using your
> > > step.
> > > Hope you can solve ASAP
> > >
> > > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> This happens with some printers that do not support continuous
> > >> bidirectional
> > >> communication. Try adding it as a local printer using the UNC path (Add
> > >> Printer/Local/Create a port) as \\computer\printer
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Best of Luck,
> > >>
> > >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> > >>
> > >> "Wan Asmadi" <Wan [email protected]> wrote in message
> > >> news:[email protected]
> > >> >I use Vista Bussiness. My printer attach to Win98 and my problem is, I
> > >> >can't
> > >> > connect to network printer. Got Msg " windows Cannot connect to the
> > >> > printer.
> > >> > Operation could not be completed. Error (0x00000866).
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
 

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jcherry_99

Can't thank you enough for publishing this thread. It was a godsend. In
case we ever have to redo our computer, this will come in very handy.

I have a small note to make that I found I had to do. In step 2, one
has to "delete the previously installed printers."

I found that I had to do this as an administrator, or it would not
work. So a tiny substep is "Run as Administrator"

That is trivial comparred to what you have to know to compile this
wonderful fix.

jcherry_99


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