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wireless connection to printer won't work

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ogorki500

#1
hello all
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
wireless router...

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
:rolleyes:). 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!!

cheers
Kate


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Charlie

#2
Does your router's firmware support Vista?
"ogorki500" <ogorki500.351as6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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>
> hello all
> 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
> wireless router...
>
> 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
> :rolleyes:). 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!!
>
> cheers
> Kate
>
>
> --
> ogorki500
> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
>
 
J

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

#3
Hi
Try to uninstall the printer driver from Vista, and reinstall it through the
Control Panel/Printers, Add a Printer, and choose network installation (Not
USB).
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"ogorki500" <ogorki500.351as6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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>
> hello all
> 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
> wireless router...
>
> 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
> :rolleyes:). 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!!
>
> cheers
> Kate
>
>
> --
> ogorki500
> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
>
 
O

ogorki500

#4
Charlie;688773 Wrote:

> Does your router's firmware support Vista?
> "ogorki500" <ogorki500.351as6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
> message
> news:ogorki500.351as6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

> >
> > hello all
> > 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
> > wireless router...
> >
> > 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

> > :rolleyes:). 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!!
> >
> > cheers
> > Kate
> >
> >
> > --
> > ogorki500
> > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
> >
hi charlie
yes i updated the router's firmware when the printer didn't work
(sorry, forgot to mention that). the new firmware version is from mid
last year so i guess vista will be supported.
cheers
kate


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ogorki500

#5
hi jack
ok, i just tried that. vista didn't find any networked printers when it
did its search, and i couldn't browse to the printer: i could see the
router, but not the printer attached to it. the only other option seemed
to be to install it on a tcp/ip address again, and again, it didn't
work.

one new datapoint - when i restarted the laptop with something still in
the print queue (on the old setup, i.e. as 'local printer' on a tcp/ip
address) it sprang into life and printed 3 pages of an approx 20 page
document. then it locked up again. a bit weird.


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