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    Strange Network Error

    I brought a friend's WinME PC home yesterday, since her DSL connection was farkled and I needed access to Windows Update, etc. Set it up to work on my home network, but when I needed to print reports from Belarc Advisor and the Crucial System Scanner, ran into an odd problem. I can see the other PC's on my network, but not the networked HP LaserJet. And when I look for the USB-attached inkjet printer on one of my PC's, I see FOUR entries, identified only as Printer, Printer 2, Printer 3, and Printer 4. I assume 3 of those entries must be for "virtual" printers which are installed on the PC (Generic Text Printer, FinePrint, and CutePDF). Haven't got a clue what is going on here. Help!

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    We need more information. Are you networking with a router? What OS are your PCs running? Is there a server involved?

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    Joe,

    >> We need more information. Are you networking with a router? <<

    Yes, a Linksys WRT54G.

    >> What OS are your PCs running? <<

    WinME on the one I'm trying to get printer access from, WinXPPro on the one the USB printer is connected to. The LaserJet is connected to the router.

    >> Is there a server involved? <<

    No.

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    Try searching this forum. There are numerous threads on networking with XP based computers.

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    Joe,

    >> Try searching this forum. There are numerous threads on networking with XP based computers. <<

    That won't tell me a thing about why the LaserJet isn't showing up on the WinME PC.

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    There are threads on mixed OS networks along with file and device sharing. Have you even looked?

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    Re: Strange Network Error

    I'd suggest starting with the thread, beginning with <post:=461,748>post 461,748</post:>.
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