I was refered to you by Larry on this forum regarding trying to share my HPDJ712C on my home network. Here are copies of my original posts for some history.
I am unable to share my HP Deskjet 712C printer with other computers on my home network.
PC#1 (n6qs1) is the PC with the printer installed on LPT1. The printer is "shared"
per the instruction on this web site and the instruction from my Netgear home networking kit.
The network is working fine. I can share files OK with all three PC's on my network.
I have installed the 712C drivers (from the product CD) in all the PC's on my network. I can share
the printer from PC#2 (n6qs2) no problem, but not from PC#3 (n6qs3).
PC#1 and PC#3 are winME and PC#2 is win98. All the settings are the same on PC#2 and PC#3, but PC#2 prints fine but
PC#3 does not.
I receive the following error messages on PC#3 (n6qs3): (windows) There was an error writing to \\n6qs1\hp (the correct path for
PC#1) for the printer HP Deskjet 710C series...
(HP) The computer has lost communication with the printer...
Again, all settings regarding the printers on PC#2 and PC#3 are indentical, however only PC#2 can print using the network printer on PC#1.
Can you help?
Netgear customer support blew me off on day one. They reffered me to HP. I'm still waiting for a response.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your reply to my post.
The document you refered me to was quite helpful. The more I work on sharing my HPDJ712C, the better I get a networking as a whole. However, I am a neophyte at best.
After following the instructions on Paul Barker's post, this is where I stand: The printer will load a page and prepare to print (from PC#3). When the printer goes into the actual print mode, I receive an Win error message on PC#1. The error message refers to "Hpfp13.exe". At this point, my document will not print. When I try to print from PC#1 (the "host"), I receive an HP error message telling me the printer is busy. I must restart PC#1 in order to print again.
Oh well, at least I got the printer to load a page!
My next step is to try and get a hold of Paul Barker and see if he'll let me pick his brian!
I'll let you know when I resolve this issue.
OK Paul, I was hoping you might be able to help.
Thanks in advance,