Network printer, asking for username and password

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  1. imported_KuJaX

    imported_KuJaX Platinum Member

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    This is so strange and i've never seen it setup like this before. I got a call from a friend that needed help printing from one computer to the printer that is hooked up via USB to another computer. They are networked together, so I figured I was in for a 30 second add network printer task.

    I go in there and add the network printer on the computer02 by adding printer > network printer > inputting the computer01's ip address and then printer name. It then prompted me for a username and password. I couldn't get past this and it wouldn't let me print on the printer connected to computer01.

    I then go over to the computer01, right click on that specific printer > properties, it was shared properly as far as the sharing tab goes, but then I noticed a security tab that was setup. I couldn't add any users or username/passwords in here as it would only let me add local users on the local machine only (no network users).

    Now I don't believe it is setup like that for any specific reason. I uninstalled the printer drivers on computer01 and reinstalled them, and the same security settings were there. Any help on how I can get around this? Or possibly adding a username and password for computer02 to use when it tries to connect to computer01's printer?
     
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  3. MarkLuvsCS

    MarkLuvsCS Senior member

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    It should be. I have a printer hooked up to my main via USB and other computers on the network print to it all the time and i never notice it on my system (aside from my laser printer turning on next to me :p )

    First i would Share the printer: Open Control Panel > Printers > Right-click on the printer > Sharing & Security

    After you do that goto your second computer u want able to access the printer. Goto the Control Panel > Printers > Add Printer - Choose Network Attached Printer, It should have an option to browse the workgroup which will show you your printer that you just shared from your first computer.
     
  4. imported_KuJaX

    imported_KuJaX Platinum Member

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    Right, this is the "30 second add network printer task" that I was expecting. However, when I went to browse the network for printers, I could see computer01, double click on that, and no printer showed up. However, there was still a plus sign left of computer01 name.

    That is why I had to input it in manually (ip address) rather than the Windows network printer "browse" feature.

    Any other ideas? It is like there is a security lock on the sharing on computer01.
     
  5. imported_KuJaX

    imported_KuJaX Platinum Member

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    Figured it out thanks. Had to turn "Use Simple File Sharing" to on