Windows Printers still hanging

When I add a printer, the printer is not visible in the window 'Printers'.
The window is hanging on the 'green' status bar at the top.
How can I solve that?

This is wat I see:


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What is the exact make and model of your printer and are there Windows 7 compatible drivers for it.

If not, you could always try a Vista driver.

The printer is an HP Deskjet 990cxi and is connected directly to the router (Draytek 2600 VGi). In Vista I do the follow steps:

1. Add local printer
2. TCP/IP Port
3. Adress: IP_192.168.1.1
4. Than can I succesfully print in Vista

Vista don't ask for drivers or something.


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But how must I install the printer?

Via Add Printer --> Local printer --> tcp/ip port OR Add Printer --> network printer?

The printer is directly connected to the router and have IP-address:


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Why use the router rather than sharing?

Go to Devices and Printer, Add > Printer > Add Local Printer, choose USB port.

Sometime USB printers are set to the wrong port...file.

Go to properties > Ports and change it to USB001

I have a home network. All the computers can print without an other computer.
I want the printer to the router and it will work always under xp, vista.


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Do you have Windows 7 installed?

Yes. I've installed Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit Dutch


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So your taking up 3 ports on the router?

Yes 2 computers on the LAN ports
1 printer to the router
en 2 laptops wireless


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Sorry I can't be of more help to you as I have never connected a printer to the router.

Someone should surely come along and help (hopefully)

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