Windows Printers still hanging

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  1. kimirulezz

    kimirulezz New Member

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    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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  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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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.
     
  3. kimirulezz

    kimirulezz New Member

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    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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    kimirulezz New Member

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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: 192.168.1.1
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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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
     
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    kimirulezz New Member

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    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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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Do you have Windows 7 installed?
     
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    kimirulezz New Member

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

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    So your taking up 3 ports on the router?
     
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    kimirulezz New Member

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

    reghakr Excellent Member

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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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