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Printer problem at specific time of day

By No_Problem ·
I have a workstation that prints to a network printer in the first part of day. Later on in the after the printer doesn't connect to the printer. The other workstations conected to this printer don't have the same problem.

Why is this network connection dropping? What could be wrong? I've checked several things without any resolve.

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by shasca In reply to Printer problem at specif ...

Have you tried different Print Drivers? Swapped the NIC./cable? What is print server OS, and what OS is problem PC?

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by No_Problem In reply to Printer problem at specif ...

I haven't tried different drivers. When I add the printer I can't see it on the network. I get an error saying it can be found. So it must be a network problem. The printer is shared from a Windows 2000 Professional PC. The problem PC is Windows 98 SE.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Printer problem at specif ...

Have only seen this once at my office and it was due to the persons login being restricted to M-F 08:00hrs-11:00hrs. The person simply didn't have a connection after 11AM. I reset login acceptance times and it was OK.
This was in a Netware environment so I don't know if it is a similar scenarion to yours or not.
Food for thought though.

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by No_Problem In reply to Printer problem at specif ...

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Is this a network licensing problem? I do not know what network software/config you have, but is there a limited number of user licenses, are there more people connecte in the afternoon. Do you use server or client type licenses? I experienced a problem with server licenses that were shared, but some users had permanent connections so once they logged in it reduced the number of slots availabel for other users, if your Win98 PC requests a license when trying to connect to the printer, maybe there are none left during the busy time in the afternoon?
Just a suggestion?

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