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By BigJohnDoe ·
Hi:

I have a two PCs networked together. The "server" is a 686-466c running Win 98SE and the "client" is a 586-200 running Win 95B. The server has two printers attached: an old Brother HL-645 on LPT1 and a HP-895CSE color printer on one of two USB ports. I've shared out the hard drive and both printers on the server. The client can see and access all shared resources except the HP-895 printer. When I attempt to print to the HP-895 I get a "printer is offline" message. The printer is online. The client can print to the HL-645. Can USB devices be shared? I can't find anything in Microsoft's Knowledge Base confirming it can or cannot. I can't believe I'm the first guy to try and print to a USB printer.

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by Phinaddict In reply to Sharing a USB Printer

Have you shared out the printer you are trying to print to?

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by BigJohnDoe In reply to Sharing a USB Printer
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by saihib In reply to Sharing a USB Printer

This is an extreme longshot, but what the heck. Have you installed the USB supplement for Win95. If you have installed the supplement you should be able to see it in Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. It's on the Win95 B CD and if I remember is called 'usbsupp' or something like that. I just don't remember what folder it's in. I just installed a USB HP-970 and a lot of my older programs won't print to the new printer even though the programs "see" it.

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