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By george4.jones ·
I'm trying to install a network printer on a dell laptop on WIN 2000 environment. When I follow the proess of adding a printer, at the point where I bowse the network for a printer in the shared printer box. There's no list of printers but MS WindoxNetwork is listed in the box. Do you have any idea what this problem maybe?

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by Ter1-Ter_Forde In reply to Installing a network prin ...

ehh, this might be stating the obvious but can't you expand MS Windows Networking to reveal Domain Names - expand this & you should see all your PCs & Servers & probably print queues as well. If browsing isn't working properly you can add the printer before browsing by entering \\ServerName\PrinterName. Check your networking setup against another PC if you need to.

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by timwalsh In reply to Installing a network prin ...

You will not be able to browse for resources unless the laptop is either joined to the domain, or has the same workgroup name as the network hosting the shared printer.

There are things that can affect browsing, but those are the 2 biggest factors.

If you can't browse, you can still connect by following the instructions in Answer 1, as long as you have the correct permissions.

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by roell In reply to Installing a network prin ...

In "adding new printer" dialog select network printer, then do not click Browse but type network path for your printer in a path window as following:

\\PCname\printerShareName

where PCname is the name of a computer that printer connected to,and printerShareName is a name under which printer is shared. (make sure that printer is shared).

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