Problems printing from a shared printer.

By nglencross ·
We are using an HP printer as a shared printer via usb. I have no problem printing from the local machine, but when I print from the machines with the share, it only prints half the page then stops and the print job is gone.

Any ideas?

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exactly what model hp printer

by sgt_shultz In reply to Problems printing from a ...

sounds like a communication problem but just a guess. i would go to the hp website armed with the exact model of the printer and look to see if sharing the printer in this way is supported, to see if this is a known issue, to see if there are updated printer drivers for it

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by nglencross In reply to exactly what model hp pri ...

Thanks for your response. I do have to find out more detail. This is a town office without many resources. I'm going to suggest a Netgear printer server.


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Just say no

by JamesRL In reply to Problems printing from a ...

To shared printers.....

In my org we won't sell or support this setup at our customers because of all the potential issues. The largest problem is any issues on the local PC tend to mess up print jobs from the remote.

Instead, get a $40 print server and make it a network device.


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by nglencross In reply to Just say no

I agree. This happens to be a town office that is hacking it's way through. I am going to suggest using a Netgear print server.


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