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Win98/Printing Problem

By sadonya ·
I'm using win98 peer to peer network. Using Davicom 9102A PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter and NetBEUI protocol. I have DSL and a printer hooked to one computer and use a dial up modem on the other. File and print sharing is enabled on both. I can share files on both and print from the computer that does not have the printer attached. The problem is if the computer that the printer is connected to is on the internet it slows down and some times locks up to that it has to be rebooted in order to function again.
My question is what can be done so we can continue to share the printer.

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by spiceman In reply to Win98/Printing Problem

It sounds the two devices are competing for resources such as IRQ, i/o port, DMA or memory. Check in system or Nt diagnostics and event viewer for any error messages.

You can divert a spare COM port to be used for the printer or move the printer to another machine or modem to another machine. There is unfortunately still the old limits on computers and no of devices that can be attached is limited by the available resources that are free.

Good luck

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by Greywolffe In reply to Win98/Printing Problem

A request for more info please. The machine connected to the internet/printer - does it have 2 nics?
If so, you might want to look at the network properties and see if you can remove the binding for file&print sharing and netbeui from the nic connected to your dsl line.
Also, you may want to look at the properties under device manager and ensure that the cards are using the proper IRQ and I/O address. (ie by default 3com cards like to use IRQ 10 and I/O 300.) Windows will give up the first address it sees that the card can use but certain cards have this info software encoded in the card itself and you will need to change windows to reflect this.

hth
Joe

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by saihib In reply to Win98/Printing Problem

The machine running DSL and the printer is also using TCP/IP when connecting to the Internet.In Network/TCP-IP/Properties/Bindings you should uncheck File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks. I don't know if this will fix your slowdown problem but it will keep your neighbors with DSL from seeing your computer, and possibly accessing it, when they click on Network Neighborhood from their machines when you are online at the same time.

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by bdgray In reply to Win98/Printing Problem

get a DSL/CABLE router with a built in switch and printer port. I am using an SMC Barracade router that I bought from BUY.COM for $150. It does the internet sharing and NAT for you. The addition of a printer port is very usefull because it does not tie up any of your PC's. The printer port requires that each workstation install drivers for a special SMC network printer port.

Or... what I did for a friend is set up an old P90 with a 500Mb HD with a basic load of WIN95 and used it as a print server. Very Cheap!

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