windows vista

By sk20taj ·
when i am trying to add network printer it is not connect, and winodw vista not updating properly, please suggest me how can i add network printer in windows vista and how can i update vista.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to windows vista

For network printers, you must ensure that a static IP address is assigned either by:
1. Use the printer's menu system or web frontend
2. Allocate a reserved IP address using printer's MAC address on your DHCP server.

Otherwise everytime your printer powers up it will get a new IP address every time and refuse connection.

To update vista, you need a connection to the internet and access to Microsoft website, then use the Windows Update tools in Start, Programs.

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sk20taj, try this solution

by squirrelking In reply to windows vista

I was having your exact same problem and I found this solution on some small wi-fi forum so now I'm posting everywhere that I can.

- On Vista PC go to "Control Panel" - "Printers" - "Add printer".
- Believe or not, click "Add a local printer" (I know you want to add a network printer but that way it doesn't work).
- Click "Create a new port" - "Local Port" - "Next"
- In the next box you have to enter a port name like this:
\\PC name\Printer name
where "PC name" is the network name of the XP PC or Network Share where you have the printer and "Printer name" is the network name of that printer. Be careful with this names. Check in your XP PC "Control Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - "your printer" - right click - "share" - "share resources name"
- Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you are adding.
- Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or print something to test it.

Hope it helps until MS fixes it!

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