Issue with sharing a printer on network

By timmychandy
Jul 10, 2005
  1. Hi

    I have a Desktop running Windos ME. I have Lexmark All in One installed on the desktop. I have another dell laptop running XP. Both r connected using the cat5e cable. I can share the internet and files on the desktop and acess it through laptop. when i try to connect to printer, printer is listed and when i select printer, err. msg says

    "Windows cannot connect to printer.Operation could not be completed".

    Desktop have the IP
    and laptop have automatic assign IP enabled.

    Can anyone help.

    Thank You

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Is the printer turned on at this point? I'm sure you checked that, but I have an almost identical setup at my parents house, where the laptop running XP Home connects via crossover to a 98se computer sharing a lexmark printer. And after setting up the network and installing the printer on the XP machine, all worked flawlessly.
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