HP P1006 printer problem!pls help

By jeffyeong ยท 6 replies
May 30, 2008
  1. i got a hp p1006 install in windows xp pro, and share it to LAN. it is no problem printing in main PC, but it cause very slow for the other network PCs when they printing. The other brand printer also share in the same LAN, but won't be that happen. Why???
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Seems to only have USB connectivity.
    You really need a printer with ethernet port
  3. jeffyeong

    jeffyeong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but the other printer also use USB port.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It's all that two way communication technology.
    Pop up messages about updates, ink levels, Now Printing!, Print page finished! and web updates all happening in the background, on every computer.

    It's all too much for that little shared USB port
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    sorry to disagree. The remote systems spool the pages to the print spool on the system
    with the device attached. Printing then proceeds directly from that printer.
    It does take a bit to initiate the session to the spooler, but once connected,
    the page(s) should move briskly across the Lan. (btw: the applications must not
    attempt to use the printer directly, ie: write to the device rather than spooling).
    Once printing starts, it will be at the rated pages/minute.

    I suggest you go to the systems which share the printer, delete the printer and then
    Add Printer and select the remote device. Be sure to let the driver for that printer load.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I agree jobeard (I've stuffed up twice now!)
    But still it does utilize the sharing of USB port, there must be some delay in pages transmission (only it seems)
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    99% of home computers do too :)

    Print Sharing a directly attached printer the most common. A small percentage of
    users have a Network Attached Printer, which allows print when only one computer
    is running (print sharing requires at least two).

    IMO, any performance issue on printing will be print driver or application related.
    It's too easy to get the wrong driver on the client side and suffer for doing so.
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