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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:53 pm 
Anti-Static Strap
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Ok here the deal. I have a basic home network setup sharing a broadband connection. Win 98 on mom's comp, Win XP home on mine. HP deskjet 610cl printer installed on the XP comp. I can print fine from the XP comp. but the 98 comp doesn't find the printer. Yes I do have print sharing enable. Here is what happens when I try to set them up.

system layout and specs: (hardware specs not included, but I will post if needed)

My Comp (#1)

Win XP home, newest XP HP610cl drivers downloaded from HP, printer installed and works fine.

Mom's Comp. (#2)
Win 98, newest 9x HP610cl drivers downloaded from HP. printer found as networked

when I try to setup #2 I go thru the printer setup wizard just fine for networked printer untill I get to select printer type page. HP 610 is not listed so I click on have disk option. I find the correct .INF file for the printer but nothing shows up in the box after I click on it. I then try to run the setup program that came with the driver but it only looks for a printer on a local port not over a network.

I then try to reconfigure the printer on #1 and this is what happens. I go to the sharing tab and click on the additional drivers button. On that page I check the win 95,98,me box and click ok. When it asks for the driver location, I find the 98 drivers I download and try to load them, thats when I get the message that the drivers are not digitally signed and they will not install.

Is there anyway around this? or am I missing something?

I'm also think about setting up a third low end system to maybe act like a small server. Install my printer, scanner, and maybe a cd burner to it and have both the computers access the equipment that way. Would this work better and any ideas on how I should do it. And what about specs? I also want to mess around with red hat and I might use this system as a test bed. (plus maybe running F@H)

any help to printer issue would be a big help. Setting up the third system is not as important but help would also be nice.

Amd Phenom 9500 Quad on a ECS a770m mobo
4 gigs ram
ATI Radeon x1950pro w/1 gig ram video card
2 250 gig samsung sata HDs
2 lite on sata dvd burners
all in a raidmax blue neon case running Vista64
total cost under $600 built march 2008

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:19 pm 
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If you setup that box and ran a print server, then you could use the HP program below and connect to it via TCP/IP under Windows 98

But for your current setup, my first question is:
Do you have the XP firewall running on your LAN connection?

For the driver issue, downloading the drivers and extract them to a folder. Use the add printer wizard and point to the drivers in that folder. ---> That should work, I don't understand why there is no printer listed.

Have you tried launching the SETUP program under 9X folder in the DISK1 folder, instead of the SETUP under DISK1?

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