Canít Find USB Printer on Network  

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    Windows 10 pro 64-bit

    Canít Find USB Printer on Network

    Canít Find USB Printer on Network

    I have a simple 2 computer home network with both Windows 10 computers connected to a router using Ethernet cables. Network Discovery & File/Print Sharing is active on both computers and both computers have Password Protection turned off.

    I can share files between both computers but computer #2 cannot see the Epson R260 printer which is attached to the host computer ( computer #1) using a USB cable. The host computer prints to the R260 just fine. And when I type \\localhost into File Explorer on my host computer, the printer shows up in the list of shared items but I cannot get computer #2 to find the printer on the network.

    Iíve tried selecting the shared printer by name using these methods:

    Iíve also tried ďAdd a printer using an IP address or hostnameĒ option.

    None of those methods worked. I used to be able to connect to the printer when Windows had the old WORKGROUP system. What am I missing?

    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2
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  2. Posts : 16,241
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693

    Windows still uses the same Workgroup system it has had for decades.
    A consolidated network setup checklist [post #4] - TenForums
    My checklist assumes that user accounts have passwords.
    I have password-protected sharing turned on.

    Perhaps the problem lies in how you shared the printer.
    How to Share a Printer - TenForumsTutorials

    Best of luck,
    Last edited by Try3; 19 Mar 2023 at 00:21.
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    windows 10

    Can you connect via IP not the name?
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Samuria said:
    Can you connect via IP not the name?
    I tried connecting with the host computer's IP address & USB port number. Didn't work.
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