network printer doesnot connect

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Alright, this is my problem..
I run win xp sp3
You see at my office, we have a printer, that we need to share to the network, we have 5 pc's, 2 desktop and 3 laptops, I created a network so we can share the printer, the network seems to be working fine because this laptop, can find the printer looking through the network name, when I go to control panel, fax and printers, add printer, I select browse for printer, and I'm able to see the printer under the network name...
But the other 2 laptops can't see it, I've tried everything that I think it will work but it doesn't...
Can anyone give me any ideas please?

I've tried this.. \\network name\printer name
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  • Don2007
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If the printer is connected to a PC & doesn't have an IP address, then it's really not a network printer but a shared printer on a network. What does yours have?
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my printer is not connected to the computer directly . two laptops are not detecting the printer and i want to print some documents from the printer.


rest of all the desktop and laptop print the printer but two laptops are not printing.

i have given the ip address of the printer.
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I see the problem. Try the IP address, not the network name.

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