We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Windows Help


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Problems printing to a Vista Network Printer


cyberphobic

Likes # 0

I have a Brother MFC-215C printer attached to a desktop PC running Vista Ultimate (recently upgraded from XP Pro)and I can print from that PC to the printer. I have a part wired/part wireless network with 2 other desktops and 4 laptops and I could previously print from all of themto the Brother printer.I have now deleted the XP drivers, and loaded the correct Vista drivers, I have enabled "allow file and printer sharing" in the firewall settings, I have ticked all the right buttons in the "Network and Sharing Center" and I can get to the point, when adding a printer, where I enter the username and password of the PC attached to the printer - and then I get this message - the credentials supplied are not sufficient to access this printer, do you want to specify new credentials? Not sure where to go from here, can anyone assist?

Like this post
cyberphobic

Likes # 0

Having reviewd everything once again, I found that the Firewall settings had defaulted, I once again enabled File and Print sharing and also "Network Discovery". I then re-added the printer as a Network printer rather than a local printer and hey presto all of a sudden it worked!

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Swatch launches a colourful smartwatch

IDG UK Sites

New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: TV streaming service delayed, hand gesture interface being...