cannot print to shared printer on vista desktop from xp laptop RRS feed

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  • I have a vista(home premium) desktop with printer attached. Desktop is connected to router using ethernet cable. Vista desktop can successfully print to the printer. My xp wireless laptop can see the shared printer and can send print jobs to it, but the print jobs get stuck in the print queue on the Vista desktop. Print status is "deleting - sent to printer". The print jobs never make it out of the queue.

    I installed the printer on the vista desktop and shared the printer as instructed by vista documentation. In Network and Sharing Center, I have Network discovery on, File Sharing on, Printer sharing on, Password protected sharing off. On xp laptop, I installed the network printer as described in xp documentation. Everything looks normal. But the print jobs I send to the printer get stuck in printer queue.
    Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:55 PM