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Networking Epson stylus 880
deerslayer Dec-31-00 01:43 PM
Got a problem I am hoping someone might have an answer to. Got 3 98 se pc's. Have the printer hooked up using the parallel port. Have ICS working and is setup on host and clients as described in the how to's from this site. I followed the printer instructions for setting up the clients to share the printer. When i go to print a test page, it prints and then it I get a communication error saying to check that the printer is connected properly. This pop up error box also hangs up if you try closing it immediatly. This happens on both clients. I got the newest driver and sofware from Epson but still have the same problem. I tried adding netbeui but it didnt help.

Any ideas?

1. RE: Networking Epson stylus 880
lbyard Dec-31-00 06:40 PM
In response to message 0
I presume that one of the three printers prints a test page OK? Did you install the new Epson drivers on the computer connected to the printer? Make sure the printer cable is screwed down. Try another printer cable. Try different printer interface modes in the CMOS Setup of the computer connected to the printer. Move the printer to another computer to see if the problem is specific to a computer. E-Mail Epson; the problem is not in any of my stuff. Larry

2. RE: Networking Epson stylus 880
deerslayer Dec-31-00 06:51 PM
In response to message 1
yes it tested fine on the host. I have emailed epson. I will try different modes in cmos and see if that helps. It does print from the client machines, but get error message after it prints.


3. RE: Networking Epson stylus 880
deerslayer Jan-03-01 05:52 PM
In response to message 2
I found a setting in the printer properties where you can the printer monitoring off, and now it prints fine on the client machines. I also got an email from epson telling me to call customer service (which is not toll free #) and ask for a senior technician. I have not had the time to do so yet.

4. RE: Networking Epson stylus 880
lbyard Jan-03-01 06:31 PM
In response to message 3
Good! We keep learning. Larry

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