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gillenr
06-30-2017, 09:02 PM
Wireless home network.
Laptop & desktop both connected.
Multi-function printer connected.
HP laser printer wired to desktop.
Can print from desktop to both.
Can print from laptop to multi-function.
Can't print from laptop to laser.
Why?

Parkview_Pirate
06-30-2017, 10:08 PM
Wireless home network.
Laptop & desktop both connected.
Multi-function printer connected.
HP laser printer wired to desktop.
Can print from desktop to both.
Can print from laptop to multi-function.
Can't print from laptop to laser.
Why?

Most likely your laptop can't "see" the laser printer because it's locally connected (hard-wired) to your desktop. Your multi-function printer probably has it's own unique IP address on your home network. Your laser printer does not.

So, you might be able to configure the laser printer to be accessible from other hosts, which means "sharing" it out via the printer menus on your desktop. Then go back to your laptop and see if you can find a "locally attached" versus a network printer under the "add new printer" menus.

I'm assuming you have Windows running on both machines.

Parkview_Pirate
06-30-2017, 10:10 PM
Oh. Another option would be to set up your laser printer as a "LAN", or local area network printer, if it has that capability.

Type "set up HP XXXX for network printing" in Google, where XXXX is the model of your HP laser printer.

Longshot6977
06-30-2017, 10:10 PM
Pretty sure there is a conflict with having both wireless and wired hooked up at same time.

Parkview_Pirate
07-01-2017, 01:41 AM
Pretty sure there is a conflict with having both wireless and wired hooked up at same time.

If the HP laser printer is wireless or network capable, but only connected via a hard wire (USB?) from the desktop, then it's simply not configured properly. If it's connected to the network, but also configured to be a local printer, then it's possible that's a conflict.

Obviously, we need more info here, but older printers only had a serial or USB connection capability, and had to be attached "locally" to a PC, while most modern printers can be configured to be directly on the network. Having multiple printers on a network is fine, as long as each has a unique IP address, and a unique connection (wireless or wired) to the router.