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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎06-15-2014
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HP Officejet 8600 on network

The 8600 is connected via an ethernet router to my two computers. If my computer is on everything works. If my computer is off so is the printer and the other computer can not access it.

 

Any known fix for this issue?

 

Thx,

 

Pete

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Re: HP Officejet 8600 on network

>If my computer is off so is the printer and the other computer can not access it.

 

It seems that the printer is networked to one computer and the other computer is using a share to the first computer.

On each computer, right click and select Printer Properties and select the Ports tab.

 

The one that works probably has an IP address or a printer name.  The other computer probably has the name of the first, something like:

\\first-pc\printer-name

 

You would need to delete and re-add that port to match the first.

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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎06-15-2014
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Re: HP Officejet 8600 on network

Thank you, I will check that out!

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