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windows 7 cannot connect via wifi to my win2000 laptop local printer

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  • Guys,
    This new HP laptop previously had vista64 and saw my windows2000 local printer fine (\\clarion\domino)
    clarion=win2000 laptop name
    domino=hp b/w printer
    tanfam=workgroup this new HP and my win2000 laptop are currently in.

    Soon after i u/g to windows7 64bit, it broke the connection to my win2000 printer.  Attempts to reconnect has failed.  I've tried disabling Homegroup and all the permissions.  The problem is at the verification screen to conntect to \\clarion\domino
    For some stupid reason, its requiring a DOMAIN, well, both if these machines are NOT on a domain, its in a workgroup=tanfam.

    Ive tried various iterations to log into \\clarion.

    \\clarion\administrator, with its password and it comes back, wrong password.  AFter doing this many times, i changed password on my win2000 and this still did not work.

    I have the latest updates, i rather not go the tcp/ip route as that's confusing...i am able to ping \\clarion via cmd.

    I just think windows7 sucks, should've stayed with vista64 as that was working fine.  I might just revert back unless someone knows what to do.

    thank you for reading.
    Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:40 PM

Answers

  • Please follow the steps below.

    1. Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers, delete the installed printer.
    2. Click Add a Printer.
    3. Select "Add a local printer".
    4. Select "Create a new port". Choose "Local Port" as the type of the port.
    5. In the box "Enter a port name", type the address as the following format.

    \\[IP address of the host computer]\[The Share Name of the printer]

    Then click Next.

    6. Follow the instruction to finish the installation. During installing, choose the correct driver in the driver list.

    If the issue still occurs, please follow the steps below to change NTLM authentication level.

    1. Run gpedit.
    2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    3. Create a DWORD value under Lsa

    LmCompatibilityLevel

    4. Set the value to 1
    5. Restart.

    Then reinstall the driver with the steps above.

    If the above suggestions do not help, please let us know the model of the printer.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by lavengro1 Monday, November 30, 2009 6:04 PM
    Monday, November 30, 2009 9:26 AM
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  • Please follow the steps below.

    1. Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers, delete the installed printer.
    2. Click Add a Printer.
    3. Select "Add a local printer".
    4. Select "Create a new port". Choose "Local Port" as the type of the port.
    5. In the box "Enter a port name", type the address as the following format.

    \\[IP address of the host computer]\[The Share Name of the printer]

    Then click Next.

    6. Follow the instruction to finish the installation. During installing, choose the correct driver in the driver list.

    If the issue still occurs, please follow the steps below to change NTLM authentication level.

    1. Run gpedit.
    2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    3. Create a DWORD value under Lsa

    LmCompatibilityLevel

    4. Set the value to 1
    5. Restart.

    Then reinstall the driver with the steps above.

    If the above suggestions do not help, please let us know the model of the printer.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by lavengro1 Monday, November 30, 2009 6:04 PM
    Monday, November 30, 2009 9:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Arthur,
    Thanks for the fix.  I ran a regedit and set the value to 1 for LmCompatibilityLevel at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    fyi: the \\[IP address of the host computer]\[The Share Name of the printer] portion did not work for me as it returned "unknown username or bad password"

    however, when i changed the LmCompatibilityLevel value from 3 to 1 with a restart, it worked.  I then had to add network printer, browse for CLARION and it instantly added domino without any security credentials.  

    I can now print to my win2000 box (domino connected via parallel port) from my hp laptop with win7-64bit thru my home wifi network.

    Alll the best!
    Ling

    Monday, November 30, 2009 6:03 PM