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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - Microsoft Windows Sharing to a Direct Connection (Peer to Peer Networking)

Setting up Windows sharing (peer-to-peer networking)

This document outlines the procedures for sharing a printer using Microsoft Windows Sharing (Peer-to-Peer networking). If these procedures are not successful, click here to contact Microsoft Non-HP site (http://www.microsoft.com). HP does not support Peer-to-Peer networking, as the feature is a function of Microsoft operating systems and not of the HP printer drivers.
This section contains instructions for using Windows sharing to make the product available to network users when the product is directly connected to a computer.
Using Windows sharing, the person using the computer directly connected to the product can allow other users on the network to print to the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.

When the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer is shared, install the printer drivers on all of the computers that you want to print to the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.

Setting up the host computer running Windows 98SE, Windows Me, or Windows 2000

At the computer that is directly connected to the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. In the printer list, right-click the icon for your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, and then click Sharing .

    If Sharing does not appear on the right-click menu, you must first enable printer sharing for Windows 98SE or Windows Me. Follow these steps:
    1. Click Start , click Settings , and then click Control Panel .

    2. Double-click the Network icon.

    3. On the General tab, click File and Print Sharing .

    4. Click the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printers check box , and then click OK .

    5. Click OK again, and then close the Control Panel . If you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes .

  3. On the Sharing tab, click the Share As option button, and then type a name for the product in the Share Name field. Click OK .

Setting up the host computer running Windows XP

At the computer directly connected to the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start , and then click Printers and Faxes .

  2. In the printer list, right-click the icon for your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, and then click Sharing .

  3. On the Sharing tab, click the Share this printer option button, and then type a name for the product in the Share Name field. Click OK .

  4. Click the Ports tab. Click to clear the Enable bidirectional support check box, and then click OK .

Setting up the client computers

When you have set up the host computer to share your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, you must also configure the client computers. Perform the following steps at the computers of all other network users who want to use the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.

Setting up client computers running Windows 98SE, Windows Me, or Windows 2000

  1. Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon to open the Add Printer wizard.

  3. Click Next to start the wizard.

  4. Click the Network Printer option button, and then click Next .

  5. Type in the path and share name of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer to which you want to connect.

    OR

    Click Browse and navigate to find the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer to which you want to connect.

    Click Next .

  6. Click the Yes or No option button when asked if you want to use this printer as your default printer for Windows-based programs, and then click Next .

  7. Click Finish to complete the installation and close the Add Printer wizard.

    You might need the product software CD to complete the printer driver installations.

Setting up client computers running Windows XP

  1. Click Start , and then click Printers and Faxes .

  2. On the left-hand column, under Printer Tasks , click Add a printer to open the Add Printer wizard.

  3. Click Next to start the wizard.

  4. Click the A network printer or a printer attached to another computer option button, and then click Next .

  5. Type in the path and share name of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer to which you want to connect

    OR

    Click Browse and navigate to find the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer to which you want to connect.

    Click Next .

  6. Click the Yes or No option button when asked if you want to use this printer as your default printer for Windows-based programs, and then click Next .

  7. Click Finish to complete the installation and close the Add Printer wizard .

Disable bidirectional support

It is recommended that bidirectional printing support be disabled in all installed printed drivers for the HP LaserJet 1320n product after setting up the shared print drivers.

Microsoft Windows XP and 2000

  1. Open the Printers folder.
    • Microsoft Windows XP: Click Start , Printers and Faxes from the Microsoft Windows XP desktop.

    • Microsoft Windows 2000: Click Start , Settings , Printers from the Microsoft Windows 2000 desktop.

  2. Right-click the hp LaserJet 1320 PCL6 print driver Icon or listing.

  3. Select Properties from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click the Ports tab and then disable bidirectional support by removing the checkmark from the Enable Bidirectional support box.

  5. Click the Advanced tab and verify there is no checkmark in Keep Printed Documents .

  6. Click the Apply button and then click the OK button until the printers window is closed.

Microsoft Windows Me and 98

  1. Click Start , Settings , Printers from the Microsoft Windows desktop.

  2. Right-click the hp LaserJet 1320 PCL6 print driver Icon or listing.

  3. Select Properties from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click the Detail tab and then click the Spool Settings button.

  5. Select Disable bidirectional support for this printer.

  6. Click the Apply button and then click the OK button until the printers Window is closed.

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