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Old Apr 7, 2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Can you successfuly share this printer across a windows XP network?

I have 2 PCs and a Laptop networked through a broadband router. I was able to successfully share my old epson on this network without any difficulty. I want to do the same with the IP4000 but am not shure if it will work. I have read that some printers do not share very well.

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Old Apr 7, 2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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I have an i9900, and Canon does not support sharing or networking on it. I wouldn't be surprised if you will have the same problem.

In summary, it works acrossmy network, but with some limitations.

1. It works normally onmy "server" computer (XP Home).

2. It works on my remote computer (XP Pro), but a request for "Printing Preferences" or "Printing Properties" takes about 45 seconds to respond. Otherwise, it works normally - there are no unusual delays for printing.

3. If I go to Control Panel==>Network Connections and re-install the network on the remote computer, Preferences and Properties now respond normally.

4. Shut down or disconnect the remote computer, and you are back to 45 seconds. I never found a permanent fix for this problem. I remember seeing something about using a static IP address, but I never followed up on it.

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Old Apr 7, 2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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Hey, Thanks for the fast reply. I actually experienced a similar delay with the epson that I am replacing and it didn't bother me too much. So... it sounds like the Ip4000may work. I suppose it's worth a try.

Thanks again

Pete
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 2:05 PM   #4
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I have a local network with a router that uses DHCP to assign TCPIP numbers to my computers.

I share all my printers (4) 3 Canons and an Epson, when I go to properties and change any setting on my selected printer it is instant.

XP home was not ment to be a "server", there some network functions it won't do compared to XP Pro.

If you don't have a router maybe using one will speed up your reaction time to access the printers.
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Old Apr 8, 2005, 3:37 AM   #5
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I have XP Pro and share 2 Canons & an Epson between 3 computers using a broadband router. I have no delays when going to printer preferences or properties. My limitation (if you could call it that), is that I have to make changes in "print properties" on the host computer (changable properties are greyed out on client computers), no problems making changesin printer preferencesfrom any computer.
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