Windows 10: Shared printer not printing

Discus and support Shared printer not printing in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Client uses a HP 1515 series printer/scanner connected to a desktop via USB and shared. The printer does not print from the laptop to the share - it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by chrismine, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. chrismine Win User

    Shared printer not printing

    Client uses a HP 1515 series printer/scanner connected to a desktop via USB and shared. The printer does not print from the laptop to the share - it initializes a print job and seems successful but NO page coming from printer.

    After lots a trail and error I discovered that the printing from the laptop is successful when there has been a print made from the desktop machine and printing then work for the session until one or both machines restarted.

    Both computers runs Windows 10. The problem also happened when both machines were still running Windows 7.

    Ideas appreciated.

    chrismine, Aug 31, 2015

  2. "Let Windows manage my default printer" won't stay disabled

    The issue with changing default printers is caused by sharing printers on network. It's a bug that Microsoft fails to acknowledge and address. It's very simple actually.

    You cannot share a printer, if you have multiple printers connected to your computer and you want one specific printer on your computer to stay as default.

    If you share a printer on your computer and then someone prints to that printer from another computer,

    then the default printer will be changed to that printer. (That's it.)

    Turn off print sharing and I guarantee if you have checked off (do not manage my printers for win 10). You will never see your default printer change again from what you have set.

    There is no simple way to deal with this. Essentially anytime you want to print from your computer that shares any of it's printers, you will have to change the printer selected, right click and make default prior to print or you may end up printing to the
    shared printer if a print job was sent last from another computer to yours.

    Microsoft needs to fix this problem it is really annoying!
    creditfish, Aug 31, 2015
  3. Configure Printer On E72


    If I dont have a wirless printer or a network printer with Lan,

    Can I print to it from mobile using regular sharing?

    Maybe share it over the internet and print?

    Gb_007---01, Aug 31, 2015
  4. Shared printer not printing

    Sorta sounds like the printer is going to sleep, and doesn't wake up till you print from the USB connected computer. I have this issue with my Brother Wireless Laser printer, it goes into a deep sleep mode. I haven't found a way to turn mine off yet...still looking. So, you might want to look into sleep settings for your printer.
    play2mefish, Aug 31, 2015
  5. chrismine Win User
    chrismine, Aug 31, 2015
  6. RWOne Win User
    Blast, I hate shared printers. Not your fault, that one doesn't have a network connector ...
    RWOne, Aug 31, 2015
  7. chrismine Win User
    Client did not ask me, I would've recommend a wireless printer.
    chrismine, Aug 31, 2015
  8. RWOne Win User

    Shared printer not printing

    I don't recommend wifi for clients either, too many user induced issues, Ethernet and a statically set IP FTW in an office environment.

    Does sound like a sleep issue on the printer though, try logging onto it thru its web interface and see if you can find something there.
    RWOne, Aug 31, 2015
  9. yeah, my brother printer is wireless only...I wish I had seen that before I purchased it, because I would of made sure it had an Ethernet card in it too. I agree with RWOne about the printer with an Ethernet card. The only way to go...
    play2mefish, Sep 1, 2015
  10. KACI Win User
    Several months ago when I decided to ditch my inkjet I decided on a Brother 2360 laser printer. Although I didn't get it from Amazon there were a number of reviews with the same problem as your having. I don't remember the fixes but several figured out how to go into the settings of the printer itself and fix the issue. You might want to look at some of those reviews and see if that will help you out.

    The printer has worked flawlessly for me. All my Win 10 machines added it without any problems as did my iphones and ipad.
  11. I have gone into settings and turned sleep off and or set to 0 as everyone suggests, but it still goes into sleep mode. I figure when the next firmware upgrade comes along for the printer, that will probably solve the issue. In the mean time, its not a big deal...since I sit right next to the printer, I just turn it off and then turn it back on, and a printing I go!
    play2mefish, Sep 1, 2015
  12. chrismine Win User
    I have disabled power management on the USB ports and also disable the Auto Power Off setting for the printer. It was set to power off after 2 hours.

    According to the client it is working now.

    Thanks for your responses.
    chrismine, Sep 1, 2015
  13. RWOne Win User

    Shared printer not printing

    Hey, if it had the setting but it isn't working, you don't have to wait for the next FW image, try re-flashing the latest one and see if that restores that to functionality. (Caveat is if it allows you to re-flash the same version, I know some small phone PBX systems that won't, you have to downgrade to one below and then back up.)
    RWOne, Apr 5, 2018

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