Content by John Summerfield, © 1997 (original archived HERE).
Please, folk, no questions on this. My total experience with WIN 95 is
one day's use when on a course. I've not retained the email
addresses of either Scott or James so you can't hassle them
One of my correspondents told me how he set up Windows 95 to
access an OS/2 printer. Here's the relevant part of the
This advice is in response to problems Scott was having.
And further on there's this..
Have you been able to share a printer? If so, can you tell Scott
& me (in some detail) what has to be done?
- Yes, I have an HP DeskJet 660C connected to LPT1 on the Warp
Connect machine. I went to my printer object on the desktop, hit
the right mouse button, and clicked on SHARE, and then START
SHARING. Then I gave it unlimited access and clicked on GRANT
ACCESS. You have to toggle something on this page in order to
enable the SAVE button. I just click on AUDIT twice. Also, under
OS/2 Peer, I clicked the SHARING AND CONNECTING object, and then
on the SHARES tab. Then click on SHARE...CREATE, and click
PRINTER. Now from the 486 Win95 machine, I think I chose Add new
hardware, and chose either LPT port or printer. There was a
button called "Capture printer port", and I picked LPT2 which
prints to //HOME/OMNIHPDE, where HOME is my Warp Connect Pentium,
and OMNIHPDE is the OMNI printer driver for the HP printer. This
worked great, as it had an option to print a test page, which
looked perfect. I have not yet found out how to print from the
Pentium to the Epson dot matrix printer on the Win95 machine. Not
that I need to, but it would be a good learning experience.
- Now, I have the Win95 client showing in the network folder, but I
can't seem to get at it. I get the logon box(ex) asking for user
ID and password. When I set it up, I used the exact same name and
password for both machines, and even wrote them down. I get the
`unable to log on' message every time. What gives?
- I had this problem at first. Here's something weird, I go to "Lan Server
and OS/2 Peer Resources", click on the Win95 machine, and there is the
hard drive and CD-ROM. Click on either one, and I get "SYS0065: Network
access is denied." Now, if I right-click on this object, and choose
FIND, and then click on the Find button, I get a list of all files and
directories in the root. If I then click on an object in the found list,
it works fine. I can run programs, edit files and so forth. The way I
got access to the Win95 drives was to go to the "Sharing and Connecting"
object and then under the Connections tab, I chose "Create" and mapped
the C: drive on the Win95 machine to G: on my Warp machine, and the D:
cd-rom to H:. I can now access these drives from any app on the Warp
machine, I can even back up the Win95 hard drive to my tape drive with
Hope this helps, John. If you need more details, just let me know.