Cannot find the printer on my braodband network


I own a Toshiba Satellite Pro L20 and have set up a network to wireless broadband between my laptop and the rest of the main families frame computers. I have in the past been able to connect to a network printer and printed correctly, but now when I search for available printers, laptop computer does recognize not all networks or printers, even if I'm still able to connect to broadband and feels like part of the family LAN! I had the problem by a technician, but we had no joy; No printers are available to connect to.

I would really appreciate help on this question; We're stumped!

Thank you

I guess that some firewall does not block the view of your printer.
(Your firewall or the firewall on the computer where the printer is hooked on.)

Temporarily disable the Windows Firewall option and give it a try.

A fantastic tool to search for printers and other computers on your network, is the FREE 'Advanced Scanner LAN v1.0 BETA 1' software available here:
This program will scan all IP addresses in a given area (e.g. - and show you all open ports and services available. A MUST HAVE program to find the resolution of network issues.

Please come back and tell us if it helped to locate the problem


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