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I have a small wireless LAN running a box with XP Pro as the primary computer. It has an HP P3005d printer connected via USB and shared to a Vista Business box.
The XP machine prints fine. However, the Vista machine takes forever to print even 1 page docs. Doesn't matter what is printing, it takes 1-2 minutes before it starts printing.
The Vista machine also shares some of the XP's folders and those work fine, no delay in accessing.

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Why not connect the printer directly to your router? You will have to reinstall drivers or modify your settings, but either computer can print without the other being involved!

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It's a USB printer, no Ethernet.

Hmmm... I looked up the model on HP website and downloaded the manual. It said you could connect via ethernet. Is there a plastic plug in the RJ45 jack?

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That printer comes in several variants, this one does not have a Ethernet port

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Just try to install the printer to your vista pc, don't know but vista had lots of restrictions on network, even my anti-virus before, it's really hard to update automatically running the vista, so i switch on windows 7..

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I've since done that. I installed the printer locally on Vista and shared it to XP. Now Vista prints quickly, but XP jobs error out a few times a day.

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Your original configuration may work better if you play with the spooling. I would think that you would want to disable spooling on the secondary machine. I have observed the very situation you now face. Try a USB print server -- you'll be glad you did.

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