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  • 1.  Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Jan 31, 2019 05:15 PM

    Latest Fusion under Mojave with Windows 7 VM.  I had been using a printer connected via Ethernet which worked fine until I had to disconnect the printer to relocate it. Upon reconnecting it, I can no longer send jobs to it,

    In Fusion settings under Networking, in the table, Ethernet shows as partially available. What can I do to remedy this? Thanks.

  • 2.  RE: Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Feb 01, 2019 02:59 AM

    Hi AlienApple,

    In Fusion 11, you need to install the 'Virtual Printer' manually to use network printer inside the VM.

    Power on you VM, make sure you have installed VMware Tools, then click menu 'Virtual Machine=>Install Virtual Printer', you may need to reboot the VM after installation is done.

    Hope it helps.


  • 3.  RE: Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Feb 11, 2019 07:42 PM

    No luck yet with this.

    Running latest VMware Tools on a Windows 7 VM. 'Install Virtual Printer' is not greyed out but selecting it does not yield any discernible results and I do not see the printer in Windows. It is shared and it functions under macOS.

    What else can I check?

  • 4.  RE: Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Feb 11, 2019 10:57 PM

    Can you print to it from the host?  How about pinging the IP address from the host and guest?

    You should be able to create a new printer inside the guest, using guest drivers, and print directly to it via the network.  No need to run through the virtualized environment at all.

  • 5.  RE: Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Feb 12, 2019 07:36 PM

    Had to get someone with better eyes to assist, and we connected the printer to wifi so its all working now. Thanks guys.

  • 6.  RE: Printer on Ethernet

    Posted Feb 12, 2019 09:42 PM

    No worries, I need better eyes and smaller fingers on some of those printers myself!