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Sharing a printer

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Bible Believing Bill, May 20, 2006.

  1. Bible Believing Bill

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    Ok I have set up a wireless network of my old computer and my new computer. My printer is connected to a usb port on my new computer. I want to be able to print from the old computer to the printer on my new computer.

    It looks like all I should need to do is to add a printer and make it a network or remote printer. Well I try to do create a remote printer I can't identify the printer on the old computer. Windows add a printer wizard dosen's see it on the old computer, but it does see it on the new computer.


    Anyone have any ideas on what my problem is?

    Bill
     
  2. Trotter

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    I dunno, but am interested in the answer. I've got three computers routed together (including my daughter's wireless laptop), but the printer is hooked up to the old computer.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  3. exscentric

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    I assume you ran a setup wizard to setup the network, on ours we just open printers in control panel and choose to add printer. Somewhere in there it asks if you want to do a network printer and then it will sense it and list it as a possible. Choose it and you are ready to waste paper.

    You might have to have file sharing activated on all your computers, but don't know for sure.
     
  4. Bible Believing Bill

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    file and print sharing are active on both computers. The properties of the printer say it is available for sharing, but I can add it as a remote printer on the old computer.

    Bill
     
  5. Don

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    In my personal experience on this subject, you still need to run the set-up disk for the printer on every computer that will use the printer.

    If the correct printer drivers aren't present, computer 2 will be able to talk to computer 1 (with the attached printer), and might even "see" the printer attached to computer 1, but won't be able to send it the correct "printer information."

    I'm trying to figure out a print server myself, for a Lexmark 3300. Even though it's a networkable printer, the print server isn't cooperating....
     
  6. Dale-c

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    It has been a while since I have done this in windows but I was successful....If you have problems let me know.

    At work we always use print servers which make it a lot easier.
    At home I only use Macs and they share printers in about 30 seconds.
    Wait, I remember now that you have to select one to share on the host PC.
    RIght click on the printer icon and select sharing as I recall.
    I can try it out if you have problems to remember the exact steps.

    DC
     
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