I have a canon mg5250 printer connected by wifi to my laptop. How do I connect my husband's laptop to this, please? Do I have to install the printer hardware in his laptop first? I have the printer in my printers folder and have gone into the aharing tab. Can I install it from this by just giving it a name and ticking the box - or is that too simple? I don't want to have too cal in an engineer if i muck it up!
Many thanks, Terry. I have installed the software from the setup disk, but have come unstuck as 'it' cannot detect the printer. There are several options, including settings, which are beyond me - I have been ill and am not feeling too bright, which doesn't help.
Yes, the printer is turned on.
Can I do it by the network and sharing centre, I wonder, from his Windows 7 laptop? Mine is a Vista.
Going to this,In the network map I have:
Sheila-laptop-TalkTalk - internet
icon of mg5200 with rays coming out of it -
"The following devices could not be placed on this map
[icon of computer screen] when i click on this I get "canon-memory-share".
Any ideas? I feel I am almost there.
Have you created the network link for both computers.
On XP it is necessary to open Control Panel (from Desktop)and go to Netwoirk setup wizard, follow the instructions to create a network on your system, create the network disk (copy to USB stick) and plug it into your husbands computer and run the program therefore creating a link.
I believe window 7 and previous version (Vista & XP) have different protocols. Please find link which explains how to connect.
It has worked! I closed the laptop down with the install disk still in. The next day I took the disc out., then replaceit and went through the "search" routine again and this time it found the connection. Problem solved! Many thanks.
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