I have a laptop, dekstop and network printer which I want to hook up. I want to be able to print to the printer from the laptop and desktop. Also access files from each machine. I have a wireless router with 4 cat connections.
What would be the best way of doing this? a workgroup or something?
You may need an ethernet cable for the initial installation, before going wireless.
First of all, plug the printer into the desktop and the desktop into the router.
Configure your desktop to work with the router using the supplied software.
Once configured, you can unplug the desktop from the router and go wireless.
Next, make sure the printer is set to shared (as I outlined earlier)
Next, your laptop should be able to see the wireless router. If not, configure it using the ethernet cable into the router and use the supplied software again (as you have done with the desktop). Once the desktop and laptop are both on the wireless network, you can choose which folders on the laptop and desktop you wish to share (also as mentioned earlier).
You should now also be able to print from both machines as well as shares files between the to computers.
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