Network printer?

  Macnut 19:03 30 Jan 2008
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I have a wireless network for my two computers. My Laser printer, at the new computer, can be accessed from both computers. I have now connected a second printer to my new computer. How do I get the other computer to recognise it?. New computer on Vista Old computer XP
Thanks

  mgmcc 22:25 30 Jan 2008

You install the second printer as a "network printer" in the client computer in exactly the same way as you installed the first one.

1) Connect the printer to the "client" PC, as though it were to be used with that computer, and install it. This ensures that it has all the necessary software/drivers on board.

2) Reconnect it to the "host" PC and, in its Properties, set it as "shared". In the client's "My Network Places" (or Network Neighborhood), the printer should then appear as a shared resource of the "host" PC along with any shared folders. Double clicking the printer in the remote PC should automatically install it as a "network printer" in the "client". This means that the "client" now has the same printer installed twice - once as a "local" printer and again as a "network" printer (with a bar under the icon to indicate a network device). If you are always going to print via the network, you may want to set the "network printer" as the default.

Otherwise, have a look at this Microsoft article. It is an old article written for Windows 95, but the basic principle for installing the network printer should still be valid - click here

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