Sharing Printers on wireless network

  alexgray104 19:12 07 Jan 2006
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Hi, When my new laptop comes I want to connect them both on a wireless network - just like I did on the last laptop. However, I now have a laser printer I wish to use when on the laptop upstairs, is there any settings I need to enable to allow wireless networking of my printers??

  mgmcc 22:09 07 Jan 2006

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;en-us;141839

  mgmcc 22:11 07 Jan 2006

...well I was told that MS knowledge base URLs now worked in the forums! Obviously not!!

h t t p : / /
support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;141839

  Strawballs 22:13 07 Jan 2006

If you get a print server and connect the printer direct to the router and then you can use it any time from any computer without any of the others being switched on click here

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