How do I share my printer?

  808Slates 11:54 10 Apr 2006
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I've a lexmark printer attached to my pc which I need to share with my sisters laptop both PC's are linked to intternet via a Netgear wireless router what's the easiest way to set up print sharing???

Any idea's???

  Aargh 14:25 10 Apr 2006

Assuming you are using XP - use control panel to find your installed printer an select the 'share this printer', or simply right click on the installed printer.

Use the networking wizard to set up a home network first, if you haven't done already (do it on both PC's and make sure the settings all match).

The printer will only work if the PC it is attached to is switched on. Windows has several help wizards.

  ade.h 18:46 10 Apr 2006

Second part of the equation - which must be performed on the other client - is to install a network printer, which will allow the other client to get drivers and other data from the first client. This is done in Printers & Faxes.

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