i have 2 machines connected via a linksys router, both can use the broadband connection independant of each other or together dont have to have the main one turned on to use the other, i did not configure a network so there is none neither machine can see the other, problem is i want to use the printer via any pc that is connected to one machine, do i have to configure a network and would that mean 1 machine becomming the server and would need to be turned on in order to use the other? don't want to try in case it buggers up things any help would be graetfully recieved,
PS this site has got so slow to navigate or is it my pc
If you want to use the printer on either you would need to set up a network. On the other hand if you didn't want to do that buy a switch box for the printer cable you would then have a A and B for either PC..
if you set up a network peer to peer ( no server ) you do not have to have both on you can use them independent from each other ,but for the printer the pc that shares it must be on ,,unless the printer has its on nic ,or look into a print sever from linksys,