printing and file sharing with wi-fi

  mufffin 09:43 18 Jan 2005

I am new to the router/networking system can anyone help me to print docs etc from my laptop to the main printer via router from Muffin

  LeadingMNMs 10:01 18 Jan 2005

What is the main printer attached to ? Is it attached to another computer via USB or connected straight to the router using an ethernet cable ?

If its connected via another computer then that computer must be on. On that computer go to Control Panel > Printers / Faxes > Right Click on the Printer > Select Properties > Go to the Sharing tab > Select 'Share Printer' and give it a name

Now, go to the laptop and check in Control Panel > Printer / Faxes to see if it now appears. If it does then you should be able to select it from the Print box (e.g. in Word), although it may ask for drivers to be installed.

If it doesn't appear then you'll need to tell the laptop where the printer is. From Printers / Faxes select Add New Printer. Select 'A Network Printer ....' and then on the next page select the second box. In this box you need to enter the printer location like \\ComputerName\PrinterName.

  mufffin 10:01 19 Jan 2005

Tried wot u say still no good ,but i am not an expertneed step x step

  mufffin 10:11 19 Jan 2005

printer is connected to main computer ,router is connected to main computer via ethernet

  LeadingMNMs 12:02 19 Jan 2005

Sorry, maybe I missed something on my first post. I had assume that you could already move files accross the network, however after reading the post again I can see that this is not the case.

Since your using a router I assume that your able to connect to the Internet on the laptop, and hence the actual network connection does not need to be setup.

Your next step would be to run the Network Setup Wizard on both computers. This can be found in the Control Panel. Follow the instructions and hopefully everything will work.

  Modo 13:31 19 Jan 2005

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