The printer is pre USB connection and the laptop USB only. Anyway, the printer maker Epson does not support any drivers, so it looks like I have to get my network working and share the printer. At the moment I am in a room with access via wireless to the network. The router is in a different room but I have the W98 laptop directly connected via LAN cable to the Vista laptop (but not network connection) and the printer connected to the W98 laptop. Do I have to take the W98 and the printer to be next to the router with a direct connection or can I work through peer to peer and then to the printer? Dave
Of course , another way to do it is to network the 2 PC's and transfer the file to be printed to the Win98 pc , say in to my documents , and then start the print from inside that pc , as opposed printing directly from the Vista pc .