Wireless Printing - XP Pro - BT Voyager 2100

  REDAC 18:56 11 Jul 2005

I am using XP pro on my IBM ThinkPad T41 and my home PC.
I have Broadband wich i accses wirelessly using a BT Voyager 2100 ASDL router.
I want to print wirelessly from my laptop to a printer connected to my home PC (a Lexmark X5250.
Please help as i have no idae where to start!

  mgmcc 19:36 11 Jul 2005

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", 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. (Remove the underscores from "http".)


  REDAC 20:39 11 Jul 2005

Thanks, I think this is resolved now so i'll tick resolved.

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