How can I use one printer with two comp?

November 19, 2010 at 16:07:11
Specs: Windows XP
Home comp in house on a router, The other one is in the shop and is wireless.

Jimdv


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#1
November 19, 2010 at 20:08:46
Is the shop attached to the house and are both systems connecting to the same router? Do you have a LAN set up so the two systems can see each other?

Have you enabled File & Printer sharing in each? Share the printer in the system it is attached to. ( Rightclick>properties>sharing)

Now "Install" the network printer in the other machine using the printer wizard. It is almost foolproof.

This simple configuration requires the Host machine ( The one with the printer attached) to be turned on when printing from the client machine.

If you want to be able to print independantly from each machine you will need a printserver to turn it into a true network printer. I actually use a separate HP E-vectra P3 SFF machine running Win2K as a printserver in my home network.

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#2
November 21, 2010 at 04:58:50
I do not know how to list the printer URL in the wizard. I need more help,
Thanks Jimdv

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#3
November 21, 2010 at 12:08:47
There is a browse button in the printer wizard. If the share is set up correctly you simply browse your network to find the printer attached to it's host computer,

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#4
November 24, 2010 at 04:55:51
Sorry this is takeing so long, I can not work on it very much.
I down loaded my printer drive from HP on the shop comp,
nown I can print and send but it will not leave the comp.
The wireless is pluged in to the front of the comp.
I added a port but, USB C5250. Still will not work.

Thanks Jimdv


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#5
December 6, 2010 at 11:58:28
It's all fixed now, Thanks for all your help.

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