Wireless connection to printer? Lost software

June 12, 2009 at 13:00:27
Specs: Windows Vista
I bought a wireless router for my new laptop, and it works great, can use the laptop anywhere in the home (I work from home).

Now I need to print from my laptop to my existing home printer (Epson RX50) which is connected to my desktop computer.

I have lost the discs to that printer, how do I set up my laptop to work with it? Can I download the software from somewhere? Thanks!

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June 13, 2009 at 08:42:29
You should be able to download the printer software from the support pages of www.epson.com.

Accessing your printer wirelessly is relatively simple if your home PC is already connected to your network wired or wireless. If so you right click on the printer icon on your desktop PC and click "Share" (you may need to enable file and printer sharing if it isn't already) then give the printer a name i.e. "RX50".

Then from your laptop start the add printer wizard, select network printer option then point it to your shared printer i.e. \\pcname\rx50 finish the wizard then you are done. As long as both your desktop PC and printer are turned on and connected to the network, your laptop will be able to print wirelessly.

This method will also allow both the desktop PC and the laptop to print at the same time. All the jobs will just queue up on the print server (your desktop PC) and print in the order they were received regardless of what computer they were sent from.

Hope this helps.

IT Services Manager

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