How do I send print jobs to second computer

September 13, 2012 at 14:22:12
Specs: Windows XP
My question is:
I have two XP computers This one which I will call #1 and the other #2.
#1 is connecected to the internet by ATT-Uverse. hard wired by a telephone cnnection. and a motorola router
#2 acceses the internet by way of a Netgear adapter My printer is attached to it
I would like to network the two so that I can send print jobs to it
Do I need an additional adapter in order to send data from #2 to #1?
I need step by step instructions how to network them
Hope my questions are clear



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#1
September 13, 2012 at 14:38:40
You need to clarify if #1 and #2 are both connected to the router. What you write is a bit unclear technically. Appears #2 is connecting wirelessly which is not a issue. Is #1 wired to the same wifi router?

If so google file and printer sharing how to for the step by step setup.

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#2
September 13, 2012 at 15:04:11
I don't understand your reply when you ask Is #1 wired to the same wifi router?
I don't know what you mean by same
There is only one router which is hard wired.into the telephone line #2 is not hard wired. I thought I made it clear that it connects wirelessly by adapter
I appreciate your help

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#3
September 13, 2012 at 15:32:28
"I thought I made it clear that it connects wirelessly by adapter"

I will try asking the question differently.

What does #2 connect to wirelessly?
Is the router a wireless router?

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#4
September 13, 2012 at 15:51:30
As the man in the movie said "What we've got here is a lack of communication,
#2 connects to the internet. The way I understand how it works is that the adapter receives signal from the router.
When you ask Is the router a wireless router? Guess I don't know what you mean by "wireless router"
I guess it's wireless in that it aapparently sends out wireless signals. otherwise It is hardwired into the telephone line-
Hope this clears up the confusion


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#5
September 14, 2012 at 15:14:40
Maybe I can help get this post get onto the right track.

Any router must have a direct connection to your phone line.

If your router is non-wireless then both computers would need a cable plugged into the router, without any further connections whatsoever.

If it is wireless (most likely) then you have other options. Computers can communicate with a router wirelessly - no physical connection at all - provided that they have one of the following:

1. A wireless (Wifi) adapter built in.

2. An add-on adapter to send and receive the wireless signals to and from the router.

A mix is possible - one computer cabled to the router and the other using wireless.


The way I'm seeing it is that computer #1 is hard wired to the router, and that computer #2 uses a wireless adapter (no connection to the phone line). Am I right?
If not, then give us the model numbers of your Motorola Router and your Netgear adapter. That way we should be able to fully understand your setup.

I found this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
Are both computers running XP?

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#6
September 14, 2012 at 17:05:32
When I looked back at my reply to Waggoner I realized I was far too flippant and intended to apologize. I realized that I, as usual knew absolutely nothing about what I was writing about.
I went on line to try to understand what are a wireless router and other. Info. The jargon used is far too sophisticated for someone like me.
To answer your questions:
Both computers are XP Pro
The router is NVG510 the adapter is Netgear WNA1100
Yes #1 is hardwired to the computer and #2 uses the adapter
I will wait until I hear back before I attempt to set them up
I looked at the link you sent. it appears to lay out the steps quite clearly


Appreciate you checking in on this


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#7
September 14, 2012 at 17:27:05
That's good - should be crystal clear to all now:

Motorola NVG510 Wireless Router - cabled to computer #1.

Netgear WNA1100 USB Wireless adapter - Wifi for computer #2.
This is somtimes called a "dongle" - more jargon LOL.

Give that link a whirl, nothing lost - it can always be undone.

You don't need any further adapter.

Any problems then shout back so that someone on here can help you.
Gotta go now (well past bedtime UK).

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