Sharing a printer on the network...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hndlthis, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    I have 2 desktop computers (windows xp) and 2 laptops (windows 2000) connected to the internet (verizon online dsl) through a linksys 4 port router. I would like to have all the computers share my printer. My computer is set up to "share this printer" but nobody can share it. Do they also need to set their computer to share a printer? How would I get all the computers to share my printer? Does my computer have to be powered on for them to share my printer?

    Edited the title to make it more clear - NetRyder
     
  2. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    They all need to be on the same workgroup, or domain.

    Workgroup would be easier just give em all the same workgroup name for instance I put all mine on MSHOME workgroup, this is internal only so it don't matter what you call it :)

    Skazz
     
  3. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    Give this a ** read ** ..

    And yes the computer that has the printer will have to be one for one of the others to print through it......

    :happy:
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    1. Share the printer on the computer it's connected to.
    2. Install a new "network printer". Browse the network to find it under the first computer.
    3. The printer should be installed and be ready to print.
    4. Repeat from 2 for all workstations.

    Your computer that has the printer must be on if the others want to print. (Pretty obvious if you think about it :))
     
  5. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Thanks :) I got it working
     
  6. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    I would suggest giving the PC the printer is installed on a static IP. The install it on the other machines as a local printer. Choose create new port and then TCP/IP printer. Give IP of the printer and you are set.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    That's the hard way. ;)