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Connection on a wireless

By Geminihuntress ·
I have a printer attached to my desktop which is on a wireless router and I would like to know how do I set it up so that I can print from my laptop to my printer?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Connection on a wireless

You may not be able to share the printer on the network depending on the make and model.

But the way that this is always performed is to create a Network and here a Simple Peer to Peer will do the trick quite nicely.

On thew main computer run the Network Setup Wizard and make sure that you tell the system that it connects to the Internet through a Remote Gateway and also enable File & Printer Sharing and enter in your own unique Workgroup Name.

Go to the WiFi Computer and do exactly the same thing here as well and then when you have finished you should be able to see at the very least the Shared Documents Folder on each computer. Now go to the Printers Folder on the computer with the printer & Share the printer by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Sharing, in the window that opens select Sharing and go with the default printer name.

When this is finished open up the Add Printer Window on the NB and run that but instead of using the Local Printer Option select LAN Printer and then browse the LAN for the computer with the shared printer. When you find the desired printer select that one and then press continue, here you may be asked to insert the Printer Driver or the NB may pickup the driver from the other computer or it may refuse to allow the printer to be shared depending on the Make/Model of the printer.

Generally you can share most printers successfully across a network unless they are the cheaper HP or Brother Printers, there may be a few more exceptions but so far that are the only ones that I've had a problem with when it comes to Networking Printers.


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by Geminihuntress In reply to Connection on a wireless

Thank you! What does WiFi mean?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Connection on a wireless

The printer is attached to the desktop system, so you can share it out. If your notebook can access your desktop, you should be able to print. You may want to map to the desktop's printer for easier use.

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