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Print Sharing a printer on W2K OS

By terry5771 ·
I have a network at home with 3 PC's. The printer is connected to a PC running W2K. I want to share it out to the other PC's connected via a router. This has to be a fairly simple procedure since it usually done in Peer to Peer networks. I understand the shared printer and system have to be up and running in order to access it, but exactly how to share it I am not sure. I have went in and made the printer a shared printer, but there is more to do. Thanks for the help. My direct e-mail address is


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by briantruitt In reply to Print Sharing a printer o ...

Probably the easiest thing to do is make sure all three PC's are part of the same Workgroup. If all 3 of your pc's are running Windows this should be fairly easy. You can check your W2K box by right clicking on My Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking the Network Identification tab. This should tell you your computer name and workgroup name. For Win98, if either of you two other pc's are running that, right click on Network Neighborhood, click Properties, and it's the second tab (I forget the name). After making sure all of these are the same on all 3 pc's and rebooting them, all you have to is browse out through Network Neighborhood/My Network Places and you should be able to see the shared printer from the other two computers. This may seem like a lot, but I believe it's probably the easiest. Good luck.

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by Baadil In reply to Print Sharing a printer o ...

To add some more to Brian's responce,,, if you are connecting via the router and cannot directly browse the network, try connecting to your printer from the remote printer by type \\IP_Of_the_Printer_Machine\Printer_Share_Name at the Start -> Run.


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