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Printer Networking

by coachcreton / November 19, 2006 9:42 PM PST

My network consists of three computers, all using Windows XP. The
third computer, a notebook, uses xp home edition. The network is
working good; but I cannot get the notebook to access the printer.

The router is the Linksys WRT300N. The network security is enabled.
I cannot use a floppy for the notebook, because there is no floppy
drive on the notebook. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Each
time I run the printer setup wizard, it says something about being
unable to connect to the printer, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Usually a firewall or account issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 9:51 PM PST
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Re: network printing
by Kees Bakker / November 19, 2006 9:56 PM PST
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If the network works, all you should do is enable printer sharing for that particular printer on the PC it is directly connected to.

Then on the laptop: Start>Printers and install a new printer (printer setup). Choose network printer, and you can choose from all sharable printers on the network (one in your case). That's all. Drivers are copied from the other PC, so you don't need a diskette.

If the network setup wizard can't find the printer (and shared folders on that same PC are accessible), my guess is that it hasn't been shared.


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