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Printer Sharing

Hi, My wirelss router and DSL modem are connected on a Win2K desktop which has an HP Laser connected to the PC Printer port. I have two other desktops connected to this router by wire.

I want to access this printer from my notebook wirelessly and from the other 2 pcs connected by wire.

Please advise procedure on how to set this up. Also note that in my home network I have not defined any domains and I would not like to do this since it may not allow my office notebook to later connect on my office domain.

All assistance is sincerely appreciated.


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Enable files and printer sharing..

In reply to: Printer Sharing

Can you share your data / did your pc see each other now??

then just share the printer, install the drivers on your laptop (add printer)

The Desktop (and printer) must be ON, if you want to print from your laptop.

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Printer/File Sharing

In reply to: Enable files and printer sharing..

Hi, I can't see the other computers. On the notebook I did try to play around with IP settings and I could get it to print but the main computer which is connected to the printer does not have the same IP address each time and so the next time I start up the system and if not in the correct sequence, I can't still print.

The worst problem is the other desktop connected to the router with a cable does not even do this much.

Thanks for any help provided.


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a few pointers

In reply to: Printer/File Sharing

If you have a router you should not need to mess with ip settings. set each machines ip to dhcp, ensure all machines on the network are under the same workgroup (default is workgroup) with different computer names, and ensure all have the same protocol installed on their network adapters (namely tcp/ip internet protocol) and that file and printer sharing is enabled (box checked). Apply these changes and restart the macines. If all goes well your router should do its job and assign these machines ip addresses and you will be able to see the machines by going to 'my network places'->'Microsoft windows network'-> 'Workgroup' if the machines are indeed listed here you can then share your printer. You may need to setup all possible usernames used on the network on that one machine also, to allow users permission to use the printer as the user profiles will be only on each local machine, if that makes sense.
Hope this helps.

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