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Remote control printing to a home computer

by mschref / February 28, 2009 11:53 PM PST

I have a wireless set up in my home and often use my laptop in different rooms and would like to use my laptop to remotely print to my main desktop computer. Is this possible? What software do I need?-- I have an HP laptop (HP desktop, as well). My OS is Vista Home. Thanks for any info!

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Re: print remotely.
by Kees Bakker / March 1, 2009 3:05 AM PST

You already have a physical home network, I assume (router, desktop connected wired, laptop wireless). Then all you've got to do is some setup using the Home Network Wizard, enable printer sharing on the desktop and install the shared printer on the laptop. is just one of the many links I found with google.

The alternative is to use a network printer (that connects to the router directly):


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Re: remote printer
by mschref / March 1, 2009 7:41 AM PST
In reply to: Re: print remotely.

Thanks for the tip- I tried your first option- unfortunately it didn't work- I will try the second option you suggested- thanks

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Remote Printing
by Jill Of All Trades / March 2, 2009 12:43 AM PST
In reply to: Re: print remotely.

Try Logmein Free or Logmein IT Reach. Can also use Logmein Ignition software - free to try for 1 month, could not get better than that.

Gillian R
Jill Of All Trades Consulting Services
MYOB Certified Consultant
Queensland, Australia

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