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17-Oct-2012, 09:08 PM #1
Laptop can't add printer wirelessly
Hello I need help!
My main concern is that I want to be able to print wirelessly from any of the 3 laptops we have in the house. My canon MF4450 all-in-one printer is connected via USB to a laptop running on windows Vista. The other two laptops are on windows 7. All of the laptops have wireless connection to the internet.

From the laptop connected to the printer, I went to control panel, then Printers, right clicked and shared it. I also enabled file and printer sharing in the Network and Sharing Center. However, when I am on either one of the other two laptops (the ones from which I want to access the printer wirelessly) I go to "add printer", choose the second option "Add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer", but nothing can be found. I can only find the printer when I do the same thing from the laptop that is connected to the printer via usb.

I have downloaded and installed the printer driver on all computers. Can anyone help? Thanks
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19-Oct-2012, 09:23 AM #2
The Canon MF4450 is not a wireless model. You need a wireless printer if you want to access it from one or more wireless laptops.
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19-Oct-2012, 09:30 AM #3
you dont need a wireless printer if you share via another PC

have a read here
Vista - sharing a printer
http://www.home-network-help.com/vis...r-sharing.html
http://www.pixel2life.com/publish/tu...rs_with_vista/

tells you how to share a printer connected to a vista PC with other PC
also check the firewall is not blocking access on the vista PC

have you setup sharing on the vista pc
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