Can 2 computers share 1 printer?

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Justmemom

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I am trying to set up my new computer and my old computer to share the printer. I have a wireless router and a wireless adapter. The guy at the store said I could set it up to share the DSL and the printer but so far I have only gotten them to share the DSL. Can they share the printer?
The computers are
HP Media Center PC
820 pentium D
1 GB Memory
300 GB hard drive
HP pavillion 752c
2.0 GHZ pentium 4
512 Memory
80 GB hardrive
The router is D-Link DI-624
The adapter is D-Link DWL-G122
The printer is HP psc 750xi
 
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First you'll want to open up Printers & Faxes on the computer the printer is connected to (Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes). Right click on the printer and select 'Sharing'.

Click the Share Printer button then give it a name in the box below that. Click apply, then OK.

Now go to the other computer and open up Printers & Faxes window. Right click anywhere in the white space and hit 'Add Printer'.

Next > Select 'A netowrk printer, or printer attached to another computer', Next > Select 'Connect to this Printer', and fill in the box next to 'Name:' with

\\*name of computer printer is connected to*\*name you gave printer earlier when you shared it*

Hit next and it should find it if the name is correct. Select Yes to use it as the default printer, then hit Next. Voila, hit finish and your done.
 
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