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connect one printer to 3 computers?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by unstresst, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    Computer A main computer ........printer hard-wired to it.
    Computer A wireless connection to router.
    Computer B wireless too. no printer.
    Computer C hard-wired to router. no printer
    Can B and C 'address' and use the printer at A ???

    ............. how would that be done?
     
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    Assuming all computers are running some version of MS-Windows and all have no problem connecting to the router, here is the short version of the procedure ...

    1) You would need to enable sharing of the printer on computer A. Depending on what security and firewall software may be installed on the computer, you might need set the software to allow incoming connections for printer sharing.

    2) Use the Windows printer control panels on computers B and C to add a networked printer. You should be able to the browse your network to find Computer A and its shared printer.

    Things may get a bit more complicated if the computers are running different versions of MS-Windows.
     
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    each computer runs version different from the others......3 versions
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    Don't assume I know any simple steps.....don't omit them.
    How would the A computer (windows 7-- 64bit [or higher?] ) set up his printer sharing?
     
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    waiting for 'A' .......when he's got the time to go through the process
     
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    ....after waiting for a few days, it seems 'A' isn't quite tech-nified to try setting up printer shareing......I'll get to it sometime today
     
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