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Connect to shared printer--> HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by andymak252, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. andymak252

    andymak252 Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2005
    I have printer on a machine called COMP1 shared as HP.

    If i want to connect to that shared printer from another machine called COMP2, do i enter the network printer name as COMP1 so it can connect to the shared printer?

    I'm running NT4 on a very small network.

    All help appreciated
  2. winbob


    Aug 2, 2004
    I never ran Native NT systems, just XP based, and of course there is a "Wizard" for adding the Printer. :D

    In your case I expect that there is not. :(

    But when I do a Browse for a new Printer to ADD, I see listings like this...

    \\MOLLIE\Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local

    "MOLLIE" is the name of my spousal unit's Computer on our Network.

    "Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local" is how the Printer on her PC is identified.

    The \'s are the required designators for XP. I expect that NT is the same?

    So, you need to add a Printer that is:


    if what you have specified is accurate.
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