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Help with Print Server Setup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by john_t_03, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. john_t_03

    john_t_03 Thread Starter

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    I'd appreciate any feedback on setting up a printing server solution for this scenario:

    -2 computers (Win XP Pro SP3 and Vista Pro)
    -Current small network via Fios router, computers sharing files from a Synology NAS that's connected to the router
    -3 printers to be shared: HP Designjet 24" Inkjet, Canon i9900 11" Color Inkjet, Canon MP210 small Inkjet/scanner

    What would be the simplest way to have both computers be able to print to all 3 printers (wirelessly or wired)?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. simplefix123

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    you need to set up a network between the computers with 1 host computer. go into the printer settings and select "share printer". you need to be sure that all computers are discoverable from the host computer. after you select "share printer" you will need to set it as the default printer on the network computers
     
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    these are all small home printers right? not a professional printer like in an office right?
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Any network ready printers should be connected to the router by ethernet or Wi-Fi. Others can be connected to the router using a print server or by connecting directly to a computer; in the latter case you enable file and printer sharing, share the printer, and always have the host computer on whenever you want to use the printer(s).
     
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