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Hooking Printer up to Two Computers

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  1. JazzMan983

    JazzMan983 Thread Starter

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    I work for a non-profit domestic violence agency. We have two computers with one printer. The printer is hooked up to one computer (about a food away), but I need the printer hooked up to both computers so that we do not have to keep e-mailing things to each other to print them off.

    Operating systems on both computers: Windows 7
    The printer is: Canon Image Class MF4350d Laser Multifunctional printer

    Do I need a cord? Is this printer able to connect via wireless settings? Over a network? I don't know anything about this any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Callum_Dawson

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    You should be able to simply connect to the printer, over the network. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to \\ComputerName and there should be a 'Printers' folder. In that, you should see the printer.
     
  3. JazzMan983

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    Would I need to make that printer available over the network? If so, how would I do that?

    Also, how do I find out the name of the computer? I do not use these computers often, so I know little about them.
     
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