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Laptop can't add printer wirelessly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chinita2, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. chinita2

    chinita2 Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2012
    Hello I need help!
    My main concern is that I want to be able to print wirelessly from any of the 3 laptops we have in the house. My canon MF4450 all-in-one printer is connected via USB to a laptop running on windows Vista. The other two laptops are on windows 7. All of the laptops have wireless connection to the internet.

    From the laptop connected to the printer, I went to control panel, then Printers, right clicked and shared it. I also enabled file and printer sharing in the Network and Sharing Center. However, when I am on either one of the other two laptops (the ones from which I want to access the printer wirelessly) I go to "add printer", choose the second option "Add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer", but nothing can be found. I can only find the printer when I do the same thing from the laptop that is connected to the printer via usb.

    I have downloaded and installed the printer driver on all computers. Can anyone help? Thanks
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    The Canon MF4450 is not a wireless model. You need a wireless printer if you want to access it from one or more wireless laptops.
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    Oct 2, 2003
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