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  1. JayB

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    I have a Dell laptop model 1521 using Vista home premium. It is wireless, hooked up througha linksys router to a Dell desktop computer running XP Pro.

    I have an HP inkjet all-in-one printer connected to the desktop, and I would like to wirelessly share that printer with the Dell laptop. I've followed the directions on both computers to do this, but I can't get the laptop to recognize the printer.

    Anyone aware of problems with the process as listed on the respective computers? I'm pretty sure I followed them correctly.

    thanks

    Jay
     
  2. etaf

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    you need to set the printer connected to the desktop as shared - with a name
    Assume the name you give the printer is - PrinterShared
    The desktop has a computer name
    control panel
    system
    computer name tab

    lets assume its called Desktop

    you also need print and file sharing enabled

    if you then add a printer on the vista machine
    then add a network printer
    in the box put
    \\desktop\printershared
     
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