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Print from laptop through desktop PC

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tomiboi, May 18, 2011.

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  1. tomiboi

    tomiboi Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2006
    I have a laser printer that's connected to a desktop running Win 7. The printer is set to SHARE. I got a laptop that I want to print from through the desktop. Is this possible? The printer is not wireless and I don't have a print server. I have wireless network running on my Linksys router, but the desktop and the printer are not on it.

    I have the desktop and laptop on the same WORKGROUP, but when I try to add the printer on the laptop by selecting a NETWORKED PRINTER option, I get an error.
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    What are the two flavors of Win7? If they are both 32-bit or both 64-bit, should be no problem. I take it the desktop is hard-wired into the Linksys so they are on the same network? How about other network locations between the two like the Public folders? What are your settings in advanced sharing settings, and what exactly is the error?
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    While I am not Windows 7 ssavvy (yet) but try this: Go to Computer then Network on the left. Your computer with the printer should be listed, if so double click on that and if the printer is shared correctly, it should show there. If it does double click on that and the printer should be added to your printer section.

    If it's not listed then your computers are not talking to each other.
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