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Priter IP?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by flasharry, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. flasharry

    flasharry Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2004
    Hi guys long time no see...:D
    I'm trying to set a printer up on my home network, I have two PC's running XP in the same room. I can get the printer to work ok if I connect the USB cable to each PC seperately, but I cannot access the printer from the PC it is not connected to. I have found that the printer should have an IP addy. I found advice that I can get an IP if my printer connection is ethernet, but I can't find any advice for USB.
    I lost my manual and CD that came with the printer, and will no doubt find them again when I don't need them.:rolleyes:
    I could do my printing from my son's PC to which the printer is attatched I suppose but he doesn't like me going on his PC bacause I seem to **** it up whenever I use it. Either that or he doesn't want me to see his porn :rolleyes:
    We are sharing the internet through my modem and Netgear router ok.
    I was advised to find 'ports' expand the first column and the IP addy should be there, I did, and there isn't.

    any help would be appreciated....
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004

    If both computers are sharing the same router, you need to run the Control Panel>Network Setup Wizard in both and on the way through that process, select File and Printer Sharing. That opens up the firewall to allow access from one computer to the other. Assure your son that you can't see his files if he doesn't choose to open any up to be shared and when you then click on Network Places>View Workgroup Computers, you should then see yours and his in the same form.

    At that point, run the Add Printer process with his computer and the printer turned on and at the point where you choose between one that's connected to your computer or one to another comp-ueter in your network, select the latter You'll probably need the printer's driver CD handy.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Couple notes on the above ...

    The Network Setup wizard will take care of the XP firewall, but any other firewall may need to be configured for printer (and/or file) sharing.

    The printer must be shared on the host machine before the other one can add it.

    The driver is already available, but if needed the driver and manual are usually available on the manufacturer's web site.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Care to share the exact make/model of the printer with us?
  5. blakcshadow


    Nov 25, 2008
    you just need to map a network printer i.e. \\computer\Printer
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