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Solved: Sharing Printers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dojoman, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. dojoman

    dojoman Thread Starter

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    I have managed to network my 2 pc`s so they both recognise one another and can share files, but I cannot get the printer to be shared, both pc`s are using xp, can anyone please help me, Dojo
     
  2. beachside301

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    open printers and faxes
    right click on the printer and choose sharing
    share the printer
    after you share the printer you must add the printer to the other computer.
     
  3. dojoman

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    Thanks for the reply, by adding the printer do you mean installing the software from the cd that came with the printer on the computer that is not wired up to the printer?, cheers Dojo
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    If both computers have the same operating system, as soon as you connect to it, the drivers will automatically be downloaded.
     
  5. dojoman

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    Thanks for the reply Bob, both of the pc`s are running XP one home and one pro, the one with the printer attached is the home edition. However when I try and print something from the othe printer I get this message up,
    "Word cannot change printers. No printers are installed."
    regards Dojo
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Were you able to successfully make the netowrk connection to the pringer.

    What printer shows up in Control Panel / Printers

    Can you print a test page outside of Word
     
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