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Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rondebmar, May 27, 2012.

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  1. rondebmar

    rondebmar Thread Starter

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    I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?


    Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)
     
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    I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

    I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

    There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).
     
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    Thank you for your response, TerryNet.
     
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