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Trying to network a wired desktop, wireless laptop and printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DragonGrl, Jul 30, 2010.

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  1. DragonGrl

    DragonGrl Thread Starter

    Apr 9, 2005
    I'm trying to create a network where I can access the printer that is connected to the desktop from the laptop. Both computers have Windows 7, although the laptop has the Home edition. I've read various articles on how to use my wireless router that I use to access the internet from the laptop to create this network but I can't get to make them work.

    I would appreciate any ideas and help getting this accomplished. Thanks :D
  2. lrkhanmcse


    Jul 31, 2010

    Both the systems should be in same class Ip, then install network printer into your laptop.

    Rahman Khan
    System Administrator
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Can you access the internet through the router from both PCs? If so, they are networked. Go to Network and Sharing Center - Choose homegroup and sharing options on each PC and set up your homegroup or other file and printer sharing.

    If you are using a non-Windows firewall or security suite on either machine it/they will have to be configured for the desired access.
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