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Discussion in 'Networking' started by stocker340, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

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    HI

    I have a question

    I have a DELL 8100 running ME and a laptop i think with 2000 or 98.
    I have a HP 6110 printer/fax/copier.
    How can I set this up so both of the computers can use the same printer???

    Help!

    Much appreciated all

    Dale
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    You need to set them up with a network connection between them. Then connect the printer to the desktop machine and share it over the network.
     
  3. Squashman

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    Well lets start off with if you have the right equipment. Do you have a Network Interface Card for each machine and a cat 5 crossover cable.
     
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    I would think so. We use something similar in our Network Labs at school but they are Parallel port versions. I kind of assumed you wanted to share a printer that was not in the same room. That is why I wanted to see if you had any network cards so that you could run a network cable to each and turn on Printer Sharing.
     
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    They are both (computers)in the same room with the one printer.
    Would this work then?

    Looks like it would?

    Thxs for the help
     
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