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Unable to Share a printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Muideen, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. Muideen

    Muideen Thread Starter

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    I was trying 2 share a printer so that it could be used over the network, but to my surprise, the share printer option is disabled, and the "do not share printer" button is selected. I have gone to check window firewalls but I found "File and printer sharing" option selected in the list of programs in Exception tab. And everything there was disabled, i tried to disable windows firewall, but everything on firewall is disabled, and i just cannot make any changes (enablin, disabling firewalls, or even enabling/disabling exception) in it.


    i use windows XP.

    PLEASE HELP, It is urgent
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Go to start/control panel and run the network setup wizard.
    Follow the instructions and when prompted,select enable
    file and printer sharing.
    Finish the wizard.
     
  3. bigbear

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    On the pc the printer is connected to, go to control panel>printers and right click on the printer you wish to share and make sure sharing is enabled.
    If you already have a network, go to the other machine and open control panel>printers.
    Click on add printer>network printer>browse for printer, windows should find the shared printer then just follow instructions.
    You might need the printer cd to load on the second machine, that's it
     
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