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How to Network 2 computers to a shared Printer





Possum
Hi

I have 2 computers networked by a crossover cable..

The computer with the Printer attached to it (USB) can print but the
computer connected to this computer can't Print..

I'm not too sure where to start with this one. Any help appreciated..

More info on is on my web page..

http://udopage.com/udopage_102.php

Cheers Possum..
Diablosblizz
Are any of your computers using Server 2003 or 2008? Server makes it much easier, other than that I am unsure of. Have you tried googling? Wink
Possum
Hi

One Computer is XP Home the other is XP Professional

Cheers Possum..
Jaspa
Hello!

I use vista now myself but if I remeber correctly, I think you can go to your 'Printers' folder on the machine which has the printer installed, RIGHT click on the printer icon and select 'properties' and in the dialog that opens you should get the option to share that printer with other computers on your network.
Possum
Thx

I had already done that..

cheers Possum
badai
after you shared your printer, at the other machine just click run, type \\computer_with_printer_name or \\computer_with_print_IP

e.g. \\computer1 or \\192.168.0.1

then you will see all shared folders and computers, just double click the printer you want to use, and follow the instruction. now you print from the other computer.
Possum
Hi

Thx everyone for your help

Problem solved

http://udopage.com/udopage_102.php

cheers Possum..
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