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Old 09-09-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default how to set up a network printer

How can you set up a network printer? i enabled it to be shared on my main computer where the printer is plugged in and then when i go to add printer i find the printer and when i choose it it says " you need to specify a valid printer name" so the name of the printer that came up was "MIKES" and it was under mshome. So i type in MIKES in the printer name and then it says"windows cannot connect to the printer. either the name was typed incorrectly or the printer lost connection, which i know is not the case. what should i do?

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Old 09-09-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: how to set up a network printer

I'm going to assume you have Windows XP.

Click Start/Control Panel/Printers And Other Hardware/Printers And Faxes.

Click the printer you wish to share.

Click Share This Printer in the Task Pane.

In the printer's Properties dialog, click the Sharing tab.

Click Share Name and OK.


Once a printer has been shared you can access it from other computers on the network. To do so:

Click Start/Control Panel/Printers And Other Hardware.

Click Add A Printer.

In the Add New Printer wizard, when asked whether the printer is a local or network printer, select the latter.

In the next screen, select the option to Browse For A Printer and click Next.
Select the appropriate printer from the list and continue with the wizard.

Everything should be good to go after that.
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