Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
Steemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 590
Send a message via AIM to Steemax Send a message via MSN to Steemax Send a message via Yahoo to Steemax
Arrow Sharing Printers.

Sup fellas, ok I have a Desktop computer and a Laptop.. the Desktop is connected directly while the laptop is connected wirelessly. Next I have one printer (HP photosmart 1215) connected to my desktop PC.. Is there anyway to create say.. a network so the laptop can print from the printer that is hooked to my desktop through just the network?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
| Intel Core i7 4770K | Nvidia GTX 770OC | Samsung EVO 500GB SSD | Carbide 400R | Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 | Corsair 750TXV2 PSU | Corsair Hydro 100i | Gigabyte Z87 Mobo |
Steemax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 12:37 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
borat_sagdiyev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,986
Send a message via AIM to borat_sagdiyev Send a message via MSN to borat_sagdiyev
Default Re: Sharing Printers.

yes. assuming you are using windows xp, go to start > control panel > network setup wizard > next > next > next > whatever you want > workgroup will be called NETWORK > enable printer and file sharing

do this on both computers, make sure you put different computer names, but make the workgroup on both the computers NETWORK
__________________

__________________
Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz
evga 650i ultra
2gb 400mhz ram OC'ed to 450
evga geforce 7600GT overclocked
borat_sagdiyev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 12:40 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Sharing Printers.

Yes, absolutely. Before you do anything involving the printer, you must "setup a home or office network" by doing that in My Network Places. Follow the wizard all the way through and click on finish at the end. Then install the printer (Print folder and click on File/Add Printer on the computer that doesn't have the printer installed yet) but you will use the Network Printer option instead of just installing the print drivers off of the CD. It will copy the files over to your other computer via network and print sharing is enabled on both PCs.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 05:22 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Sharing Printers.

Its worth mentioning that if the computer that the printer is connected to is turned off, then ya wont be to print. The way around this is to get a print server
Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 10:13 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Steemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 590
Send a message via AIM to Steemax Send a message via MSN to Steemax Send a message via Yahoo to Steemax
Default Re: Sharing Printers.

thanks for the help guys.. I got it to work =)
__________________
| Intel Core i7 4770K | Nvidia GTX 770OC | Samsung EVO 500GB SSD | Carbide 400R | Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 | Corsair 750TXV2 PSU | Corsair Hydro 100i | Gigabyte Z87 Mobo |
Steemax is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0