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Old 05-17-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default How to convert a local printer to a network printer?

I have a computer in my office connected to a network. The printer is attached with my system. I would like this printer to be available to the other PC down the hall. My printer does not have an Ethernet port. Can I still share my printer. If yes, how?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Instead of spending 10 minutes typing out a response, I spent 1 minute on google:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...hare-a-printer
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You could get a USB to network printer adaptor. It plugs in to the printer's USB port and provides an interface to connect it to a network. The prices have really come down over the years.
And it saves your computer having to remain turned on in order for the other to user to be able to use it.
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the network print server.

(either Ethernet to USB or, ethernet to parallel) are probably the best bet here.
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That works too, just seemed like overkill for 2 computers and it's not a free solution.

Choice is up to the OP I guess.
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