View Full Version : Printer sharing

12-11-2005, 06:38 AM

I got a Desktop PC in one room and a Laptop in another. I have got a printer connected to the Desktop PC and I want to share it with my Laptop over wireless networking, btw, my Laptop and Desktop is connected through a Network. My Laptop has got wireless built in and I have got a wireless router. All I need to know is how to set up the printer so that it is shared between the Computers so that my Laptop will also be able to use the priter in the other room.

Any help plz? Thnx :thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
12-11-2005, 06:54 AM
Just share the printer, on the PC thats got the printer connected to it.

Then go to add printer, on the laptop, find it thats it.

12-11-2005, 07:32 AM
To share the printer, you need to right click on the printer icon, and go to Properties and click on the Sharing Tab. Make the appropriate changes and click OK.

Then add the printer on the laptop as speedy mentioned. Depending upon your OS and what printer you have, you may be asked to install the drivers on the laptop as well.

12-11-2005, 10:10 AM
With a caveat that some printer makes/models will not allow sharing.

Some Lexmark models come to mind.

Speedy Gonzales
12-11-2005, 10:24 AM
This lexmark printer works fine.

It's USB 2 and prints from the other pc thru the wireless network.

13-11-2005, 11:44 AM
Thnx people, The printer is shared now ^_^.