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#1 iDukeHelp


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:26 AM

Anyone know how to setup a printer onto a network?

My mom needs a printer for school, as well as me and my brother.

We have an HP Officejet J5780 All-in-one.

I have it installed on my computer.

How does it work through the network? Do I have to install it on every computer?


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:23 AM

Try this:
Start>ControlPanel>Network and Internet Connections>Set up or change home or small office network...Wizard should open up with the option to share a printer.
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#3 Monty007


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

Hi, this link will be helpful.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:44 AM

First of all, make sure all of the computers are in the same workgroup.

On your computer, to make it easier to share. Run the Networking Wizard. You will find this wizard in the My Network Places, on the left "Network Task" Menu, click on "Setup a home or small office Network" just follow the wizard and Enable "File and Printer Sharing". You can also run this wizard thru your Windows XP installation CD(If you use XP). Please Note of the Workgroup name you typed, this name should be the same on the rest of your computer. After the wizard completed, you will be ask to reboot your PC, do so and let it restart.

Then, on the rest of the PC, do the same... and make sure the workgroup name is consistent with your 3 computers.

After you that, The printer installed on your computer is Shared. Then on the rest of the computers, goto Printers and Faxes. Click on Add Printer, a wizard will open for you. Click Next, and select "A Network Printer......" click Next and it will browse your workgroup for available shared printer. Pick the printer that is shared from your computer, then follow the rest of the wizard.
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