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Laptop Printing Setup


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#1 StewieG23

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:10 AM

I have a desktop PC which is directly connected to a printer and the internet. I also have a laptop which is connected to the internet wirelessly through the desktop PC.
I would like to be able to print from my laptop without physically connecting it to the printer. Is it possible to do that without turning on my desktop PC? As my printer is currently only connected to the desktop PC I am guessing that I am unable to do that unless I connect it to the wireless network somehow.

Could anyone please tell me how I can set this up?

Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

Worth reading, ignore the fact that it's an HP printer, the procedure should be basically the same no matter who the manufacturer is: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-an-HP-Printer-t...ireless-Network

As you suspect, the current setup (printer is shared device connected to desktop) means that the desktop would have to be on since it's a shared device of the desktop.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 16 September 2008 - 12:26 PM.





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