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Hp 5550 Printer

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#1 golfnut64


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

I have the HP printer connected to a desk top PC on one end of the house and can print from two other PC's , a wireless laptop & another desk top on the other end , I would like to move the printer closer to the laptop where i do most of my work ,they are by a wireless router that is connected by a wire from a motem than another wire feeds back to the first computer ,but when i try to plug the printer into the other PC's i cannot print at all i have tryed to install the printer on the other PC using the printer CD with no success Any ideas thanks

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:13 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

If you have a home network setup...regardless of location of the printer, any system can print on it. All you have to do is make the printer a shared device on the network.

Start/Control Panel/Printers & Faxes...right-click on printer, select Properties...click on Sharing tab, put mark in Share This Printer, click Apply, click OK.

I just realized...there's a little more to be done, my apologies :flowers:.

Now that we have the printer set up for sharing...we have to set it up as a shared device on the other computers. This is pretty easy.

Click My Network Places. Click Printers & Faxes, click Add A Printer...Next...select A Network Printer or Printer Attached. Next, Browse For A Printer, Next. Double-click on your home workgroup, select the printer with mouse, click Next. Click Finish.


Edited to complete the mission previously started :trumpet:.

Edited by hamluis, 06 October 2008 - 03:14 PM.

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