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Connecting to a printer over the internet?

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#1 iDukeHelp


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:51 PM

How would I go about, lets say, connecting one computer to a printer over the internet?

Computer A connects to Computer B over the internet. A sends printer document to print (Computer :thumbsup:. Computer A renders job on computer and prints on printer. Computer B's person gives paper to Computer A's person in the morning.

Would there have to be a url setup or something?

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:33 PM

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By the way, you would use an IP address to assign to your printer, using a wireless router or HUB is the best way to connect printers to various computers, look for more info on this in the tutorial I have provided above.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:51 AM

I think simply setting the printer as a shared device on the network...provides access to both the printer and any selected documents..

How To Share Files and Printers Between Windows 7 and Vista - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to...ws-7-and-vista/

How to Share Printer in Windows XP - http://www.home-network-help.com/share-printer.html

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/s...ndows-7-and-xp/

Share Your Printer Over a Home Network Using Windows XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspx

Setting up a Windows XP home network - http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm

I'm curious as to the locations of these two systems...are they in the same house, building?


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