OS= Win 95,98,ME,XP,etc.?
I'm guessing they'll both be windows XP computers? [Edit - just saw your post, XP Home and XP Pro]
I don't really follow your diagram are you saying both computers are connected wirelessly to the internet through a router?
If that is the case then your network is already set up. All you have to do is make sure both computers are in the same workgroup:
Control Panel>>System>>Click the 'Computer Name' tab.
You will see details about the computer's description, name and workgroup. There is a 'Change' button to allow you to alter the name or workgroup.
Then check that 'file and printer sharing' is enabled:
Control Panel'>'Network Connections' right-click on "Wireless Connection" (or similar) and click 'Properties'.
There should be an entry "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" which should be ticked. If it is not there install it, you will need to reboot afterwards.
Then share the printer:
Control Panel>>'Printers and Faxes'>>right click the printer and click 'Sharing' from the menu that appears.
Select 'Share this printer' and give it a 'Share name' if you wish. If the printer is to be shared with computers running different vertions of Windows click the 'Additional Drivers' button, a new dialog box will open where you can select drivers to be made available for a range of Windows versions.
Click 'Apply' then 'OK' to close the window.
The printer icon will change to include a hand to show it is being shared.
You should only need to install the printer software on the computer connected to the printer, when the printer is shared you go to the other computer and install it as a network printer
, Windows will transfer any software it needs, from the computer with the printer, automatically.
Edited by Rimmer, 06 February 2006 - 07:06 PM.