Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:35 PM
here is a checklist to ensure you are able to print remotely
1.is the printer properly installed on the local (the comp that the printer is attached to)?
2.did you "share" the printer? >right click on printer in controlpanel and select share, you will see a small "hand" underneath the printer to show you it tis shared.
3.are both your computers on the same "workgroup"? right click on "my computer" select properties, click on"computer name"ensure workgroup name is the same, it dosent matter what it is.
4.if both the operating systems are the same , you dont have to worry about drivers on the remote computer.
5.click on>my computer>my network places>view workgroup computers. can you see both computers?
6.if so, go toi the remote (computer that is not directly attached to the printer)and repeat step 5, once you see the "local" computer, click on it, you should now see all the shared folders and printers it has to offer.if you can see the shared printer, double click on it, this will connect/share/install the printer to the remote computer. it will also install the necessary drivers via the network from the priinter's computer.
7.if you need clarification here, post back, me or someone else can help make it more clear.