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Topic # 30203 1-Feb-2009 15:30
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I've just got a new printer... well not new new but new to me...

How can i set it up so my desktop PC and Laptop can both connect to it?????

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  Reply # 193229 1-Feb-2009 15:44
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More details, what brand/model printer? Does it have network ready capabilities (Eg, Lan or Wireless) or is it a standard USB or (shudder) serial port? If its network ready than it should be easy, otherwise you will have to set up the desktop to act as a print server for the printer, or you could just simply transfer the plug between machines when you want to print.

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  Reply # 193231 1-Feb-2009 15:48
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I dunno, I didn't get any books with it. It's a deskjet 5550

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  Reply # 193252 1-Feb-2009 17:08
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open "printers and faxes" -i assume you use XP- and right click the printer in question.

Open the "sharing tab". Share the printer and then on your laptop go through the "add printer wizard" and browse for a network printer.  Should be there under your desktop name.


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