printer sharing? (a.i.w)

I have a desktop wired to Belkin Pre-N router/cable modem, with Lexmark X75 printer wired to desktop.

And separate Winbook laptop, wireless, with Canon PIXMA IP1500 printer wired to laptop.

Can I share the laptop printer with the desktop computer?


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just like you would share any other printer, folder, drive, etc.

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Actually I didn't know about sharing over wireless.I guess I should also have asked "how?":) So how?


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It would help if you said what OS you're using.

Assuming XP, insert the XP CDROM into EACH machine in turn, and from the menu that appears, select 'Additional activities' (or somesuch option) and then 'Setup a home or small office network'. Then, add each PC to the Firewall Trusted zone of the other to allow them to access each other; for XP firewall, edit/change scope of File & Printer Sharing in the exceptions tab. Finally, on the network adaptor of each machine, ensure that File/printer sharing is enabled/installed (should be).

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